The Berkeley location of La PanotiQ has closed, at least temporarily. Details on this news, and more, in this week's Bites.
We've got an update on Berkeley's La PanotiQ, Oakland's Preserved shop, lots of options for Easter dining and much more in this week's Bites.
BONE ROOM CLOSING STORE Berkeley’s quirkiest store, The Bone Room, announced on Tuesday that it is closing its brick-and-mortar store on Solano Avenue (which it had already downsized last spring). A place of wonder for children and adults, scientists and artists for more than 30 years, The Bone Room will be focusing on growing its online sales, “hosting more pop-up shops around California, and … increasing our popular literary events,” according a March 22 Facebook post. The store was founded by Ron Cauble, a brilliant scientist and natural historian, who also opened the East Bay Vivarium in West Berkeley. Cauble died in July 2015. The Bone Room will close its doors on June 1, but the post urged fans not to despair: “Fear not, dear Bone Roomers!!! We are NOT closing down, but rather evolving. Keep following us (and turn on our notifications) for sales, special items, Bone Crew antics, videos and more. Your incredible support is what has allowed our shop to grow. Thank you for the years so far, and for the years to come!” Visit The Bone Room’s shop at 1573 Solano Ave. through June 1; visit its website and online store (real bats in lucite, priced at $30 each!); connect with The Bone Room on Facebook.
Elmwood's location of La PanotiQ and the downtown Berkeley McDonald's are both getting close to their opening days. These details, and much more East Bay food news, in this week's Bites.
Nearly six months after the much-loved Elmwood bakery shuttered, it is coming back strong, with new bakers and pizza on the menu.
The bakery and pâtisserie is already attracting fans of traditional French pastries like fruit tarts, cakes, canelés and pains au chocolat.
Solano Avenue is no longer getting a vegan butcher shop, OVO Tavern plans its grand opening, and much more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.
PHOENIX GYM OPENING Phoenix Gym opened its doors in West Berkeley this month. Phoenix Gym offers personal training and group bootcamps for all fitness goals and levels of expertise. Owner Kelly Mills plans to add more class times based on neighborhood interest and availability. “Moving into our own space has been nerve-wracking but really fun and exciting,” Mills said. The gym is in soft opening model in preparation for its mid-July grand opening, and is currently available for classes or training sessions. Sign up for personal training or a bootcamp at Phoenix Gym’s website, or by phone: 415-260-1112. Phoenix Gym is located at 1390 10th St., one block south of Gilman Street. (more…)