OVER AND OUT Volcom on Telegraph Avenue is closing up shop due to lack of sales, says manager Damian Kordick. The fashion store’s last day is tomorrow, June 27, and there’s a 50% off sale at the shop until the doors close for the last time. According to Kordick, American Apparel for Men will be moving in. Berkeleyside has not been able to confirm this. Volcom is at 2305 Telegraph Avenue. Tel: 510-7040 860.
MOVING ALONG Grove Street Kids is moving from its current location on Martin Luther King Jr Way to 1385 Shattuck Avenue. The children’s resale clothing store is closed while it moves and hopes to re-open in mid-July in time to celebrate its 5th year anniversary. Owner Anne Marie Elliott says on the store’s website that, while they were quite happy on MLK, they would like to be in a busier location with more foot traffic. Follow Grove Street Kids on Facebook for details, including the date of the opening.
STEPPING NORTH Ekso Bionics, formerly called Berkeley Bionics, and makers of the rather fantastic exoskeletons for use by people with spinal cord injuries, has moved its HQ from Berkeley to Richmond. Ekso Bionics was co-founded by Russ Anglod, Nathan Harding, Homayoon Kazerooni, and the Berkeley Robotics and Engineering Lab at UC Berkeley and recently raised $9 million in funding, according to San Francisco Business Times.
Shop Talk is our 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. Read previous Shop Talk columns here.
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