Lake Merritt-Uptown Oakland

Lake Merritt-Uptown Oakland Fostering economic development and cultural enrichment.
(449)

The Lake Merritt/Uptown Association is committed to fostering economic development and cultural enrichment. We advocate on behalf property owners and merchants. Check out our new website at www.lakemerritt-uptown.org for more information!

Today is National Get to Know Your Customer Day. How are you giving your customers excellent service so they keep coming...
01/16/2020
Downtown Oakland Association

Today is National Get to Know Your Customer Day. How are you giving your customers excellent service so they keep coming back again and again.

Did you know that today is National Get to Know Your Customer Day? For all retailers, restaurants, and service providers, providing excellent customer service is key to the success of business. Take a look at this article with 25 customer service tips. https://www.shopkeep.com/blog/retail-customer-service-tips#step-1.

#oaklandretailers, #shopoakland #eatoakland, #customerservice, #oakland, #downtownoakland.

01/06/2020
Oakland Central

There a new place to eat downtown, located in the old IB's spot at 1601 San Pablo! Looks like delicious chicken sandwiches! World Famous Hotboys

#newoaklandrestaurant, #oaklandfoodie, #downtownoakland, #oakland, #foodie, #oaklandcentral.

Check out the new spot that just opened at 1601 San Pablo!😋😋! This chicken looks like🔥🔥! @World Famous Hotboys
#newfoodiespot, #newrestaurantoakland
.
..
.
.
.
#oakcentral, #oakland, #downtownoakland, #oaklandrestaurant, #hotboysoakland, #hotchicken.

Learn how to boost your business with Facebook.
12/09/2019

Learn how to boost your business with Facebook.

Are you a small business, merchant, or nonprofit wondering how to best use Facebook and Instagram? Then head over to Scottish Rite for the Facebook Boost event happening right now and tomorrow.

#oaklandcentral, #oakcentral, #facebookadvertising, #facebooktraining, #smallbusinesses.

Tis' the season of giving.  The City of Oakland is hosting it's 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Coat Giveaway today at...
11/26/2019

Tis' the season of giving. The City of Oakland is hosting it's 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Coat Giveaway today at the City Center Marriott, 11am - 2pm.

Happening today from 11a-2p at the City Marriott, City of Oakland's 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. If you are looking for a way to help make someone else's Thanksgiving a good day, feel free to make a donation(tax deductible).

https://www.oaklandca.gov/events/the-city-of-oaklands-28th-annual-thanksgiving-dinner-coat-give-away

#oaklandcentral, #oakcentral, #oakland, #thanksgiving, #givethanks, #cityofoakland, #downtownoakland

Community Meeting regarding the 1750 Broadway Project happening November 21, 2019, 6pm-8pm at the California Ballroom, 1...
11/18/2019

Community Meeting regarding the 1750 Broadway Project happening November 21, 2019, 6pm-8pm at the California Ballroom, 1736 Franklin Street.

Have you had a chance to visit Franklin Square or The Hive at lunch time to hear local artists perform from 12p-1p?  If ...
10/22/2019

Have you had a chance to visit Franklin Square or The Hive at lunch time to hear local artists perform from 12p-1p? If not, stop by this week.

This week's AMP Oakland lunchtime performances:

Tuesday: Tone Oliver at Latham Square and Valerie Troutt at Franklin Square.

Wednesday: AjGod at 1750 Broadway. Jethro Jeremiah at Swan's Market. JW Artist Page at the Hive.

Thursday: Honey Gold Jasmine at Latham Square.

This is next to the last week of AMP Oakland performances so be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants and listen some cool local artists.

Have you made it out to the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series yet?  If not, come out and join us on July 18 from 5pm...
06/26/2019

Have you made it out to the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series yet? If not, come out and join us on July 18 from 5pm-8pm. There will be great music, vendors, and food. Whiskerman, Speakeasē, DJ True Justice, Ananda Neil, Kyle Wiggins, Dr Hops Kombucha Beer, Old Kan Beer and Co. and more

Celebrate Monday, June 10 at 10:30am the completion of the Lakeside Green Project at Snow Park.
06/07/2019

Celebrate Monday, June 10 at 10:30am the completion of the Lakeside Green Project at Snow Park.

The Lakeside Green project at Snow Park is complete. Come out Monday, June 10 at 10:30am to celebrate!

AMP Oakland in Latham Square and Oakland May - October, Tues - Thurs 12p-1p.  Grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants a...
05/02/2019
Oakland Central

AMP Oakland in Latham Square and Oakland May - October, Tues - Thurs 12p-1p. Grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants and enjoy music from local artists

#Oakland #DowntownOakland #OaklandCentral #IvyHillEntertainment #AMPOakland #ArtistsOfAllKinds #Musicians #Dance #Theater #SpokenWord #Community #CommunityBuilding #Culture #TownBiz.

OMG! Yesterday was a GREAT day with the launch of AMP Oakland in downtown Oakland! Fantastic Negrito (aka Xavier Dphrepaulezz with Grammy in Hand) said a few words about how he started busking around #thetown. Anyka Barber of Betti Ono and the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition as well as Thomas Cavanagh of BANDALOOP and a Visit Oakland board member, Roberto Bedoya, the City of Oakland Cultural Arts Manager, came out to show their support of the program. Here is some press coverage by KTVU Fox 2.. https://www.ktvu.com/amp/news/ktvu-local-news/amp-oaklanda-curated-busker-programlivens-up-lunchtime-with-free-music.

It takes a team to make the dream work and what a great team that pulled everything together from the support of the Boards of Directors to the Ivy Hill Entertainment team of Rashida Chase and Matt Road. Also, the staff Andrew Jones, Kirk Humbles, Tam Tamiko Garner, Tori Jones Decker, and Mauton Akran along with The always-on Ambassador team worked to bring the dream of art to downtown Oakland.

#Oakland #DowntownOakland #OaklandCentral #oakcentral #IvyHillEntertainment #AMPOakland #ArtistsOfAllKinds #Musicians #Dance #Theater #SpokenWord #Community #CommunityBuilding #Culture #TownBiz

04/26/2019
Oakland Central

The 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square 2019 season kick-off on May 16, 2019 5pm-8pm. After work, bring a friend or two to enjoy some live music, beer, wine, and beverages!!

Okay, guess what time it is? Your favorite happy hour series, 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square, starts May 16, 5p-8p!!!

Stay tuned for the 🔥 lineup this year! 🎶💃🕺👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Prayers to the Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney and family on the loss of her son, Victor McElhaney.🙏🙏
03/11/2019
Oakland Central

Prayers to the Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney and family on the loss of her son, Victor McElhaney.🙏🙏

Our hearts go out to Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney and family for the loss of their son, grandson, nephew, and friend of many, Victor McElhaney. as stated by Councilwoman about her son, "He was a musician who drew his inspiration from the beat, soul, and sound of the Town and he belonged in every nook and cranny of Oakland." 🙏🙏🙏🙏Much love❤️!

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Oakland-City-Council-member-s-son-killed-in-13677760.php.

Find out how both Mayor London Breed and Mayor Libby Schaaf plan to work together to address some key concerns facing bo...
02/14/2019
2019 Mayors' Economic Forecast - San Francisco Business Times

Find out how both Mayor London Breed and Mayor Libby Schaaf plan to work together to address some key concerns facing both cities. February 14 7:15-10pm at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Join us for a lively conversation with the mayors of Oakland and San Francisco about the future of their cities and this region. What are the priorities and top issues being addressed by each Mayor in 2019?

Join the representatives of Rubicon Point Partners informational meeting about the planned development at 1750 Broadway....
02/13/2019

Join the representatives of Rubicon Point Partners informational meeting about the planned development at 1750 Broadway. Location: Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Suite 201. RSVP [email protected].

Join the representatives of Rubicon Point Partners for an informational meeting about the planned development at 1750 Broadway. Location: Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Suite #201, 6pm - 8pm.

Attend the E-Scooter Community Townhall today 5p-7p at the Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Pl...
10/22/2018

Attend the E-Scooter Community Townhall today 5p-7p at the Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

10/03/2018
Oakland Central

It is placemaking projects like this, that bring such a vibrancy to our downtown Oakland. Here, the MJ's Brass Boppers performed a 2nd Line New Orleans style around the block of 13th & Broadway.
ALL Goods & Services-video production.

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #downtownoakland, #oakland, #placemaking101, #brassband, #livemusic, #music.

It was a perfect day for a New Orleans 2nd Line in The Town! MJ's Brass Boppers jammed as the crowd danced around the block of 13th & Broadway in downtown Oakland.

There is also something new to learn when considering a brick & mortar or online retail business. Today at 3pm,  LEARN T...
09/10/2018
Retail Basics - a Seminar for Online and Brick & Mortar Retailers (Oakland)

There is also something new to learn when considering a brick & mortar or online retail business. Today at 3pm, LEARN THE RETAIL BASICS FROM AN EXPERT - A unique opportunity for you to meet with industry experts who will help take the mystery out of making a profit as you buy and sell merchandise.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xdwxhscab&oeidk=a07efipg8u70f8d3e80

Retail Basics Online and Brick & Mortar - 3:00pm-5:30pm Cal State Center East Bay 1000 Broadway Suite 109 Oakland, CA 94607 - Taught by Retail Professional & SCORE Counselor - Larry Tessler

Come by to see the new Children’s Fairyland entryway this morning at 10am.
08/27/2018

Come by to see the new Children’s Fairyland entryway this morning at 10am.

