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Posted inBusiness

Elmwood business quotas may change to help startups

The decades-old retail and food quotas in Berkeley’s Elmwood commercial district face a potentially dramatic overhaul with Councilmember Gordon Wozniak set to propose a review of the quotas to the Planning Commission at tonight’s City Council meeting. If it’s adopted, Wozniak’s scheme would eliminate retail quotas and collapse the current three-tier food quota into a single quota. “I want […]

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A’Cuppa Tea move raises issues of Elmwood quotas

Lynn and Lee Vu at A'Cuppa Tea: "completely mom and pop". Photo: Lance Knobel Update, 9:50pm: At its meeting tonight, the Berkeley City Council upheld the ZAB decision to give a use permit to A’Cuppa Tea in the Elmwood. ……………………………………………………………. At tonight’s City Council meeting, the 36th item on the agenda is an appeal against […]