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A low-cost commercial kitchen is in the works for East Oakland

Oct 20, 2021 | In the Press, News

By Ricky Rodas — The Oaklandside, 10/20/21

“Councilmember Loren Taylor, who drafted the resolution and represents District 6 where the center is located, told The Oaklandside that the kitchen is tentatively scheduled to open next year… The rec center already has two kitchens, and the intention is to convert one of them into a commercial workspace that can be used by food entrepreneurs currently cooking out of their homes. The kitchen will also benefit residents in the area, said Taylor. ‘The East Oakland neighborhood surrounding the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center is a food desert where our residents do not have access to healthy and nutritious food,’ he wrote in the resolution’s accompanying report.”