Foothill Square is also proud to offer fun and unique recreation with The Academy of Hawaiian Arts dance school and Foothill Square Bingo hall, both popular previous tenants.
Foothill Square’s rebirth promises to keep more money in the community as residents enjoy the chance to shop locally. In addition, hundreds of new jobs have been created, many of them union jobs, providing a boost to the local economy. Foothill Square has finally returned to its former position as an integral part of the surrounding neighborhoods, providing a convenient and safe place to get health care, go shopping and have fun.
Foothill Square’s revival serves as an inspiration to others working to improve East Oakland. These types of investments often attract further investments which could gradually lead to a renaissance of the MacArthur Boulevard corridor, the Elmhurst neighborhood and surrounding East Oakland and San Leandro neighborhoods.
Viva Foothill Square!