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Andronico’s files for bankruptcy

Andronico's on Telegraph, one of the four stores in Berkeley. Photo: Tracey Taylor Andronico’s Markets, the 82-year old supermarket chain founded in Berkeley, filed today for bankruptcy in Oakland. Four of the seven existing Andronico’s stores are in Berkeley: on Telegraph, Shattuck, University and Solano (the original store, founded in 1929). Berkeleyside reported on the […]

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Andronico’s plans recapitalization with new lenders and investors

Berkeleyside yesterday reported on the financial difficulties that seem to be besetting Andronico’s, which has four supermarkets in Berkeley. Today, the family-owned company sent Berkeleyside a statement written by CEO Bill Andronico, announcing plans to recapitalize the company: As with other small family companies, Andronico’s continues to operate with many business challenges on a daily […]

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Four Berkeley Andronico’s face difficult conditions

Andronico's on Telegraph, one of the four stores in Berkeley. Photo: Tracey Taylor There are signs that Andronico’s, the local supermarket chain founded in Berkeley in 1929, faces some serious commercial problems. According to a recent report in the San Francisco Chronicle, a number of suppliers are having difficulties being paid. A commenter to Berkeleyside’s […]

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Berkeley’s food meccas: The new religion

Shopping at Berkeley Bowl: non-denominational? We couldn’t resist hoisting from the comments this reflection by EBGuy on food shopping as religion (prompted by today’s opening of Berkeley’s Trader Joe’s) : I have a theory about Berkeley.* With organized religion on the decline, we look to food to provide a shared communal experience. Grocery stores are our cathedrals. […]

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Police ask for ID help on Andronico’s robbery

The  Berkeley Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying the above pictured  suspect who is responsible for the robbery that took place at Andronico’s on 2655 Telegraph Avenue on Sunday, March 7. At approximately 10:00 pm, an unidentified suspect entered Andronico’s, approached an employee, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. After the […]