A dinner, paired with Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," will take place Friday.
Despite new ownership, the menu remains mostly the same at Venus, but it now accepts tips.
The family-run neighborhood café had a three and a half year run on Sacramento Street.
Berkeley will gain a new fried chicken wing restaurant, Fire Wings, in the coming months, as well as a Hong Kong-style Asian fusion restaurant.
Less than two weeks after closing the Berkeley location of Doughnut Dolly, owner Hannah Hoffman has shuttered her remaining two locations in Temescal and San Francisco.
The new gelato shop offers an original lineup of gelato and sorbets in flavors ranging from chocolate lemongrass to salted tamarind.
The grocery stores replace the last five locations of Andronico's in the Bay Area. The company was bought by Safeway in 2016.
Temescal, which does not have a large grocery store, is set to have a Whole Foods 365 as part of a new development on Telegraph and 51st Street.
Pompette, a French word for "tipsy," will offer French, Italian and Spanish cuisine made using the best ingredients around.
The Gilman district doughnut shop will have a "small celebration" on its last day — this Sunday.
Look for the new Grocery Café this spring.
A fundraiser is currently scheduled for March 4 at San Pablo Park in Berkeley.
The new restaurant will build upon the Shiba Ramen kiosk in Emeryville, with a more extensive menu and expanded service.