Baker & Commons opens, replacing Elmwood Cafe

Kara Hammond, who was previously Elmwood Cafe’s manager, bought out the business and now oversees its daily operations with co-owner Eric Wright. Hammond emphasized community as one of the pillars the new business is built on.
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Elmwood Cafe closes suddenly amid racial bias controversy

Elmwood Cafe’s doors were locked and its windows were covered with brown paper as of about 2 a.m. Friday, according to Berkeleyside. The restaurant’s social media pages have also been taken down. The coffee shop was open for business Thursday, Berkeleyside stated.
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