Philz Coffee on College Avenue opens today, becoming the fourth coffee shop on a single block in the Rockridge neighborhood.
Hundreds of people jammed into the spanking new Safeway store on College Avenue on Thursday.
The Jewish deli has applied for a permit to build a parklet, which would be the third approved under a Berkeley pilot program launched last year.
Allegro Coffee Roasters will have a standalone shop at the soon-to-open Whole Foods in Berkeley’s burgeoning Gilman District.
Another week packed with exciting East Bay food news, including a new sushi restaurant from the Bowl’d crew, and a new Berkeley bakery.
JENNIFER KOH Violinist Jennifer Koh is no stranger to Berkeley, although Berkeley audiences may know her as Einstein, a role she undertook when she played in Einstein on the Beach at Cal Performances. This time she plays as herself — a powerful soloist — when she performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony tonight, Thursday Oct. 2, at 7 […]
San Francisco and Oakland have them, and now Berkeley can boast its own parklet too!
BLUE NOTE MUSIC After 21 years of service, Blue Note Music, at 2556 Telegraph Ave., is closing down. The store specialized in high-quality new, used and vintage guitars and amplifiers. Workers at Blue Note were trained musicians dedicated to selling — and repairing — quality guitars at discounted prices. The store’s hours were reduced a while back […]
GLOBAL EXCHANGE REORGANIZED The Global Exchange on the corner of Russell Street and College Avenue recently reorganized its interior to make the store feel more open and better showcase the artwork on sale. The bulky display pieces were taken out to open up floor and wall space, according to lead sales associate Lauren Matley. While […]
West Berkeley’s Gilman Street commercial corridor is getting busy, with Whole Foods set to open in November, and a new Philz Coffee outlet opening today.
BELLHOPS Moving just got a little easier. In May, Bellhops set up operations in Berkeley. Using a business model akin to Uber or Lyft, the company hires local college students, or “bellhops,” to provide customers with moving help. The company started three years ago in Auburn, Alabama, and rapidly expanded to 145 cities across the […]
It’s taken a while, but the Gourmet Ghetto should soon welcome too parklets for noshers and passers-by.