Friday, May 26, 2006

West Berkely Bowl is A Go

It know it may sound a bit weird, but one of the best things about living in Berkeley is The Berkeley Bowl grocery store.

After spending most of my life in Wisconsin and growing accustomed to the produce sections at the local Kohls or Piggly Wiggly, walking into the Bowl for the first time was truly one of my first "California moments" With world class produce at rock bottom prices, and a parking lot of which nightmares are made of, Berkeley Bowl is truly an experience.

For the past few years, they've been working to expand and build a new location and now they've finally gotten the go-ahead from the city of Berkeley.

Located at 920 Heinz Ave (map) in West Berkeley, the new 90,970-square-foot project will have 99 parking spaces beneath the building and another 102 spots in surface lots.

Although many in the immediate neighborhood are understandibly concerned about the impact of the increase in traffic, this is something that was deperately needed.

More info & reviews: Tribe, Yelp