Guess who has a new facelift entryway?? Come out to view at 10am this morning! Children’s Fairyland

It's National Night Out tomorrow - get out and meet your neighbors!  Here is a list of block parties happening in the do...
08/06/2018

It's National Night Out tomorrow - get out and meet your neighbors! Here is a list of block parties happening in the downtown Oakland area:
**Jack London Improvement District is sponsoring the block party in Jack London Square with entertainment,food, more that 20 businesses participating, and silent auction to benefit local youth shelter Covenant House.

**KOSA ARTS, Bar Threefiftyfive, VAMP vintage • art • music for the people and Field Day host the 19th Street Block Party for National Night Out!, Drexl Bar 6pm-9pm. Drink specials, snacks, and sales.

**National Night Out Neighborhood Block Party! In Old Oakland at Swan's Market 5pm-8pm. Bring a book to donate to the Swan's Market Free Library.

Go out and make it a great evening in #thetown.

#nationalnightout2018, #nationalnightout, #neighbors, #localbusiness, #oakland, #downtownoakland.

Healthy teams navigate challenges with creativity. Learn tips and tricks to build trust and improve communication:Regist...
06/12/2018
System Dynamics for Business Teams

Healthy teams navigate challenges with creativity. Learn tips and tricks to build trust and improve communication:

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/system-dynamics-for-business-teams-tickets-46666320220

The Port Workspaces

Healthy groups are more innovative. This event is catered towards teams of any size, large or small, looking to build trust, collaboration and effective communication skills. You will leave with tools to: 1) navigate challenges with creativity2) align employee motivation with company mission 3) use....

Head over to The Port Workspaces for Happy Hour and stay for the excellent info from a panel of experts on business fund...
05/22/2018
Financial Roadmap for Your Business: Access to Capital

Head over to The Port Workspaces for Happy Hour and stay for the excellent info from a panel of experts on business funding, Thursday, May 24 6p-8p. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financial-roadmap-for-your-business-access-to-capital-tickets-46030042095?aff=eac2.

#townbiz, #oaklandbusiness, #downtownoakland, #bossup, #finances

Join us for our Happy Hour and networking, then get some excellent information from a panel of experts on business funding include loans outside the banks and winning the competition for venture capital to grow your business.

03/27/2018

Want to find out AC Transit proposed changes and updates, attend the public hearing tomorrow:
Wednesday, March 28, 6 p.m.
AC Transit General Offices, Second Floor Board Room
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612
All facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Shop local and WIN! Shop at any local Oakland retailer, snap a photo that captures the spirit of the Oakland 2017 holida...
12/19/2017

Shop local and WIN! Shop at any local Oakland retailer, snap a photo that captures the spirit of the Oakland 2017 holiday retail shopping experience to win two round trip tickets to any destination Southwest flies in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Post to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Be sure to tag yourself and the retailer as well as include the hashtag #ShopOAKProud.

#ShopOakProud! Post your holiday shopping selfie to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at a #local #Oakland #retail store between December 4th and December 21st, 12 noon, 2017, and be entered to win 2 round-trip tickets to any #SouthwestAirlines destination within the Continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. (Don't forget to add #ShopOakProud to your post) Our merry band of elves will judge entries on the creative expression of Oakland's 2017 holiday retail shopping experience and select a winner.

Winning entry will be posted December 21st at 5pm, and winner notified also by social media direct message (DM). Be sure to use hashtag #ShopOAKProud. Be sure to like and follow us! Good luck!

By entering you agree to abide by all #ShopOAKProud Contest rules posted at http://www.oaklandchamber.com/resource.

Our hearts go out the all those who have been affected by the fires in the Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, etc fires. In lieu ...
10/13/2017
How you can help people affected by the North Bay fires (or get help if you are an evacuee)

Our hearts go out the all those who have been affected by the fires in the Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, etc fires. In lieu of posting the weekend events, we have decided to share some resources if anyone wants to donate or volunteer. Please be sure to call and check the lists prior to showing up with items or to volunteer.

This article has some good information on places around the Bay. http://www.sfgate.com/local/article/how-to-help-north-bay-fires-napa-santa-rosa-12264095.php

Right here in Oakland, St. Paul Towers has taken in 80 elderly displaced seniors. Here is some information to help out:
St Paul Towers (510-835-4700), 100 Bay Place, Oakland.
They are accepting monetary donations at this time as it is likely getting difficult find room to store so much extra stuff coming in.

Also, check-in with Sweet Bar Bakery, 2355 Broadway, as they have been accepting donations as well over the last several days.

If anyone else has donation and volunteer information to share please do here at Oakland Central.
Let's all pull together in that #TheTown spirit and support our neighbors.

#lakemerrituptownassociation, #firevictims, #napafires, #donate, #volunteer, #community, #supportthefirevictims.

