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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Show & Tell Concept Shop builds community in downtown Oakland

Washington had just repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” as Nichole Payton and Alyah Baker brainstormed names for the retail shop of their dreams. What’s the opposite of “don’t ask, don’t tell?” Payton mused, and so, in November 2011, the Show & Tell Concept Shop was born. “Show & Tell has always been a store that has

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Oakland record store roundup

It’s the era of the cloud. Historically, many new technologies—cassette tapes, CDs, mp3s, and online shopping—have put the squeeze on vinyl shops. Almost all of Oakland’s record stores, including stores in East, West, North, and Downtown, have...

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Shop local: Oakland offers lots of last-minute opportunities

Want to shop local this year? Here is a sampling of holiday events that don't take you far away from Oakland, CA at all. Click on each event's link to learn more. ************* Dec. 18Oakland Merchants' Holiday...