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Otto Frei’s building listed for sale

4thdimension

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It may be the pandemic has another victim. My son just phoned to let me know he saw that their building is on the market. I’ve been enjoying the convenience of a walk-in material house since 1986. I could cry.
 
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I placed an order about a week ago and had no response until today. They called me about it and we were able to come up with a work around to a problem. They seem to be in business as of today
 

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Are they relocating?
 

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I do not know their plan, only that their building, which covers half a block, is on the market. The listing stated the building would be cleared by close of escrow. It apparently also promoted the site as being zoned for a cannabis dispensary. Sigh. They have been in business at least 75 years and have a tremendous amount of inventory. Way back when an employee who knew I liked character watches spotted a complete assortment of the Disney birthday watch hands from 1948 and sold them to me for 3-set! Some things like staffs and bands are just easier to buy in person. I will get more info and report back.-Cort
 
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I live in Fremont, about 20min away from them but have never gone by there. Looks like i need to soon.
 

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Hey yellow_sub, we were in Fremont recently adopting a kitten <(‘;’)> . Frei’s has not opened their doors to the public for many months. You can still schedule a pickup out the back door if you order ahead.-Cort
 

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It could be dire, otoh best not to jump to conclusions.... lots of reasons why a building can sell without the occupant going out of business. It could be they could be a tenant in the building, or plan on selling and moving to the burbs, etc. There is lots of high density redevelopment going on in the area.
 
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Hey yellow_sub, we were in Fremont recently adopting a kitten <(‘;’)> . Frei’s has not opened their doors to the public for many months. You can still schedule a pickup out the back door if you order ahead.-Cort
Nice! Glad to see other local people on here. Hopefully while out here you stay away from the antique shops in Niles haha, kidding! Thank you for the heads up on Frei's current business operation before I made the trip out there.
 
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