I'm just curious as to what specifically draws people to the Berkeley Bowl from all over the Bay Area, so I'm throwing this out for discussion. It's a great store, but it's also not the easiest place to park, get in and out, etc. Is there a specific item (or even just a general reason) that draws you to the Bowl?
I used to live within a 10 minute walk of the Bowl. It's a great store, I don't dispute that for a minute. Yet I'm a little surprised its offerings haven't been duplicated elsewhere around the Bay.
Also, does anyone know the status of the new "West Berkeley Bowl"?