Berkeleyside: Berkeley Semifreddi's closes, citing increased rents & wages as the cause

Eater SF has been running a column announcing restaurant closures for quite a while now, but this one caught our eye: Berkeley Semifreddi's will close at the end of this month.  According to Berkeleyside, increased difficulty in hiring, increasing wages, and escalating rents are the reasons.  This is another instance of a decades-old local restaurant shutting its doors in the face of economic pressures.  Genova Delicatessen, a 90-year-old neighborhood fixture just a few blocks away, closed its doors in May of this year.