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United States : OXBOW Market developer Carlin proposes Oakland market.

Oxbow Public Market developer Steve Carlin and 2 other firms will form an Oakland version of Napa s Oxbow market.

Carlin, together with firms Ellis Partners and DivcoWest, will develop and open Water Street Market at 55 Harrison St. in Oakland s Jack London Square.

Carlin, founder and CEO of the Carlin Company said, We are entering Oakland and Jack London Square at a good time . He said, The groundwork has certainly been laid with many successful innovative businesses in the area and more residential planned . Our team is prepared to be successful with the Water Street Market project.

Carlin will assist as master lessor for the 32,000 square feet on the first floor, at the same time as the second floor will later be improved for market connected uses. The Water Street Market will have about 25 merchants and open in Fall 2016.

The four office floors above the future market are by now leased. The building, constructed in 2007, is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified silver.

Napa s Oxbow market to compare is 40,000 square feet, together with an outdoor deck with seating along the Napa River. Officials said that it has 25 tenants, and attracts more than one million visitors annually.

Besides creating the Napa market, Carlin was integrally involved in the original development of the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco.

James Ellis, Managing Principal of Ellis Partners said, We have immense respect for what Steve Carlin and his team has done elsewhere to attract the right mix of tenants to make a market successful. He is the right kind of leader and entrepreneur to help complete the vision we set forth for a world class Public Market at Jack London Square .

Moreover Oxbow and the Ferry Building, Carlin has been concerned in the Napa Farms Market at San Francisco International Airport and the Berkshire Farms Market at Logan International Airport in Boston. His background comprises 20 years as managing partner of the Oakville Grocery. In 2000, Carlin sold his share of the Oakville Grocery business.

Carlin said, Our team understands the social dynamics of artisan food, retail, and community, and will bring that knowledge to bear on this project . He said, We have listened to both the customers and food artisans in locations as diverse as Albuquerque and the San Francisco International Airport. Consumers have told us they want a unique shopping experience in a comfortable social setting. We are going to make that happen in Oakland .

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Date:Mar 9, 2015
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