Oakland revitalized with reopening of Fox

posted by HowardBHaas on February 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

OAKLAND, CA — The newly reopened Fox Theatre is having a profound impact on the neighboring community.

Even with a down economy, there are signs that the theater could pump life back into the neighborhood. Months before it opened, the theater had sold out nearly all of its performances through April. Acts include B.B. King, Cake and the Moody Blues.

“We’re looking very seriously at moving into Uptown; we do have some reservations because of crime,” said Kamil Kolacek, a data analyst who works at Kaiser Permanente downtown and who wants to cut his 90-minute commute from San Jose.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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