Once an empty storage unit that sat vacant for several years, Scarlet City Espresso Bar has transformed the dormant lot into a wonderful, whimsical new cafe that recently opened in Emeryville at the corner of Adeline and Yerba Buena Avenue.
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books, magazines, newspapers | Sep 18, 2014Posted by NPR Food
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bay area | Sep 17, 2014Posted by Sarah Henry
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