Thursday, September 7, 2017

80 North: Berkeley, Urban Ore


Urban Ore  900 Murray St., (510) 841-SAVE.  M-Sat 8:30am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm.  I was surprised when I walked through the plastic stripped doorway to find inside not a freezer, and not just a collection of recycled building materials, either--I came here to look for a cheap door--but instead a HUGE warehouse filled with everything from a Steven King novel to a flying pink pig.  A half-hearted attempt is made to organize the smaller junk-store items, and there is plenty of dust.  Apparently, most items wind up here as rescues from trucks on their way to the dump.  So prices are low and variety is big.  It seems the perfect place to while away a rainy day like today.  

entrance to Urban Ore in Berkeley, California
entrance to Urban Ore in Berkeley, California


recycled doors at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California
recycled doors at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California


used books at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California
used books at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California


a flying papier mache pig at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California
a flying papier mache pig at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California


checjk-out at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California
checjk-out at Urban Ore in Berkeley, California


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1 comment:

  1. They have "vintage fashions" and quirky accesories as well. My college age kids get a total kick out of this place!

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