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OAK OKs Three Retail Concession Contracts

The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners, operators of Oakland International Airport, has approved entering into 10-year space use agreements with three retail concessionaires: HG OAK Retail Concessionaires, Paradies Lagardère @ OAK, and MRG Oakland, LLC, to introduce 16 new storefronts at the airport in two years.

The new storefronts will feature new and convenience stores, specialty retail, duty-free and automated vending concessions. Work from local artists will be featured in several of the new storefronts, representing the cultural diversity and allure of Oakland and the East Bay.

All three retailers are committed to devoting a portion of their news and convenience units, in addition to the two largest anchor locations, for local merchandise. Each retailer has also entered joint venture partnerships with designated Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) organizations including Oaklandish, Silver Dragon Café, JR Lester & Associates, Maj Collection and Arandia Designs.

“The retail program will be transformational for the entire airport,” says Nyika Allen, assistant director of aviation at the Port of Oakland. “Each proposer had the opportunity to design unique units that are reflective of the East Bay community and will engage with, support, and promote local merchants. We are confident that this program will support a deep connection to local businesses while still meeting a wide range of passenger retail needs.”

Some of the new concepts are expected to debut later this year, with completion of the program’s transformation by the end of 2024.