This week: news of a new calligraphy academy in Berkeley, a fine silk-ware store on Solano, and a pivot for the former Welcome Stranger.
Daniel Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer are getting ready to retire but hope that their employees can buy the business.
A new clothing design studio, a dog daycare business and the return of Patelco: all this and more in our regular update of local business news.
Several new businesses have opened, or are about to open, locally, including an artisanal craft shop, a co-working space, a barber and a consignment store.
Day Without Immigrants — hashtag #daywithoutimmigrants — aims to highlight, through a strike, the contributions of immigrants to the US.
The Village on Telegraph Avenue strongly conveys Berkeley’s local color and personality and we should find ways to ensure it dodges the wrecking ball.
New openings to report this week include businesses for local artists, small-breed dogs and eyeware.
More than 200 neighbors have signed a petition against Berkeley Honda moving into their area.
The 3000 block of Claremont Avenue is one of the quirkiest in Berkeley, with a strip of unusual stores.
Canadian Gildan purchased the bankrupt American Apparel, but will not retain the retail stores.
Safeway converts two former Andronico's into Safeway Community Markets, new event space opens.
Two longstanding businesses have closed, Red Bird and The Treehouse, while two others have just opened: the Coder School and Urban Remedy.
It's all happening on Fourth Street with two current Berkeley stores, Lululemon and Stella Carakasi, relocating to a new development there, and an incumbent, Flight001, closing up shop.