Crazy 8 Signs New Lease at Alameda South Shore Center

Alameda, Calif. — Leading national real estate acquisition and management firm Jamestown announced today that Crazy 8, the popular children’s apparel store, has signed a new, 10-year lease at Alameda South Shore Center. With the arrival of Crazy 8, the 594,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center is now 92 percent leased.

“Crazy 8 was attracted to South Shore Center because of its prime location and accessibility to the many families living in Alameda and the neighboring communities,” said Julie Taylor, senior vice president of Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank and the exclusive leasing agent for South Shore Center. “The new tenant was impressed by the center’s vibrant atmosphere and its distinction as a shopping and lifestyle destination,” she added.

Slated for opening in fall of this year, Crazy 8 will occupy Suite 280, a 3,117-square-foot space located directly across from See’s Candies. Specialty retailer Crazy 8 is a thriving member of The Gymboree Corporation’s group of brands. The shop offers fashionable outfits at excellent value for girls and boys, sizes newborn to 14. The first Crazy 8 store opened in August 2007, and Gymboree currently operates more than 300 Crazy 8 stores in the U.S.

Taylor and associate Stephen Rusher represented owner Jamestown in the transaction. Ben Lazzareschi of SRSRE represented Crazy 8.

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About Jamestown
Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca. and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 30 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit

Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda South Shore Center is an established, 594,000-square-foot open-air shopping center located in the East Bay community of Alameda, Calif. The only major shopping center on the 23-square-mile island, the recently renovated property is home to a variety of national retailers and restaurants, including Kohl’s, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Ross, Old Navy, PetCo, Payless Shoe Source, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sushi House, Applebee’s, Lens Crafters and The Children’s Place. The center has maintained its prominence as a thriving retail destination for more than 50 years. For more information, visit

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