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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

New York’s MSC Customs bike store will open on Telegraph Avenue later this month. Photo: Ted Friedman COMING SOON: MSC CUSTOMS Manhattan’s MSC Customs bicycle and apparel company has opened its first West Coast shop at 2422 Telegraph Ave. The company assembles and sells made-to-order single-speed track bikes. They’re custom-made, meaning customers get to select a variety of trendy pastel and […]

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Photos: Sports Basement preparing to open Nov. 11

Those are not stained glass windows, simply the sunset as seen from the interior of the new Sports Basement opening on Tuesday next week. Photo: courtesy Sports Basement Sports Basement will open in the former Berkeley Iceland location on Tuesday next week, 10 days later than originally forecast. It will follow with a “Grandish Snowpening” on Saturday, Nov.15, […]

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Sports Basement to take over historic Berkeley ice rink

Five years after closure, Berkeley Iceland is derelict and graffittied. Photo: Sports Basement Mayor Tom Bates fell on his butt there. Susan Wengraf and Gordon Wozniak fondly recalled children’s parties there. There was a wave of nostalgia for Berkeley Iceland at last night’s City Council meeting, from both council members and residents providing public comment. […]