Oakland, Calif. (July 1, 2020) – Corinne Kinczel and Brady Bellis, owners of Rocky’s Market, are thrilled to announce the grand opening of their second location, Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin on Friday, July 10, 2020. Located in the beautifully restored historic 9th Avenue Terminal Building along Oakland’s waterfront, the redesigned industrial market space features locally-sourced organic produce, grocery items, artisanal products, craft beer, and local wine. The new restaurant, The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market, will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items that are available for take-out or on the new outdoor patio.
“Our vision for Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin is to create a community-oriented place to shop and dine, while honoring our mission to serve the local neighborhood,” said Kinczel. “We are inspired by the rich and colorful history of the area and are excited to be a part of Brooklyn Basin’s vision to revitalize and complement Oakland’s vibrant waterfront.”
To celebrate the grand opening, through the weekend of July 10, 11, and 12, Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin will donate a portion of sales to Nourish the People, Inc., a foundation created by Corinne and Brady to supply groceries to local families in need. Guests will also be offered free Highwire coffee, gift card giveaways, and the first 25 customers each day will receive a Rocky’s Market travel mug, filled with Highwire coffee or Numi tea.
The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market
Co-Owner and Executive Chef Chef Corinne Kinczel brings years of experience and expertise in cooking with fresh organic ingredients to the new casual dining restaurant, The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market. Her seasonally changing menus are driven by organic, sustainable, and locally-sourced seasonal ingredients from Bay Area farmers and artisans. The full menu can be found online here.
Rocky’s Market focuses on a well-curated assortment of products, including organic produce from local favorites, Full Belly Farm and Blossom Bluff Orchards. They source sustainable meats and dairy, fine cheeses, and artisanal goods from various local brands, such as Grand Bakery, Cult Crackers, and Granola Guru. Rocky’s Market boasts an impressive local and international wine and craft beer selection, and a vast selection of ciders and sake. The market features prepared foods from Rocky’s in-house catering company, Two Local Girls, which offers delicious salads, sandwiches and pantry items using organic, local, and sustainable ingredients, as well as healthy take & bake meals with a focus on convenience, nutrition, and freshness. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available. A full coffee bar, located inside the market, serves locally roasted Highwire Coffee, baked goods from Berkeley-based Starter Bakery, and Manhattan-style organic bagels from Berkeley’s Boichik Bagels.
A mural, designed by local high school student Vincent Truong, is located above the coffee bar and speaks to the artistic and communal atmosphere of Rocky’s Market. In commissioning the artwork, Brady and Corinne contacted the Oakland School for the Arts, which held a competition for the mural. Brady and Corinne asked students to design a mural based on a 1930s photo of the 9th Avenue Terminal interior. They selected Truong’s design from an impressive pool of over 60 entries.
Location and Hours
Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin is located at 288 9th Ave., Oakland, CA 94606. The market is open daily from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market will be open daily for breakfast from 7:30 am – 10:30 am, and for lunch and dinner from 11 am – 8 pm. For more information, please visit the Rocky’s Market website and follow Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin on Instagram and Facebook.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Rocky’s Market enforces all CDC guidelines and takes extra precautions with enhanced daily cleaning and sanitation/handwashing stations. Only ten customers are allowed inside the market at a time, and masks are required. Social distancing precautions are in place, and those exhibiting signs of COVID-19 will be politely asked to leave.