1830 Ocean Avenue

Empty since 2010 when Rite Aid vacated the 17,000 square foot site, this afternoon San Francisco’s Planning Commission is set to vote on whether or not Fresh & Easy will be allowed to convert the retail space at 1830 Ocean Avenue into a grocery store.

1830 Ocean Avenue Rendering

The Planning Department recommends the Commission approve Fresh & Easy’s request.

16 thoughts on “A Fresh & Easy Start On Ocean Avenue?”
  1. This is fantastic for the neighborhood. With the addition of the CVS, Whole foods, Chase I see this being the next hot spot in SF given the relative affordable housing, public / freeway access & proximity.

  2. Don’t know where “1830” Ocean Avenue is. The street is miles long. Map please? Separately, love the suburban feel of parts of Ocean – and the ability to hop the Muni and be downtown fast. Best of both worlds. Would like to see MUNI connect to SFSU from Mission and SF College area. Connect the city.

  3. Wouldn’t count on this actually getting built. I LOVE F&E but they just announced last week that they’re stalling almost all of their US store openings due to the chain’s inability to gain traction and likely won’t open more than a couple more in the next year. I think the proposed ones (such as this and the South Van Ness location, which they still haven’t begun work on) are unlikely to ever open.
    Source: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2012-04-18/tesco-fresh-and-easy-stores/54398260/1

  4. Dan — You’re right, I’m sorry about that. This is what I get for posting a comment when I’m running off to do something else!
    Here’s the real updated story (click from the blog post through to the later story and you’ll get all the details). This is all from two weeks ago:
    It doesn’t mean they’re opening ZERO stores, so these SF ones may well be ones they’re going to go through with anyway (and I sure hope they do; I am a regular and loyal F&E shopper).

  5. This building is next to the 24 hour fitness. There is underground parking. Not a bad location at all.
    I was curious why 24 hour fitness didn’t take the space, but it seems that there were bigger plans for it. A good addition to the neighborhood.

  6. Wife and I are looking for houses now and were just driving around Westwood park
    There is lots of nice bungalows seemingly owned by older white people and a few seem to be in our price range
    Downsides to me are the bad weather and ugly Ocean Ave.

  7. Off topic probably, but:
    What an absolutely hideous, crude building this is. the architect, if there was one should be sent to prison.

  8. Yeah that was my first impression of the building too. Since it has external fire escapes it is probably a reskinned older building but still, that’s no excuse !
    What is the story on external fire escapes? I’ve only noticed them as retrofits to older buildings. Newer buildings seem to have fire escape routes designed into their floorplans. Are external fire escapes not allowed in modern code or are they just universally avoided because of their uglieness?

  9. From my experience, fire escapes are no longer permitted in SF in multiple occupancy buildings.
    And yes, they are very ugly and not that safe.

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