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Bay Street Emeryville Welcomes Seven New Restaurants and Unveils Freshly Reimagined Bay Break Dining Terrace Christa Williams April 20, 2022

Bay Street Emeryville Welcomes Seven New Restaurants and Unveils Freshly Reimagined Bay Break Dining Terrace

Bay Break to Host Several Regional Foodie Favorites as CenterCal Redesigns the Bay Street Experience Including New Community Amenities and Daily Needs Providers

CenterCal, a full-service commercial real estate company, officially announced the tenant line up of the new Bay Break dining terrace overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Named in collaboration with Bay Street Emeryville tenants and campus partners, the new Bay Break Dining Terrace will host more than half a dozen new-to-the-area restaurants offering a wide range of food and entertainment experiences starting this fall. Patrons will enjoy a variety of cuisines as well as craft beers, wine and cocktails from several regional and national brands including:

Arthur Mac’s Little Snack – An independent Oakland-based beer garden specializing in local craft beer, brick oven pizza and spicy hot wings, will be opening an updated concept featuring house-canned cocktails after 5 years of operation at their original location across from the MacArthur BART Station.

Humphry Slocombe – Rebellious and unapologetic, Humphry Slocombe’s ice cream has its own personality and flavors that appeal to adult tastes, but is loved by all.

Flybird Chicken – Founded by chef/owner Guy Eshel, Flybird’s first class chicken is a San Francisco favorite, making its East Bay debut at Bay Street Emeryville.

Shake Shack – Shake Shack serves elevated versions of American classics using only the best ingredients. It’s known for its delicious made-to-order Angus beef burgers, crispy chicken, hand-spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades, beer, wine, and more.

Uchiwa Ramen – Uchiwa is a play on words that can mean ‘fan’ or ‘house,’ and similar to the Japanese colloquialism ‘uchi-soto’ meaning ‘insider-outsider’ in reference to how one treats guests. For Uchiwa Ramen it symbolizes their premium on hospitality and creating a welcoming environment to enjoy traditional Japanese comfort food.

Sandbox VR –  Sandbox is a futuristic, fully-immersive VR experience for groups of up to 6 where you can see and physically interact with everyone inside, just like the real world. When you enter our worlds, you become the action. Thanks to Hollywood motion capture cameras, 3D precision body trackers, custom hardware, and haptic suits, you get a feeling of transformation you can’t get anywhere else. You might forget you left reality.

Beyond the renovations on the south side of the property, CenterCal continues to invest in Bay Street Emeryville’s north side, bringing new and exciting brands including:

Claire’s –  Open now, Claire’s is a global fashion brand powerhouse committed to inspiring self-expression through the creation and delivery of exclusive, trend-forward jewelry, fashion and accessories as well as experiences, including world-leading ear piercing services. Claire’s welcomes customers into a vibrant and playful world where they can have fun and be themselves.

Flatstick Pub – Also known as Tipsy Putt, the over 14,000 square foot local craft beer and minigolf hangout will anchor the new food and beverage offering on the Northern end of the project, and will also feature the “Trophy Club” speakeasy hidden in plain sight with both venues expected to open in the fall.

Purple – A digitally-native brand with a mission to help people feel and live better through innovative comfort solutions. It designs and manufactures a variety of innovative, premium, branded comfort products, including mattresses, pillows, seat cushions, bed frames, sheets and more.

Lovesac –  This technology driven company designs, manufactures, and sells unique, high quality furniture that’s guaranteed for life. They offer modular couches called Sactionals, premium foam beanbag chairs called Sacs, and their associated home décor accessories including their latest innovation in Total ComfortTM, Sactionals StealthTech Sound + Charge.

In addition to the exciting operator lineup, the new dining terrace has been redesigned as an open-air community gathering area with plenty of varied seating for events and will include fire pits, bar games, programmed lounges, and a robust audio-visual system. The announcement of these upgrades comes after a recent approval CenterCal received from the City of Emeryville that will bring a full-size grocery store to the west side of the city and serve as an anchor to Bay Street Emeryville’s south side.

The new grocery store will be adjacent to the landing of the City’s recently opened South Bayfront Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. In addition to a brand-new public plaza, the project will also include an extension of the City’s Greenway with a dedicated and protected bike lane along Ohlone street, providing a direct connection across the railroad for bicycles and pedestrians to access Bay Street and the Bay Trail. The reimagined south portion fits CenterCal’s mission to create environments that serve as community gathering points and brings to life the vision to revitalize the Bay Street experience.

“The vision for Bay Street Emeryville is to create an inviting and dynamic experience that can meet the needs of all of our guests and the communities we serve whether that’s shopping, dining, entertainment or even access to groceries and daily essentials,” said Craig Ramey, president of Pacific Northwest and Bay Area at CenterCal. “Launching the new Bay Break Dining Terrace at Bay Street Emeryville and welcoming a grocer underscores this vision and marks the beginning of a new chapter for the community as we renovate and build new future forward amenities that are responsive to what guests are looking for: a convenient and vibrant destination to spend and enjoy time with friends and family.”

To support the new grocer, CenterCal will be adding additional short- and long-term bicycle parking spaces within walking distance. With the recent opening of the South Bayfront Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge, grocery shoppers will have convenient access to walk, bike, or drive to the new full-service grocery store once it opens.

Renovations to south Bay Street are set to begin this spring, with restaurant and retail openings expected as soon as September 2022. For more information on Bay Street Emeryville and to stay up to date on all the latest news and events, please visit:

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