“It’s going to have a serious impact, especially on low-income folks,” Councilmember Terry Taplin said.
The Walgreens location will close Nov. 10, along with 200 store closures for the chain throughout the country.
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 […]
Walgreens objects to regulations that would put limits to the distance between large drugstores in Berkeley. Photo: Luke Chan Berkeley City Council last night adopted a first reading of regulations that will limit the number of large drugstores from opening in certain areas of the city. The law, which prohibits the location of drugstores over 5,000 […]
Berkeley’s new drugstore ordinance could kill a proposal for a large Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Image: Courtesy of Agree Realty Corporation Berkeley’s new drugstore ordinance could kill a proposal for a large Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Image: Courtesy of Agree Realty Corporation The city of Berkeley will have a new tool to halt the proliferation of […]
If approved by the City Council, a law recommended by Berkeley’s Planning Commission would prohibit a controversial new Walgreens from locating on Solano Avenue. Photo: Luke Chan If approved by the City Council, a law recommended by Berkeley’s Planning Commission would prohibit a controversial new Walgreens from locating on Solano Avenue. Photo: Luke Chan Regulation […]
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 […]
A rendering of the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Drawing courtesy Kahn Design Associates UPDATE, 01.17.14: About 50 people showed up to the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday and about half of them expressed their concerns about the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue. The commission discussed the issues but did not reach any conclusions. It asked […]
A rendering of the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Drawing courtesy Kahn Design Associates A rumor circulating among those following the path of a proposed Walgreens on upper Solano Avenue that Berkeley architect Charles Kahn is no longer with the project is true. But extrapolations that this means efforts to build the store are in […]
A rendering of the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Drawing courtesy Charles Kahn Architect A proposed Walgreens on upper Solano Avenue is meeting feisty resistance from neighbors, even before the developer has started the city’s official permit process for the project. About 50 people showed up Thursday, Oct. 24, at an informal public meeting on […]
Looking Glass Photo will hold a grand opening celebration this weekend to mark its move to 1045 Ashby Ave. Photo: Pete Rosos LOOKING GLASS PHOTO The venerable Berkeley camera store is having a grand opening celebration Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate its new location at 1045 Ashby Ave. in the old Heinz family complex. […]
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 […]