Several new businesses have opened, or are about to open, locally, including an artisanal craft shop, a co-working space, a barber and a consignment store.
Mary Corbin is a writer and artist who has lived in Berkeley for over 30 years. Mary moved to the Bay Area from St. Louis to attend California College of the Arts in Oakland where she completed her BFA in painting and printmaking. A natural storyteller, she is currently working on a collection of short stories. As a writer for Berkeleyside and lead writer for YourBerkeley.com, Mary loves finding something new to write about just around the next corner while out on a walk, biking in the hills, or chatting with locals about food or fun events around town. Visit her cycling blog, MommaWheelie, for essays on biking for recreation and utility and view her work as an artist at marycorbinart.blogspot.com.
Shop Talk: Neyborly; Shane’s Place for Paws; Rims & Goggles
New openings to report this week include businesses for local artists, small-breed dogs and eyeware.
Shop Talk: Safeway Community Markets; The Event Center; Farrow & Ball
Safeway converts two former Andronico’s into Safeway Community Markets, new event space opens.
Shop Talk: The Coder School; The Treehouse; Red Bird
Two longstanding businesses have closed, Red Bird and The Treehouse, while two others have just opened: the Coder School and Urban Remedy.
Shop Talk: Lululemon; Stella Carakasi; Flight001; Lemonade
It’s all happening on Fourth Street with two current Berkeley stores, Lululemon and Stella Carakasi, relocating to a new development there, and an incumbent, Flight001, closing up shop.
Shop Talk: BodyRok Studio; Maxi Hair Salon; Oh Shirt Yeah
BodyRok: open since May at 1601 University Ave. in Berkeley. Photo: BodyRok BODYROK STUDIOS Berkeley is getting fit in all kinds of ways with new gyms and clubs popping up all over town, as Berkeleyside reported in September. Open since late May, BodyRok is in full swing in West Berkeley at 1601 University Ave. (at California). “We […]
Shop Talk: Jeremy’s, Utrecht, Patelco, Hannah’s
Jeremy’s Department Store at College and Ashby has closed. Photo: Tracey Taylor Jeremy’s Department Store at College and Ashby has closed. Photo: Tracey Taylor JEREMY’S DEPARTMENT STORE Jeremy’s in the Elmwood is no more. The discounted designer apparel store had been at its 2967 College Ave. (at Ashby) location since the 1990s and closed for good […]
Shop Talk: Yaza, Sahaira, HG Rugs, Games of Berkeley
HG Rugs is closing its West Berkeley store with a liquidation sale after 88 years in business; catch up on this and more local business news.
Berkeley clothing company Harvest & Mill has a mantra: ‘You are what you wear’
“Grown and sewn” T-shirts. Photo: Harvest & Mill We all know the phrase, “you are what you eat” and we certainly take that seriously in the Bay Area where the heart of local, sustainable and organic practices beats fervently and strong. But what about extending that ethos to the clothing industry, with the same level […]
Shop Talk: Dorset Finds, Revival Barber + Beauty, more
Dorset Finds at 1201 Tenth St., Suite D, specializes in unusual home decor. Photo: Dorset Finds DORSET FINDS Looking for a “new, old look” for your home or office? Dorset Finds, which opened in August 2016, specializes in “vintage industrial” furniture and home décor. “Much of what I sell are artifacts from the Industrial Age,” owner […]
Shop Talk: Farrow & Ball; The Black Squirrel; The House; The Batchery
Farrow & Ball coming soon to Fourth St. in West Berkeley Photo: Farrow & Ball Farrow & Ball coming soon to Fourth St. in West Berkeley Photo: Farrow & Ball FARROW & BALL Coming soon to the Fourth Street shopping district is Farrow & Ball in the former home of the Claremont II […]
Shop Talk: Dijital Fix, Yogofina, Urban Remedy, Spokes
Newly opened at 2950 College Ave. in the Elmwood: Dijital Fix. Photo: Dijital Fix Newly opened at 2950 College Ave. in the Elmwood: Dijital Fix. Photo: Dijital Fix DIJITAL FIX It seems like the Elmwood is always expanding its assortment of new shops and among them is the newly opened Dijital Fix Design & Electronics. Originally from Brooklyn, the […]