In Berkeley’s got a detailed write-up of the new openings on Elmwood’s College Avenue. There are currently four vacant spaces in the block between Russell Street and Ashby Avenue, three of which are gearing up for some business. Sometime soon, expect to see:

- Summer Kitchen Bake Shop (in the place next to Your Basic Bird, the pet shop)
- a new cafe somehow possibly linked to the people of Cafe Fanny (in the shuttered Elmwood Pharmacy)
- a clothing store for an Oakland fashion designer (in the other half of the old hardware store)

Maybe, in the near future, Elmwood won’t be known just for its ice cream.

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Amber said:
Jun 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

I don’t see the clothing store doing too well…but every college town can always use another cafe (especially if linked to Cafe Fanny! Mmm) and a bake shop.

Babs said:
Jun 24, 2009 at 7:17 am

The affiliation of the new cafe opening in Elmwood is that a former manager of Cafe Fanny is consulting for the new place. Other than that, there is no connection.

Kate said:
Jan 11, 2010 at 10:51 am

Based on a job ad on craigslist, the new “Elmwood Cafe” is opening in February.