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Shop Talk: Phone Repair Hut; Perricone MD; Aesop; Sonic
Bye-bye Perricone MD, hello Aesop on Fourth Street; the Phone Repair Hut opens in the Elmwood; and gigabit fiber comes to town in our round-up of local biz news.
Shop Talk: Dopp; Noor and Sons; Party Heaven; The Standard
Catch up on all the latest local business news.
Shop Talk: Aaron Brothers; CoWorking With Wisdom; Wells Fargo; Anthropologie
Longtime art supplies store Aaron Brothers is closing; Wells Fargo on Bancroft is no longer and a new co-working space offers meditation along with desks and chairs.
Shop Talk: Ink Off Me; Twig and Fig; UP Plumbing Supply
A new spot where tattoos are removed; an elegant stationery store changes hands; and a plumbing supplier that has opened in an historic building that started life as… a plumbers.
After long run, Berkeley’s last video-rental store gets ready to close
After serving many loyal local movie-lovers for nearly four decades, Andy Katz will shutter his Solano Avenue store in the summer.
Shop Talk: Urbanity Piedmont; Indigo Vintage Cooperative; Beadazzled; Berkeley Chess School; Bank of America
A new beading store, a permanent location for Berkeley Chess School and a temporary spot for downtown’s Bank of America: all this and more local biz news.
Shop Talk: Body Time; Zoonie’s; John Muir Outpatient Center; Palm & Perkins; Pet Food Express; Copy Central
Lots of local biz news this week, including the closure after 48 years of Body Time, the opening of Copy Central Southside, and a forthcoming John Muir outpatient center.
Shop Talk: Personal Pizazz; Yama Kids Yoga; Attorney IO
A yoga studio just for kids has come to Berkeley, along with a new service for lawyers. A clothing store plans to relocate.
Shop Talk: Crate & Barrel; Braid Bar & Beauty; Hands-On!; Uchi; Mad Monk
Crate & Barrel on Fourth will close after 30 years but plans to reopen nearby; Mad Monk has shuttered after 2 on Telegraph. Newly opened: Braid Bar & Beauty, Hands-On! and Uchi
Shop Talk: All Natural Stone; Phone Repair Hut; Urbanity; Upper Playground; C&C Cleaners
C&C Cleaners in the Elmwood and Upper Playground on Telegraph are closing. We have news of revamped and new businesses too.
Shop Talk: Lunaria; Hello Vintage; Baby Dynamo; Patient’s Care Collective; Blick
Baby Dynamo in the Elmwood has closed after just six months; Hello Vintage has opened, Lunaria will soon and Patient’s Care Collective has had a makeover.