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September 21, 2015

Panda Express-monium

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Landing, Business, School — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

It’s my periodic Alameda Landing leasing update. When last we discussed, I wrote about the soft opening of CREAM, a direct competitor to local business Cookiebar. There has been pretty long lines at CREAM since it opened, but that might be due to the slowness of the actual process of testing out ice cream flavors and finally getting your sandwich made.  It is kid approved, but Cookiebar was declared to be superior.  Of course Tuckers still reigns supreme around these parts, but in a pinch CREAM is a stand in.

Yogurtland has also open near Habit to very little fanfare.  Still under a handful of reviews on Yelp but given that it’s a well known and popular chain, it’s going to stick around.

Speaking of popular, have you all been to Alameda Landing on a Friday evening?  That place is pretty popular.  I’m not sure if it’s the Jack and Jill hill or the convergence of four fast casual restaurants in a fairly small area but it’s pretty packed.

Anyway, here’s who is coming next based on the leasing map:

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Firehouse Subs is the “deli” that has been reported on the leasing map and “Ono Hawaiian BBQ” is the hawaiian bbq place that had been a place holder for a long time.

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The “Health/Wellness” aka GNC is still holding steady as are all the businesses in the Lease Negotiations category.  The LOI Negotiations has seen the “Salon” come and go and now is back.  New on that list is an Insurance listing and the “Bakery” has ballooned to only requiring the smaller of the two spaces to now being in talks to take more than 5000 sq ft of space.

And speaking of Alameda Landing.  Just in case any of you happen to have a craving for Panda Express (don’t groan) or just a craving to help out a really good cause.  Ruby Bridges Elementary PTA will receive a portion of the sales made on Thursday, September 24 if you come between 4 pm – 8 pm and bring the flyer found on this Facebook post.  Either print out a copy of the flyer or you can show the electronic one on your electronic device.


  1. Cue the hand-wringing about Alameda’s loss of character and local businesses.

    I would propose a new rule. Anyone making statements such as these must state, for the record, their family’s estimated monthly $ expenditure at Alameda’s existing local businesses.

    Otherwise complaints are invalidated.

    Comment by brock — September 21, 2015 @ 9:53 am

  2. I have to agree with brock on that one. We probably besides auto shop expenditures spend less than $250 per month at local business and that is mostly getting hair cuts and gym membership at Mariners Square Athletic Club, which if they brought in a 24 hour fitness…we would switch in a heartbeat. I did spend $10 at Pagano’s this year. I don’t really shop except at home depot and my family go to San Francisco or Emeryville by choice. I will probably buy new tires next month but most likely will go to Costco.

    Comment by Jake — September 21, 2015 @ 10:58 am

  3. I did try Spin Pizza (I’m usually partial to East End) just out of curiosity and East End is a lot better, so there’s one non-local business I won’t be tempted by in the future.
    Speaking of pizza, Facebook is blowing up with news of Croll’s closing… not because they weren’t doing well, but because they lost their lease.

    Comment by trow125 — September 21, 2015 @ 4:41 pm

  4. Spin Pizza is a “fast casual” restaurant, regardless of its non-local, chain status. East End (while I agree that it is great in addition to being locally owned) is basically a fine dining establishment with a full bar.

    Not really comparable, or going for the same customers.

    I am also pissed off about the Croll’s situation, or at least what I’m hearing about it.

    Comment by brock — September 21, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

  5. Facebook? 3., 4. Alameda Peeps or what? I haven’t joined and probably won’t.

    Comment by MI — September 21, 2015 @ 5:20 pm

  6. Crolls pizza is as good or better than any pizza in Alameda, plus some good beers, I spend hundreds of dollars at Pagano’s and used to spend thousands there when I was contracting. As for Home Depot its a real “shit box”, Last thing if your gonna buy Tires I guarantee you will get better service and better prices at Big O on Park St., and all tire service is covered and convenient after you buy there. So if you want to help out with our traffic problem quit going through the tube and try a little harder to purchase things where you live , it can actually be very nice and affordable.

    Comment by John P. — September 21, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

  7. just stumbled on Alameda Poops, “hurting Alameda butts since 2014”. Ha-ha-ha. Not since The Daily Noose.

    Comment by MI — September 22, 2015 @ 8:23 am

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