Property Vacancies

Access & Visibility

Temescal has excellent visibility and access from the Highway 24 at 51st Street and Telegraph exits. Temescal is walking distance from both the MacArthur and Rockridge BART stations. Only 2 miles from both the University of California, Berkeley and Downtown Oakland, Temescal is a convenient destination via public transportation, car, bike and on foot.

  • More than 40,116* residents live within a one-mile radius with an average household income of $85,279.**
  • 40% of those nearby residents are ages 25-45.
  • Temescal's Day-time workforce of more than 18,000 employees often eat, shop, and go out in the pedestrian-friendly district.

*2015 data from ESRI Community Profile            ** 2009-2013 estimate from ACS Population Summary

Developments In the Area

More than 1,242 housing units are in the pipeline, with estimated completion dates within the next 3-5 years. These new developments will also include over 54,000 square feet of new ground floor commercial spaces, creating opportunities for new local restaurants and independent shops.

Retail vacancies are low and sales taxes have been strong since 2004.

Parking: Public lot in Temescal plaza (Walgreens) is open to the public for free 2 hours

New housing around Temescal
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Current Vacancies

Turn-Key Temescal Restaurant Space 5004 Telegraph Ave. 

This absolutely A+ Temescal location has been the much-celebrated Dona Tomas restaurant for the last 20 profitable years. The owner is modifying the concept and moving to a new location. There are 100 seats inside and a beautiful patio that seats 60 more. There is also a 7-seat bar, a nice office, and ample storage. The kitchen is equipped with a 12 ft. hood and has been consistently updated to ensure efficiency. The Dona Tomas name, recipes, and all intellectual property of the company are NOT included in the sale. For more information: http://www.santarosabusinessandcommercial.com/santarosa/Dona-Tomas-Price-Reduced-In-Oakland-For-Sale.aspx

 

Sq. Feet

1,800
Asking price $159,000

Contact
Mike Nova
510-708-6682
mikenovabroker@gmail.com

Original Kasper's Building 4521 Telegraph Ave. 

Harry’s grandfather Kasper started selling hot dogs at this location in 1929. It’s a little flatiron building where Telegraph and Shattuck Avenues meet in the heart of North Oakland’s commercial district. The property has been vacant since 2003 but still stands as a landmark for longtime residents and a mysterious artifact for newcomers.

Sq. Feet

490
Rent per Sq. Ft. Contact owner
Rent/Month Contact owner

Contact
Harry Yaglijian
harry@kaspers.com

Claremont Ave 5239 Claremont Ave. 

Ground floor of fully-occupied 33-unit residential building with superb frontage in Oakland’s thriving Temescal District. Well suited to retail, office, fitness or service commercial. This growing business district is full of small independent shops, unique restaurants, family-friendly breweries and services. For more information: https://www.gordoncommercial.com/property/5239-claremont-avenue-oakland-ca-2-2/

Sq. Feet

870
Rent per Sq. Ft. $3.00 psf/month NNN
Rent/Month $2,628

Contact
Lori Rosenthal / Gordon Commercial Real Estate
510-524-2344
lori@gordoncommercial.com

51st and Telegraph 5110 Telegraph Ave. 

This property will be centered right in the Temescal District, and will feature a rooftop farm, spacious interior with high ceilings, available street parking, natural lighting, and a Whole Foods Market. The 204-unit property is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Temescal and Rockridge, and will house approximately 500 residents. Neighboring merchants include popular restaurants and shops like Bakesale Betty, Prima Materia, and Kingfish Pub. For More information: https://listingsprod.blob.core.windows.net/ourlistings-usa/2941460c-0e0d-4e8e-9598-77e83f2c79fb/dcb9df98-c4e7-4caf-8591-a93490bd4987

Sq. Feet

2,100-3,100
Rent per Sq. Ft. TBD
Rent/Month TBD

Contact
Colliers International
510-986-6770

Retail Space with Historic Charm 4709 Telegraph Ave.

