Crown Nine is going into year 4 (!) and in that time I have seen SO many beautiful things happen in Old Oakland. What started as a little spark by Dominca Rice at Cosecha (best goddamn tacos ever) has snowballed into 8 new restaurants, 6 retailers, 2 new salons and a bustling neighborhood for veteran spots and new ones alike. It really is such a beautiful example of community coming together.
Ok, gush over. Now I want to show you what I had designed by the dear and lovely talent Loren Crosier. A map of all the goodness packed into our little 'hood! It's available here and print versions are at all the shops and restaurants in Old Oakland. Such a cool tool for out-of-towners and Oaklanders who have yet to see the boom. Enjoy!