Two big closures to announce this week. Berkeley’s Handlebar will shutter at the end of the month — but it will reopen. Emeryville’s Bacano Bakery, however, is closed permanently.
Newberry Market signs on to exciting new Uptown Station project, Townie adds a brunch menu; much more in this week’s Bites.
The Octopus Literary Salon and The Rec Room are close to opening, Juhu Beach Club turns two, and much more in this week’s Bites.
Berkeley greenlights new high-end restaurant for the Elmwood; also new to East Bay: Gogi Time and Tierra Mia Coffee.