After 85 years in business, Darling Flower Shop closed its doors on Dec. 31, after its owner retired. Catch up on this and other local biz news.
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.
Two long-established businesses are closing, but bibliophiles will rush to the pop-up sale of remaining stock at Turtle Island Book Shop.
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.
A new shade shop on Fourth Street, a lifestyle store with a cool mobile version, and a store that was going to close then decided against it.
A downtown Berkeley Italian restaurant changes hands; an art shop closes and a popup promises ‘endorphins’ in the apparel field.
Downtown will mark Shop Local day Tuesday; there’s a new toy store on Fourth Street; and we have news of a relocation, a closure, and a re-invention.
There’s lots of activity among bike shops and a new flower shop in town, while a longstanding purveyor of salvaged wood is closing up shop after over 40 years.