Telegraph’s critical juncture

CITY AFFAIRS: Nearly one year after a Telegraph Avenue building burned, taking two popular eateries with it, progress is moving too slow.

How long will the lot formerly home to Raleigh’s and Cafe Intermezzo remain empty? About 10 months ago, the site — which housed apartments in addition to the beloved eateries — was ravaged by a fire and later demolished as a result of the damage. Since then, little progress has
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CVS to move into Andronico’s former Telegraph location

Though now boarded up and empty, the vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue where Andronico’s once stood might welcome a new CVS as early as next year. After Andronico’s Community Markets declared bankruptcy last year, the company closed the Telegraph branch in December — an underperforming location that was a financial
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Designs for Raleigh’s, Intermezzo tent structures

After a massive fire destroyed the building that was home to beloved Berkeley restaurants and an apartment complex in November, plans are underway to reopen Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Intermezzo under tents by the end of the semester. Soumya Karlamangla is the city news editor.

Report determines origin of November fire

An investigative report into the devastating Nov. 18 Berkeley fire released Monday determined the origin of the five-alarm fire but was unable to determine the exact cause of the blaze. The report, conducted by Berkeley Fire Department, concluded that the Haste Street fire was accidental and that it “originated in
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Final investigation report confirms Haste Street fire was accidental

A report released Monday confirmed that the fire that destroyed the historic Sequoia building on Telegraph Avenue started accidently in the building’s elevator room. The five-alarm fire that broke out Nov. 18 burned down most of 2441 Haste St., including a multistory apartment complex, Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe
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Restaurants destroyed in fire to reopen in temporary tent structures

After being reduced to rubble in November’s Haste Street fire, Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Intermezzo are projected to reopen by May. A building application submitted to the city of Berkeley in late January by architect Kirk Peterson calls for the construction of “temporary tent and shipping container structures”
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After Nov. 18 fire, Telegraph Avenue area now a disaster zone

Those affected by the Nov. 18 fire that destroyed a building on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue are eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans after the area was deemed a disaster zone Wednesday. The area was declared a disaster zone by the U.S. Small Business Administration, meaning
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