The shutdown of the 128-year-old restaurant follows closely after the closures of longtime Berkeley institutions Brennan's and Hs Lordships.
Supple Skincare is on the move; Sephora will open on Fourth Street; also news on Maker's Row and Twig and Fig.
The discovery of a second set of human remains in a Fourth Street lot long considered to sit outside the boundaries of the West Berkeley Shellmound has some people wondering if Berkeley really knows where the perimeter should be.
Update April 10: The developer of the Fourth Street site issued a statement to Berkeleyside through its publicist, in response to the original April 8 story:
A developer is seeking to make major changes to the West Berkeley block where Spenger's Fish Grotto has operated since 1933.