New Restaurants, Real Estate Group Coming to South Shore


Alameda South Shore Center says there are lots of new businesses set to open their doors at the retail center.

For instance, Bagel Street Café should begin its operations there, in an area next to Old Navy, this summer.

Also opening later this year is the Best Lil’ Porkhouse, which will do business on the mall’s Neptune Court.

In addition, Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails, an Italian restaurant owned by Alameda residents Giuseppe and Christine Naccarelli that opened last year, is now serving lunch at its South Shore location.

Alain Pinel Realtors, a Bay Area-based real-estate group, will join Trabocco and other merchants when it opens its Alameda office there later this spring, according to Jamestown, which owns Alameda South Shore Center.

Jamestown says that Alain Pinel has signed a five-year lease for a new 1,943-square-foot office at the shopping district, which is across from Daiso, a discount Japanese retailer.

“With many of our associates already living and working in the City of Alameda, it seemed the obvious next step, to bring our technology and marketing expertise to a top quality location in Alameda, one of the most desirable communities in the East Bay,” said Phil Weingrow, vice president office manager at Alain Pinel Realtors, in a press release.

Alain Pinel Realtors says it is the fifth-largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on sales. It has about 1,400 agents in its 32 offices throughout the Bay Area and other regions.

The company was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif.

“Alameda’s close proximity to San Francisco and reputation for quality schools, is generating activity in the residential real estate market here,” explained Julie Taylor, senior vice president at Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank, who handled the lease transaction for Jamestown, in a statement.

Janet Levaux