Word on Webster: Two new salons proposed for Webster Street
By Steve Gerstle
Two new beauty salons are being proposed for Webster Street. The larger of the two locations is 5,000 square feet and was previously occupied by Needle in a Haystack. The plan for 1533 Webster Street calls for 17 stations plus four waxing and facial rooms. In addition to offering salon services, massage and retail sales are in the plan.
The smaller location is at the site of the former antique store at 1509 Webster Street. Marie Gilmore had her mayoral campaign office located here. Six beauty stations are planned for the 1,250-square-foot space. The hours of operation for both salons would be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
According to the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) website, there are currently 11 beauty and nail salons on Webster Street, all within a few blocks of the newly proposed ones.
A public hearing before the Zoning Administrator on both proposals will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in Room 360 of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Materials can be reviewed in the Community Development Department Office in Room 190 at City Hall.
Raja’s Market in the Neptune Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Webster and Central has closed and the shelves are empty. The majority of the shopping center is now vacant.
The future home of Mama’s Chicken Noodle House on the corner of Webster and Buena Vista has been painted a bright green. KFC formerly occupied the building.
There is a shop available for lease in Webster Square on the corner of Webster and Atlantic. The sign does not specify which space is for lease. The shopping center has four tenants: Walgreens, Starbucks, FedEx and Togo’s.