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Reader: Does the Berkeley neighborhood have too much of a good thing?

The news that Brickyard BBQ has closed made more than one reader wonder if the Berkeley neighborhood now has more restaurants than it can support. Writes Claudia:

Two BBQ restaurants was probably to much for the Berkeley neighborhood. It's just to bad it had to be Brickyard that went and not Big Hoss. Big Hoss might of had the better space but their food is gross and Big Hoss is kind of an ass. But did the neighborhood really need another Mexican place? I guess if they are open late that would be a plus since it is hard to find much after 10. I would have rather seen a really good Asian restaurant or maybe a bagel place instead. I think at this point the whole Berkley/ Highlands restaurant market has been so saturated you have to either offer an excellent product or value to survive. When I first came to the neighborhood 5 years ago there were only a couple of mediocre pizza options and now there is about 8 and a few of them are excellent.
Is Claudia right? Can there be too much of a good thing?

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