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RIP Tiny’s, Dock Cafe

Submitted by on 1, June 5, 2009 – 5:50 am4 Comments
DeWeerd at The Dock

DeWeerd at The Dock

A tipster e-mailed earlier this week to let us know that Tiny’s, the cute little candy shop on Webster Street, and its companion Dock Cafe, have closed. I headed over there myself and peered in the window of two closed shops, and their contents were entirely cleared out.

I talked with Dock owner Wendy DeWeerd in March, and she told me it took her and her husband two years to get the cafe up and running. It was there about 15 months. Tiny’s opened on Webster Street in 2004, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

I tried calling DeWeerd to ask what happened but couldn’t reach her for comment.

The closure comes on the heels of the Webster Pharmacy’s move to Safeway and the continued closure of Tillie’s diner (still hoping to hear back from them about their fate).

On the plus side, though, Webster’s got a new cafe, Wescafe, on the way, and their new Saturday farmer’s market. (And over on Park, Yogofina finally opened and there’s a new kiddie store called Tot Tank slated for what was a Hallmark shop).


  • Rin says:


  • Jon Spangler says:

    Things change, and not always for the better. I liked Tillie’s, but we have been so poor in the past few years that we could not afford to go out much.

    I hope the closures on Webster and Park Streets (Tillie’s, Webster Pharmacy, Good Chevrolet, the Toyota dealership, etc.)
    are relatively temporary indicators of the recessionary economy, but it is hard to tell. I hope we do not just get more “big box” retail stores in to replace the auto dealerships and locally-owned businesses. That would NOT be “progrerss.”

  • Another one bites the dusty. Tiny’s on Webster in Alameda is no more. no sign…nothing. anotha sign o da times. – http://twitpic.com/6gvqd
    8:43 AM Jun 2nd from web

  • Peter K. says:

    Dock/Tiny’s closed.Yeah what a shock. I was surprised that there was not even a note from the owner to say “good by” after all Tiny’s was there a long time. Perhaps the owner wanted to get out of Dodge and never look back. All the best to them and hopefully Webster will get some good cafe/food stores going. It needs it!!!

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