Oakland Supply Co. - Store Grand Opening in Jack London District
(JACK LONDON, Oakland)—On May 3rd, 2014, Oakland Supply Co., a new Oaklandish concept shop, will host a grand opening reception for the neighborhood and community stakeholders. Oakland Supply Co. is located at 291 3rd Street, in the historic Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District.
In an effort to highlight the significance of American manufacturing, the shop will showcase the finest local wares from Oakland, California, as well as a selection of premium American-made goods. The shop will stock a wide variety of leather goods, jewelry and accessories, grooming and beauty, tools, plus kitchen and artisan food products.
Oakland Supply Co. comes from the team at Oaklandish, Oakland’scivic pride apparel line. Oaklandish started in 2000 as a public art project celebrating “local love and original Oakland charm.” From this project sprang a calendar of free public events, a grant program supporting local nonprofits, and a line of hand-printed civic pride apparel sold at farmers’ markets and festivals. In July 2011, Oaklandish opened a retail store at 1444 Broadway, in the heart of downtown Oakland. In November 2013, Oaklandish opened a second location in the Dimond District at 3419 Fruitvale Avenue.
Located in the historic American Bag Co. annex, the inspiration for Oakland Supply Co. comes from the rich industrial heritage of the Jack London District in Oakland. By showcasing premium American-made goods, Oakland Supply Co. hopes to not only support the creation of more quality manufacturing jobs in the US, but also to move American consumerism towards a culture of craftsmanship and quality, rather than disposability.
The grand opening reception is open to the public and will take place from 12 – 5pm on Saturday, May 3rd, at 291 3rd Street. Chop Bar, located at 247 4th Street, will sponsor food and drinks, including a pig roast.