Downtown Turnaround

Downtown Berkeley has undergone a remarkable revitalization in the past few years, resulting in a more vibrant, greener and safer heart of the city.

The successful turnaround, however, would be reversed under the draconian constraints in the new Measure R.

New businesses and badly needed housing projects, including those already in place and those in progress that could be squelched if the initiative passes.

A Thriving, People-Oriented Downtown

From the lively streets and the excellently rated new restaurant to the emerging entrepreneurial scene, Berkeley’s Downtown renaissance depends on it being an attractive place to live, work and have fun. The Downtown Area Plan, approved by voters through an advisory measure in 2010, has not only won a prestigious award from the American Planning Association, but has also brought businesses, housing and residents, attracting more businesses and visitors every day. Take a look at the impressive Downtown revival, which could be reversed by Measure R:

2014

  • Botella Republic
  • Perdition
  • Amazing Crab

2013

  • Wise.io
  • Sliver Pizzeria
  • GSM Wireless Mini Mart
  • TOSS Noodle Bar
  • Sprint Store by Arch Telecom
  • NextSpace Berkeley
  • Shoebox Financial Solutions
  • Argania Salon de Beaute
  • Cups Co.
  • East Bay Spice Company
  • Rossmann and Moore, LLP
  • The Mix Plus
  • Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Tsunami Dogs
  • Bittersweet Café
  • The Sandwich Spot
  • El Burro Picante
  • Sliderbar
  • Berkeley Rug House
  • Purple Kow
  • BUILD Pizzeria Roma
  • Eureka! Burger
  • Togo’s Levant Café
  • Le Petit Cochon
  • Integrative Insurance Solutions
  • Paris Baguette
  • Pipeline Coffee Co.
  • Bonita Fish Market
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Great China Restaurant
  • Miagro Massage Studios

2012

  • Danse Lumiere
  • Comal Restaurant
  • Suya African-Caribbean Grill
  • Campus Dental Care
  • Café Clem
  • Mobile Kangaroo
  • Berkeley CPR Classes
  • PRiN Graphics
  • Crunch
  • Chase Private Client
  • Chase
  • Asha Tea House
  • GSports Physical Therapy
  • Belli Osteria
  • Red Buffalo
  • Fresco Mexican Grill
  • Cakes and Purls
  • Crab Yard
  • Ali Akbar College of Music

2011

  • Red Tomato Pizza House
  • Wilderness Torah
  • BEC’s Bar & Bistro
  • Fantastic Comics
  • Phil’s Sliders
  • Green Citizen
  • Casa Bernal Taqueria
  • Tea Fever
  • Nepalese Smoke & Gift Shop
  • Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall

2010

  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • The Bikestation
  • Resources for Community Development
  • The Marsh
  • Eisen Letuni transporation
  • YMCA – PG&E Teen Center
  • Goldstone Management, Inc.
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Burger Meister
  • FedEx Office & Print Center
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • American Tech Services
  • Revival Bar + Kitchen
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Bangkok Noodles & Thai BBQ
  • Cinnaholic
  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition
  • Sandbox Suites
  • Saturn Café
  • PIQ Pane Italiano Qualitá
  • Groove Yoga Studio
  • The Shamszad Group
  • Giovanni Restaurant
  • Strictly Savvy
  • Quantum Camp
  • Ippuku Bar
  • Lavender’s
  • Sunshine Smoke Shop
  • Chris Thai
  • Pin Toh – Thai Food & Pho
  • Dharma Publishing Bookstore
  • Ivania’s Hair Salon
  • Pin-Up Parlor
  • SLOW
  • Grubb & Ellis Management
  • Bay Area Children’s Theatre
  • Computer Land
  • Bagel Street Café
  • Sy Academy

2009

  • Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
  • The David Brower Center
  • Gather Restaurant
  • High Trek Adventure
  • Cyprus Restaurant
  • Gecko Gecko Thai California
  • Chase
  • NorCal Action Sports Inc.
  • Lee’s Deli
  • OctoberFeast Bakery
  • Oxford Garage/LAZ
  • The Beta Lounge
  • John’s Ice Cream
  • Shaolin Berkeley at Precious
  • Law Office of Anthony J. Marzo
  • Elevation Design & Architecture
  • FIVE
  • Oxford Plaza Apartments
  • Subterranean Arthouse
  • MMangalam Centers
  • Yogurtland
  • International Rivers
  • Yoga to the People
  • Reform Your Body Pilates
  • Athineon
  • Tibetan Aid Project
  • The Sunny Side Café
  • Beacon Group Ventures
  • Voleon Capital Management LLC
  • Dharma College
  • Lot 68
  • Five Bridges
  • Center for Creative Inquiry
  • Financial Strategies, LLC
  • City Solve Urban Race

2008

  • Plearn Thai Cuisine
  • Fantasy T-Shirts
  • Almare Gelato Italiano
  • Sandwich Zone
  • Staples
  • Lhasa Hair Salon
  • Artistic Picture Framing
  • Biryani House
  • Nanayiro Restaurant
  • Chocolatier Blue
  • Oasis Grill
  • North Berkeley Properties
  • Sonoma Coffee Café
  • Ruby Press
  • Fix that Mac, Inc.
  • Joel H. Tranter, Attorney at Law
  • Bollibokka Shattuck LLC
  • Comcast
  • Addison Street Windows Gallery
  • Magic Fingers Spa
  • Anh Hong
  • Buddhist Churches of America
  • Sara R. Diamond Law Office

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