Wareham Development has rebuilt on the site of an historic building at 740 Heinz Ave. as part of its Aquatic Park Center, an 18-acre biotech campus in West Berkeley. Photo: Wareham Development By Lisa Tsering A biotech company that did the largest IPO in Berkeley history has leased an entire West Berkeley warehouse and will […]
Berkeley Honda hopes to take over Any Mountain space
Berkeley Honda is hoping to take over 2777 Shattuck Ave.,the space now occupied by Any Mountain. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley Honda, which was displaced from its home at 2600 Shattuck Ave. in November, is making plans to move down the street into the building now occupied by Any Mountain, at 2777 Shattuck. Any Mountain has […]
Target to open small city store in downtown Berkeley
Target plans to open a TargetExpress store in downtown Berkeley in March 2015. Photo: Target Target is coming to town. The Minneapolis-based retailer is poised to turn a long vacant building at the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way into one of its new-concept TargetExpress stores by March 2015. The store will only be […]
Is the tech boom putting pressure on Berkeley rents?
Rents have been going up at 1450 Fourth St., a complex of live-work spaces and some tenants believe the tech boom is putting pressure on prices. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Rents have been going up at 1450 Fourth St., a complex of live-work spaces and some tenants believe the tech boom is putting pressure on prices. Photo: Natalie […]
Berkeley’s long-shuttered UC Theatre to get new life
A rendering of what Berkeley’s UC Theatre could look like if it reopens. Image courtesy Berkeley Music Group A rendering of what Berkeley’s UC Theatre could look like if it reopens. Image courtesy Berkeley Music Group For the last seven years David Mayeri has had a dream: to refurbish the old UC Theatre on University […]
Sacramento Street clean-up efforts continue in Berkeley
This photo simulation shows plans for Creekwood, a new restaurant in development on Sacramento Street, which has experienced a spate of growth over the past year. Restaurant owners say they hope to be open by summer “if at all possible.” Image: The Kastrop Group, Inc. This photo simulation shows plans for Creekwood, a new restaurant […]
TCHO Chocolate to move from San Francisco to Berkeley
In need of more space to grow premium chocolate maker TCHO is leaving SF for a historic building in Berkeley.
Off The Grid food trucks launch new Berkeley market
A new Off The Grid food truck market will take place on Sunday evenings at North Berkeley BART.
Berkeley staff aims to grow city’s ‘innovation ecosystem’
Last fall, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce presented its first Visionary Awards. The event was held at the Berkeley Skydeck, an “incubator accelerator” designed to help startups grow. The awards program and Skydeck itself are among various recent efforts aimed to boost Berkeley’s “innovation ecosystem.” Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Last fall, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce […]
Berkeley’s Sacramento Street corridor on the rise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QAGuiQ1sro Berkeley city staff are taking aim at a South Berkeley neighborhood that has struggled economically in recent years by teaming up with residents, as well as business and property owners, to make improvements hoped to make a difference in the near-term along Sacramento Street. Last week, some 30 people attended a meeting at San […]
Wooing larger stores may be key to Telegraph’s success
Student shopping and nightlife needs may play a key role in the future of Telegraph Avenue. Photo: kukkurovaca Telegraph Avenue could use more large clothing retailers and a grocery store, along with more options for nightlife and buying household goods, if it hopes to grow financially moving forward, city staff said Tuesday as part of a special […]
Berkeley a jobs magnet, restaurants, Apple have impact
The Apple store on Fourth St. in Berkeley had a dramatic effect on sales tax raised by the city in that shopping district. The number has quadrupled since the store opened in Aug. 2011. Photo: Patrick Nagel Berkeley has lower unemployment rates than the county and the state, and the city remains something of a […]