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Posted inBusiness, Crime & Safety, Fire, Housing & Development

Building begins on site of Sequoia Apts fire on Telegraph

A groundbreaking for a new building at 2441 Haste St., at Telegraph Avenue, on May 28. Among those pictured (left to right), the property’s owner, Kenneth Ent (fourth from left). His son Gregory is second from left. Photo: Ted Friedman A groundbreaking for a new building at 2441 Haste St., at Telegraph Avenue, on May 28. […]

Posted inBusiness

Telegraph Ave. scrubbed, cleaned in beautification effort

Ambassadors hired by Block by Block are engaged in a month-long cleanup of Telegraph Avenue. Photo: Ted Friedman The deployment of neon-clad “ambassadors” to paint over graffiti, power-wash streets, and sweep sidewalks along Telegraph Avenue is the latest in a series of attempts to revitalize a business district which has seen better days. The “Big […]

Posted inBusiness, Fire, Housing & Development

New building proposed for Sequoia site on Telegraph Ave.

A rendering of the 42-unit residential and commercial building proposed for the site of the former Sequoia Apartment building at 2441 Haste St. at Telegraph. Source: Kahn Design Associates The owners of the property at 2441 Haste St. at Telegraph, scene of a devastating fire in Nov. 2011 that destroyed the five-story Sequoia Apartments, have submitted […]

Posted inBusiness

Popular restaurants closed by fires face further delays

All that remains of the Sequoia Building is the one-story façade on Telegraph that housed Café Intermezzo and Raleigh’s. Photo: Lance Knobel All that remains of the Sequoia Building is the one-story façade on Telegraph that housed Café Intermezzo and Raleigh’s. Photo: Lance Knobel It looks like a number of Berkeley restaurants won’t be recovering […]