Commercial property for sale or lease in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Quite a few commercial properties have changed hands recently here in Carmel-by-the-Sea including the Eastwood Building and the Hog's Breath restaurant, formerly owned by Clint Eastwood. Located on San Carlos Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, both are going through renovations right now.   Eastwood, a former mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea (1986-88), still owns the building immediately to the south which houses my friend Mary Titus' art gallery. 

Usually these buildings are sold without much fanfare, but sometimes the new owners want to renovate which is a problem for current tenants who might only have a month-to-month lease. After renovations, leases usually go up in price. Although there are still empty retail spaces in town, these are being snapped up by vineyards who are opening up tasting rooms all over Carmel-by-the-Sea. In fact, an application is in for one across the street from the Eastwood Building, next to the Elite Gallery. New restaurants are also flourishing, many of them with wine bars. In fact, another restaurant application has been submitted for the corner of San Carlos and 6th. Looks like the two blocks north of Ocean Avenue on San Carlos are the happening place right now. 

To get the latest information, I like to attend the monthly City Planning Department meeting where these applications are discussed.

If you are interested in purchasing or leasing commercial property in Carmel-by-the-Sea, please give me a call. I have many connections in the business community, both owners and merchants. 

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Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

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Comments (5)

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It sounds like there is a growing demand for commercial space in Carmel By The Sea Hella. I'm sure you can help those that are in need of space.

Jan 13, 2014 04:07 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hella, I know you are the lady in the know about what is happening in Carmel by the Sea. For buying or leasing you are the agent to call. I hope all is going well with the new company. 

Jan 13, 2014 08:21 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Tom: Sellers of commercial property were sitting tight for awhile but right now there is a high demand for them. Especially now that there is a new group of retailers (vineyards) who are attracting a new visitor to Carmel-by-the-Sea away from places like Napa.

Jan 13, 2014 11:25 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I am so jealous that you get to work in Carmel-by-the-Sea as well as the Big Island of Hawaii. Both places are on my list of beautiful areas to live.

Jan 14, 2014 01:39 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hella - I'm looking forward to my next trip to Carmel for some wine tasting.

Jan 14, 2014 05:19 AM