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Posted inBusiness, City

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 […]

Posted inBusiness

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

NEW DIRECTION  Arts & Crafts furniture store The Craftsman Home at 3048 Claremont Avenue closed its doors after many years on August 13. Owner Lee Jester says he’s moving on to new ventures, still specializing in American Craftsman-style home furnishings. SHORT HOP Swiftly moving in to the old Craftsman Home space is clothing boutique Personal Pizazz, run by […]