Telegraph Avenue, by the way, begins in downtown Oakland at Broadway and runs through Oakland and Berkeley to end at Bancroft Avenue on the south side of the University of California ("Cal") campus. The last stretch of Telegraph south of the campus is what became notorious in the 1960s and 70s.
|Southwest corner of Telegraph and 51st|
But some may mourn the long gone Pussycat Theater, which once "graced" the northeast corner of Telegraph and 51st. Since being torn down in the 90s, its site has remained a vacant lot. Yes, the Pussycat Theater was a place that showed raunchy movies.
At the south end it remains a heavily Korean business district. Maybe it's called Koreatown - I've never heard that - but establishments with Korean names predominate.
I've been to the Tofu House (pictured here). You might expect it to be vegetarian with this name - it isn't.
Backward to: Piedmont Avenue
Forward to: Rockridge south
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