OB People’s Food has just purchased property immediately to the east of its current parking lot, which will increase the organic food store’s parking availability. Parking – or lack of – has been one of the biggest problems that has accompanied the success of the store, officially called Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market.
Nancy Casady, executive director told the OB Rag this morning about the very recent purchase. The property consists of 1300 square feet that includes two rental units – one is occupied currently with a long-term tenant.
The new property located at 4747 Voltaire Street – immediately behind Tiny’s Tavern – will allow the store to increase its parking by 6 to 7 spaces in the rear of the newly-bought lot, accessible from the alley. The wall that separates the parking area from the new spaces will be torn down, allowing shoppers access either from the alley or the entrance to the main parking lot. Once improved, the new parking spaces will be contiguous with the rest of the parking area.
The new property will also allow the store to have several options in its development in the future. In the meantime, the empty rental unit will probably be turned into employee housing, said Casady.
If anyone has questions, Nancy said, have folks call her at 619-224-1387.