Do Not Disturb sign, Shattuck Plaza Hotel, Berkeley, CA this week:

 

Always good to see hospitality-industry facilities that are in touch with local history and heritage.

In its previous incarnation, as the mere Shattuck Hotel, this venerable establishment had become somewhat seedy. This is the first time I had seen it since its re-opening and re-branding last year. You can still tell that it was built in 1910, but (mainly) in a good way. Peace!

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