Situated in the heart of Temescal, this small profile street retail space has tons of historic charm. The space features high ceilings, prominent store front windows, wainscoting, and in suite restroom. In addition, there is a bonus storage area and a shared rear patio area. The prominent lighted “blade sign” on the front of the building provides great visibility to the consistently high foot, car, and bike traffic along Telegraph Avenue.  Located just steps from Burma Superstar and Tara’s Organic Ice Cream, the space is only half a mile from MacArthur BART, providing easy access for both customers and employees.  For more information: :  https://lcbassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/4709-Telegraph-Flyer.pdf

Sq. Feet

 480
Rent per Sq. Ft.  $3.75
Rent/Month  $1,800

Contact
Natalie Mehta
natalie.mehta@yahoo.com

Retail Space at MacArthur Commons 539 39th Street

MacArthur Commons provides the only significant retail offering with new Class A retail space in one of the Bay Area’s most connected locations. Known for its eclectic vibe, craft stores and great food, Temescal serves up a new surprise on every block. Join the community of retailers creating a unique sense of place in this historic neighborhood.

There are 12 available retail spaces located in the heart of Temescal, ranging from 1,100 square feet to 5,400. Some nearby neighbors will be Kaiser Permanente, Noah's Bagels, Temescal Brewing, Sutter Health, Bakesale Betty, and more.

Sq. Feet

1,100-5,300
Rent per Sq. Ft. $3.50
Rent/Month TBD

Contact
Chris Homs, Lockehouse
chris@lockehouse.com

Office at Flying Yoga Studio 4834 Telegraph Ave.

Available to rent on a yearly lease is a two-room, second floor office space situated in Temescal. The property has two bathrooms, including one shower, filtered water, and internet access. The two rooms total 385 square feet and are ideally fit for an individual or small team looking for a long term office rental. The space will be shared with an ayurvedic health practitioner who utilizes the space for 4-8 appointments per week, about an hour per appointment, mostly during non-business hours.

The office is located upstairs and shares its entrance with Flying Studios, the East Bay's premiere yoga, dance, and strength studio. Flying Studios is looking for renters who are willing to work with their class schedule, which does include acoustically driven 9:30am and 12pm dance/fitness classes during the week, to create a harmonious partnership built on agreements and good communication. Renters also enjoy steep discounts on our classes should they wish to take advantage of the offerings. Ideally looking for long term renters.

Sq. Feet

 750-2000
Rent per Sq. Ft.  ~$2.08
Rent/Month  $1,560 - $4,160

Contact
Charles Poon

charles@flyingyogashala.com

Office/Studio Space Available for Rent 523 47th Street

Office/studio space available in Victorian styled building, located in the heart of Temescal - Walking distance to MacArthur BART, Children's Hospital, restaurants, cafes and shop.

Sq. Feet

245 - 1,650
Rent per Sq. Ft. TBD
Rent/Month Starting at $675

Contact
Joe Brignole

(510) 653-0685

Available Space across from MacArthur Bart Station 544 West MacArthur Blvd.

The space features high ceilings, prominent store front windows, and has tremendous foot traffic being located right across the street from MacArthur Bart. Located just a few minutes from shops and restaurants in the Temescal district. This space is current a shell and will need a full build out.

Sq. Feet

 5,000
Rent per Sq. Ft.  $2.00
Rent/Month  $10,000

Contact
Paul Voix
510-464-6287
pvoix@bart.gov

Construction for New Retail Space 6410 Telegraph Ave.

Retail space available at Alcatraz & Telegraph, at the intersection of two arterial roads on popular retail corner. Neighboring merchants include popular restaurants and shops like Cafe Colucci, Antique Centre, and Down at Lulu's.

 

This property will feature an open and spacious interior with high ceilings, available street parking, and natural lighting.

Sq. Feet

 5,500
Rent per Sq. Ft. TBD
Rent/Month TBD

Contact
Wais Real Estate

info@waisrealestategroup.com

Retail Space near Temescal Alleys 4864 Telegraph Ave.

Part of a neighborhood strip center totalling 7,725 sq. feet and 25 off-street, unreserved customer parking spaces. Located on the corner of Telegraph Ave and 49th St, the building was built in 1987 and was previously occupied by Temescal Cleaners. The space is ideal for retail/hair or nail salon/insurance/real estate/dental or food use.

