The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order is extended through the end of May but there are still ways to support your community, friends, and neighbors while maintaining social distancing.
Shopping online, over the phone, ordering out, and promoting your 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 or personally deliver your items. This is also a great time to stock up on gift cards for future visits or gift giving opportunities.
Order Out – Order takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup from your favorite restaurant.
Leave a Review – Did you have a memorable 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 local businesses, you can help them survive this difficult time. Comment and share posts from your favorite local businesses. Post about your favorite places using #DowntownAlameda and tag us @DowntownAlameda. (And remember 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 get updates on their activities.
Stay up-to-date with information about downtown businesses offering take-out, delivery, gift certificates, services, and virtual experiences. Our Open For Business list is updated often with more businesses being added.
Please share this link: www.DowntownAlameda.com/open-for-business
Support your friends and neighbors by supporting local business. #together6feetapart
Mother’s Day is a little different this year, but you can still enjoy the tradition of surprising Mom with a gift. Alameda’s downtown businesses continue to offer take-out, delivery, gift certificates, and virtual experiences.
Pick Up a Sweet Treat:
Crispian Bakery – Order a pie, lemon meringue tart, chocolate cake, or a plethora of other goodies for Mothers’ Day pickup on Sunday.
Feel Good Bakery – Celebrate Mom with some sweets! Order something special online or pick out something from the store display case.
Tucker’s Ice Cream – Order a pint to go — choose your flavor and they will hand pack your ice cream for you. Ice cream cakes are available too.
Roses Are Red and So Is Wine:
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines – Treat Mom to a Farmstead wine pick. How About an Oregon Pinot Noir at an Amazing Price?
The Park Street Cellars – Find a unique wine for Mom. Shop in the store or shop anytime online, but remember to pickup by Saturday.
Order Flowers for Delivery:
You can now support local healthcare heroes while also supporting our wonderful Alameda restaurants.
A new Feed Alameda’s Frontline meal sign-up program launched by CASA (Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda) enables community members to treat our local healthcare heroes with meals delivered from Alameda restaurants.
Goal = Keep everyone thriving.
Alameda Hospital is supported by a large team of nurses, doctors, and staff working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are ensuring our Alameda community receives the best possible treatment and testing options. They are fielding calls and providing virtual and on-site patient support for COVID-19 and other health issues.
The campaign was created in close coordination with the Alameda Hospital Foundation. The goal is to coordinate delivery to the hospital of at least 20 lunches and 20 dinners per day thru early May. Given their intense focus right now, healthcare workers would SO appreciate your donation of lunch and/or dinner.
If you’d like to contribute OR share the sign-up page with others to buy 10 or 20 meals, please CLICK HERE.
CASA is dedicating current efforts towards community resilience, and working to sustain all of those around us. This includes driving ongoing donations to the Alameda Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and our local small businesses. More information can be found on their new COVID-19 Community Resilience webpage.
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.
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: