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Beehive Market, new to Berkeley, off to a good start

Last Saturday’s inaugural Beehive Market was deemed a success by its founders and many vendors, despite a few teething glitches and some weather issues. The self-described “hipster” green market also drew compliments from residents in west Berkeley who saw it as a positive addition to their community. Co-founder Julie Fry estimates about 1,000 people walked through the market […]

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Cupkates unveils winning cake

It came down to three flavors: banana-Nutella, chocolate-espresso-mocha or Fleur de sel-caramel and the latter won the day. After we reported that Cupkates’ Kate McEachern was holding a competition among her legion of fans to find her next cupcake flavor, she was deluged with suggestions on the Cupkates Facebook page, all more delicious sounding than […]

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Cupkates: An update

After suspending business today to meet with the city regarding their permit, Cupkates, Berkeley’s mobile cupcakes truck, has just posted the following on its Facebook page (and Twitter): The City Manager and Mayor’s office assured me that they would spend time with me today to resolve my permit situation. After numerous calls and emails went […]

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Berkeley cupcake suspension

Berkeley’s Cupkate’s Bakery — whose wares Berkeleyside has had the pleasure of sampling — has just reported on Twitter that it will not be serving any cakes tomorrow from its popular truck: We will not be operating tomorrow according to our normal schedule. The city of Berkeley is trying to suspend our permit. We will […]