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Visions for Vacancies: Safeway Center

What would you like to see fill the vacant spaces at the new Safeway Center?

The new Safeway Center has four vacant spaces.  We would like to know what you would like to see here.

The Safeway Center is on San Pablo Avenue next to the El Cerrito del Norte BART station. So far only Pet Food Express and Supercuts have joined the shopping center, but there's a large block of retail space on the San Pablo side where there are four available spaces. I spoke with the broker and the spaces could be used for any type of business: restaurant, retail, service, etc...  They’re interested in learning what you would like to see here.

Submit your suggestions on Spotmojo using this link: http://www.spotmojo.com/openspot/safewayctr/

You can also use the code “SafewayCtr” on Spotmojo to find this spot.

El Cerrito Patch is working with Spotmojo to collect your suggestions for vacancies.  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.

Michael Hsueh February 16, 2013 at 09:03 PM
These are great ideas, but please submit them on Spotmojo using this link: http://www.spotmojo.com/openspot/safewayctr/ - this is where the commercial broker will be looking. Let me know if you run into any problems.
K Murphy February 18, 2013 at 09:26 PM
I'm curious...Is Spotmojo owned by AOL.com like the Patch? I use the Patch for LOCAL news and if Safeway wants to see the LOCAL ideas, they could easily look here on the El Cerrito Patch. I am wondering about the "push" for Spotmojo on ALL the (formerly) local Patches (now one giant and poorly interconnected Patch). I am wondering why would I want to register with Spotmojo to give them my ideas. Who are they? Will Safeway and other corporate entities really go to Spotmojo to get ideas on which types of stores to rent space to? My guess is that the main thing they will be looking at is whether the "rentee" can actually pay the rent, not the type of business.
Michael Hsueh February 19, 2013 at 04:35 AM
No, Spotmojo isn't owned by AOL. We're a startup based here, I'm the founder. I live in Kensington and my partner lives in Berkeley. We do work with many commercial brokers including the one that's managing this property. They do look at the suggestions and if there are enough suggestions for certain types of businesses they can use that to help attract those businesses to this location. Having all the suggestions in one place makes it easier for brokers and businesses so they don't have to go through various Patch articles or other sources. We categorize and count the suggestions into reports. Our thinking if we can get enough direct suggestions from the community then more people will get what they want when compared to the traditional approach, and businesses will be able to do more than just pay rent. And also, depending on the situation and property owner, most usually care quite a great deal what type of business they lease to.
kc March 23, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Saw a Subway coming soon sign between Pet Food Express and SuperCuts today...
Becca April 11, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Those are the same chain as Marshall's, which is one block north.

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