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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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Potential Walgreens lawsuit brews as Berkeley officials tackle new drugstore ordinance

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 […]

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Commission votes to restrict large drugstores in Berkeley

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 […]

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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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Opponents of proposed Walgreens hope for zoning change

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 […]