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Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I used to work at Genova as a young adult. Dominic and Julio taught me, and the other staff, work ethic that most businesses wouldn't have the patience or time to offer. This is bad for the neighborhood and Oakland as a whole. Keep Genova open!

Posted by Christopher Vestal on 01/31/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

In a different interview the manager states that due to the recent jump in minimum wage Genova can not afford any other increases in overhead. But this interview only says that higher rent will force them to close. If they are spread so thin by the new minimum wage that they can't absorb any other increases it seems unlikely they'll survive for long, even if the landlord decides to not raise their rent. Hope they can figure out a solution.

Posted by Jerry Harris on 01/31/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

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Posted by Editor on 01/31/2016 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

This is atrocious! We must fight!

Posted by Christina Reich on 01/30/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I'm third generation Oakland and have been going to Genova since 1958. I still travel to Oakland to get ravs and a sandwich from my favorite deli from my home in Woodland. The greedy real estate folks are destroying the East Bay bit by bit. Hope common sense resurfaces at some point.
Clark Jordan

Posted by Clark bolt on 01/30/2016 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I've been patronizing Genoa for over 50 years. I grew up in that area and moved away almost 30 years ago. Live in clovis now and I make regular trips to the bay area just to go to this deli. THIS IS A TRAVESTY!!!

Posted by Al Alvarez on 01/30/2016 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I've been patronizing Genoa for over 50 years. I grew up in that area and moved away almost 30 years ago. Live in clovis now and I make regular trips to the bay area just to go to this deli. THIS IS A TRAVESTY!!!

Posted by Al Alvarez on 01/30/2016 at 7:43 PM

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Posted by Editor on 01/30/2016 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I used to go there as a child /and it was down the block in a little brick building..old world style- " a little Italy of Oakland. The deli counter would give free slices of meats( cured) as a candy treat to kids. Was a wonderful place..deserves to keep going..true history and a loyal clientele.

Posted by Michelle Moore on 01/30/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

We must all unite to see that this DOES NOT happen! Genova MUST STAY!!
Pat Parker
Genova customer for 44 years

Posted by Pat Parker on 01/30/2016 at 4:32 PM

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Posted by Editor on 01/30/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

Ive been eating here since I was 2 years old. I'm 35. My mother has beeb eating prior to that. This place is partof our family tradition. There is more to this place than just good food. 3 Italians used to work there only when I was little. My favorite guy had a patch on his eye. They made you feel at home everytime you walked in. We have to keep them here!

Posted by Jennifer Notarmaso on 01/30/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

Couldn't they raise their prices to deal with the increase in rent.

Posted by JimCroceSF on 01/30/2016 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

https://www.linkedin.com/company/leslie-rudd-investment-company They own a lot of businesses in Norcal including the Oakville Mkt. http://www.lrico.com/ Privately owned. Leslie Rudd and his daughter. You can go on the company site and get links to everything they own. You can Google his name and learn about him.

Posted by Debra Sarver on 01/30/2016 at 6:47 AM

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Posted by Editor on 01/30/2016 at 4:18 AM

Re: “Bun Mam Soc Trang Closes Suddenly Due to Expired Lease

Food truck?

Posted by Heather Lewis 1 on 01/30/2016 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I sent an email I encourage everyone to do the same.

Posted by Tara Cabezud Brown on 01/29/2016 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

This is getting so riduculous

Posted by Tara Cabezud Brown on 01/29/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

Thank you Rue. Time to write letters.

Posted by Thom Kat on 01/29/2016 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I just wrote Shifra de Benedictis at the Temescal Business Improvement District to see what we can do to keep Genova's in the neighborhood! It's inconceivable that they could go away as they are the culinary Godmother of Temescal and the best damn Italian deli on the West Coast!

http://temescaldistrict.org/Home

Posted by Toni Hanna on 01/29/2016 at 11:15 PM

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