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Oakland Planning Commission approves Safeway plans

Rendering of a new pedestrian walk-way, part of the proposal for a revamped College Ave Safeway which was approved by Oakland Planning Commission this week. Photo: Lowney Architecture On Wednesday, the Oakland Planning Commission unanimously certified the final EIR and approved Safeway’s proposed plans for its College Avenue store which sits on the Oakland-Berkeley border. A […]

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

Pro Wheels absorbed Velo Sport RIDING IN TANDEM Velo-Sport Bicycles at 1615 University Avenue has closed and been absorbed into Pro Wheels scooter shop at 1601 University. Pro Wheels confirms it is now working with Velo and selling bicycles along with scooters. [Hat-tip: EarlyMorningCoffee.] Safeway on Solano MULTIPLE MAKEOVERS Safeway is to close its Solano Avenue store for six months […]

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Andronico’s files for bankruptcy

Andronico's on Telegraph, one of the four stores in Berkeley. Photo: Tracey Taylor Andronico’s Markets, the 82-year old supermarket chain founded in Berkeley, filed today for bankruptcy in Oakland. Four of the seven existing Andronico’s stores are in Berkeley: on Telegraph, Shattuck, University and Solano (the original store, founded in 1929). Berkeleyside reported on the […]