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‘Got Sweaty Balls?’ sign at Lululemon provokes questions

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The Lululemon Athletica store on the corner of Ashby and College avenues has installed a window display that is prompting a lot of discussion.

A sign reading “Got sweaty balls?” covers a large section of the main window. It sits in front of five mannequins wearing colorful male underwear. A smaller sign reads “Best. Boxer Briefs. Ever.”

“It’s certainly unusual,” said Joshua, a store manager who didn’t give his last name. “It’s not going to be up for very long.” … Continue reading »

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

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CVS PHARMACY The CVS pharmacy that has been under construction at 2565 Telegraph Ave., the site of an old Andronico’s, opened its doors over the weekend. The 26,455-square-foot space carries a wide variety of goods including beauty supplies, seasonal items, household goods, alcohol and a huge selection of drinks. The chain will officially launch the store on Saturday, June 1, with a celebration event. This is the third CVS pharmacy in Berkeley. The chain is locked in a head-to-head battle with Walgreens.

NEXTSPACE OPENING Co-working space NextSpace is opening its new downtown Berkeley location on Monday, June 3, and it’s holding a grand opening party that day for the local community to check it out. The 9,000-square-foot space, at 2081 Center St. in the historic Wells Fargo building, is currently being transformed into a lively shared working hub, with orange walls and doors and fun design elements. Eventually, it will be able to host more than 200 members. On offer: 11 individual offices, 18 workstations, and a holistic room for massage, acupuncture and services from other one-on-one therapists, in addition to a large, open café space. The Berkeleyside team will be based at NextSpace for the summer, starting next week. The ribbon cutting party, which will be attended by Mayor Tom Bates as well as other city officials, is June 3, from noon to 2 p.m. [For more details on NextSpace and co-working spaces, read our April 11 story.] … Continue reading »

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

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NOODLES ON SHATTUCK A new noodle shop, Toss Noodle Bar, is coming to 2272 Shattuck Ave. Pin Toh, a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant, appears to have closed. According to reviews on Yelp, the shop was closed as of late December 2012. The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) received an application in December for an on-sale beer and wine license, which is  pending. [Hat tip: Downtown Berkeley Association] … Continue reading »

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