The Gate of San Leandro begins demolition today to open 8,000 sq.ft. oasis in center of 18-acre building for large scale art, tech and maker community

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Today in a community celebration from 12,30-2pm, The Gate of San Leandro began demolition to revamp 8,000 square feet to make way for more interaction, more innovation, more commerce to thrive for the large scale art, tech and maker community in Silicon Valley.The Gate at 1933 Davis Street in San Leandro is a former 18-acre Dodge car plant being transformed into an art, tech, maker hub.   The Gate goes beyond the concept of “commercial building” to meld commerce and creativity for 21st century movers and shakers: artists, technologists, and makers. Proud of its 1940s labor roots as a Dodge manufacturing plant, The Gate is currently offering unique spaces from 1,000-10,000 square feet — factory-raw, office-finished, and build-to-suit.

The 8,000 square foot revamp in progress will create a central square with a collaborative kitchen area, additional space for community co-working and economical incubator areas for art, tech and makers hosted by, plus tenant-curated events and community gatherings to promote creative commerce.  All of this is in addition to the purposefully-designed private spaces and suites where passionate people pursue their daily work. The Gate offers unique opportunities  for today’s creative-commerce class.
Steve Wong of real estate merchant banking firm SKB, owners of the building offers, “We are dedicated to helping today’s creative-commerce class to thrive with flexible co-working space and customized leases.” Deborah Acosta, CIO of San Leandro adds, “I consider The Gate to be the center of the unfolding story of San Leandro’s transition to a hub of innovation.  Your marketing strategy makes sense to me – connecting the City of San Leandro to events staged by Gate tenants in San Francisco, hosting well known events at The Gate, aligning the arts with more established San Leandro innovators.”

Dave Holley of Cushman-Wakefield building management adds,  “Our focus here is to increase the vitality of our entrepreneurs by transforming our 1940s-era factory building into a world-class art, technology start-up and maker hub.”

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