January News 2019

New Year’s Celebrations

Courtesy of Urban Indigo (available in store)

Bardo’s rang in the New Year with style with a mid-Century New Year’s Eve celebration with Calvin Keys jazz Quartet.

Heart and Dagger Saloon celebrated the New Year with festive drinks, movies and a champagne toast at their NYE Bash — and they are open on New Year’s Day for a little recovery as well!

Giving Back:

Namaste is ringing in the New Year with the benefit class Warm Hearts Benefit with proceeds benefiting Camp Fire Relief through United Way of Northern California. “New Years Day is one of the most powerful days to practice, self reflect and heal. The intentions we set today will carry with us throughout the whole year. In this practice, we will begin with a deep meditation and intention setting for the new year.” This class is on  1/1/19 and taught by  Sita Devi.  

SITA DEVI, Namaste Benefit Class Teacher

Lakeshore in the News

Bardo made the news with Nicholas Boer in this month’s print edition of Diablo Magazine AND in  SF Weekly with Peter Kane putting them on the list of Top Restaurant Newcomers of 2018!

Upcoming News

Arizmendi is renovating until January 14th 2019 – we will all be craving their delicious pizza and pastries until then.

 
We are looking forward to the upcoming opening of Rico Rico Taco at 3205 Lakeshore! The owners, Ricardo Montero (whose family owns Tacos El Gordo) and his wife, Marisol Montero, (whose family owns Taqueria Sinaloa) are creating a delicious menu that will feature tacos al pastor, fish tacos, and tortillas made by hand on a very large comal. Members of both families will be preparing the food. We cannot wait to taste these scrumptious dishes in 2019!  P.S. The Sinaloa brick and mortar in Berkeley was recently added to the latest Michelin Guide.

As we ring in the New Year, here is a glimpse and shout out at the festive holidays on Lakeshore in December:

December Happenings 2018

December Happenings

Holidays, Events, Plaid Friday Recap and More!

Coming off of an event-filled November that included a busy Plaid Friday with a visit from Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmember Abel Guillén and a sunny Small Business Saturday, we are now heading into a festive December on Lakeshore!

Lakeshore’s big Plaid Friday along with Mayor Libby Schaff and Councilmember Abel Guillén’s support drew a lot of press which can be seen HERE.

Mayor Schaaf and Councilmember Abel Guillén supporting Lakeshore Plaid Friday

Mayor Libby Schaff and Councilmember Abel Guillén arrived before the crowds and were able to visit Urban Indigo, Bay-Made, Adventure Toys and Learning Center, Buckingham Wine & Spirits, Namaste Yoga and Silver Moon Kids. Mayor Schaff praised local artisans and merchants and her entire outfit was Oakland made!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 1, Hoodcats Calendar Launch and Tinta_art pop-up at Bay-Made, 11-4

Hoodcats calendar launch party with the Cat Man of West Oakland who is bringing along two frisky adoptable kittens from Feral Change will be at Bay-Made. Also check out Tinta_art, popping up and bringing her vibrant artwork and accessories.

Sunday, December 2, All Elements Apothecary pop-up, Bay-Made, 11-4

All Elements Apothecary will be popping up with her herbal skincare and supplements.

Saturday, December 8, Deep Sea Holiday Soiree Sponsored by Je Joue, Good Vibrations, 7:30pm-9: 30 pm

Sip complimentary cool cocktails while you enjoy beats by DJ Slum B at this sea-inspired shopping soiree. We’re celebrating Je Joue’s velvety, waterproof bullet vibe- Just launched in a deep, decadent teal hue. Plus check out the most memorable Holiday pop-up shop this season- one of a kind art sculptures created by local artist Beverley Spencer. Arrive early – the first 10 guests get a soothing bath bomb, plus any Je joue products purchase between 7:30-9:30 will include complimentary luxury gift wrapping. DJ Slum B has been a DJ in Oakland, CA for over 10+ years, she currently DJ’s for Youth Speaks (A National Youth Poetry Slam) and more. russelarelis.com IG rus_slumbeautiful.

