Two years ago, the husband-and-wife team, Richard and Mercedes, first thought about opening a family-friendly bar & restaurant. They fell in love with Oakland’s Laurel District, where Degrees Plato now operates, and they feel fortunate for their great neighbors and a supportive community. Now, Degrees Plato has 18 employees, and Richard and Mercedes see their business as a positive addition to a friendly and vibrant neighborhood.
After being a beer salesperson for years, Richard decided to do something different. “Big companies only support themselves and they are dominating the current beer market,” Richard says. “What makes Degrees Plato different is that we are only selling beer from independent brewers.” After careful planning and using his previous knowledge in the beer industry, Degrees Plato was born and started to operate on May 3, 2017.
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