Parking Space "Parklet" Stolen in Entirety

The Actual Cafe in Oakland, California proudly opened an extension of their space last Wednesday into a parking space, creating a parklet for customers. Later that evening, someone stole the whole thing.
May 23, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The owners caught the theft on a surveillance camera:

"According to Sal and the team at Actual Cafe, it seems that "the parklet was moved between 5:40 and 6 p.m. last night (May 18), on a white Subaru wagon, license plate 4UEG667.""

The parklet consists of a handful of chairs and tables, wooden-slat floors and walls, and a couple of planters with native plants. The cafe was inspired by the "pavement-to-parklet" movement in nearby San Francisco, even though there is still not official support for such activities.

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Published on Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Oakland Local
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