Research shows that when people live in neighborhoods where unhealthy food outlets outnumber stores that stock fresh produce, they experience higher rates of obesity and chronic illness.
Study of Oakland’s Broadway Corridor We’ve posted before about Oakland’s exciting Broadway Corridor, a hub for food, arts, and culture downtown. This commercial corridor is a living example of the success of private and public partnerships. OBDC’s work in the Broadway Corridor was generously supported by Citi Community Development. With funding from Citi, OBDC coordinated…
Pop-up businesses are a growing trend, catching even the attention of the WSJ. Our client, Beauty’s Bagel Shop, currently sells their Montreal-Style bagels and tests their recipes at Wise Son’s Delicatessen, a pop-up business in San Francisco. WSJ asked our Senior Vice President of Lending, Scott Lewis, to speak about Beauty’s Bagel Shop and the emerging pop-up movement in this article.
OBDC Small Business Finance is proud to see one of our clients, Dominica Rice, owner of Cosecha restaurant make this list! We’ve had the personal gratification of watching Cosecha transform Swan’s Market in Old Oakland into the bustling market it is today.
In a city that celebrates slow food, it was only a matter of time before its students had access to healthy, fresh meals. Bay Area Small Business Finance client Revolution Foods beat out Illinois-based Preferred Meal Systems, which has been providing meals to the city’s public schools since 2003, when SFUSD put its $9 million contract up for bid last fall.