A group of Oakland restaurant owners has composed and sent a letter containing a “Retail Recovery Proposal” to the City of Oakland, expressing their collective urgency around saving their businesses while reopening safely and protecting their workers while moving “back into what is hopefully a new and improved ‘normal.'”

“Something has to be done immediately to avoid the certainty of mass restaurant closures,” reads the letter, signed thus far by more than 150 Oakland-based small-business owners, workers and stakeholders and originally co-authored by Miles Palliser, owner of the Athletic Club Oakland; Chris Pastena, owner of Chop Bar, Tribune Tavern and Calavera (depicted above); Jake Freed, owner of Shiba Ramen; Derreck Johnson, owner of Home of Chicken and Waffles; Melissa Axelrod, owner of Mockingbird; and Romney Steele, owner of The Cook and Her Farmer.…


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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