Citing safety concerns, the city of Berkeley wants to move the North Berkeley farmers market to a few hundred feet south-east of its current site on Shattuck Avenue.
The Jewish deli has applied for a permit to build a parklet, which would be the third approved under a Berkeley pilot program launched last year.
It's taken a while, but the Gourmet Ghetto should soon welcome too parklets for noshers and passers-by.
Off The Grid, the food truck fest that has been a fixture on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto every Wednesday evening since June last year, had its last day in that location yesterday.
Gourmet Ghetto businesses want to build parklets in their neighborhood but the city doesn't have an approval process in place as yet to review applications for these slivers of open space designed to enhance urban neighborhoods.
Update, 01.26.12: We learn from Café Gratitude co-owner Terces Engelhart that the Berkeley restaurant on Shattuck may not close after all. “Wanting to let you know that we are planning on being able to keep Berkeley Café Gratitude open!,” she writes in a January 24th email. We will keep readers updated.