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Berkeley Tuesday farmers’ market moving to Lorin District

Berkeley's Tuesday farmers' market in its current Derby Street location. Photos: Courtesy Ecology Center
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Some say change is as good as a holiday. Others counter that most resist change. But here’s what everyone can agree on: change comes, regardless.

And so it is that the Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays is set to move to a new location. The first formalized farmers’ market in the city, which has called Derby Street at MLK Way in South Berkeley home for 25 years, is slated to relocate come July 10 to the parking bay at Adeline and 63rd Streets in the Lorin District. The market will run, as it does now, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 6:30 p.m. (It’s a half hour earlier, to accommodate a church service on the site.)

The Ecology Center views the switch to a new spot in South Berkeley as part of an overall plan to increase access to farm-fresh food to areas that lack a major grocery store, though the shift also comes because the Berkeley Unified School District will be converting the adjacent playing field at the markets’ current location into a regulation-size baseball field. … Continue reading »

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Ban on parking meters might help business

Sam Dyke, ower of People's Bazaar
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Most of the tables at The Vault, a restaurant at 3250 Adeline Street, were empty Wednesday at lunchtime. A few groups sat scattered around the large dining room that was dominated by a neon “Vault “sign on the wall, but the place was not buzzing.

It’s been that way since late August, according to the owner Houshmane Ghaderi, ever since the city installed parking meters on Adeline between Woolsey and Alcatraz. Where patrons once could park for free on … Continue reading »

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