Swan's Market

538 9th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Manager Name: 
May Mui
(510) 606-1788
Oakland - Old Oakland/Downtown
Square Footage: 
Commercial (retail) - 25,271 sq.ft. Commercial (office) - 17,823 sq.ft.
Usage Type: 

The renovation of this historic downtown Oakland complex includes a new fresh food market hall, restaurants, street oriented retail, commercial office space, 20 market-rate cohousing condominiums, and 18 affordable rental apartments. Swan's Market was a major shopping destination for all of the East Bay for over 60 years and remains an important downtown landmark. The existing structure, built in several stages from 1917 - 1940, encompasses an entire city block in the Old Oakland neighborhood.

The glazed brick and terra cotta contribute to its landmark listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Portions of the existing trusses are exposed to bring sunlight into the interior of the block and to create public and private outdoor spaces that link the diverse uses into a vibrant, unique urban community. The complex provides a vibrant home to several restaurants, nonprofit organizations, service oriented businesses, and the historic Housewives Market which dates back to the early 20th century.


Available Space for Lease

Retail: 36 sq. ft. - 4,233 sq. ft.

Office: 400 sq. ft. - 10,030 sq. ft.

Leasing Inquiries



  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Award (2001) 
  • California Preservation Foundation (2001) 
  • Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence (2001)
  • American Institute of Architects (2000)


Commercial Tenants

9th Sweet Cafe

B-Dama Japanese Restaurant - Coming Summer 2014!

Breads of India

Cal Humanities

Community Economics

Coobi Yogurt & Wraps


The Cook and Her Farmer

Deep Roots

East Bay Housing Organizations


Hickman Charter Schools

HKIT Architects

Hyphae Design Laboratory

Laura Traversa

Linden Travel - (510) 763-7957

Lucky's Barber Shop - (510) 836-5825

Meso America

Miss Ollie's

Periscope Cellars

Rosamunde Sausage Grill

Sincere Seafood - (510) 832-3866

Super Juiced

Swan's Studio

Suzanne Van Houten

Taylor's Sausages - (510) 832-6448

Tien Tran Chiropractic

Tim Piper - (510) 381-5330