Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Berkeley Bowl Bans Reporter Who Reveals Too Much

The Los Angeles Times took a close look Monday at Berkeley Bowl, the city’s most revered and quirky grocery store, and used it as a prism to analyze the city’s residents.

But the piece, which ran on the newspaper’s front page, so infuriated the owner, Glenn Yasuda, that the reporter has been banned for life from the store. (And be sure to read the comments to the two articles.)

Apparently, that fate awaits all of us who shop there and occasionally sample the produce. If you nibble and don’t pay (put down that grape!) you are asked to sign a “no trespass” agreement.

Who knew the rules were so strict? I just thought it was a pain to park.

1 comment:

Paul Lamb said...

"No soup for you!" eh?