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“Not Pleasant”
Review of Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue
Ranked #35 of 85 things to do in Berkeley
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Owner description: Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is still so reminiscent of the 60's that you will feel as if you have traveled back in time when you visit Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. The shops and eateries are a mix of quintessential hippie-dom mixed with the current U.C. Berkeley modern day student. Both seem to blend together in a medley that makes shopping and eating here almost a cultural or historical trek as well as a great shopping one.
Reviewed November 14, 2012

It's dingy and smells. Too many homeless and strange people. Streets are crowded with trash, people and urine. Parking is a pain. Would not go unless I had to.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Telegraph is the place for you if your a skater looking to buy skate stuff at 510 skateboards, if your a music lover rasputins and amoieba's for you, and they have a lot of clothing stores and frozen yogurt. Also my personal favorite if the mocchcino cafe where they sell the best tapioca bubble tea.

Thank Joe L
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This street really needs to be cleaned up and given a facelift. It has probably been 30 years since a major reno was done to it. Put in some fresh awnings (black and white), paint some exteriors, and put all the carts in one SMALL section of Telegraph, preferably away from Bancroft. After all, UC Berkeley is a major world university, and it looks shoddy with Telegraph besmearing its ambiance!

Thank ireophile
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

If you like open drug use and being solicited by drug dealers go to telegraph avenue, the police in Berkeley turn their heads with homeless drug users sitting around on the street and making any visit uncomfortable to the visitor. It is unfortunate that a potentially beautiful city has a blight of people hanging out on the sidewalk. I have worked in Berkeley and could enjoy the culture if the local government could clean up the gross scenes on the street. I am not going to waste any more time on a city that has given up on trying to enforce any sort of civilized rules of every day life for whatever reason whether a 'progressive point of view' or just lack of leadership.

1  Thank denngran
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Berkeley gave up on this area decades ago, little has changed to make it anything other than a dirty, dangerous and uncivil landscape.

2  Thank Rick C
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