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Jack London Square is an entertainment and business destination on the waterfront of Oakland, California, United States. Named after the author Jack London and owned by the Port of Oakland, it is the home of stores, restaurants, hotels, an Amtrak station, a San Francisco Bay Ferry ferry dock, the historic Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon, the (re-located) cabin where Jack London lived in the Klondike, and a movie theater. A farmer's market is hosted among the retail shops on Sunday mornings. The former presidential yacht USS Potomac is moored at an adjacent slip.

Geography




Farmer's Market at Jack London Square - Every Sunday, Farmers Market at Jack London Square offers fresh produce and artisanal food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Jack London Square is located at the south end of Broadway, across the Oakland Estuary from Alameda.

The name has also come to refer to the formerly industrial neighborhood surrounding Jack London Square now known as the Jack London District, which has undergone significant rehabilitation in the last decade, including loft conversions and new construction.

Current California Governor (and former Oakland mayor) Jerry Brown made his home here before moving north to the Uptown neighborhood.

Tenants and businesses


CUESA Throws Harvest Festival to Celebrate Jack London Square ...
CUESA Throws Harvest Festival to Celebrate Jack London Square .... Source : www.kqed.org

KTVU (Channel 2), the Bay Area's Fox affiliate, has had studios at the Square since it began broadcasting on March 3, 1958, and the offices of the Port of Oakland are located there as well. The Square was also the temporary home of the Oakland Tribune from 1989 to 1996 after the newspaper was forced to abandon the landmark downtown Tribune Tower due to damage it sustained in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Other businesses at Jack London Square range from the Oakland Athletics team headquarters and software firm Navis LLC, to restaurants such as Kincaid's Bay House and Yoshi's restaurant and jazz club.

Railways and transit


Jack London Square Farmers Market - Best Farmer 2018
Jack London Square Farmers Market - Best Farmer 2018. Source : farmer.govtack.us

A mainline railroad runs through the middle of the street, with the train speed limit set at 15 mph (25 km/h). The tracks running through Jack London Square are used by BNSF Railway, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, San Joaquin, and Union Pacific Railroad. The trains share the road with automobiles, AC Transit buses, and pedestrians. The square is a very popular spot for railfans.

Design and development


Jack London Square Farmers Market - Best Farmer 2018
Jack London Square Farmers Market - Best Farmer 2018. Source : farmer.govtack.us

Jack London Square's most recent changes are adding more businesses, restaurants, and entertainment. Under lead developer Ellis Partners, Jack London Square's new architecture and public spaces are adding to the daytime and nighttime population and use. Recent new components include the 55 Harrison building, a 178,000-square-foot (16,500 m2) mid-rise by RMW Architects in association with Steve Worthington. The public spaces by SWA Group extended the city to the waterfront by adding accessible waterfront spaces supporting a variety of programs and events from farmers markets to the popular Eat Real local, organic food fest.

See also


Jack London Square Farmer's Market
Jack London Square Farmer's Market. Source : www.visitoakland.com

  • Jack London District, Oakland, California
  • Chinatown, Oakland, California
  • Old Oakland

References


Jack London Square Farmers Market - Best Farmer 2018
Jack London Square Farmers Market - Best Farmer 2018. Source : farmer.govtack.us

Bibliography


Farmer's market at Jack London Square in Oakland California Stock ...
Farmer's market at Jack London Square in Oakland California Stock .... Source : www.alamy.com

External links


Jack London Square Farmers Market - 209 Photos & 160 Reviews ...
Jack London Square Farmers Market - 209 Photos & 160 Reviews .... Source : www.yelp.com

  • Official website
  • The Jack London District Association
  • The Jack London News


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