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Ice cream shop wants Berkeley council to block competitor from opening

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In a lot of places, if you’re a business and a competitor opens across the street you . . . well, compete. In Berkeley, you ask the City Council to prevent your competitor from opening. That’s what the owner of Cream, an ice cream parlor on Telegraph Avenue, did this week to prevent nearby Rasputin Music from opening an ice cream take-out window. That’s after the city’s zoning board approved Rasputin’s entry into the ice cream biz already. The council, sharply divided on the issue, is to decide what to do later this year. Berkeleyside writes about it.


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