If you're looking to assist, we've broken down some ways you can help both right now and any time.

Stop over at OwlNWood in Old Oakland and purchase a little something beautiful for yourself on us. Simply give us your t...
09/01/2017

Stop over at OwlNWood in Old Oakland and purchase a little something beautiful for yourself on us. Simply give us your thoughts on the attached survey and enter for a to win a gift certificate for Owl n Wood. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/downtownoakland

Stop over at OwlNWood in Old Oakland and purchase a little something beautiful for yourself on us. Simply give us your t...
09/01/2017

Stop over at OwlNWood in Old Oakland and purchase a little something beautiful for yourself on us. Simply give us your thoughts on the attached survey and enter for a to win a gift certificate for Owl n Wood. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/downtownoakland

Enjoy a nice evening out on us at Lungomare.  Simply give us your thoughts on the attached survey and enter for a chance...
09/01/2017

Enjoy a nice evening out on us at Lungomare. Simply give us your thoughts on the attached survey and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate for Lungomare.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/downtownoakland
#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #shoplocal, #lungomare, #survey, #oakland, #downtownoakland, #eatnoakland, #restaurant, #dining

Grab a couple cups of coffee on us and check out the renovated space at Farley's. Simply give us your thoughts on the at...
09/01/2017

Grab a couple cups of coffee on us and check out the renovated space at Farley's. Simply give us your thoughts on the attached survey and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate for Farley's East. http://ow.ly/6J2H30ePHIW

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #shoplocal, #farleyseast, #survey, #oakland, #downtownoakland, #coffee, #eatinoakland, #cafe, #breakfast

08/18/2017
Oakland Central

Thank you Oakland Central Presents for this amazing day of music and community in Downtown Oakland, California. Check out www.oaklandcentral.com and follow @Oakcentral on social media.

Yesterday's 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square August 17, 2017 was LEGENDARY! But we still got the feels on the July 29th Oakhella Day Party and Concert at The Lot.. True artistry on the stage all day at both events. Check out the highlight video produced by our friends at Town Futurist.

08/16/2017
Uptown/Downtown Oakland Stakeholder Survey

Want a chance to win a gift certificate to one of Oakland’s fabulous small, independently –owned businesses? Take our brief survey about downtown Oakland and get entered automatically into our drawing!

We want to hear from YOU, so please share your thoughts with us by taking the survey here:. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/downtownoakland

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.

Address

388 19th St
Oakland, CA
94612

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(510) 452-4529

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Lake Merritt-Uptown Oakland posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Lake Merritt-Uptown Oakland:

Videos

Nearby government services


Comments

LAKE MERRITT IN OAKLAND CA
What was happening last night outside of Whole Foods on Bay?
BOOK ME TODAY THROUGH MY PAGE OR EMAIL [email protected]
Show the Raiders how you feel.
BAY AREA!! TONIGHT and THIS WEEKEND!! If you love your '80s Grooves....Come out to play! FRIDAY APRIL 5th & SATURDAY APRIL 6th Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene Yoshi's Oakland 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 TICKETS: http://bit.ly/LooseEnds_JaneEugeneOakland Info: (510) 238-9200 2 SHOWS EACH NIGHT!!
As the curator of the #WilsonsGuide blog - a blog about where to eat, drink and be merry in Los Angeles, the Bay and beyond - I wanted to share that we are such a fan of Lake Merritt, that we recently included it in a blog post about things to see and do in Oakland! Here is the link, if you would like to check it out and share. :) http://bit.ly/WG032019
All A's: How a Downtown Stadium Could Benefit Education
Hi Oakland neighbors! Can anyone tell me where you can post about community concerns? I hike Lake Merritt regularly and have done so off and on for a dozen years. I've NEVER seen so much trash as now; the lake is full of it and emits a bad smell and the sidewalks are full of goose $hit and worse. There are squatters' tents surrounded by garbage which attract rodents and the public bathrooms are beyond filthy. It makes me sad to see our neighborhood keep going downhill when we pay taxes to ensure we have decent public service and maintenance. Does anyone know where to post on Social Media about this? Thanks, Old Oakland resident
Please Share!
Fresh from winning their 2nd CIF Championship in a row, McClymond's is raising $25,000 for academic support, team expenses, equipment, and to cover the cost of their championship rings. Our champions have gone above and beyond in representing the Town and it's our turn to show them our appreciation. Please consider making an investment in these young scholar warriors and this wonderful program. In collaboration with the Oakland A's Community Fund, each donation level is paired with gifts: $25 - 2 A's tickets ($30 value) $50 - 2 A's tickets and a t-shirt ($50 value) $100 - 2 A's tickets and a sweatshirt ($70 value) https://www.youcaring.com/mcclymondsfootballteam-1071855