New Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland!

Posted In: Architecture, Community, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Good Eats, Neighborhood Businesses, Oakland, Rockridge
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I was dropping my car off at the Toyota dealership on Broadway the other day and  as I passed by Oakland Tech I looked across the street and I noticed that the W.C. Morse building was not only looking clean and beautifully renovated but it was filled with people.  I made a mental note to check it out on the [...]

Country Cheese is coming to Kensington

Posted In: Food and Dining, Kensington, Neighborhood Businesses
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Look at what Kensington will be getting…the Country Cheese Company! I was driving my daughter to preschool and passing through the small business district when I saw the sign go up: Country Cheese Company.  Even Kaia noticed it. “What happened to the Arlington General Store?” I said to Kaia.  “They have been there forever.”  Turns out they were there for [...]

Smitten Ice Cream Coming to Rockridge!!!

Posted In: Community, Good Eats, Oakland, Rockridge
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Walking down College the other day I noticed that the Bakery that used to be across from Zachary’s is going to be a Smitten Ice Cream shop soon!  So I did some investigating and it turns out Smitten is made-to-order organic ice cream.  The woman-owned (yea!) shop opened in Hayes Valley in 2011  after she designed and built (wow!) a [...]

Introducing…Rosie Papazian!

Posted In: General Real Estate News
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I would like to officially announce that I have a new partner {in crime}…Rosie Papazian, or as some call her, Rosie the Realtor. I first met Rosie years  ago when she and her fiance walked into an open house of mine in Maxwell Park.  Several months and one wedding later, I helped these newlyweds close on their first home.  Over the [...]