The future looks bleak for the shuttered Build Pizzeria Roma and Berkeley Underground after it has emerged that their former owners have filed for bankruptcy.
As The Libertine bar prepares to open on Grand Avenue, Build Pizzeria’s future in downtown Berkeley remains uncertain.
The restaurant will specialize in “neo-Neapolitan” wood-fired pizzas made with local ingredients.
Downtown Berkeley will host a new bar crawl called CupidCon on Saturday afternoon for Valentine’s Day.
The Pizzaiolo owner will open a second location of his Boot & Shoe Service restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Build Pizzeria.
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