"We're sad to go," the store wrote in an email to customers. "It is with heavy hearts that we prepare to leave our Berkeley location. "
Love it or hate it, Sprouts Farmers Market is here to stay in Oakland. Come along with NOSH as we take a first look at the new grocery store.
A housing complex has been approved for West Berkeley, along with new retail that may become a grocery store.
A mixed-use, five-story complex could be the latest in a sequence of developments to pop up near an industrial area of West Berkeley.
Anneli Rufus is a Berkeley resident and the author of the newly published book Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself (Tarcher Penguin 2014). Here she writes about living with low self-esteem in a city she believes doesn’t have that issue:
INSTITUTE OF MOSAIC ART After eight years at 3001 Chapman St. in southwest Oakland, the Institute of Mosaic Art has moved to Berkeley and will open July 6. Students Isle Cordoni and her daughter Sophia Cordoni recently purchased the organization from mosaic artist Laurel True, who founded it in 2005. The new Berkeley location, at 805 Allston Way between Fifth and Sixth streets, will provide more studio space and allow the new owners to offer a larger inventory of art supplies for sale. According to information released by the institute, it is the largest and oldest mosaic school in the United States.
In case you missed it, a post on this site last week elicited an entertaining rumination by Berkeleysider EBGuy on Berkeley’s food stores and their role as our new cathedrals — or temples, or synagogues. More Berkeleysiders weighed in with their analogies. Here’s the full list (so far):