The Ellington Experience: First a Blog, now…a Party!

by tim on September 17th, 2009


Come one, come all!  On Saturday, October 3rd from 12pm-5pm, the Ellington Experience Event will be taking place at 222 Broadway.  There you’ll have an opportunity to tour our beautiful building and admire the breathtaking bay, estuary, and downtown Oakland views.  Magnificence pairs nicely with indulgence, so for your eating and drinking pleasure the Ellington is bringing in local neighborhood vendors to experience what it’s truly like to live and enjoy Jack London Square.

Check out who’s already RSVP’d!

Cost Plus World Markets

Founded in 1958, Oakland-based Cost Plus World Market is a spirited, eclectic retailer that turns shopping into an adventure by continuously filling aisle after aisle with great finds at great prices from around the world.

Those who have visited their flagship store in Jack London Square know Cost Plus sends buyers to travel the world visiting remote villages, centuries-old factories and foreign bazaars searching for unique products to offer their customers. Baskets from Bali, chocolates from Belgium, pottery from Portugal, and wine from around the world.  These are just a few of the uncommon treasures their customers discover on their adventures through Cost Plus World Market stores. A fabulous selection of chocolates and wines from around the world will be available for tasting at The Ellington Experience on October 3.

Berkeley Bowl

Founded in 1977, Berkeley Bowl is an independent, full-service supermarket committed to bringing their customers the highest quality groceries at the lowest possible prices. Recently owners Glenn and Diane Yasuda opened a second location in Berkeley at 920 Heinz Avenue which is winning accolades for its architecture and design.

Locals know the “bowl” is famous for its amazing fresh produce, both locations offer a selection that is second to none.  The stores also carry a wide array of organic and natural foods, conventional groceries and everyday items. They offer an executive chef-led kitchen that prepares seasonal varieties of gourmet meals, fresh salads, sandwiches, international, organic and gourmet delicacies. Berkeley Bowl also offers a wine selection that includes an overwhelming array of varietals, blends and vintages from around the world.  A selection of their prepared foods will be available at The Ellington Experience October 3.

If you too want to be part of this VIP list of attendees, please RSVP today with our concierge at or by calling (510) 835-8885.

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