Sad news for the Oakland community. The much loved
Parkway Speakeasy is closing. Oakland will lose one of its cultural icons Sunday when the Parkway Speakeasy Theater closes its doors after 12 years in business.
owners Kyle and Catherine Fischer announced that the theater, known for its eclectic lineup of entertainment that ran the gamut from movies to lesbian fashion shows, would close at the end of the business day Sunday.
“We, at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater, are deeply proud of the Parkway and will profoundly miss serving its community.” the message said. “Thank you for your patronage.”
Diane Verducci, REALTOR at The GRUBB Co., writes in her September newsletter,
“Good News – Oakland has passed an ordinance to offer a voluntary seismic strengthening incentive program. Within 60 days of ownership the homeowner applies for the retrofit permit -if it complies with the standards, the $250 flat permit fee applies. Retrofitting must be completed within one year of receiving the permit. Then 30 days following a Certificate of Approval, the homeowner receives a reimbursement of 5% of the purchase price or $5,000, which ever is less.”