TROVELESS After six years in Berkeley, interior design and home furnishings store Trove will shutter its two outlets at Gilman Village — but only once it has sold off all its inventory. Bargains are in order now with most items discounted 60-75%. Owner Diane Haydon says she plans to take up painting again.
CRAFTY MOVES Michelle Nelson, former design consultant for The Craftsman Home at 3048 Claremont which, as we reported last week, has closed, is opening an Arts and Crafts design studio just around the corner at 2842 Prince Street, former home to Personal Pizazz which itself moved into The Craftsman Home space (are you keeping up?). Nelson reminds us that her new home was once the The Arts and Crafts Press. Nelson will offer home design services and a variety of home furnishings. She will formally open her doors on October 1st.
SO SPICY Korean restaurant BeBop opened in the space formerly occupied by La Cascada in the Elmwood last month. The name riffs off a popular traditional Korean dish, bibimbap, which means “mixed rice.” Read all about it on KQED’s Bay Area Bites — the restaurant is at 2975 College Avenue (between Ashby and Webster).
ENDLESS GLASS Donkey and Goat winery recently moved into new digs at 1340 Fifth Street and added a tasting room. Wine lovers are invited to sample Jared and Tracey Brandt’s naturally-made wines Fridays from 4 to 7 pm and Saturdays from noon until 4 pm. Welcome to Berkeley’s drinks district!
Shop Talk is our new regular column in which we post updates on Berkeley businesses — openings, closings, new directions, relaunches, relocations. If you’re a Berkeley business with news, or a Berkeleysider who has spotted a change in your neighborhood or on your travels, shoot us an email with the details.