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We’re always eager to unearth the latest eateries and bars nestled across the bridge. In fact, we even dedicated a whole roundup to the hotspots solely in Uptown Oakland. Well, we can add another new obsession to our ever-expanding East Bay roster. Only this time, our new fixation is in Grand Lake and comes in the form of a stylish new stop — a rare find in the East Bay. Oak Common is a new retail collective that sells cool brands like Minkpink, Alternative Apparel, and Cheap Monday in a rustic, woody-chic refuge.
Founded by David Yun and Jeffrey Probart, we can already tell that it will easily become one of our garb-grabbing go-tos. "We moved from the city to Oakland three years ago and were surprised by the lack of retail options available in the East Bay,” says Yun. “But if you look at Temescal and Uptown, it's clear that Oakland is undergoing a transformation — the change is palpable.” If you’re eager to peep the space — open now — have a gander at the slideshow and get your wishlists ready!
Photo: Courtesy of Oak Common
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