Tag Archives: Telegraph Avenue

A glimpse to an aisle at the Video Room in Piedmont Ave. on Friday December 2, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Video rental, antiques, shoe repair: Old-fashioned shops struggle to hang on

A big red house stands in the middle of Telegraph Avenue, two blocks from the Berkeley border with Oakland. It resembles Santa’s workshop: fun, colorful and packed with a massive amount of “stuff.” The building...
Universal Beauty Supply and Salon, which has operated on Telegraph Avenue for 35 years, worries its longtime customers can't find parking in busy Temescal

Temescal business owners see effects of neighborhood change

Adnan Ahmed, a Pakistani immigrant in a blue plaid shirt, looks gloomily around the 41 St Discount Store, just south of 41st Street on Telegraph Avenue in Temescal. At 10 a.m. on a recent Wednesday...
Owners of Flora, an up-scale restaurant on Telegraph Ave. and 19th St., have cut back on employee perks to cover increased payroll costs.

Increased minimum wage creates tough choices for Oakland restaurant owners

At restaurants, the increase in minimum wage means wait staff are often getting a wage boost in addition to tips, while cooks don’t see changes in wages.
Berigan Taylor, former owner of the shuttered record store that inspired Michael Chabon's fictitious Brokeland Records, looks through records at Diesel Bookstore.

Michael Chabon’s ‘Telegraph Avenue’ novel debuts at Oakland bookstore

A white placard completely covers Diesel Bookstore’s neon sign: “Brokeland Records.” On each of the bookstore’s two large glass windows lie canvases displaying the same words in thick yellow and white lettering.
Plastic chains hang above the pool table inside The Avenue. One customer thought they were made of metal, owner Curtis Howard said, and worried about them dropping on his head.

The Nightcap: Halloween at The Avenue

The Nightcap is a series that features a favorite Oakland drinking establishment every Friday afternoon. This week, it's The Avenue, a Temescal dive bar that pretty much turns into a haunted house every Halloween.
Make Westing is characterized by a lot of black and wood, and was designed to have a gritty feel.

The Nightcap: Playing bocce ball Uptown at Make Westing

The Nightcap is a series that features a favorite Oakland drinking establishment every Friday afternoon. This week, it's Make Westing, the newest bar to open in Uptown.
Gazpacho served at Dona Tomas

Second annual Taste of Temescal sells out

The second annual Taste of Temescal, an event celebrating a smorgasbord of culinary delights, sold out to hundreds of attendees on Tuesday. For $30, locals sampled signature items from each of the 23 participating restaurants...