West Berkeley Bowl to open June 4
I figured this should have a separate thread, so here goes. The 6/4 opening date reflects what the people at the customer service counter told me. I saw an article in the Berkeley Daily Planet from 3 weeks ago that said it'd open on 5/14, so it must have slipped a little.
It was mentioned on the old thread that the original Berkeley Bowl might close when the new one opens, but I'd be surprised if that happens. I assumed their plan all along was to have 2 locations.
I can see their customer base (which is surely big enough to support 2 stores) segmenting nicely between the two stores. Almost all the out-of-town customers are sure to divert to the new one, seeing as how it's just off the freeway. A lot of Berkeley locals will probably stick with the old one, especially if they live closer to it.