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Monday, July 28, 2008

Oakland Local First Marketplace during TNL

Have you heard about the bi-monthy FREE live concert series in Old Oakland? We are already leading up to Session 5 in the series that takes place every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9th & Washington Street. There is a stage and beverage tent and on the other side of the street is what is near and dear to me as a supporter of indie business.

Happening at the same time as Thursday Night Live is the Oakland Local First Marketplace co-sponsored by Oakland Events & Old Oakland Neighbors(OON). I am currently the co-chair & social coordinator for OON and the vendor coordinator for this unique Marketplace. The Marketplace will give locally owned businesses and local artists a venue to sell their wares to an eager audience, while at the same time promoting and educating Oaklanders about the importance of shopping locally. The Marketplace is a collaboration of Old Oakland businesses and restaurants, Oakland Artisans and local non-profits all working together to create a healthy
local living economy.

Do you know of a local indie biz or artisan that would like to participate? The vendor application is located here:

Are you a Lover of Oakland and eager to check out this new scene in the heart of Old Oakland? Stop by and say !Hola!, you'll find me staffing the Tamale Girl food booth at every date remaining including next August 7 from 5:30 - 9pm. Check out the other cool vendors and show some serious support for Oakland.

BTW, my Tamale Girl booth will also be at next weekends LakeFest '08 on Lakeshore Ave August 2 & 3 along with 79 other vendors, live music and a kiddie carnival.

Hope to see you soon!


1 comment:

Unknown said...

On behalf of Old Oakland Neighbors and Oakland Events, I'm writing today to let everyone know of a change regarding the Oakland Local First Marketplace during Thursday Night Live.

Our goal was to have a Marketplace to showcase Oakland community and Indie businesses. As the organizers, we have concluded that this ongoing bi-monthly concert series is not the right fit for our local sustainable small business concept. Therefore, we are putting this Marketplace during TNL on hold indefinitely effective Aug 21.

We truly appreciate our volunteers for their time, effort and support during the run of this Marketplace. Oakland Events has other special events in the works geared specifically toward local community, merchants and artisans including Out & About in Rockridge '08 (Sun, Sept 28) and Oktoberfest (Sat, Oct 4) in Dimond. For more information please go to