Real Estate Roundup: A Look At Third Street's Empty Storefronts

Opportunity knocks for entrepreneurs looking to make a Bayview District debut. With major residential developments in the works and a thriving food scene, new residents and businesses are flocking to the neighborhood.

We took a walk through Third Street's commercial corridor to look at some of the spaces currently available. Here's what we found:

4900 Third St.

4900 Third Street, formerly The Dollar Store

The property has sat vacant for years, but veteran landlord Vijay Krish recently scooped it up in hopes of bringing capital, experience and a new vision to this corner.

“With high visibility, soaring ceilings, a grandfathered-in blade sign and ample sidewalk seating, this location is destined to be a coffee bar or café," Krish told Hoodline.

Status: Vacant, For Lease


4912 Third Street.

4912 Third Street, formerly Bayview Barber College

Once a thriving vocational training facility at the intersection of Third Street and Palou Avenue, this 2,200 square-foot barber college shut it doors for good around 2014.

Status: Vacant, For Lease

4430 Third St.

4430 Third St., formerly King and Queen Motorcycle Clubhouse

Legendary stories can still be heard in the neighborhood about this long-vacant haunt that had a bar, strip pole and slot machines in the basement. We weren't able to find any current listings, but the 2,500 square foot layout is reportedly seeking a tenant who could bring in an artistically creative concept.

Status: Vacant, For Lease

4343 Third Street.

4343 Third St., formerly DSPTCH

This building was completed the same day that the T-Line first brought passengers to Bayview in 2007. The 1,471-square-foot retail space formerly housed bag retailer DSPTCH, which has since moved to a storefront in the Mission District.

“Given its proximity to existing and forthcoming residential developments, I have my feelers out for nutritious market or café operators," leasing agent Joe Garvey said. According to Loopnet, owners are asking $2 per square foot.

Status: Vacant, For Lease

4744 Third St.

4744 Third St., formerly Aboriginal Blackman United

Last September, we reported on a two-alarm fire that displaced nonprofit Aboriginal Blackman United. As repairs are made on the building, a representative of the organization informed us that they have no plans to move back into the location and that is "up for grabs."

According to construction permits, the owner is repairing water and fire damage, in addition to adding a new bedroom. Rumor has it that local merchants are eyeing the space in hopes of transforming it into a wine bar or some type of entertainment venue.

Status: Vacant

5009 Third St.

5009 Third St., formerly NU2U Thrift Store

Last July, we reported on NU2U Thrift Shop, a new and used clothing store operated by nonprofit Project Bayview.  A representative of the group told Hoodline that the shop wasn't financially sustainable, but the space will not sit empty for much longer.

Chef Josh Felciano of Bayview Pasta has confirmed to Hoodline that he plans to activate the space by milling grains and selling pasta and sauce.

Status: Leased

Have you seen a new business or commercial vacancy in your neighborhood? Text the address and a horizontal photo to 415-200-3233; if we use your information in a story, we'll give you credit.

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Real estate roundup a look at third street s empty storefronts