Spats, bar in Downtown Berkeley, expected to reopen in April

Spats, an antiquated bar located in Downtown Berkeley, is expected to have its soft opening in April, with the aim of continuing its traditions and retaining its historic style. Before its closing in 2009, Spats stood at 1974 Shattuck Ave. for decades, but it will reopen with the assistance of
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City Council defers voting on ‘mini-dorm’ construction permit

The Berkeley City Council deferred voting on the construction of two proposed “mini-dorm” duplexes over concerns of an increase in population density in the neighborhood on Tuesday during a special meeting, pending further review by the Zoning Adjustment Board of newly-submitted construction plans.
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