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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

Gorgeous and Green
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GORGEOUS AND GREEN Gorgeous and Green, which specializes in local flowers and local, sustainably made gifts, cards and jewelry, has moved from San Pablo Avenue to 2946 College Avenue in the Elmwood. Owner Pilar Zuniga says her vision “is to provide thoughtful gifts, floral designs and events that illustrate love, happiness and joy while allowing those feelings to permeate the environment and people they touch.”

STELLA NONNA Stella Nonna, which has focused on catering and company lunches since its founding in 1997, is opening a full-service restaurant at 1407 San Pablo Avenue, just south of Camelia. A Berkeleyside reader reports that the construction has “nice wood, brushed stainless, etc.” Chef/owners Tim Carlon and Sarah Nasgovitz plan a neighborhood restaurant “with unique regionally accented cuisine  at high-value prices, encouraging repeat visits.”  … Continue reading »

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

Coming soon: The Collector
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NUTTY BUT NICE Genuto, the brainchild of vegan chef Barry Schenker and his physician wife, Diana Rebman, is a Berkeley-based start-up that makes nut-based probiotic vegan gelato. A world first, says Schenker, who scooped more than 300 servings at the recent Berkeley Coffee & Tea Festival.

“We developed Genuto to meet the needs of the approximately 25% of the American public who are to some degree, lactose intolerant,” Schenker says. “This number is probably higher in the Bay Area, since we have a larger number of Asian, African and Hispanic Americans living here.” The couple developed Genuto while hosting the popular Market Place dinners at the Hillside Club. There are six initial six flavors, which should be available at Whole Foods Markets soon. Berkeley Bowl next? Find information on the Genuto website.

ART FOR ALL It didn’t take long for someone to snap up the lease at 2950 College Ave. in the Elmwood, which saw the closure last week of Lola’s home design store. The Collector promises to offer affordable art for all tastes and budgets.

LADY LINGERIE Tease Me Boutique (right) opened up at 1701 University Ave. in late September — and its blend of fun, frivolous undergarments and minimalist décor are certainly eye-catching.

ARRIVEDERCI  ITALIA The Milanese Caffé, at 2502 Telegraph Ave., is under new management. Out goes the Italian menu and in comes “Continental California cuisine,” including traditional American breakfasts. The café also serves lunch and dinner. … Continue reading »

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