The city has yet to finalize the application and permitting process that would allow microenterprise home kitchen operations, or MEHKOs. We found out why.
Sales at Community Foods Market have declined by 35% since December 2020. The store has launched a booster campaign as a last-ditch effort to stay open.
Latorra Monk worked in kitchens for years before opening Oaklandia in June 2020. She hoped to make a community hangout, but now she’s just barely hanging on.
The owner of this nearly 49-year-old ‘Old World’ Berkeley restaurant says she wants to stay in business to see its 50th year. She plans to reopen Le Bateau Ivre in a few weeks.
The West Oakland-based brewery aims to open the Laurel District taproom for takeout sales in February.
Third-party apps like DoorDash expand restaurants’ geographic reach and customer base, but service fees cut too deeply into their bottom line, say some East Bay businesses.
Started by ‘Chopped’ winner Rashad Armstead, the collective provides kitchen space, networking opportunities, business management skills and capital.
The LNU and CZU Lightning complex fires have caused hazardous working conditions, endangered structures and prevented harvesting on farms that sell at Berkeley’s three weekly markets.
To keep staff and customers safe, this small, well-stocked West Berkeley neighborhood market has created an online ordering and curbside pickup system.
Cal Peternell has passed the torch to Carlo Espinas, who runs the bi-weekly pop-up at Cafe Encina in North Oakland.
Local restaurant, cafe and winery owners feel there is a lack of clear and consistent messaging from the city, county and state during the pandemic.
The project arose from the community’s desires for access to healthy foods, career opportunities and economic growth by way of a worker-owned grocery store.