The Laurel Business Improvement District is located on MacArthur Blvd between 35th Avenue and High Street in Oakland, CA.  We have over 100 businesses ranging from:

  • Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Retail and Grocery Shopping
  • Dining
  • Beauty Care
  • Specialized Services ranging from Tailors and Laundromats, Music, Martial Arts, Feed and Pet Supplies and Care, Auto and Gas Services, Insurance, Financial Services, and much more... The Laurel has something for everyone!  

We are very proud to be awarded the "Best of the East Bay:  Best Completely Reimagined Neighborhood" by East Bay Express in 2011.  Please come explore the Laurel, and find out what great things our neighborhood has to offer!


Two Great Halloween Events - Saturday, NOV 1

Saturday, October 26: Two Great Halloween Events for the Family and Kids!

12noon - 2pm: Trick or Treating in the Laurel
All Participating Stores on MacArthur Blvd between 35th and High Street!

7:00pm: Outdoor Kids Movie: Maleficent
Laurel Ace Hardware, 4024 MacArthur Blvd
Come in Costume! Costume Contest w/ Prizes!

Allendale Elementary decorates the Laurel!

Attached are some pics from yesterday. Allendale Elementary's 5th grade class took to MacArthur Blvd to decorate store windows. Thanks to Lease Wong from Komodo Toys for organizing this every year, to the Laurel Security Ambassadors for chaperoning and setup, and special thanks to Ms. Buenavista's 5th grade class from Allendale Elementary for all their beautiful artwork. Go Tigers!

and don't forget this Saturday....

Saturday, December 21st, 2-4pm
Drop off - 4164 MacArthur Blvd - Marquardt Prop. Mgmt. LLC

Summer 2013 Update! New Businesses and Events!

Updates from the Laurel District Association

Incoming and New Businesses
We are excited about the recent activity and brewing interest in business startups and renovations in the Laurel! We of course have a way to go, but with great thanks to the collective efforts of the LVA and neighborhood groups, NCPCs, merchants, and supporters, new fruit is starting to bear! Among the new businesses and upgrades that have taken place (* indicates a remodeled interior):

New Laurel Street Banner Winter/Spring Designs

Here's a sneak peak into the new street banner designs by 23 year resident and amazing Oakland artist Valerie Brown Troutt! Valerie's Art Portfolio Here.

Laurel Street Fair 2013

14TH ANNUAL LAUREL STREET FAIR 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported and came out to celebrate a wonderful day with us!   Attendance was estimated at 10,000+ people!  Considering this is a neighborhood-run fair that relies on no major advertising, this is an incredible feat, and a tribute to the neighborhood and the merchants!