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Berkeley step closer to limiting number of large drugstores

Berkeley City Council last night adopted a first reading of regulations that will limit the number of large drugstores from opening in certain areas of the city. The law, which prohibits the location of drugstores over 5,000 square feet from locating within 1,000 linear feet of each other in some commercial districts — including the Elmwood, Solano […]

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Potential Walgreens lawsuit brews as Berkeley officials tackle new drugstore ordinance

The city of Berkeley will have a new tool to halt the proliferation of large drugstores around town if a law to create buffer zones between them is approved by officials later this month. Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council discussed the details of the new law, which would create a definition for drugstores and establish a 1,000-foot buffer […]

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Berkeley to consider restricting large drugstores, future of proposed Solano Ave. Walgreens store in the balance

Berkeley is set to consider whether to limit the number of larger drugstores in the city, at least in certain neighborhoods, which may put a halt to disputed plans by Walgreens to open a new store on upper Solano Avenue. The issue will be discussed at the city’s Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, March 19. If the commission, a […]

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Opponents of proposed Walgreens hope for zoning change

UPDATE, 01.17.14: About 50 people showed up to the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday and about half of them expressed their concerns about the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue. The commission discussed the issues but did not reach any conclusions. It asked Berkeley senior planner Alex Amoroso to come back to the commission having done further […]

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Countdown to new CVS in former Andronico’s on Telegraph

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 pharmacy in the 26,455-square-foot space. Bill Cantrell, superintendent of construction for Eleven Western Builders, Inc., estimated recently that work could be completed by April, “but we don’t want to raise […]