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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!
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.
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This is atrocious! We must fight!
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.
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!!!
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.
We must all unite to see that this DOES NOT happen! Genova MUST STAY!!
Genova customer for 44 years
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!
Couldn't they raise their prices to deal with the increase in rent.
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.
I sent an email I encourage everyone to do the same.
This is getting so riduculous
Thank you Rue. Time to write letters.
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!
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