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Prime Commercial Locations

In addition to downtown, four major shopping centers and strip commercial centers serve local residents. Benicia also has a number of smaller neighborhood shopping areas providing your business prime access to customers.


Photo: Weingarten Realty

Photo: Weingarten Realty

Southhampton Shopping center

GLA:  160,000 SF
: Southhampton Road at I-780
Year Built: Late 1980s
Anchor: Raley's, Predrotti's ACE Hardware

Photo: The Soulers via Google

Photo: The Soulers via Google

Solano Square

GLA: 70,000 SF
: Military East at First Street
Year Built: Early 1980s
Anchors: Safeway, Rite Aid

Photo: City of Benicia

Photo: City of Benicia

Rose Center

GLA: 33,450 SF
: Rose Drive and Columbus Parkway
Year Built: 2007
Anchor: CVS

Photo: via Google

Photo: via Google

Parkway plaza

GLA: Est. 30,000 SF
: 2000-20146 Columbus Parkway
Year Built: Est. early 1990s
Anchors: Jiffy Lube, Burger King


Good Fits

A recent retail market study identified specialty and convenience goods as the “good bets” for retail expansion in Benicia. Many small spaces (think studios and maker spaces) are available to accommodate such businesses. Opportunities exist in markets such as general merchandise, restaurants and apparel as locals tend to shop out of the area due to limited options. 

Did you know…

  • Benicia household incomes are well above state average.

  • Strong daytime marketplace boosted by almost 13,000 employees, all within a 10 minute drive.

  • Retail market area population of over 87,500 persons and 33,300 households.

  • Retail sales leakage estimated at over $300 million — ample opportunity for Benicia based businesses to serve the market.


Improvements & Distinguishing Features

Benicia's Vacant and Foreclosed Property Ordinance (2008) helps ensure surrounding properties are not a deterrent to the commercial appeal of the neighborhood.

Commercial Properties

Benicia's commercial location and expansion is, with few exceptions, limited to existing developments. The City of Benicia Office of Economic Development is happy to assist you in locating space that fits your requirements.

  • Office lease rates start around $1.25 per square foot per month range

  • Retail rates are around $2 per square foot and up depending on age and location of space


Benicia's commercial areas are north of Military East and Military West, primarily in the vicinity of I-780. The major neighborhood shopping centers are marked on the map below. Click on the map's title bar to view a legend or expand to full screen.

Contact Us

City of Benicia Office of Economic Development

Mario Giuliani
(707) 746-4289

Assistance with available listings, business location help, and retail market data.