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  • Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

    FLORA ARTE Recently opened at 2070 Martin Luther King Jr. Way is cute-looking flower and gift shop Flora Arte. The store sells plants and flowers, including dried flowers, and has a small nursery adjacent to its building which supplies the shop. They will make bouquets to order and there is also a selection of gifts on offer, such as homemade candles. No website or Facebook page yet, and the store’s Instagram account has yet to post a photo. Meantime, you can drop by or reach them by telephone on 510-910-9221. (more…)

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  • Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

    LONGBRANCH SALOON San Pablo Avenue’s Longbranch is now open, according to tipster Amanda Fox. The restaurant, which took over the old Sea Salt location, describes itself as a “New American Restaurant/Gastro Pub.” It serves a range of comfort-food-style dishes and has an extensive list of beers, whiskeys and cocktails. Some dishes have a distinctly British-sounding spin, including potted pork trotter, the goat cheese and leek tart, and bangers and mash. Also on the menu: toasted farro and roasted cauliflower salad, pan-seared black cod and bone-in ribeye with béarnaise sauce. Longbranch is located at 2512 San Pablo Ave. (at Dwight Way) in Berkeley. Connect with the business on Facebook. (more…)

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