A CVS under construction on Telegraph Avenue, in the former Andronico’s site. Photo: Ted Friedman A CVS under construction on Telegraph Avenue, in the former Andronico’s site. Photo: Ted Friedman Construction workers have been spotted on Telegraph Avenue in the former Andronico’s location north of Derby Street, which is set to feature a CVS store and […]
Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto on Sunday Dec 8, 2012. Photo: William Newton Never let it be said it doesn’t snow in Berkeley. Kids turned out in their warm fleeces and mittens on Sunday to enjoy a winter wonderland on Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto. The Snow Queen paid a visit to the transformed parking […]
Berkeley Hardware has been in its present site for 50 years. The proposed move will take it west on University. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley Ace Hardware, which has been in its present site at 2145 University Avenue for 50 years (and in business near that site since 1895), looks poised to move to the old […]
New on 4th: Convert shoes GREEN SOLES On Fourth Street, the space vacated in January by A La Folie has been snapped up by Convert Shoes. The owners say they opened the store “to give our customers more of what they clearly want — sustainably made shoes that are simply great looking.” Brands include Timberland, Doc Marten, Keds, Seychelles, New […]
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.
SMOKY NO MORE Ken Looney has closed his Looney’s Southern Bar -B-Que at 2190 Bancroft Ave. after five years of operation. He closed it Dec. 11 because he could not come to acceptable terms with the landlord when his lease expired, according to an employee at one of Looney’s Oakland locations. PHARMACY SHUFFLE No official word […]
When the Andronico's on Telegraph closes, city officials are hoping the building's owner will rent to another grocery store City officials are lobbying the owners of the soon-to-be-vacated Andronico’s on Telegraph to rent the building to another grocery chain rather than a pharmacy. Mayor Tom Bates sent a letter on Dec. 1 to the Conference […]
Andronico's has slashed prices in its Telegraph Avenue store to move goods. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel Starting in January, shoppers at Andronico’s Markets should start seeing upgrades in the chain’s remaining five stores, including new refrigeration cases, revamped displays, and shelves stocked with additional goods. The revamp is part of Renovo Capital’s quest to capture a […]
Andronico's on Telegraph Avenue will close Andronico’s is closing its Telegraph Avenue store just a month after it shuttered its University Avenue location. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting today that Renwood Opportunities Fund, the new owners of Andronico’s, made the decision as part of its financial restructuring of the 82-year old supermarket chain. “Investment […]
As Andronic’s prepares to shutter its store on University Avenue, shoppers take advantage of the 50% discount on all dry groceries.
Andronico's on University facing closure The new owners of Andronico’s Markets announced Monday that they will close the store at 1414 University Avenue, but will not shutter the other three locations in Berkeley. Renwood Opportunities Fund, a partnership between Rosewood Private Investments and Renovo Capital, took over the bankrupt grocery chain last week, buying the […]
A.G. Ferrari’s Solano Avenue store which closed in April A.G. Ferrari’s Solano Avenue store which closed in April After both declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, Andronico’s and A.G Ferrari have found a savior and look to be out of immediate crisis, according to Chronicle columnist Andrew Ross. A.G. Ferrari, which was forced to close its […]