Only two new major commercial buildings have been built in the last 15 years, and only one downtown market-rate housing complex, the Hive, has opened in recent years. As Oakland prepares a new plan for its downtown core, proposed new arrivals will invigorate the streets.
Big, bold and sprawling, the Hive gave Uptown Oakland a jolt of new life when it opened last year on Broadway between 23rd and 24th Streets.
Restaurant partners Jessica Sackler, Chris Pastena, Michael Iglesias (former bar manager at Coqueta) and executive chef Christian Irabien (formerly of José Andrés’ Oyamel in DC) opened Calavera in Uptown Oakland’s ambitious Hive project on August 8.
The Hive, a new mixed-use complex in Uptown Oakland, had two new restaurant openings, the Business Times reports
To celebrate Oakland’s First Friday tonight, folks involved with The Hive — a mixed-use development at 2335 Broadway whose tenants include Numi Tea, Firebrand Artisan Breads, Drake’s Brewery, Truve Fitness, Impact Hub Oakland, People’s Barber & Shop and soon-to-open Calavera restaurant — are hosting a block party just off Broadway.