The longtime fondue spot will be demolished for a new development project, but owner Laleh Heravi Aryan, an Iranian immigrant and single mother who's been in charge for nearly 20 years, hopes to relocate.
Zoning board members have asked developer Realtex to rethink plans for an 8-story, 39-unit building on Telegraph, which is slated to replace quirky indoor mall "The Village."
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday, June 14, rejected an appeal to landmark The Village, the eccentric collection of restaurants and small businesses at 2556 Telegraph Ave. A seven-story mixed-use project is planned for the site. In January, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had denied landmark designation to the two-story The Village, which dated in its current form to 1972.
A proposed new apartment building has the owners of Norikonoko, Fondue Fred, Finfiné and other merchants at The Village mall, wondering what comes next.
A quaint shopping mall on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue has been proposed for demolition to make way for a 76-unit 7-story mixed-use building without parking.