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  • The Payback 1618 Franklin Street Oakland, CA (map)


You are invited to the Business, Community and Media Event for

Black Vines—A Toast to
Black Wineries and Diverse Art®

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
at The PayBack, 1618 Franklin, Oakland CA 94612 (near the corner of 17th)

Fern Stroud, Founder of Black Vines—A Toast to Black Wineries and Diverse Art®, will announce details of the 8th Annual February winemakers event, in addition to making a significant announcement affecting the downtown business community. Black Vines’ website is

Oakland’s energetic business and dining community has added to its footprint, a new industrially chic venue, boasting a vast array of spirits and delectable eats. Featuring late afternoon to evening hours, The Payback’s Paula Harrell, also owner of the eponymous wine label,, has redesigned the space to accommodate after work conversation with a back room gaming area.  Marking the soft opening of The Payback Bar, patrons of this event will be the first to learn of future offerings coming to this stylish downtown venue. Patrons are welcome to stay past the event.

RSVP required prior to Monday, January 28.
Press email:, Guests email: to confirm.

Later Event: January 28
Kickoff Media Event @The Payback