Daiso Opens Eleventh Bay Area Store at Alameda South Shore Center. Jamestown’s Innovative Use of Space Accommodates “Pop-Up” Tenants In Outdoor Mall

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Jamestown, a leading national real estate acquisition and management firm and owner of Alameda South Shore Center, is pleased to announce that Daiso has opened a pop-up store at the center, its eleventh Bay Area location, for an initial period of three months. Daiso, the largest Japanese low-price retail company, currently occupies a 1,400-square-foot storefront.

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We take an innovative approach to marketing, offering flexible lease opportunities and turn-key spaces to accommodate tenants' varying and seasonal needs,

Jamestown provides temporary, vanilla-shelled space, for pop-up and other short-term tenants as part of its philosophy of creating opportunities for tenants with unique and time-sensitive requirements. The finished storefronts include new drywall and paint, as well as restrooms and utilities, to allow for immediate occupancy. Earlier this year, Jamestown leased 15,535 square feet of pop-up space at Alameda South Shore Center to Spirit Halloween for its holiday store. Spirit helped attract significant additional traffic to the property during the Halloween season, benefitting the center’s entire retail community.

“We take an innovative approach to marketing, offering flexible lease opportunities and turn-key spaces to accommodate tenants' varying and seasonal needs,” said Senior Vice President Julie Taylor of Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank, the exclusive leasing agent for Alameda South Shore Center.

Daiso‘s mission is to help customers “find surprises and fun” in a way that is unrivalled. With 3,200 stores worldwide, the retailer offers colorful, primarily in-house-branded merchandise with eye-catching designs. The high-quality products, including useful and popular items such as dishes, kitchenware and household goods, are recognized not only in Japan, but around the globe. Daiso’s low prices are made possible by their large network of stores.

“South Shore is a very nice shopping mall. So we decided to try with a smaller location first. If we see people like our store, we will stay long-term and move into a bigger location in the mall,” Daiso California’s Senior Vice President Yoshihide Murata told the Patch.

Most of the items Daiso carries cost $1.50, although the store is offering Christmas items at the special price of $1. Daiso at Alameda South Shore Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. Sales are cash only.

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For more information on holiday activities and hours, including additions, updates, and tenant promotions and giveaways, please visit AlamedaSouthShoreCenter.com or call 510-521-8100.

Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca. and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 28 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit http://www.jamestownproperties.com.

Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda South Shore Center is an established, 594,000-square-foot open-air outdoor mall located in the Bay Area community of Alameda, Calif. The only major shopping mall on the 23-square-mile island, the recently renovated property is home to a variety of national retail stores and restaurants, including Kohl’s, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Ross, Old Navy, Petco, Payless Shoe Source, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sushi House, Applebee’s, Lens Crafters and The Children’s Place. The center has maintained its prominence as a thriving retail destination for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.

The City of Alameda is located on a 23-square-mile island adjacent to Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. The community, home to the 270-acre Harbor Bay Business Park, Alameda College, 205-acre mixed use development Marina Village, is linked to nearby Oakland via three bridges and a tunnel system, and is served by bus and ferry lines for public transportation. Famous for its tree-lined streets and Victorian homes, Alameda was named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance in 2010. For more information on Alameda, visit http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov.


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