Cesar Hernandez | San Francisco Chronicle
PUBLISHED: May 25, 2022
"Usually when I order roast chicken at a restaurant, I half expect someone to come out and laugh at me. But that’s not the case at Castro Valley restaurant Oculto. As soon as you sit down, put in your order for the chicken, because..."
Peter Lewis | Quicktelecast
PUBLISHED: May 24, 2022
"Head chef-owner Mikey Ochoa of Castro Valley’s Oculto, the fine dining restaurant inside the Castro Valley Marketplace, vividly remembers the first time he tasted..."
Castro Valley Forum
PUBLISHED: Mar 30, 2022
"The Castro Valley–Eden Area Chamber of Commerce held its first in-person mixer since the pandemic began on Wednesday night, March 23, in Lab 200, located on the mezzanine of the Castro Valley MarketPlace. Monthly Chamber mixers are free to members and..."
Michael Singer | Castro Valley Forum
PUBLISHED: Jan 12, 202
"When the Carry Outee takeout food stand on Castro Valley Boulevard closed down nearly 20 years ago, Mikey Ochoa had envisioned opening up his own restaurant there to make the foods he liked to eat and..."
Jessica Yadegaran and Linda Zavoral | Mercury News
PUBLISHED: Jan 14, 2022
"These days, many of us are moving more toward plant-based and planet-focused eating, with Meatless Mondays expanding to multiply days of the week. So. when we do indulge our inner Lucky for us, the Bay Area offers ..."
Janele Bitker & Elena Kadvany | San Francisco Chronicle
PUBLISHED: Jan 4, 202
"New additions to the list for January include a highly anticipated daytime destination from a former fine dining chef, a rare Kyrgyz spot and a creative Latin American restaurant hiding on top of ..."
Luke Tsai | Eater San Francisco
PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2021
"Hermanos Verdes is slinging fun, boldly modern Venezuelan and Mexican dishes in the East Bay suburbs ..."
Soleil Ho | San Francisco Chronicle
PUBLISHED: Dec 21, 2021
"Castro Valley's once-roving pop-up showed promise even before it became firmly situated at the new cocktail hot spol Oculto ..."
Andrea Vasquez Nelson | Diablo Magazine
PUBLISHED: Oct. 25, 2019
“As we transform this building from department store to a department store of food, it’s going to be the heartbeat [and] center of the community,” says Craig Semmelmeyer, founder and principal of Main Street Property Services, whose past projects include the Marketplace in San Ramon, and the Shops at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord..."
Sara Han | Berkeleyside Nosh
PUBLISHED: Jun. 19, 2019
“ In January, Nosh mentioned a huge gourmet marketplace opening soon in Castro Valley and today, we have a few more details to share. Taking over the former Daughtrey’s department store, The Castro Valley Marketplace will be a new type of multi-level artisanal food destination in the East Bay. Nosh spoke with Craig Semmelmeyer, one of the marketplace partners and founder..."
Linda Zavoral | The Mercury News
PUBLISHED: Jan. 28, 2019
“Construction is under way on a massive project to transform Castro Valley’s long-vacant Daughtrey’s department store site into a two-story food hall. The Castro Valley Marketplace is scheduled to open this summer, a spokeswoman said. Four partners have been working on this public-private project with the Alameda County Community Development Agency. Two..."
Sarah Fritsche | San Francisco Chronicle
PUBLISHED: Jan. 4, 2019
“The Market is in the midst of an ambitious expansion that will increase the Market Street grocery store and food hall’s space by 50 percent while doubling — maybe even tripling — the number of food vendors. Though partner Chris Foley is staying mum on specifics, he teases that eight to 15 new tenants will feature ramen, Korean food and burgers, and there..."