Yogurt Island

Another yogurt shop is on the way, in the 2300 block of Santa Clara Avenue. The positive: Another new business is always a good thing, yogurt is relatively healthy (depending on what goes in it on top of it) and it may mean a new job or two, which is very welcome.

The less positive: How much yogurt can we consume, especially when the warm season ends? There are currently at least 9 shops in town, including ice cream parlors, that serve yogurt dishes. We wish them all good luck; their success would also be our good luck, in terms of revenues for the city. Still, it would be wonderful to have a nice deli like the West End has, with roasted meat sandwiches and pasta salads. What businesses would you like to see come to town?


  • S M

    At leastit’s not a nail shop. I guess there’s a lot of people who have mani/peds to support all the nail shops in town. I would like to see a fish & chips place, even H.Salt or John Silver.

  • LC

    How about a nice men store, if you have been here long you would remenber, Walts, Alberts or Tweeds

  • Maurice Ramirez

    Thanks for bringing this to light Lucinda. Bad enough that the business owners of Alameda seem to lack any imagination, but is anyone awake over at the Alameda business licensing dept? Why can’t the Chamber of Commerce or someone at economic development woo some legit income-producing stores for the city, like Apple, Pottery Barn etc. Look at Emeryville, San Rafael, and Burlingame’s robust and varied small-town downtown business districts. Even newly-rediscovered Benecia now has more interesting shops and walkability. I counted no less than 13 nail/hair salons in visual distance of Park St, from SouthShore to the Park St bridge. And now the yogurt shops are more of the same.