In this week’s Bites, we’ve got new details on a second Oaxacan restaurant headed to Uptown Oakland, plus news on the future of Mokka, Fieldwork Brewing Company’s expansion, and more.
Mokka to close: Minimum wage rise a major factor
After nearly 10 years serving coffee and food to a loyal Berkeley clientèle, Mokka will close largely due to minimum wage increases.
Starbucks plans to open 4th Berkeley store after all
Despite opposition from many, and a change of heart from the city on approving the coffee chain, Starbucks looks set to open in South Berkeley.
Op-ed: Starbucks vote makes Berkeley seem unfriendly to business
Several months ago, Starbucks showed up before the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board (I sit on the Board) to ask for a permit to operate a coffee shop on the corner of Ashby and Telegraph. It’s one of the busiest intersections in Berkeley, with lots of drive-by traffic and Alta Bates a short walk away. We’re […]
Neighbors stop a new Starbucks opening in Berkeley
Starbucks, which had hoped to open a new coffee shop in South Berkeley, has, after a long process, had its application denied. Photo: Sean Winters A mobilized, vocal group of South Berkeley neighbors, working in concert with local merchants, has prevented a Starbucks from opening in South Berkeley. Berkeley’s City Council voted Tuesday, March 11, […]
Berkeley neighbors’ bid to halt Starbucks stumbles
Independent coffee shop Mokka, which is two blocks south of the proposed new Starbucks at 3001 Telegraph Ave. supports an appeal lodged by neighbors, many of whom are loyal customers. Photo: Tracey Taylor An attempt by a group of South Berkeley neighbors to halt, or at least delay, the arrival of a Starbucks at 3001 […]