Three Telegraph Avenue food vendors who were asked to vacate their locations in front of Sproul Plaza last Deember will bring their trucks to the intersection of Bancroft Way and College Avenue within a few weeks, according to an announcement Tuesday from Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates.
According to a March 5 article in the Daily Californian, the Berkeley City Council was to consider a request this week for relocation help from the city manager's office for the owners of the three businesses: Dojo Dog, Healthy Heavenly Foods and Kettle Corn Star.
All three were ousted from their previous locations because of construction on UC Berkeley's Lower Sproul Plaza.
"Within a few weeks, the north section of Bancroft Avenue at the College Avenue intersection will be allocated for the three vendors to set up their trailers," Bates' announcement said. "Vendors will be able to place their trailers in this new and viable location and will be able to renew their ‘permits’ to operate there for an additional two years.
“We heard loud and clear at our Telegraph Avenue community brainstorming meeting, three weeks ago, that our vendor community was in need of a solution.
"I am incredibly happy that City and UC staff have been able to work out a solution for our vendors and feel that this is one in a series of steps towards helping to revitalize the Telegraph area.”