Despite opposition from many, and a change of heart from the city on approving the coffee chain, Starbucks looks set to open in South Berkeley.
A mobilized, vocal group of South Berkeley neighbors, working in concert with local merchants, has prevented a Starbucks from opening in South Berkeley. Berkeley’s City Council voted Tuesday, March 11, to deny Starbucks an administrative use permit for a 2,063-square-foot space at 3001 Telegraph Ave., at the southeast intersection with Ashby. Council members made the […]
An attempt by a group of South Berkeley neighbors to halt, or at least delay, the arrival of a Starbucks at 3001 Telegraph Ave. (at the intersection with Ashby) stumbled last week when the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board denied its appeal. The Bateman Neighborhood Association and Jim Smith, of Dana Street, had collected 1,500 signatures […]
Update, 03.19.13: Regarding the parking situation in the area, Starbucks is providing four off-street parking spaces inside the building at 3001 Telegraph. As reported in the story below, the city waived a further three that would normally have been required given the size of the space Starbucks is leasing. Avi Nevo, the owner of the building, […]
The view from the L-shaped deck off the penthouse apartment at 2055 Center St. is spectacular. One side looks west toward San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Another side offers a sweeping vista of Berkeley’s downtown and hills. For $6,300 a month, the amenities ought to be top-of-the-line, and at the recently opened Berkeley […]
Update, 01.07.13: Telegraph Gardens is now largely complete and more details about the building and rentals can be found on its website. Construction is under way at the corner of Telegraph and Ashby Avenues to build a five-story, mixed-use building which will house 38 residential units, community areas and 4,000 sq ft of street-facing retail space. Designs […]