Bites: Chick’n Rice coming to Berkeley, Swan’s Market turns 100, Duende deal

Published by Berkeleyside
July 2017

Speaking of birthdays, Old Oakland’s historic marketplace, affordable living space and food lover’s paradise Swan’s Market is on the brink of celebrating a big one — 100 years! The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, the group that spearheaded the redevelopment of Swan’s Market in the late ’90s and established Swan’s as a gourmet restaurant hall in 2012 with the addition of eateries like Cosecha, B-Dama and Miss Ollie’s, will host two days of free community events this weekend to commemorate its centennial. On Friday, July 21, the weekend shindig kicks off from 4-8 p.m. There’ll be cake and ice cream, live music and an “I am Swan’s Market” StoryCorps booth. On Saturday, July 22, from noon to 6 p.m., the festivities continue with an Old Oakland Open House, tours, three stages of live jazz performances, a community dance party, demos and more. Swan’s Market is at Washington St. (at Ninth Street), Oakland.

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