Blue Bottle Coffee and Tin Pot Creamery to Open at Bay Meadows in San Mateo

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Blue Bottle Coffee, Bay Meadows, San Mateo, Bay Area, Tin Pot Creamery, Wilson Meany, Stockbridge Capital, RetailWest, Creative Space, Bokman RockAnnouncement of first retail tenants signifies new chapter for burgeoning transit-oriented community

San Mateo, CA – May 17, 2016 – The thousands of residents, workers and visitors to Bay Meadows in San Mateo will soon be able to enjoy cups of delicious, expertly sourced coffee and scoops of handcrafted ice cream at the growing urban village. Owner Stockbridge Capital and developer Wilson Meany announced that Blue Bottle Coffee and Tin Pot Creamery will join the 83-acre mixed-use development, signifying Bay Meadows’ next chapter as the bustling neighborhood builds out. The two Bay Area-bred businesses will occupy shops on Bay Meadows’ Town Square, with plans to open in early 2017.

“For Tin Pot Creamery to be in a community designed by the team behind the Ferry Building was an amazing opportunity,” said Becky Sunseri, owner of Tin Pot Creamery, which has existing locations in Palo Alto and Los Altos. “Plus we’ve had a wonderful relationship with SurveyMonkey and can’t wait to see them and meet lots of new folks in our scoop shop at Bay Meadows.”

In addition to the Town Square, a series of landscaped pop-up spaces will fill Delaware Street, the neighborhood’s “social street,” featuring park-like environments with unique programming opportunities. The neighborhood will offer the Peninsula’s newest streetfront retail, carefully designed for a walkable and inviting experience.

“We believe that each of our cafes must be both a unique representation of our craft and a respectful tribute to the community in which it is located,” said Arion Paylo, Director of Retail Development at Blue Bottle Coffee. “Our Bay Meadows café is no different, and we plan to fully utilize the thoughtfully designed outdoor space and bring delicious coffee and food to the neighborhood.”

San Francisco-based Wilson Meany is a recognized leader in creating communities and projects that embrace and enhance their surroundings. Among the company’s most notable achievements is redevelopment of San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Similar to that landmark project, Bay Meadows’ design is intrinsic to its unique location. According to RetailWest, tenants are attracted to Bay Meadows not only for the site’s demographics, but also for its proximity to Caltrain and its spacious outdoor environments that capitalize on San Mateo’s sunny climate.

“Blue Bottle Coffee and Tin Pot Creamery, each with very dedicated followings, speak to the kind of neighborhood-serving tenants we’ll continue bringing to Bay Meadows,” said Janice Thacher, partner at Wilson Meany. “It’s a welcoming environment we’re creating for retail in the heart of the community, with a blend of indoor and outdoor spaces.”

The opening for Bay Meadows’ retail is planned in conjunction with occupancy of SurveyMonkey’s new headquarters near the Town Square and openings of two apartment buildings, The Russell and Quimby containing 228 new residences. Additional retailers to be announced in the coming months include restaurants and fitness offerings. Nearby retail includes the longtime Hillsdale Shopping Center, which is undergoing a massive renovation.

The pioneering transit-oriented development is well underway with nearly 1300 residents in townhomes and apartments, the Nueva School serving high school students, and visitors regularly utilizing Bay Meadows’ 18 acres of parks and open space. SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading online survey platform, recently leased the 210,000 square foot office building. The Class A office space is one of five planned at Bay Meadows, with another, Station 3, currently under construction and available for lease.

Matt Holmes and AJ Schrader of RetailWest represented the owner in the deal. Arthur Moretti of Creative Space represented Blue Bottle Coffee while Tin Pot Creamery was represented by Brian Bokman of Bokman Rock.

About Bay Meadows
Bay Meadows was designed to give homeowners the luxury of pulling into their driveway on Friday evening and not have to drive again for the weekend. Whether they need groceries, want to enjoy a picnic in a gorgeous 12-acre park, plant heirloom tomatoes in the community garden, or hop on a train for a night out in San Francisco, residents can do it all car-free. They are also able to wake Monday morning and walk down the block to catch a train to an office in Silicon Valley, San Francisco or any destination served by Caltrain. Or, they can walk to work at the adjacent LEED-certified office buildings. Bay Meadows truly brings the concept of a “forwardly mobile” lifestyle to the Bay Area.

The Bay Meadows’ plan includes 1,150 units of housing, 780,000 square feet of LEED-certified office space, 40,000 square feet of retail and 18 acres of open space. The community’s Delaware Street is envisioned as a social hub, an intersection of work and play that inspires spontaneity and interaction. This urban village represents the new downtown-style and environmentally friendly living that residents and workers increasingly seek. For more information, visit

About Stockbridge Capital
Stockbridge is a real estate investment management firm and Registered Investment Advisor founded in 2003. The firm and its affiliated advisor manage both commingled funds and separate accounts primarily on behalf of institutional investors, and also provide strategic advisory services with respect to real estate assets and portfolios. Stockbridge manages investments across the investment risk spectrum, including core, value-added and opportunistic strategies. Stockbridge and its affiliated advisor have approximately $9.8 billion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2015) spanning all major real estate property types throughout the United States. The firm provides a full complement of expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio & asset management, finance, capital markets and accounting & reporting. Stockbridge is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Chicago, New York and Atlanta. For more information visit

About Wilson Meany
Wilson Meany is a privately owned real estate investment and development firm focused on urban infill locations in the Western United States. Wilson Meany brings more than 35 years of experience to its mixed-use, residential, retail and office developments, all of which reflect the company’s commitment to integrity, innovation and quality, including San Francisco’s renowned Ferry Building. Founded in 2003, Wilson Meany and its predecessor entities have long been recognized among the most respected and consistently successful investment and development firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Collectively, Wilson Meany’s partners and professionals have developed over 10 million square feet, including some of the most innovative and distinctive properties in California. For more information visit

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