Twenty new restaurants and bars opened, including Bar Shiru, Emporium Oakland and Cupcakin' at Swan's Market; eight closed.
By creating a mobile app and robots that prepare and serve orders, Bbox provides cheaper, more efficient coffee, and plans to expand its technology to more restaurant automation.
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Thirteen new restaurants opened — including Thai Taste Kitchen, Rob Ben's, Javi's Cooking and Town Tavern — and seven closed.
The hotel only went forward after the Council twice agreed to defer fees owed by the developer. That lowered the developers' upfront costs and increased profit margins.