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Scout: closing Claremont Avenue store
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VIVA MEXICO It’s countdown time to the opening of a “big” new restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Comal, a Oaxaca-inspired Mexican eatery which will seat around 160 customers both inside and at an outdoor patio area, is slated to open its doors on May 2 very soon. Last week, its new Cor-Ten steel façade, designed by Berkeley architect David Trachtenberg, was unveiled. Currently a shimmering silver, the steel will gradually turn a rusty burned orange color as it oxidizes. Former Delfina chef Matt Gandin will be running the kitchen, and its name, according to Eater SF, comes from the restaurant’s namesake comals, or Mexican griddles, which take pride of place in the restaurant’s exhibition kitchen. Berkeley firm Abueg Morris has gutted the 1927 building at 2020 Shattuck Avenue, and used reclaimed wood floors, wainscoting and poured concrete walls to give it a clean, contemporary feel.

DESIGN SHUTTER Scout, the home decor and staging company, has closed its retail store at 3088 Claremont Avenue less than 12 months after moving there from Temescal. The company will continue to operate its home staging and interior decorating service from the studio in the same spot. Scout will also offer furniture and lighting, as well as Farrow & Ball paints. … Continue reading »

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Scout design store moves to Berkeley from Temescal

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Scout Design is moving its retail store from Temescal to Berkeley and is set to open at 3088 Claremont Avenue on June 6th. The store is currently in the middle of making the move and is closed for business.

Scout Design offers staging and design services, and its self-described “home hardware emporium” at 5026 Telegraph Avenue sells a mix of vintage furniture pieces, lighting, hardware and environmentally friendly paints.

The space on Claremont Avenue was until recently occupied by Continue reading »

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