Friday, December 14, Horse-drawn Carriage Rides on Lakeshore Ave, 4-6 pm

The Carriage Rides rides start in front of Wells Fargo Bank, 3348 Lakeshore Ave., hosted by the Lakeshore BID.

Saturday, December 15, Holiday Carolers on Lakeshore Ave, 11 am – 2 pm.

Holiday Carolers and refreshments from various merchants on Lakeshore from 11 am – 2 pm hosted by the Lakeshore BID .

Friday, December 14, European Wax Center Holiday Celebration

Visit the European Wax Center and celebrate the holidays! There will be discounts, snacks, and great people – enjoy!

Saturday, December 15, Shimmy Pop + Shop, Hipline , 2-5 pm

Join Hipline for the Shimmy Pop + Shop and together, we’ll dance, celebrate, and shop for the holidays at the maker faire curated by the Hipline community. The maker faire will have a full house of lovely local vendors.

The Shimmy Pop portion of the event is two-hours of non-stop Shimmy Pop, led by Hipline Choreographers. Shimmy Pop 3-5 PM / Tickets $40

The Shop portion of the event consists of pop-up shops featuring local makers. Shop to 2-5 PM FREE to attend, Open to all.

 

SPECIALS

Saturday, December 8, Grand Opening for Lakeshore Beauty 

Lakeshore Beauty will be offering a 20% discount for their Grand Opening!

 

Friday Stretch Class at Hipline, November 2nd–December 28th, 2018,  8:45 am

Join Hipline on Friday mornings at 8:45 am for this FREE stretch class! Hipliner and classical yoga teacher, Christie, will be leading a flow class focused on the feminine. Based off of classical Yoga tradition and sequencing, this class will utilize breathe, gaze, and foundation to support vitality, equanimity, and rejuvenation. Perfect for relaxation and restoration through the holidays!

GIVING BACK

Namaste Yoga held one of their our biggest benefits on Thansgiving Day when all of their studios held benefit classes for the Alameda County Food Bank.

On Giving Tuesday (and on many days) Dress Best for Less supports the East Bay Children’s Book Project collecting donated book or two in a bin in their store.

Proposition Chicken is donating 10% of all Monday dine-in food sales to Camp Reel Stories to create a path for young women and gender non-conforming youth create their own content and prepare them to enter media careers.

PLAID FRIDAY AND OAKLAND HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

Oakland Holiday Campaign: Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and More!

Lakeshore had a great showing for Plaid Friday and the Oakland Holiday Campaign the weekend after Thanksgiving. Many braved the Friday rain to support our local businesses and on sunny Small Business Saturday, many had recovered from their Thanksgiving meal in time to show their support for our wonderful merchants! It was not over then, there was Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and this was just the gateway to holiday shopping that is still going strong!

Thank you to Mayor Libby Schaff and Councilmember Abel Guillén and everyone that supported the Gateway to the Holidays Weekend and to all merchants that participated:

Urban Indigo
Bay-Made
Dress Best for Less
Ten11
Adventure Toys and Learning Center
Silver Moon Kids
Buckingham Wine & Spirits
Namaste Yoga
Hipline Dance & Fitness Studio
The Bar Method Oakland
Shakewell
Lin Jia Asian Kitchen
Cana Cuban Parlor and Cafe
Heart and Dagger Saloon
Gymboree Play and Music
AVC Video 

Plaid Friday drew a lot of press which can be seen HERE .

Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable way to shop the weekend after Thanksgiving and is designed to be a gateway to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Conceptualized in Oakland, Plaid Friday strives to bring back the days when shopping for friends and family during the holidays was a pleasurable and leisurely activity.

