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

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Berkeley Information via Wikipedia (RIP?)

Even though Wikipedia has been declared dead, its still a great resource. For some reason, I've never checked out the Wikipedia entry for Berkeley. When I finally did so last week, I found another great resource of local information.

A link to the Wikipedia entry has now been added to my list of local links that I send to perspective clients who are unfamiliar with the area.

Emerging from the Trenches

I've been deep in the East Bay real estate trenches and before I knew it, MyEastBayAgent has been dormant for the past few weeks.

For some reason, its a challenge for me to juggle both. If I really get into a blogging zone, my desire to actually get out there and mix it up would diminish. If I get really into the actual day to day operations of running my real estate business, the blogosphere always seems to take a back seat. Time to make another effort to strike a balance between the two.

A sincere thank you to the people who have sent emails recently checking in with me. Sometimes I forget that there's people out there actually reading what I have to say.

Onwards and upwards!