On Saturday, the owners of a long-closed 'Star Trek' oriented store on Telegraph Avenue hosted a reunion. This is a story with many layers of quirk that shows Berkeley at its best.
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The sudden closure of Berkeley's Elmwood Café on Friday left many community members with questions. But there could be a future for the operation, the owner says.
The café closed suddenly, shutting down its social media pages and posting a brief note on the door, in a week when it had made headlines again for a racist incident in 2015.
Lots of local biz news this week, including the closure after 48 years of Body Time, the opening of Copy Central Southside, and a forthcoming John Muir outpatient center.
No-one knows yet if the store will sell books or convenience items, and it may bring more foot traffic to this Berkeley shopping destination, but local merchants are still wary.