NOTABLE HAPPENINGS:

A big thanks to Buckingham Wines and Spirits and The Gap for hiring an arborist who trimmed the two street trees in front of the Gap and a third in front Adventure Toys and Learning. The thinned branches mean that part of the street is now better lit at night.

November Happenings

Gateway to the Holidays is Here!

Plaid Friday and the Oakland Holiday Campaign on Lakeshore (November 23-27)! Be sure to stay tuned and see what specials and treats these participants have for you the weekend after Thanksgiving:

Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable way to shop the weekend after Thanksgiving and is designed to be a gateway to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Conceptualized in Oakland, Plaid Friday strives to bring back the days when shopping for friends and family during the holidays was a pleasurable and leisurely activity.

SPECIALS

Friday Stretch Class at Hipline
November 2nd–December 28th, 2018 | 8:45 am

Join Hipline on Friday mornings at 8:45 am for this FREE stretch class! Hipliner and classical yoga teacher, Christie, will be leading a flow class focused on the feminine. Based off of classical Yoga tradition and sequencing, this class will utilize breathe, gaze, and foundation to support vitality, equanimity, and rejuvenation. Perfect for relaxation and restoration through the holidays!


November Happenings

Gateway to the Holidays, Events, Halloween Recap and More!

Coming off of a delightful Halloween Parade with great Lakeshore spirit (and turnout!) we are heading into the Holidays. We are excited for Lakeshore’s participation in the Oakland Holiday campaign which includes Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and other events and guides throughout the holidays. 

COMING UP

Friday, November 2, Pause at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 6-8 pm

Lakeshore’s sanctuary will be open to the public Friday evening, November 2 from 6-8 p.m. Come to a quiet sanctuary. Engage in a variety of meditative activities. Listen to live music by Gerry Grosz. Honor the memory of a loved one. Sit, reflect or just be.

All faiths and ages are welcome.

PAUSE is a quarterly event that invites you to take a break from life to reflect.

 

Saturday, November 3rd, activist and artist Mary Siegfried pop-up at Bay-Made, 11 am-3 pm

Bay-Made is having a Mary Siegfried pop-up from 11-3 to raise money for women candidates before the election. Mary Siegfried is an Oakland activist and artist responsible for the Women’s Day print, card, mug, and pin; she will be able to sign posters and would love to chat with you about activism!

Tuesday, November 6th, Election Night Party at The Heart & Dagger Saloon 9 pm-close 

Watch the election results in good company! Get a Tecate for only $1 with your “I Voted” sticker or absentee ballot stub and play “Drinko Plinko” for prizes! 21+ only at The Heart & Dagger Saloon.

Friday, November 9th, Boudoir Photography Cocktail Party at Good Vibrations, 7:30-8:30 pm

Free event: Give the best give this season to you sweetie (or yourself). Join us for complimentary sips while you learn all about the boudoir photography experience. Lily the creator of Boudoir by Lily, will be sharing insights, plus you’ll pick up a few tips. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, Q and A, and 10% off shopping. Arrive early – the first 10 guests get a goodie bags, plus everyone has a chance to win prizes.

Friday, November 23-Tuesday, November 27 – Oakland Holiday Campaign on Lakeshore! Please see further details below.

Specials:

Friday Strech Class at Hipline, November 2 – December 28, at 8:45 am
 
Join Hipline on Friday mornings at 8:45 am for this FREE stretch class! Hipliner and classical yoga teacher, Christie, will be leading a flow class focused on the feminine. Based off of classical Yoga tradition and sequencing, this class will utilize breathe, gaze, and foundation to support vitality, equanimity, and rejuvenation. Perfect for relaxation and restoration through the holidays! 
 
 
 

Plaid Friday and Oakland Holiday Campaign

Oakland Holiday CampaignPlaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and More!

Lakeshore has a great showing for Plaid Friday and the Oakland Holiday Campaign (November 23-27)! Be sure to stay tuned and see what specials and treats these participants have for you the weekend after Thanksgiving:

Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable way to shop the weekend after Thanksgiving and is designed to be a gateway to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Conceptualized in Oakland, Plaid Friday strives to bring back the days when shopping for friends and family during the holidays was a pleasurable and leisurely activity.

