A slightly belated thank you – For many years BOSS partnered with the Andronico’s Market on Shattuck in Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” neighborhood. When we had special events, we reached out and asked them for support, and many times they were there to help with gift certificates so we could buy food, drinks, or cake for events. They were a true friend and community partner. When we heard they had been bought, at first we were worried. Then we heard who was taking over the space and we were excited – Safeway, another long-time supporter of BOSS!
Safeway Markets purchased both of the Berkeley Andronico’s (on Shattuck and Solano Avenues), and worked with the Andronico’s team to learn about how to successfully manage a store with higher-end specialty foods and a commitment to maintaining the food culture. On March 1st they had a Grand Opening and recognized BOSS for all our work to feed our community, presenting BOSS with a $5,000 donation!
This partnership will open new inroads to comfort and cooperation, as well as new food support possibilities! We could not be more pleased or excited – Safeway will keep offering quality foods to the neighborhood, and we still have a good friend and community partner. You can view their press release here.
Join us in thanking our new good neighbors!