Alameda is located across the bay from San Francisco. You might not know this but Alameda is an island in San Francisco Bay. It is separated from the rest of the east bay by an estuary and across the estuary is Oakland. Alameda is among things, the home of a former Naval Air Station (do you remember it being mentioned in Star Trek IV?) and is currently the center for research into electric cars. Visit AlamedaInfo.com for all sorts of info on our town.
If you have a group of people interested in visiting the shop at the same time we ask that you give us a call in advance to set this up. While it's not required that you do so, it does help us determine if we need additional staff for your visit. We like to know what day you have in mind, how many people in the group will be coming and a time during the day we can expect you if it's a very large group.
Be sure to allow enough time for shopping, especially if you are scheduling a multi-stop trip for your group. When you let us know how many people are coming we can give you some guidelines based on your groups' size. We can also give you recommendations on places to eat should you require that information.
You can reach us easily by driving (through the Webster Tube) or by public transportation. We're about 35 minutes away from the SF Airport, about 20 minutes from the Oakland Airport or 5 minutes from the Oakland Amtrak station.
Map of our 2433 Mariner Square Loop address:
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We have created a PDF
version of the map so you can print it and get a
sense of where we are in relation to our previous
Map with directions form our previous Clement Avenue
From our previous location on Clement:
If you are front of the Clement shop address take Clement to Grand where the street dead ends. Turn left onto Grand, then right onto Buena Vista. Continue on Buena Vista to Constitution Way. Stay in the right lane and when the street splits just before the Webster Tube entrance continue to the right onto Mariner Square Drive. At the stop sign (Mariner Square Drive & Marina Village Parkway) look across and to your left and you'll the Mash Office complext (big redwood tress). Go straight after the stop and our complex and parking lot will be to your left just past the stop sign.
We're at 2433 Mariner Square Loop, Suite
102. The building is at the corner of Mariner Square
Drive, Mariner Square Drive & Marina Village Parkway
(yes it is confusing). We are one block from the new
Alameda Landing Shopping Center and Target store. These
directions get you onto the island through the Webster
Tube. See the paragraph below them for what to do after
you exit the tube.
After you exit the Tube
Once you exit the Tube, you have two options:
a) take a right at Willie Stargell
Way (look for the In & Out Burger on the right), then a right at
Mariner Square Loop (where the Safeway Gas Station is).
When you reach the end of the street you'll have the
Target Store on your left. The street sign straight ahead
says Mitchell. Our office complex (Mash) is across the street to the right.
You can either park in the lot you see or turn right on
Mariner Square Loop (the street changes names), then left
on Mariner Square Drive (the next stop sign) and use the
courtyard side parking lot.
b) stay in the left lane exiting the tube and turn left onto Marina Village Parkway. You'll continue past the shopping center that's on the left for several blocks. Just past the Extended Stay America hotel is a stop sign. Look across the street to the right and you'll see our Mash Office complex. Turn right and then left into the courtyard parking lot.
We have an entrance on both
sides of our building (one on Mariner Square Loop and the other off the courtyard) . Our unit is right under the two large stands of redwood trees.
We are close to a BART station - 12th station in Downtown Oakland (City Center). The bus route that gets you closest to the shop is #96. Coming into Alameda the stop is across the street from us at Mariner Square Drive and Marina Village Parkway. Leaving the island it's 1/2 block up the street by the Extended Stay America. Map & Schedules for 96.
If you decide to take a trip by train we are about 8 minutes from the Oakland Amtrak station at Jack London Square) or 15 minutes from the Emeryville station. You can catch a taxi at either station.
You can also take the ferry from San Francisco to Alameda. The primary ferry, Alameda/Oakland Ferry operates between Alameda (Main Street) - Jack London Square (Oakland) - San Francisco (Ferry Bldg) and San Francisco (Pier 39 Fisherman's' Wharf).
There are a number of restaurants and
sandwich shops within walking distance or a short drive of
the shop. From personal experience we can recommend the
Walking distance @ Alameda Landing:
These are driving distance.
Closer to Park Street (the main street in Alameda)
These are just a few of the places we like. There are
quit a number of restaurants on Park Street, which is 2.5
miles away. You'll find pizza, Italian, Cuban, Mexican,
Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, sandwiches, etc. South
Shore Center at the top of Park Street (right by the bay)
also has Panera, Chilpotle, Jamba Juice, 5 Guys,
Applebee's and a few others including Burger King and
If you are planning to stay overnight in the area here are some places we can recommend in Alameda.
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