Property Information

Historic Snowflake Bakery Building
2,036 +/- Square Feet
ADA Compliant
Parking Spaces Included
21,307 Average Daily Traffic Count
Easy Access to I-5 and CA-94

Excellent Fit For:
Café/Coffee Shop
Storefront Retail Sales
Marketing/Advertising Agency
Quick-Service Dining Concept
Beer—Wine Tasting Room

    Duration of Engagement: 2009 to Current

    Services Provided: QFC Real Estate handles all leasing at the property


Peter Wright

Property Details

Property Use Type:
  • Retail
Space Available: 2,036
Leasing Rate: $2.25 per sqft
Lease Type: NNN

Property Flyer

701-16th-street-1-pdf-300x232 Commercial Property Management San Diego


701 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101


The Snowflake Baking Company at San Diego. was established by N. D. Tichenor in 1895, and the business grew gradually until in 1903 there were three delivery wagons to handle the product of the plant. When Mr.     Chesley G. Goatley came to California he found employment as driver of one of these wagons for Mr. Tichenor. Later, during a strike, Goatley was temporarily out of employment. He and Mr. S. L. Groves bought out the business, continuing the original name, and their partnership existed from the fall of 1903 to the fall of 1906, when Tichenor again acquired an interest, and the business was incorporated as the Snowflake Baking Company. With the death of Mr. Tichenor in the fall of 1909 Mr. Goatley took over the entire management and became president of the company, and in 1918 bought the remaining interest from  Groves. The model plant at Sixteenth and G streets was erected in 1913, occupying a space 20,000 Square feet, a three-story brick building, supplied with all the machinery and equipment that represents the most advanced ideas in the baking art. The plant represents an investment of $150,00, and has a capacity of 1,500 barrels of flour per month. The working force consists of nearly fifty persons, and there are ten automobile delivery routes. The success of this institution is the result of years of persevering study and experience on the part of Mr. Goatley, who neglected no opportunity to perfect the service and maintain the high esteem in which the Snowflake products were held.The chemical and mechanical principles involved with the expert direction provided by the mind of man find their highest exemplification in the splendid plant of the Snowflake Baking Company at San Diego. This is a local industry of which San Diegans are particularly proud, and practically every resident in the city. and residents over a wide territory of Southern California as well, are on familiar terms with the output of the model plant, particularly the justly famed Betsy Ross bread.

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