Whenever people ask me what downtown Oakland is missing, I answer without hesitation. A bakery! We need a bakery! It drives me insane that I can easily walk from my home to buy pretty much everything I need, except, you know, an edible cookie (and stockings).
So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I saw this posted in a downtown window the other night:
What’s that? It’s too small? You can’t read it? Well, let me tell you what it says:
Proposal: Establish a General Food Sales Activity within an existing commercial building
Contact Person: Michael Camp/Bakesale Betty
Permits Required: Conditional Use permit for a general food sales activity at the ground floor within the S-8 zone.
So…as far as I can tell, it looks like Bakesale Betty is coming downtown!
The permit is displayed in the former Broadway Grand sales office, in the same building as Louisiana Fried Chicken and the Franklin Square Wine Bar, on the corner of Broadway and Grand. Here:
Oh, and in case you had any doubt that our zoning is a complete mess – you need a conditional use permit to open a bakery downtown? Nice.