Our sometimes every-other-month Openings & Closings stories have elevated in frequency not too long ago. Within the span of two months, Emeryville has misplaced Roba’s, Moomie’s, Hip-Hop Juice Box and now Emery Bay Café which has been a staple of town for over 23 years.
CLOSED: Avis Price range Rental Automobile
The Avis Budget Rental Car close to the Amtrak station isn’t any extra after 15 years in enterprise.
Rental automobile services have been hit particularly arduous by the pandemic with many areas selling off their fleets of vehicles.
The enterprise was the one one in every of its variety in Emeryville leaving Zipcar as the one short-term automobile rental possibility.
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CLOSED: Ashby Walgreens
The Walgreens Pharmacy at San Pablo Avenue & Ashby in West Berkeley completely closed on November 17.
A nationwide debate not too long ago surfaced linking the pharmacy closures to high retail theft. Others have cast doubt on this theory pointing to the truth that Walgreens introduced in 2019 it could be closing about 200 stores throughout the nation.
CLOSED: Emery Bay Café
Emery Bay Café introduced their everlasting closure through an indication posted on their window. “Thanks to your assist over 23 years. It has been a pleasure assembly you and your households.” the notice learn outdoors their Christie Avenue location.
The Bay Bridge Procuring Heart has been focused for redevelopment for years together with a proposed 54-story tower (since withdrawn) and most not too long ago acquired by Oxford Properties with intent of improvement of a mixed-use life sciences venture.
Allegro Ballroom is one other enterprise displaced by the eminent demolition of the parcel. The Wells Fargo department is within the technique of shifting to the close by Powell Street Plaza.
CLOSED: Kara’s Cupcakes at Bay Avenue (Once more!)
Berkeleyside additionally broke the information that Kara’s Cupcakes at Bay Avenue has closed but once more. They initially shuttered back in September 2020 solely to surprisingly reopen six months later.
The constructing is being pursued as the positioning of a brand new Grocery Store by Bay Avenue’s new homeowners that might require demolition your entire parcel.
CLOSED: Oleis Fusion
Oleis Fusion subsequent to Arizmendi has completely shuttered proprietor Elisha Lei confirmed by way of instagram. Oleis opened earlier this year changing The Meat Up (and Grato Burger earlier than that).
It’s been a tricky highway for Oleis as they suffered a break in back in August in addition to different private tragedies suffered by Lei. Oleis tried to boost income through a GoFundMe campaign however got here up nicely wanting their $60K aim.
“I didn’t need to renew the lease,” Lei famous when contacted. “It was a battle as a single mom and solo enterprise proprietor & chef.”
Oleis is hoping to resurface at one other smaller location and inspired followers of their delicacies to follow them on Instagram for updates.
OPEN: Western Dental & Orthodontics
The area vacated by a Mattress Firm location on San Pablo Avenue has a brand new tenant. Western Dental & Orthodontics is a nationwide chain primarily based in Orange, CA with practically 250 places of work within the Western U.S.
Extra info at westerndental.com.
REOPENING: Comeback Café
Comeback Café will apparently be making one other comeback (see what I did there?). The tiny Vietnamese café on Christie Avenue closed shortly after pandemic started with no communication of reopening.
They not too long ago posted indicators on their home windows indicating they are going to reopen in January 2022.