About 30 spectators gathered at the intersection of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue Tuesday morning with smartphones and cameras at the ready as a demolition crane ripped the roof off of the apartment building that was destroyed in the Nov. 18 fire.
After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, the Andronico’s Community Market’s branch on Telegraph Avenue will be shutting its doors, the company announced Friday.
“The closing of the Telegraph Avenue store became necessary because the property would have been too difficult to bring up to the standards that our customers expect and deserve,” said Bill Andronico, a member of the family which founded the markets, in a statement released Friday.
Ashes rained down from the sky when Hanwool Park came home from the UC Berkeley bonfire rally at the Greek Theatre, in disbelief that his apartment building wasengulfed in flames.
“I don’t even feel sad, I’m speechless,” Park said.
Park, a recent UC Berkeley graduate, is one of many Berkeley residents displaced from a five-story apartment building that erupted in flames Friday evening.