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Posted inBusiness

Photos: Sports Basement preparing to open Nov. 11

Sports Basement will open in the former Berkeley Iceland location on Tuesday next week, 10 days later than originally forecast. It will follow with a “Grandish Snowpening” on Saturday, Nov.15, when Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will officially cut the ribbon on the new retail store in the 71,862-square-foot building at 2727 Milvia St. The historic ice­ skating rink has been renovated […]

Posted inBusiness

Sports Basement to take over historic Berkeley ice rink

Mayor Tom Bates fell on his butt there. Susan Wengraf and Gordon Wozniak fondly recalled children’s parties there. There was a wave of nostalgia for Berkeley Iceland at last night’s City Council meeting, from both council members and residents providing public comment. But the passionate efforts of Save Berkeley Iceland, the campaign that hoped to […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Discount sports store to take over Berkeley Iceland

Sports Basement, a discount sports store with four branches in the Bay Area, is taking over Berkeley Iceland, according to informed sources. The retail store plans to cover the ice rink and set up displays of athletic shoes, skis, bikes, camping gear and other equipment. Sports Basement chose the location because it is opposite some […]

Posted inCity, Nature

On the agenda: Berkeley City matters

Decisions, decisions. Highlights from the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting: Whether to restrict official travel to Arizona and cancel contracts with businesses there in reaction to that state’s recently passed law allowing police to question and detain people they think are in the U.S. illegally. Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco have already have passed measures aimed […]