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Office of Economic Development
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Commercial Business District Associations

Berkeley's commercial district associations support local businesses and work to enhance the neighborhood shopping environment. Their services vary by district, but often include marketing and branding, special events, holiday decorations, small business advocacy, and supplemental cleaning services, streetscape improvements, public art and other capital projects to improve neighborhood conditions.

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 Downtown Berkeley Association 
 c/o John Caner
 2230 Shattuck Ave. Ste.C Berkeley, CA 94704
 Tel: (510) 549-2230 Fax: (510) 549-2267

 Telegraph logo 
 Telegraph Business Improvement District 
 2532 Durant Ave., Ste.100, Berkeley, CA 94704
 Tel: (510) 486-2366

Elmwood logo 
 Elmwood Merchants Association 
 c/o Melissa Hatheway, President
 2966 College Ave., Berkeley, CA  94705


 North Shattuck Association Logo
 North Shattuck Association 
 c/o Heather Hensley
 1700 Shattuck Ave., Box 318,  Berkeley, CA 94709
 Tel: (510) 540-6444 Fax: (510) 540-6944  

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 Lorin Business Association 
 Chair: Heather Haxo Phillips, Adeline Yoga
 Membership Co-Chair: Jess McCarter, Easy Creole 

Northside logo  
 Northside Merchants Association 
 c/o Sam Nassar, Brewed Awakenings
 1807 Euclid Berkeley, CA 94708
 Tel: (510) 540-8865 Fax: (510) 540-8090

Fourth Street logo 
Fourth Street Businesses 
 c/o Denny Abrams
 1834 Fourth St., Berkeley, CA 94710
 Tel: (510) 644-3002


 Solano logo 
 Solano Avenue Association 
 c/o Allen Cain
 1563 Solano Ave. #101
 Berkeley, CA  94707-2116
 Tel: (510) 527-5358
 Solano BID c/o OED (510) 981-7536

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 Gilman District 
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West Berkeley Design Group
c/o Lawrence Grown, Metro Lighting
  2240 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: (510) 393-3667

 West Berkeley Artisans and 
Industrial Companies (WEBAIC)

University Avenue Association 
c/o Maulin Chokshi, President
1042 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: (510) 486-0317     

Sacramento Street Merchants 
c/o Philip Anderson, HDR Remodeling 
2952 Sacramento St. Berkeley, CA 94704  
Tel: (510) 845-6100

 Adeline/Ashby Merchants Association 
c/o Shirley Mitts, Jack's Antiques
3021 Adeline St.,  Berkeley, CA 94703
Tel: (510) 845-6221

 Shattuck/Blake Merchants Association 
 c/o Suzanne Steinberg, Stone Mountain  
 2518 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 
 Tel: (510) 845-6106

South of University (“SoU”) 
Sherrod Blankner, Treasurer
4th Street Fine Art 
2000 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 
(415) 225-9159 



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Updated March 28, 2018



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