BODYROK Fitness studios Bodyrok had their grand opening May 21 at 1601 University Ave. (at California). The studios, which offer stationary bikes and Pilates reformer machines, offer full body sculpt classes (using a blend of Pilates, cardio and weight training), and a variety of cycle classes. Bodyrok says its approach is to “take a traditional reformer workout and turns it up a notch by adding strength training exercises and high-energy music to keep the heart rate up the entire 40-minute class. Our method includes a greater variety of exercises, longer segments and quicker transitions, resulting in a more intense, sweat fueled, fast-paced Pilates workout.” Berkeley is Bodyrok’s fourth location as it has two in San Francisco and one in Carlsbad. Bodyrok is at 1601 University Ave. (at California). Connect with Bodyrok Fitness on Facebook.
HANA HOLISTIC New medical clinic Hana Holistic has opened at 2107 Channing Way (at Shattuck). Described as a place where “Western and Eastern medicine coalesce,” the clinic offers primary care, acupuncture and a range of wellness programs, such as Qi Gong classes. Founder Dr. Ana Hana was formerly a general practitioner at Kaiser Permanente for 15 years. Writing on the clinic’s website, he says he has a serious interest in Chinese and alternative medicine and has pursued many hours of training in bodywork, acupressure and medical acupuncture and learning theories of classical Chinese medicine. Hana Holistic is at 2107 Channing Way (at Shattuck). Connect with the clinic on Facebook.
TEA 1 BERKELEY Recently opened on Telegraph Avenue (at Durant) is bubble tea spot Tea 1 Berkeley. The café offers a full range of classic teas, milk teas, iced milk drinks and fruit teas. So far, reviews on Yelp have been positive. One self-described “boba fanatic” praised the drinks and their affordability, writing: “In all, this boba place is very well-rounded in its price, taste, and quality.” Tea 1 Berkeley is at2380 Telegraph Ave.
EiWEAR CLOSED Following the sudden death of c0-owner Ernst Erb in January, EiWear permanently closed its popular Fourth Street eyewear shop a few weeks ago. In a post on Facebook the store thanked loyal customers for their many years of support. “Due to the sudden passing of Ernst, we begrudgingly have to close the doors,” they wrote in March. “To our clients that have pending orders, we will be contacting you shortly, with pick-up details. We appreciate your patience during this tough time.” Customers expressed their disappointment and support. Wrote one on Yelp: “Was so saddened to hear today that Ernst Erb passed away. He was a legendary optometrist who ran not only the best shop in the SF area but one of the classiest shops in the WORLD.”
BLONDIE’S SHUTTERED After serving up slices on Telegraph Avenue for decades, Blondie’s Pizza (mantra “Make pizza not war’) has closed its doors for good. The restaurant has also shuttered its San Francisco sister place after it was forcibly closed by the health department for a “severe cockroach infestation,” according to Inside Scoop SF. Blondie’s website states that the plan is to open a new pizza joint, presumably with the same name in Pleasant Hill. Blondie’s was at 2340 Telegraph (at Durant).
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