Touchstone Climbing has secured its building permit from the city of Berkeley to construct a new climbing gym on Solano Avenue where the Oaks Theatre once operated. It’s been a long time coming.
The owners of Touchstone Climbing, who met 39 years ago while climbing Indian Rock, want to transform the Oaks into an indoor climbing facility.
The Oaks Theatre, once a central hubbub of Solano Avenue, is one of several properties owned by developer and realtor John Gordon.
The Oaks Theatre at 1875 Solano Ave. has been empty for several years. New plans may see it reopen if a deal can be reached. Photo: Ian Ransley The Oaks Theatre at 1875 Solano Ave. has been empty for several years. New plans may see it reopen if a deal can be reached. Photo: Ian Ransley By Gill […]
The Oaks Theater on Solano Avenue, photographed in September 2014. The Oaks was for decades an anchor tenant for the avenue, but it has sat empty for nearly five years. Photo: Mary Flaherty By Gill South When French-style bakery La Farine abruptly closed up shop on Berkeley’s Solano Avenue this summer, there was an outcry from […]
The Oaks Theatre in North Berkeley has been painted recently, but its reopening remains uncertain. Photo: Mary Flaherty We’ve heard from some curious readers asking about the new paint job underway in North Berkeley on the façade of the Oaks Theatre, as well as the building it is part of, so Berkeleyside checked in with property owner […]
After failing to renew its lease, La Farine is shutting its doors after ten years on Solano Avenue.
A local group spearheaded by Councilman Laurie Capitelli hopes to turn the Oaks Theatre into a community arts space. Photo: Oaks Theatre Consortium [Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:15 p.m. with additional information from Councilman Laurie Capitelli.] A local consortium’s attempts to come to an agreement to use North Berkeley’s Oaks Theatre on Solano […]
Visions of how Solano Avenue’s Oaks Theatre could one day look if Laurie Capitelli’s vision becomes a reality. Illustration: Miguel Lievano Visions of how Solano Avenue’s Oaks Theatre could one day look if Laurie Capitelli’s vision becomes a reality. Illustration: Miguel Lievano The possible transformation into a performance space of the shuttered Oaks Theatre on Solano […]
A task force is hoping to re-open the Oaks Theatre, at 1875 Solano Ave. into a multi-use arts space. Photo: Jane Tierney By Eli Wolfe The Oaks Theatre on Solano Avenue may be getting another lease at life. City Councilman Laurie Capitelli and the Youth Musical Theater Company are launching a task force to transform the theater […]
The proposed AT&T wireless installation on top of the Oaks Theatre. Project reps said antennas won’t be visible from the street. Photo: AT&T Update, Dec. 26: The decision has been appealed and appears to be scheduled for the March 5, 2013, meeting of the City Council. Original story, posted Nov. 9: AT&T wireless customers near […]
ACROSS THE WAY Walgreens opened the doors Monday to its new and larger store at 2190 Shattuck Avenue at Allston Way, right across the street from its old location (the pharmacy department will open tomorrow). The new store is 5,000 sq ft larger and is full of items that appeal to the student population: fresh […]