A Warm Welcome to Bardo Lounge and Supper Club

Bardo Lounge and Supper Club is open and inspiring us with a mid-century-themed cocktail bar and restaurant! Owners Seth and Jenni Bregman have created an elegant and beautiful experience and received great press; such as this San Franciso Eater piece (marvelous read)!

GIVING BACK

Namaste Yoga is sponsoring the Mindful Life Project this quarter with event donations as well as proceeds from their mat rentals. Mindful Life Project‘s mission is to empower underserved children through mindfulness, to help them to gain self-awareness, confidence, and resilience. 

During the month of November, Proposition Chicken is donating 10% of all Monday dine-in food sales to Camp Reel Stories to create a path for young women and gender non-conforming youth create their own content and prepare them to enter media careers.

FANTASTIC HALLOWEEN PARADE

Thank you to all merchants who showed delightful Halloween spirit and made the Lakeshore Halloween Parade a fantastic success! Most merchants gave trick or treaters candy and some more treats: Arizmendi gave out Chocolate Cookies (yum!), Dress Best for Less gave out toys and books and Bay Made gave out stickers. 

We had more than over 20 businesses participate with delighted children and families.  See the highlights below and more pictures on Facebook (click here).

 

A HUGE Thanks to our Security Guard, Abebe, for leading the parade and boosting our merchants! 

 

Notable Happenings:

The intersection of Trestle Glen and Lakeshore

A huge thank you to  Steve Kopff, Alex Montgomery Preston and the volunteers who have totally transformed the intersection. 

Trestle Glen resident, Steve Kopff and his co-organizer, Alex Montgomery have transformed the intersection of Trestle Glen and Lakeshore with help from their incredible volunteers. 

Earlier this year, Tyrone Mack, the custodian/gardener at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, cleared the vegetation and pruned the maple tree that obstructed the vision of drivers turning right onto Lakeshore. This made it possible for Steve and Alex to work on the Trestle Glen median.  Partly inspired by the new landscaping across the street in front of Bardo Lounge and Supper Club, they set to work. Their plant selection was made in consultation with Tora Rocha, the recently retired Oakland Parks Supervisor and the founder the Pollinator Posse

The median is lovely and nearly complete but Steve and Alex have already set their sights at other locations on Lakeshore for which they’d welcome additional volunteers.  More details are available in THIS ARTICLE and  THIS MESSAGE.

Landscaped Trestle Glen Intersection

Alex and Steve

October Happenings

Fall Festival, Halloween Parade, October News and More!

October is a festive month on Lakeshore! We are delighted to welcome  Ten11 to our community and to celebrate, later this month, the opening of Bardo Lounge and Supper Club and possibly, Rico Rico Taco.

We’re also excited for the Fall Festival and Halloween Parade, community events, merchant’s specials, celebrity sightings, Lakeshore community milestones and so much more — read all about it! 

Coming Up

Wednesday, October 3, Justice Jam on Gun Violence Prevention at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 6:30-8 pm                              Doors open at 6:00 pm

Join us to find out more about the realities of gun violence and what is being done in Oakland in terms of prevention and gun control.   

GUEST SPEAKERS:                                                                                                               

  • Jim Hopkins, LABC Pastor   
  • Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington 
  • Captain Ersie Joyner Ceasefire Unit Commander 
  • Mike McLively, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence                                                                                                                                                                            

Saturday, Oct. 6: Blessing of the Animals at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 2:00 p.m.
“A short, happy celebration of the sacred bond between humans and their animal companions.”

Pastor Jim Hopkins, Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, Oct. 6: Annual Rummage Sale,  Lakeshore Children’s Center, 9:00 am- 3:00 p.m. 

Rummage Sale!

