Dec 6 12

New Penthouse Release at the Ellington

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller
Dec 4 12

Developer’s Bold Vision for Jack London Square

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

Hold on to your hats- Jack London Square is undergoing some major changes that could change the face of downtown Oakland!

Jim Ellis, one of the principal executives of Ellis Partners, interviewed with Oakland Tribune about his ongoing project ushering dramatic changes to the Waterfront. Jack London Square is undergoing a $400 million revival that is bringing to the waterfront new restaurants, entertainment, retail, offices, a hotel and parking. Ellis Partners, which Ellis co-founded with his father and sister Melinda Ellis Evers, is the principal owner and developer of the project.

“We are creating a regional dining district,” Ellis said during a tour of the project. “There is a food-centric movement going on in Oakland. Jack London Square is a part of that.”

There is a big lunch crowd, a lot of traffic in here at night, and weekends are busy as well,” Ellis said, who decided to populate Jack London Square with restaurants and merchants that can’t be found elsewhere.

New restaurants have sprouted local to the Ellington, including Bocanova, Hahn’s Hibachi, Haven and Miss Pearl’s Restaurant & Lounge. The Forge, a pizza and artisan beer establishment, will open next year.

“All of the restaurants that we have opened are doing really well,” Ellis said. “It’s a testament to the emerging dining scene in Oakland.”

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

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Nov 27 12

Holy Mole! Bocanova’s Seven Moles of Oaxaca

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

¡A darle que es mole de olla! It’s that time again- owner of the popular restaurant Bocanova Rick Hackvett is treating diners to a true mole feast, “the Seven Moles of Oaxaca”.

Inspired by the art of making the perfect mole, this feast includes indigenous New World ingredients as tomatoes, tomatillos, chiles, squash seeds and many different kinds of herbs, spices and fruits, but also such Old World ingredients as bread, almonds, sesame seeds, raisins, spices and garlic.

This scrumptious meal will be showcasing wines from Sobon Estate and Shenandoah Vineyards, a family-owned wineries with a 35-year reputation for producing the best possible wines using sustainable, low-yield viticulture and minimum intervention wine making techniques.

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.

Nov 20 12

Tis the Season! Jack London Square Lights Up

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

Celebrate the start of the festive season at the lighting of Jack London Square’s 57 foot tree! Located at the foot of Broadway, preview America’s Children’s Holiday Parade Float and Characters featuring children’s cartoon and storybook characters, including Curious George, Garfield Care Bears, Moshi Monsters and more!

Enjoy a number of different entertainments, including;

This event coincides with Holiday Pop Up,including some of the best of Oakland’s local merchants selling gifts for the holidays, fashions for men and women, accessories, kids’ items, home decor, and local art

The dazzling tree-lighting ceremony highlights will also include an introduction of Miss California 2012 and a dance number by the popular world-traveled tap-dancing Christmas trees. As part of the event, Jack London Square is hosting a canned food drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and a toy drive for the City of Oakland. Be sure to dress warm for this exciting event in Jack London Square!

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.

We’ll see you there!

Nov 13 12

Begin the Holiday Season at Patchwork Festival

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

With the holidays approaching, now is the time to look for that perfect gift! Find the unique and meaningful gift for loved ones at this year’s Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival in Jack London Square. On November 18th between 11 am-5 pm, peruse over 100 booths featuring local independent artists, designers & crafters!

These talented creators are showcasing their wares including;

  • clothing for men, women & kids
  • accessories
  • home goods like art, pottery & glassware
  • pet items
  • jewelry
  • craft kits & patterns
  • knit & crochet items
  • stationary & paper goods
  • purses & handbags

and so so much more! While browsing your wares, snack on delicious creations from local restaurants and unique food trucks. All the while,  enjoy local DJ’s and acoustic music.

Once you chose the perfect gift,  get your new goods present-ready at our free eco-gift wrapping stations! The holidays are made more fun and stress-free at this year’s Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival!

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.

Nov 8 12

Blue Bottle’s James Freeman Talks Coffee

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

Located two blocks from the Ellington lies a roaster and divine coffee bar called Blue Bottle Coffee. One of the countrie’s most prominent artisan roasters, Blue Bottle has mastered the art of coffee with 6 cafes and roasteries on both coasts.

