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We are currently living in uncertain times, but there are still ways to support friends and neighbors while maintaining social distancing. Shopping online, over the phone, ordering out, and promoting our wonderful local businesses are just a few of the ways you can support your community and independent, family-owned businesses.

How you can support local while maintaining social distancing:

Shop Online – Many local businesses have an online presence and can mail your items. It’s also a great time to stock up on gift cards for future visits or gift giving opportunities.

Order Out – If you’re feeling well, order takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup from your favorite restaurant.

Leave a Review – Did you have a wonderful experience with the owner or an employee the last time you were at a local business? Show your love for favorite shopping, service, and dining establishments by leaving a review.

Promote on Social Media – By interacting virtually with businesses, you can help them survive this difficult time. Comment and share posts from your favorite local businesses. Post about your favorite places using hashtag #DowntownAlameda and tag us @DowntownAlameda. And be sure to follow Downtown Alameda on Instagram and Facebook.

Like and Subscribe – Be sure to like your favorite local places on all social media channels, and subscribe to their email lists to stay up to date on their activities.

During this unprecedented time, many of our businesses are still able to serve you. We want our community to stay up-to-date with information about downtown businesses offering take-out, delivery, gift certificates, services, and virtual experiences. The following list is updated often with more businesses being added...

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image: Kathy Weber introduced at Pedal Cycling

The Downtown Alameda Business Association board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Weber as its new Executive Director. Kathy Weber officially joined the Downtown Alameda Business Association on March 9.

“Kathy comes to us at an exciting time in the evolution of Alameda’s downtown,” said Otto Wright, President of the Downtown Association. “With an extraordinary background that will contribute to the continued growth of our district, she has a keen understanding of business associations and the ability to help us create and execute our long-term strategic plan and vision.” 

Kathy has more than ten years of experience running downtown associations, first as Director of the Downtown Marquette Association (Michigan) and then as Events Manager with Benicia Main Street. Most recently, she served as Corporate Partnership & Events Manager with Alameda County Community Food Bank

“Alameda’s downtown business district is rapidly becoming a destination for both islanders and the greater East Bay. With new restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment, the district is a hub of retail, arts and culture, and entertainment,” comments Kathy. “I am so excited to join the team and work with the business and property owners, staff, and customers who make the district so vibrant!”

Pictured: Kathy Weber being introduced to business members at the February Downtown Mixer.

The Massage Clinic at Park Street Plaza

Downtown Alameda is an exciting destination for shopping, dining, playing, relaxing, and socializing. The district is ever-changing with new places to discover on each visit. Help us welcome our newest downtown businesses!

New Downtown Businesses:

Happy Lemon, 2321 Santa Clara Ave
Enjoy real fresh boba teas.

Homeroom Thai Cuisine, 1307 Park Street
Country-style Thai cuisine.

Kokoro Donburi, 1518 Park Street
Traditional Japanese rice bowls.

Park Street Wine Cellars, 2315 Central Ave
Sommelier Christopher Massie offers unique values in the world of wine.

The Massage Clinic, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza)
Chair massage from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.

New Associate Members:

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Lawyers, San Francisco
Representing injured plaintiffs in Alameda, San Francisco, and the Bay Area.

In the Works:

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Thanks to hard working City of Alameda staff, 17 new bike racks were recently installed throughout our downtown district near these locations :

  • San Jose Ave, east of Park Street (Washboard)
  • Encinal Ave, near Oak Street (Roll & Bowl)
  • Central Ave, east of 1400 Park Street (The Star)
  • Santa Clara Ave, near Everett Street (MASH Building)
  • 1344 Park Street (Books Inc.)
  • 1415 Park Street (Navadurga Handicraft)
  • 1416 Park Street (Alameda Personal Training)
  • 1427 Park Street (formerly Pauline’s Antiques)
  • 1440 Park Street (La Penca Azul)
  • 1504 Park Street (Team Silva)
  • 1527 Park Street (Vietnam House)
  • 1532 Park Street (Genghis Khan Kitchen)
  • 1623 Park Street (A Street Corner)
  • 1708 Park Street (Monkey King at the Brewery)
  • 1818 Park Street (Litho Printing)

The Downtown Alameda Business Association is always working to make our downtown district more pedestrian and bike friendly for all to enjoy.

Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll

Handcrafted small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites prepared by local chefs await guests as they stroll through Alameda’s historic district at the 3rd Annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll on Friday evening, March 6 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to visit unique downtown shops and spaces while tasting more than ten different premium whiskeys from around the Bay Area and learning about the creative process behind each handcrafted flavor. Price of admission includes collectible tasting glass, whiskey tastings at more than ten unique downtown businesses, a delicious bite at each location prepared by downtown eateries, a commemorative guide, as well as exclusive offers from downtown businesses.

“Our events help people discover that Alameda is a fantastic destination to shop, eat, and play. The Whiskey Stroll is a unique opportunity to attract downtown visitors who may not already be familiar with our diverse range of local businesses,” states Aviva Kellman, Membership & Events Coordinator of the Downtown Alameda Business Association. “Talking to people at the event is always interesting. Guests enjoy coming to the Whiskey Stroll because it makes them feel like part of a community that is vibrant and active.”

Tickets are on sale now!

To purchase tickets and for more information, go to

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