The Temescal District in the heart of historic North Oakland, offers cool shops, global eats and hip happenings. The Temescal renaissance has been sparked by business and residential revitalization efforts which have enhanced the district's pedestrian-friendly character while preserving its historic past. The district's street trees, traditional glass storefronts, gourmet eateries, colorful street banners and planters create a unique ambience.

Sq. Feet

 1200
Rent per Sq. Ft. $2.34
Rent/Month $2,808

Contact
American Realty

(510) 482-8100

40th and Telegraph 3931 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609

Commercial: Around the corner from BART, this property was used many years ago for a restaurant and bakery. As many of the codes have changed, it could be a challenge to re-open it as a restaurant, but it is an ideal spot for a produce store, notions store, or some other kind of retail business that depends on foot traffic. Several hundred people pass by every morning and every evening on their way to BART, and with the right combination of ingredients, this could be an ideal spot for people to stop by.

Sq. Feet

 1,200
Rent per Sq. Ft.  $3.33
Rent/Month  $4,000

Contact
Ruthie's Cafe
510-541-4875
ruthiescafe@yahoo.com

40th and Telegraph 3931 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609

Commercial: Around the corner from BART, this property was used many years ago for a restaurant and bakery. As many of the codes have changed, it could be a challenge to re-open it as a restaurant, but it is an ideal spot for a produce store, notions store, or some other kind of retail business that depends on foot traffic. Several hundred people pass by every morning and every evening on their way to BART, and with the right combination of ingredients, this could be an ideal spot for people to stop by.

Sq. Feet

 1,200
Rent per Sq. Ft.  $3.33
Rent/Month  $4,000

Contact
Ruthie's Cafe
510-541-4875
ruthiescafe@yahoo.com

Temescal Plaza Retail Space 5095 Telegraph Ave.

The space is 1,300 Sqft space with wood floors, great for a fitness or other retail use. Central location in the heart of Temescal with consistently high foot traffic. Adjacent parking lot. Pizzaiolo, Bakesale Betty, Cholita Linda and Temescal Alley Shops are nearby. For more information:  https://temescaldistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TemescalPlaza_Oakland.pdf

Sq. Feet

1,300
Rent per Sq. Ft. $2.50NNN
Rent/Month $1,000

Contact
Chris Economou
707-948-2688
chris.economou@lrico.com

Workspace 40th & Webster, Oakland, California 94609

WORKSPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUBLEASE IN LOWER TEMESCAL 
Semi-private. 6 month commitment then month to month. Space is currently being used as a jewelry studio (/storage) and will be available May 1. The space has some good natural light and is semi-private, two other spaces are accessed through it. Looking for someone who will be relatively quiet. Please tell us your intended use of the space and hours or operation: studio / jeweler / jewelry / artist / sewing / production / office / printmaking / printing /

Rent: $585 plus expenses: pge (usually $30 for average use), and $35 cleaning and bathroom supplies fee

Sq. Feet

312
Rent per Sq. Ft.  ~$2.00/sqft
Rent/Month $609 plus utilities

Contact
Catherine Macken
subrosaoakland@gmail.com

4700 Telegraph Ave 4700 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

Retail Office: New mixed use Development with 4600 square feet of street retail. Two spaces have been filled, and one space is still available with 800 square feet.

Sq. Feet

800
Rent per Sq. Ft. TBD
Rent/Month TBD

Contact
Lockehouse retail Group
925.627.7903
jon@lockehouse.com

Hooper's Chocolates 4632 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, California 94609

Retail Office: Zoned for Retail, Office and manufacturing. No equipment, but has a full commercial kitchen. Full gas and electric hookups, and drainage. Lease only.

Sq. Feet

13,500
Rent per Sq. Ft. TBD
Rent/Month TBD

Contact
925-376-2660

49th 4864 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

Commercial: 1200 square foot retail shell space formerly a part of Dollar Cleaners. Separate store front entrance and signage. On-site parking lot accommodates approximately 19 cars shared by the other center tenants. Ideal location for new restaurant/small food space operation or retail sales.

Sq. Feet

1,200
Rent per Sq. Ft. $3.75 NNN
Rent/Month TBD

Contact
American Realty
510-301-1470
dkseyranian@aol.com