If Berkeley were to develop a high end shopping mall, it would fit in quite comfortably on Fourth Street in Berkeley. Actually, except for the open sky above, and automobiles moving past the stores in a constant search for the perfect parking space, the mall is already there! It is truly an eclectic and delightful mix of retail and restaurant resources. [Read more...]
In fact, Fourth Street has been stretching and growing for a while. Originally a home to light industrial warehouses and businesses, it began to draw artists and incubating businesses in the 70's and 80's. New concepts in art and design followed. One could buy creative and imaginative clothing, art, and furniture, then books, children's clothing, and handsome and useful kitchen accessories. Restaurants and coffee shops sprung up to serve the needs of the resourceful shopper. Sturdy chain stores like Restoration Hardware and Crate and Barrel added their reasonably priced products to the mix.
Homes and condos have been built in and around the area to serve the needs of the young metropolitan couples who are comfortable in this area of Berkeley. Older homes and apartments are being upgraded to attract future buyers. Change is, and has been, the theme for Fourth Street.
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