Retail Opportunities

Retail Appeal and Opportunities

Whether you are searching for the perfect location for your store, browsing for an item, or just looking for a good place to eat, we invite you to explore our friendly retail areas, that vary in size and scope to meet your needs:

  • Charming neighborhood districts with corner hardware stores and yoga studios
  • Historic main streets with beautiful, old buildings used for locally owned cafes, gourmet markets, and boutiques
  • Community and regional shopping centers that offer conveniences and diversity of quality goods and services with Bay Area and nationally known retailers

We invite you to share in the heartfelt connection and civic pride our residents and visitors have developed with its local retailers. Many of our stores have become cherished destinations and iconic landmarks with a broad and loyal customer base.


You may find the location for all of these retail areas on our Retail Opportunities map.


Local Consumer Demand and Demographics

Alameda's household consumer demand is $960 million annually with $420 million leakage (44%) in off-island purchases, creating substantial retail opportunities particularly in men's and women's apparel, sporting goods, and electronics/appliances.


For more information, see our Alameda at a Glance brochure, or contact Eric Fonstein with the City's Economic Development Department at 510-747-6895.