by Steed Dropout
Jan. 12, 2015
BERKELEY REPORTER APPEALS TO READERS
Do you know this man? Sketch by Martin Schwartz. Photo by Ted Friedman.
If you recognize this man, who opened a short-lived cafe at what is now Amoeba, in 1992–please let us know.
Berkeley Reporter’s previous piece reported an attack on Berkeley’s Peoples Park iconic mural on Amoeba’s North wall, at Haste and Telegraph. Now we seek more info on an attack on the mural in 1992.
Tentative info from knowledgeable sources has provided this much background:
In 1992, a quarrelsome South side character (Saladin?) opened a restaurant (Marrakech?) in what is now Amoeba, an independent music and video emporium. The would-be restaurateur was known as a South side trouble-maker even before he donned his chef’s outfit.
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