GOODBYE SAG PANEER Zaika, the Indian restaurant that opened last year in the historic Koerber Building on University Avenue, has shut its doors. Paul Hoch writes: “Zaika’s has been evicted!” He saw the eviction papers on the front door on Aug. 10. They have since been removed but the windows are now covered over. The eatery, which offered “authentic cuisine from the Indian sub-continent,” lasted almost exactly one year.
The third and final installment of Berkeleyside's roundup to ethnic restaurants around town.
COFFEE CLOSE-UPS Peet’s Tea & Coffee is to open a new store in the old A’Cuppa Tea space on the corner of College and Alcatraz Avenues, no doubt sending shivers down the spines of Cole Coffee aficionados which is at the other end of the block at 2007 College. It will be the ninth Berkeley store for Peet’s which was founded in the city in 1966. As we reported in July, A’Cuppa Tea is shunting down to 2992 College in the Elmwood, into one of the spaces formerly occupied by H. Tulanian & Sons Oriental Rug Cleaning & Repair.