A small backhoe can be glimpsed inside Cody's. Photo: Sandy Friedland

The Cody’s building on the corner of Telegraph and Haste has been vacant since the bookstore closed its one-time flagship in 2006.

Berkeleysider Sandy Friedland spotted some work in the building and took the photo on the left, wondering whether something might be resurrected on the site.

Property owner Ken Sarachan, who also owns Rasputin Music and the long-vacant, controversial site on the opposite corner of Telegraph and Haste, could not be reached today. No permit is posted on the exterior. The scale of work looks modest.

A close observer of Telegraph, however, says there is a permit for seismic retrofit for the Cody’s building. There is no known tenant for the site.

If readers know more, tell us in the comments.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...