It’s actually kind of interesting to see the changes coming to Emeryville’s Public Market. The first time I ever went was to blow off steam with some fellow Chips Quinn Scholar interns at a little bar a few steps from the food court in the summer of 1994. It was karaoke night, so I guess that would make Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blue” the first karaoke song I ever sung. I think I closed the night out by backing another intern on the Stylistics’ “Stone In Love With You.”
I remember when I used to visit there regularly to eat at the food court and hang out at Borders Books. Now they’ve revamped the building some and it looks like new tenants are on the way in.