San Francisco grocers look to fill food deserts

November 10, 2017 11:39AM

The growing San Francisco metro area needs more grocery stores, and high-end companies like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are expanding to meet the demand. With retail vacancy rates still lagging behind pre-recession levels, there’s plenty of space to fill, and developers are pushing for on-site grocery stores to be included as amenities in their buildings. “We see the grocery store as an important amenity for our residents and the neighborhood as a whole,” Tishman Speyer Senior Managing Director Carl Shannon told Bisnow. [Bisnow]