BERKELEYSIDE — A new clothing store is opening in the space formerly occupied by Persimmon, which closed in May. Husband and wife owners Aaron and Namgyal Choedon Newton also own Yaza on Solano Avenue, in business since 2016. Tika opened for business on Aug. 9. The word tika means blessing and Namgyal said she feels blessed to be able to continue the tradition started by Persimmon by providing a gathering place for women along with quality unique products. “Thanks to (Persimmon’s former owner) Brigitte’s generous guidance, we will be carrying many of the same clothing lines as our predecessor. We will also have some exciting new lines to honor our own aesthetic,” Newton said. Tika, 904 The Alameda (at Solano), Berkeley 94707. Tel: 510-882-3317. Open Mon. – Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.