I owe a debt of gratitude to this neighborhood. At the end of a long day, after showing a relocation client our amazing East Bay neighborhoods, we stopped at The Coffee Mill for a break. It was there that I asked myself “how can I do this even better”. At that moment, I realized I could create a web site … and that was BerkeleyHomes.com’s moment of conception. Thank you, Coffee Mill!
Lakeshore’s neighborhood anchors are the Grand Lake Theater, Grand /Lakeshore Shopping Districts and beautiful Lake Merritt.
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The Grand Lake Theater, a grand movie palace built in the 20s is one of our favorite places to go for the movies. It often wins the “Best place to see a movie” East Bay Express polls. Like 3-D? The Grand Lake has a two projector system and it’s where I went to see The Force Awakens when the Star Wars movie opened.
The Grand’s neon signs lights up on Friday & Saturday nights, when they feature a Wurlitzer organ concert before the movies. Check out the marquee to see if the Allen Michaan, the Renaissance Rialto operator, has posted one of his memorable political messages.
Up Grand you’ll find Walden Pond’s new and used book store; nearby is The Alley, a piano bar which has featured Ron Dibble playing old favorites for decades.
Splash Pad Park, across from the theater, is home to Saturday is Grand Lake Farmers’ Market.
The Lakeshore Drive shopping street features Arizmendi Bakery for great breads and pizza, Holy Land Israeli food, a kosher butcher, Trader Joe’s and lots of interesting shops.
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