Daiso opens eleventh Bay Area store

Alameda, Calif. -- Japanese discounter Daiso has opened its eleventh Bay Area location – a pop-up store – at Alameda South Shore Center, a shopping center owned by Jamestown.

The new 1,400-sq.-ft. shop will open for an initial period of three months.

Jamestown provides temporary, vanilla-shelled space, for pop-up and other short-term tenants as part of its philosophy of creating opportunities for tenants with unique and time-sensitive requirements. The finished storefronts include new drywall and paint, as well as restrooms and utilities, to allow for immediate occupancy.

Earlier this year, Jamestown leased 15,535 sq. ft. of pop-up space at Alameda South Shore Center to Spirit Halloween for its holiday store. Spirit helped attract significant additional traffic to the property during the Halloween season, benefitting the center’s entire retail community.

“If we see people like our store, we will stay long-term and move into a bigger location in the mall,” Daiso California’s senior VP Yoshihide Murata said.