Now James Freeman, who founded the company in a potting shed off the patio of Dona Tomas in Oakland, has written his first book, “The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes”  about this farm-to-cup culture.

Co-written by Tara Duggan and featuring 30 divine coffee-friendly recipes by Blue Bottle pastry chef and Miette co-founder Caitlin Freeman, Freeman explains how to roast beans at home, make the perfect pourover or espresso and taste coffee like an industry pro. To read more of Freeman’s interview, visit  Coffee Talk With Blue Bottle’s James Freeman.

Blue Bottle Coffee Company offers free public coffee cuppings at 2 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays. For more information or to purchase Freeman’s book, go to www.bluebottlecoffee.com.

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.

Nov 6 12

The Ellington’s Final Phase Release!

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

Club Level Residence: #1405 Priced at: $689,000 • 	One-bedroom, one and a half bath home •  	Southern light and unbeatable water views •   Two parking spaces and storage •   Private patio •   Fully-amenitized building with:  	•  24-hour attended lobby 	•  Concierge services  	•  50-foot outdoor heated pool and spa 	•  Richly-appointed fitness center & club room 	•  Gated, controlled-access parking garage

Nov 1 12

Welcome to Biketopia, Jack London Square

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

Here at the Ellington, our residents are ability to move around the Bay Area with ease. Whether taking the Free B to BART or riding the ferry to San Francisco, Ellingtonians enjoy transportation without the hassle of driving. No other event celebrates this freedom from the car than the Biketopia held in Jack London Square on November 16th!

The Pavilion at Jack London Square will be transformed into a Biketopian city for bicycle lovers to revel. The 40th anniversary for the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, bike over and participate in the many events! Delight in a tasty New Belgium brew or glass of wine, browse thru the impressive silent auction, enjoy live music, and park your bike at the complimentary bike valet. All ages and levels are welcomed to celebrate the 40th anniversary! To join or renew the EBBC, visit their site or purchase a ticket!

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.

Oct 30 12

Mexican and Pie? Introducing Nido and Pietisserie

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

Did we mention they're Giants fans?

Say hello to the greatest combinations of culinary cuisines, Nido and Pietisserie! A dual earthy Mexican eatery and delicious pie counter combination, Nido and Pietisserie is a sure hit for adventurous and pie-loving eaters.

These two distinct eateries will be sharing a roof and winning your hearts with sustainability conscious Mexican entrees and a slice of heavenly, homemade pie! Today is the soft opening for this cantina and pie stop between 3:00 pm and 9:30 pm located at 444 Oak St. Drop by and try some mole and a slice of pie!

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.

Oct 25 12

All Hallow’s Eve in Oakland

by Stephanie Schwarzmiller

The spookiest of all holidays is here and there are tons of festivities to enjoy! Be sure to check out one of the fun events hosted in Oakland this weekend…

All Hallows Eve – The Feast of the Dead

Enjoy the spookiest of nights at a jubilant night market. Starting at 6 pm on Saturday, MT Pocket’s Traveling Midway of Curiosities & Delights will be open to delight you with a costume party and contest. With great bands playing, relax and enjoy a specialty bar by MONARCH pouring “Feast of the Dead” cocktails and other adult libations!

Boo at the Oakland Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is a Halloween-themed weekend at Oakland Zoo. This is a  fabulous opportunity for families to bring their little superheroes, star wars wannabes, and dolled up Disney princesses to an outdoor adventure filled with animals and treats!

Howl-o-ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest

Have some fun with the whole family- pets included! Dress up man’s best friend and enter them into Howl-o-ween Pet Parade this Saturday, October 27 at 2pm. Paws & Claws is gearing up for their 9th Annual “Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest in the Dimond District. This year’s event is a collaboration with the Dimond Public Library.

And many more events will be happening this weekend! Enjoy this fun and spooky season!

Live the high life at the Ellington

Live at the Ellington and experience the high life of urban living in Oakland. Located in the heart of Jack London Square, this high rise building composed of luxury condominiums will give you the space and breathtaking views to live your dreams.

Our sales center is open daily from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 222 Broadway.

Contact our Sales team at (510) 835-8885 to schedule your exclusive tour today.

Join us on Facebook as we share the latest events, news, and glimpses of what’s going on at the Ellington.