News Update

New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (September 2018)

Downtown Alameda is an ever-changing landscape as new businesses open. Within the last month a number of  new business owners have brought their visions to the downtown district and have opened their doors to the public: Best Beauty Bar (2544 Santa Clara Ave) Newly opened in the former Pippa & Co space, this beauty salon…

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LOIAW: Radical Beauty, Part 5

The fifth installation of the Love Our Island Art Walk returns to Downtown Alameda with a fun-filled evening on Friday, September 14. Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association present three hours of art and music along Park Street and Santa Clara Ave as part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.…

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Facade Grants Improve Downtown Businesses

Attractive building façades (or storefronts) support and encourage local business. They can have a significant effect on the attractiveness and marketability of the surrounding area. To encourage business owners to invest in the downtown and neighborhood business areas, the City of Alameda offers 50/50 matching grants to assist them in restoring or beautifying their façades.…

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (August 2018)

Downtown Alameda is ever-changing when it comes to dining, learning, playing, relaxing, or working. Discover great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! New Downtown Businesses: AirLoom Deluxe, 2322 Santa Clara Ave * Sneakers, streetwear, and vintage clothing. Baby Cafe, 2321 Santa Clara Ave * Hong Kong style…

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Last Days of Summer in Downtown Alameda

First day of school is nearly upon us but with the time left this summer you can still enjoy some summer fun on the island. Here’s a list of family activities that can be found in Downtown Alameda: Tabletop Gaming D20 Games is a dad-run place for tabletop gaming. The shop features regular kid-friendly events…

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Best of the East Bay 2018 in Downtown Alameda

Look for this summer’s East Bay Express “Best of the East Bay 2018” issue in local newsstands. This year’s results include plenty of old favorites as well as some first-time winners. These Downtown Alameda businesses are among the winners. Congratulations to all! High Scores is deemed the Best Place to Relive Your ’80s Childhood. The arcade…

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Street Fair Loaded With Crafts, Food, and Music

Enjoy the summer sun and experience island fun at one of Alameda’s biggest and best events! The 34th Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire will be loaded with art & craft vendors, mouth-watering festival foods, local craft beer and wine, live music on three stages, and two kids’ areas with games and carnival rides.…

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Alameda

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Downtown Alameda on Sunday, July 15. National Ice Cream Day and National Ice Cream Month was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984: “Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a…

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