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Shopping, Dining & Lodging

Emeryville has emerged over the last decade as a popular shopping and dining destination in the East Bay. The wide array of retailers and restaurants, coupled with Emeryville’s convenient location, regularly attracts shoppers and diners from throughout the Bay Area.

Shopping Venues

BAY STREET – Bay Street is a unique urban neighborhood featuring retail, residential, restaurant and entertainment offerings designed to serve as a gathering place for Bay Area residents and visitors. Bay Street offers 400,000 square feet of retail space consisting of 65 shops, 10 indoor/outdoor restaurants and a 16-screen AMC Theater, as well as 284 apartments and 97 townhouses. The project comprises three city blocks that are connected by Bay Street, a traditional main street.

Combining retail, entertainment, hospitality and residential uses, Bay Street Emeryville invites customers to escape into a casual village designed for strolling, shopping and having fun.

The character of Bay Street Emeryville is drawn from the rich history of its bayside site as a place where people have gathered for decades to live, work and play. Designed as an eclectic urban village set in an industrial landscape, Bay Street Emeryville uses architecture, lighting, landscape and environmental graphics to create a unique, contemporary atmosphere.

Organized in three city blocks, connected by a main street, the project reflects the industrial architectural heritage of the area throughout its streetscapes, plazas and green spaces. Movie theaters, residences, shopping and dining venues are interspersed throughout the complex.

Bay Street Emeryville is a place full of activity; a social hub where friends and family can gather to shop, stroll, dine or be entertained.

THE EMERYVILLE PUBLIC MARKET – Eco-friendly dining at the Emeryville Public Market! We invite you to visit The Emeryville Public Market, offering you more than 20 unique food retailers representing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Take the time to experience and explore dishes from Asia, the Caribbean, India, Mexico and the Middle East. Full-course dining, including desserts, in an open eco-friendly Food Court environment.

The Public Markets features The Broken Rack Billiards Club, InShape City Health Club, Borders Books and Music, and the International Food Court famous throughout the East Bay for its huge array of affordable and fun food stalls.

POWELL STREET PLAZA – One of Emeryville’s most popular shopping venues, this shopping plaza, easily accessible off Interstate 80, houses many brand-name retailers, including Jamba Juice, Trader Joe’s, Men’s Wearhouse, PETCO, BevMo!, Ross Dress for Less, Marshall’s, Lenscrafters and many others.

THE EAST BAY BRIDGE CENTER – Just off 40th Street, this outdoor complex is one of the East Bay’s busiest. Major retailers include The Home Depot, Radio Shack, The Sports Authority, Office Max, Babies ‘R Us, Target (opening early 2011), and others with plenty of free parking for all customers.

IKEA – This famous Swedish furniture designer and retailer is an Emeryville and East Bay shopping icon. Immediately adjacent to Bay Street Emeryville, IKEA attracts thousands of shoppers from around the Bay Area.

Dining & Catering
“Emeryville has become a Mecca of Art and architecture, food and entertainment.” – Marin Independent Journal. The dining selection discovered in Emeryville is impressive, offering a sweeping range of menus and environments to accommodate every kind of diner. Grab a quick snack or small meal at a café, coffeehouse or bakery, or take a seat at one of the many local hotspots and enjoy traditional American bill-of-fare, fresh seafood, prime steaks and cross-cultural cuisine infused with flavors from across the globe. There are also a number of restaurants and businesses offering catering services for a variety of events.

Business people and leisure travelers visiting the Emeryville area for any period of time are sure to find the perfect place to rest and relax at the end of the day. The city is home to several national chain and boutique hotels offering a wide range of quality amenities that will make any stay just like home. Neighboring areas also offer hotels as well as charming bed and breakfast inns providing warm accommodations for visitors looking for added privacy.

A referred listing of retailers, restaurants and lodging facilities is available through the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce by calling 510-652-5223 or visiting its online Business Directory at

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