Photo from Amanda’s/Facebook.
Sorry, I forgot to run this last week, but better late than never: ~AMANDA’S FEEL GOOD FRESH FOOD RESTAURANT~ in Downtown Berkeley closed on the last day of the year. Owner Amanda West said, “We’ve enjoyed two and a half wonderful years in Downtown Berkeley and we will miss our customers and community in the neighborhood of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. We look forward to seeing everyone again when we re-emerge.” Amanda’s hoped to be able to continue in the Shattuck location, but was unable to structure an appropriate lease arrangement with the landlords. Offering what I think is a really impressive gesture, the restaurant will buy back gift cards, which can also be redeemed in future Amanda’s locations. 2122 Shattuck Ave. at Center, Berkeley.