South Asian Businesses
- [1916 ★] Boor Singh applies to Berkeley City Council to erect a tent in downtown Berkeley for the business of fortune telling. Council unanimously denies the application. [Berkeley City Council Minutes for July 28 1916, item 12, and August 8, 1916, item 19]
- [1960s-1970s? ★] Berkeley's University Avenue business district founded. See Sara Marcellino's 2003 thesis Connecting a heterolocal ethnic community: Berkeley's Asian Indian shopping district for history and details. The Berkeley Historical Society ran a walking tour of the district in 2000.
- [~1970 ★] Bazaar of India opens in Berkeley, run by Neelam and Kirpal Khanna ["The Multi-million Dollar Indian Grocery Business", India West, Feb 16 1979, page 8]
- [1975 ★] Lakireddy Bali Reddy and his family open the Berkeley branch of Pasand Restaurant. ["Pasand Bombay Curries - Unique South Indian Cuisine", India West, 15 July 1977, page 5]
- [1978 ★] Shrimati's opens at 2011 University Ave, Berkeley, as a sari shop, run by Anil Dhupelia, whose family owned 3 sari shops in Durban. ["Two New Businesses Open In S.F. Bay Area", India West, Jan 15 1978, page 5]
- [1981 ★] Anar-Kali restaurant, an Indian and pizza restaurant, opens at 2440 Bancroft Way. It was run by Pakistani American couple Shaukat Mohamadaly and Nargis. ["Two New Restaurants Open in East Bay with Informal Atmospheres", India West, Sep 25 1981, page 11]