Sunday, October 14, join local clean makeup company, NakedPoppy, at Dress Best For Less, 12pm-3pm

This free special event includes one-on-one sessions with NakedPoppy team members as well as application tips by a local makeup artist. Each person who signs up for a free, 15-minute consultation, will receive perfect-for-her clean beauty recommendations, as well as application tips from the makeup artist. Spots are limited, so sign up early at: https://calendly.com/nakedpoppy

Friday, October 19th, Witch Please at Good Vibrations,  7:00-9:00 pm   Witch, please! Ladies night out featuring Tarot readings. Readings will be $20.00 and we will have a free mini lesson (class) on sexy tips. and complimentary champagne cocktails and 10% off purchases made during this event.          

Friday, October 26th, Tricks and Treats at Good Vibrations, 7:30-8:30 pm Tricks and Treats: Giveaways. Complimentary Champagne Cocktails and 10% off purchases made during this event. 

Saturday, October 27th, Fall Festival + Halloween Parade, 10:30 am-12:30 pm                    

Fall Festival begins at 10:30 am with face painting and snacks and goes until 12:30. Treat bags and mini pumpkins will be provided to the kids who show up in time for the parade.

The Fall Festival and the parade starts at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church at 11:30 am and goes down the Avenue. Free to all families. Only severe rain cancels. 

 

Special Promotion: The European Wax Center- Lakeshore has a promotion starting through October (which is exclusive to the Oakland Center). For every Tuesday in October, they have a special 1/2 off for a new service when paying full price for your regular service (exclusions apply).

Exciting Happenings

A Warm Welcome to Rico Rico Taco

We are looking forward to the upcoming opening of Rico Rico Taco! The owners, Ricardo Montero (whose family owns Tacos El Gordo) and his wife, Marisol Montero, (whose family owns Taqueria Sinaloa, whose Berkeley location just got a Michelin star!) are creating a delicious menu that will feature tacos al pastor, fish tacos and tortillas made by hand on a very large comal. Members of both families will be doing the food preparation, we cannot wait to taste these scrumptious dishes!

Rico Rico Taco Owner Ricardo Montero

A warm welcome to Ten11

Ten11, a local sneaker and clothing boutique that was previously located in a storefront adjacent to the Leaning Tower of Pizza,  celebrated their soft re-opening at 3344 Lakeshore on Saturday, September 29.  It’s an amazing shop named after the 1,100 pairs of shoes that once lived in owner Peter Abramov’s apartment. In addition to sports caps, they’ll be featuring very high-end and/or limited edition sneakers, as well as many shoes under $100.  Mr. Abramov is excited about their move to a location with far more pedestrian traffic and his goal is to create a vibrant and welcoming space with live music and appearances by local athletes. We are equally thrilled to have Ten11 as a member of the Lakeshore Avenue community.

2017 Photo by Sheila McCormick

A Warm Welcome to Bardo Lounge and Supper Club

Bardo Lounge and Supper Club will be opening at 3343 Lakeshore on October 10th, delighting us with a mid-century-themed cocktail bar and restaurant!

A Warm Welcome to Forever Beauty and Nails

A Warm Welcome to Forever Beauty and Nails which opened last week – revealing a gorgeous, totally revamped interior. 

Celebrity Sighting at Lin Jia

Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors dined at Lin Jia on September 23!

 

Proposition Chicken Giving Back!

During the month of October, Proposition Chicken is donating 10% of all Monday dine-in food sales to Oakland Turkey Trot!

There is no news about the vacancy at 3275, the old Foot Locker location. We hope to have news on that shortly. 

Celebrate Milestones

September was an important anniversary for three spectacular organizations in the Lakeshore Avenue community!

Oakland LBGTQ Community Center celebrated their One Year Anniversary on Sept. 8th!

 Hipline celebrated their Ten-year anniversary on September 22nd!

Bay-Made is celebrating their one year anniversary!