Caffe Mediterraneum received preliminary approval from the city to sell beer and wine this week.

Caffe Med receives approval to sell beer and wine

After receiving the go-ahead to operate 24 hours a day this summer, Caffe Mediterraneum now has preliminary approval from the city of Berkeley to sell beer and wine. For Craig Becker, owner of the cafe and president of the Telegraph Business Improvement District Board, seeking the new beer and wine permit
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Community members react to approval of Southside Plan

In the midst of a vast amount of support for increased affordable student housing directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week has left some community members unsure about how it will improve the business climate in the area. The
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‘Block party’ blocks traffic on Telegraph

In another recent demonstration supporting People’s Park, local activists and community members closed off a block of Telegraph Avenue late Saturday night. The “block party” — which consisted mostly of socializing in the street to the sound of live music — prevented traffic from moving down the avenue between Dwight
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Customers at Pepe's Pizza on Durant stand at the pizza buffet. (Derek Remsburg/File)

Pepe’s Pizza applies for beer and wine permit

There are plenty of pizza parlors in Berkeley, but one particular Southside establishment has decided to expand its menu in order to appeal to more customers who are looking to enjoy their pizza with a beer. Since opening last March, Pepe’s Pizza — located at 2516 Durant Ave. — has
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Caffe Mediterraneum owner Craig Becker recently applied for a license to serve beer and wine.

Caffe Mediterraneum applies for beer and wine license

As the push to reinvigorate the late-night atmosphere of the Telegraph Avenue commercial district continues, Caffe Mediterraneum owner Craig Becker — who obtained a permit this summer to keep his establishment open 24 hours a day — recently applied for another license to serve beer and wine. When the city
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Business owners recommend changes to People’s Park

Following several months of community meetings and board discussions, the Telegraph Business Improvement District submitted a letter Aug. 9 to UC Berkeley Facility Services outlining several recommendations focused on improving People’s Park. The park, which is under the jurisdiction of the UC, has been perceived by a number of community
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Caffe Mediterraneum recently became the first Telegraph Avenue vendor approved to stay open 24 hours a day.

Caffe Mediterraneum approved for 24-hour business

The city of Berkeley’s recent approval of Caffe Mediterraneum’s bid to keep its doors open 24 hours a day has pushed ongoing efforts to turn Telegraph Avenue into a 24-hour business district one step further. Amid the Telegraph Business Improvement District’s endeavor to extend Telegraph businesses’ hours with the hope
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