This week we’re going to Alameda’s Bay Farm Island and ask for your suggestions to help the Harbor Bay Shopping Center get its mojo back. According to Loopnet, there are nine vacancies.
It's anchored by Safeway and CVS and has several smaller businesses including Anytime Fitness, Angel Fish Japanese Restaurant, Coffee and Tea Traders, and others. Last month China Villa moved in, but there are still nine vacancies.
A couple of years ago there was some controversy over all the vacancies that appears to have been mostly caused by the slow economy and the landlord raising rents.
In this uncertain economy its difficult for someone to take the plunge and start a new business. But we think if the community clearly says what they will spend their money on, it might provide the certainty they need to start a new business.
So what types of businesses would you like to see move into Harbor View? Please submit your suggestions on Spotmojo using this link:
Alameda Patch has partnered with Spotmojo to collect your suggestions. The suggestions submitted on Spotmojo will go to the broker and potential businesses. You can make your suggestions in the comments section below, but please note, your suggestions posted on Spotmojo will go directly to the broker and potential businesses.
Spotmojo is a website where you can suggest the businesses you want where you live, work, or play. The suggestions are provided to new businesses and commercial real estate brokers to help new businesses find their ideal location. This gives you a voice in the businesses that open in your neighborhood and it helps local businesses succeed.