Westword: What's your favorite thing about your neighborhood?
Johnson: Location, I can be anywhere in town in just minutes. I also have my store there. It's a quiet, odd industrial area, but it's close to downtown. It's sort of a forgotten side of the highway. I hate to tell everyone about it in one way, but it's great, inexpensive and it's pretty quiet except for the train.
Is there a hidden gem in your neighborhood?
Besides the shop, there are quite a few parks. In the next two years, the city and the Army Corps of Engineers are going to be redoing the entire riverfront. There will be three parks with rock climbing walls, a pedestrian bridge that will connect through the new Alameda Exchange. The light rail is right near by. So it's a magical spot.
As far as food, you can find everything Mexican and Vietnamese. In less than a mile, east of Broadway, you can find every other hip, urban, kind of food.
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