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Solano Avenue: The pressure is on for North Berkeley shopping district to up its game

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 […]

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Berkeley to consider restricting large drugstores, future of proposed Solano Ave. Walgreens store in the balance

A rendering of the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue in Berkeley, a work in progress, and a project may be impacted by a proposed new zoning decision. Image: courtesy Agree Realty Corporation Berkeley is set to consider whether to limit the number of larger drugstores in the city, at least in certain neighborhoods, which may put […]

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

A Trackers Bay moment: the company has moved its HQ into the distinctive old Marmot Mountain Works building at 3049 Adeline St. in Berkeley TRACKERS BAY Outdoor education organization Trackers Bay has taken over the distinctive building formerly occupied by Marmot Mountain Works at 3049 Adeline St. in Berkeley. Trackers’ regional director, Jess Liotta, describes the company […]