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« on: May 07, 2005 06:54:49 PM »

I don't know if anyone has posted this before, but there's a place on the Berkeley/Oakland border called the East Bay Depot for creative reuse. It's filled with recycled material (food containers, buttons, picture frames) that's really inexpensive. They often get large donations of some pretty unique stuff (test tubes, odd-shaped boxes) that you can get reall creative with. The address is 6713 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland right at the Berkeley border. website: http://www.east-bay-depot.org/
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005 01:14:16 PM »

Here is a top secret link to an unofficial website about the Depot. It gives an insiders perspective to the crazy items, people, and situations happening at the EBD. This store is crazy and fun, but as with any business that has no control over the inventory, things can be a bit chaotic at times, so have patience. Another insider's tip, the best deals are on "Psychedelic Sundays".
Unofficial site: www.thedepot.envy.nu - it's on a free server, so put on your pop-up blocker. For more up-to-date info on inventory and whatnot, check the official site. The Unofficial site is a secret, so don't mention to any of the managers at the Depot.

« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005 08:29:33 PM »

very cool - thx!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005 04:42:41 PM »

Thank you SO MUCH for posting both of these links guys...  I've been wondering where Bay Area folks get their craft supplies from (other than Michael's).  There's a nice store by Mission (some community donated store) but nothing like this...

I'm looking at that East Bay Depot site and honestly think I've died and gone to heaven.  My poor boyfriend has NO IDEA the mayhem and happiness that will come out of me going there!

thank you, thank you, thank you!

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2005 11:33:59 PM »

This is awesome, I had no idea such a store existed a mere 30 minutes from me!  Grin  Thanks for the info, swalsh & nara!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2005 09:32:32 PM »

I'm so jealous!  I wish there was something like this on the east coast...  you guys have all the cool stores.  Well, I'm sure NYC has some cool ones too...  but not Baltimore, man.  All we have is Michael's, AC Moore, JoAnn's, and overpriced Goodwill stores.  Cry

It's late, and I've been wondering...  How I can stay awake so long and miss so much...

« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010 07:54:15 PM »

OMG! Someone told me about this place when I was visiting my daughter in Emeryville. I did not write down the info so I just could not find it.  Thanks for listing this. I live in NH. can't wait to visit and check it out.

By the way in Emeryville there is a great place called Urban Ore. Have you heard of it?
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