Neighbors in West Berkeley are celebrating a new hardware store; a sporting goods store that served the community for over 50 years has closed; and a spot specializing in antique plumbing parts is relocating.
Also: Gift store Pot-Pourri will open in North Berkeley in mid-January; and Radbird Fashion will move temporarily so its space can be retrofitted.
A party supplies store that has operated in Berkeley for 41 years across several locations is closing, but not before a blow-out sale; meanwhile there's a new rock-n'-roll school in town.
This week: A decades old College Avenue store that took over from a gun shop is consolidating; candies pop up for the holidays; and a co-working/events space has opened in West Berkeley.
The East Bay real estate market is getting a shake-up with the second merger of two independent brokerages this year, while a little boutique has opened in a shipping container in Westbrae.
Changing demographics and difficulties in finding architectural salvage has cut into Ohmega Salvage's business.
The downtown Staples is closing; Berkeley Vacuum has a new home; new arrivals include a fashion school, a kids' clothing store, a replacement for OSH and a career mentoring retreat workshops company.
Comcast exits downtown; the owners of a downtown laundromat cite rent hikes and chronic problems with homeless individuals as reasons for closing down; new spot for Mr. Mopps' bookstore; a new hair salon in SW Berkeley.
New shop brings Korean and Japanese skincare and make-up to downtown Berkeley; plus beloved flower shop moves to Cal, and more.
One store is new, and two others are closing.
Two East Bay real estate firms become one; plus colorful crafts on College and Vintage European Posters says adieu.
Three new businesses — offering clothing, real estate and health products — have opened, plus good-bye to a San Pablo boutique.
Two long-established businesses are closing, but bibliophiles will rush to the pop-up sale of remaining stock at Turtle Island Book Shop.
One store is downsizing, one is moving, and one is threatened with eviction.
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The owner of a hair salon that has operated in Berkeley for 30 years and is closing, says the risk and liability of running a small business today is "mind-numbing." Catch up with other openings and closings.