You may see mentions of a new name — Nearby, on our social media and elsewhere today (and from now on). Nothing is changing for Keep Oakland Alive — this is simply a name for us, the people behind it (hello!) as we work out how to take what we’ve done together in Oakland and see if we can help other communities and towns create the same kind of thing.
See, what started as a unified storefront for Oakland and your one-stop-shop for local has become a movement — and we definitely see y’all as the leaders in this effort to turn the tide back toward a more personal, more meaningful way to shop in your own hometown.
If you want to read more about this new evolution, there’s more on both our blog and the new Nearby blog — and if you know people in other places who might already be interested in seeing something like Keep Oakland Alive in their hometown, feel more than free to point them in the direction of our site (and job listings.) Now, back to business!