by Anneli Rufus
Peet's Coffee on Solano Avenue will provide sidewalk seating at long last, starting on Saturday.
Just in time for summer, the red tape has finally been untangled.
"Peet's Coffee on Solano has just been granted a permit to provide tables and chairs for patrons on the bulb-out in front of their store," Berkeley City Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, who represents District 5, announced yesterday. "In honor of the new and long-awaited amenities, there will be a brief ceremony at noon [on Saturday, June 26], a ribbon-cutting and maybe a few informal words, and an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer day with friends and family ... and maybe a cup of coffee."
He'll be there.