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430 West Grand
Number of years in Oakland: 8
Broadway Grand is a mixed-use building in Uptown Oakland at the corner of Broadway and Grand Avenue. It houses 132 condominiums, Pican, Ozumo and Starbucks.
Q. What inspired you to start your business?
Broadway Grand was one of the first buildings started as part of (then mayor) Jerry Brown’s 10k Downtown Housing Plan. It replaced underutilized auto repair businesses at a prominent corner in the neighborhood.
Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business.
Ozumo, Pican and Starbucks are all draws to the area for visitors from within and outside of Oakland, and a place for the local community to gather.
Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The small community and feeling that all businesses are local and are “making it” together.
Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Luka’s Taproom and Era Art Bar make Broadway and Grand a great and lively intersection!
Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
Great weather and walkability.