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Devin McDonald and Jenny Stevenson took on a much-loved Berkeley institution when they bought Mr Mopps’ toy store in October. The couple read about Mr Mopps’ being for sale on Berkeleyside and decided it was their mission to save it.

Kim Aronson is an online community builder who has lived in Berkeley for the past decade. He makes short films on the side. This is his fifth video report for Berkeleyside about Berkeley people — your neighbors.

Watch Aronson’s first Berkeleyside film, about Sunday softball organizer Raymond Weschler, his second about poster maker Doug Minkler, his third, about the “you’re perfect” guy, Benjamin Smythe, and his fourth, about Harold Spiller at Porter’s Barber Shop.

The Grand Re-Opening Party for Mr Mopps’ will be held on April 10.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...