On a hopeful note more consonant with reality, another business owner on Telegraph notes:
"What used to be a much more kind of social and politically orientated and active group is now much more business-orientated. There really isn't a passion for art and music the way there used to be."For those unfamiliar with Berkeleyese "art and music" means dope. The real reason for Cody's demise is much more mundane - there's a Barnes and Noble on Shattuck that opened a few years ago and locals just don't find the stench on Telegraph Avenue particularly inviting.
A metaphor for the current state of the 'progressive' movement?