With Community Foods Market, West Oakland Gets a New Grocery Store

Brahm Ahmadi, 04/10/2018 13:33:41


Years in the works, a full-service grocery store is finally being built in West Oakland. Community Foods Market, formerly called the People’s Community Market, broke ground last Friday and is slated to open in October. …

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Long-awaited West Oakland grocery store bags financing, groundbreaking date

Brahm Ahmadi, 01/25/2018 14:27:06


More than five years in the making, the project has raised nearly $1.7 million among 550 investors to bring a full-service grocery store to West Oakland, one of the East Bay’s largest food deserts. …

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Community market to break ground in West Oakland

Brahm Ahmadi, 01/25/2018 14:21:09


OAKLAND — A community-centered grocery store and cafe will break ground this month in West Oakland, where the store’s founders say is lacking options for fresh, healthy, affordable groceries. …

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Notice of Meeting of Shareholders

Brahm Ahmadi, 01/18/2018 14:31:16


Notice of Meeting of Shareholders

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Building Permit & Construction Loan Approved

Brahm Ahmadi, 12/28/2017 16:18:53



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PCM & EBALDC awarded USDA grant to empower SNAP participants

Brahm Ahmadi, 08/23/2017 19:59:26


We’re excited to announce that, in partnership with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), People’s Community Market (PCM) has been awarded a $76,697 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program. …

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Oakland City Council Approves $2.8 million

Brahm Ahmadi, 07/25/2017 17:39:21


On July 11, 2017, the Community & Economic Development Committee of the Oakland City Council approved $2.8 million in financing for our project. This milestone, coming just a month after we secured approval from the Oakland Planning Department, gives our project even greater momentum toward completing the final stage of construction financing that remains. …

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We’ve Been Approved by the Oakland Planning Dept!

Brahm Ahmadi, 06/28/2017 00:22:09



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Announcing Our Interim Director of Store Operations

Brahm Ahmadi, 01/30/2017 16:38:06



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Introducing our new nonprofit partner: Fresh Life Foundation

Brahm Ahmadi, 12/22/2016 13:54:25


If you have been following our “Grocery Store As….” blog series then you know that People’s Community Market (PCM) is being created as a social enterprise that will focus on making a positive social impact on the West Oakland community. …

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