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Story Walk on Park Street

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | June 15, 2021
Story Walk on Park Street window display at Rocket Reuse

Who is ready for a story walk!? We invite you to read “Plant the Tiny Seed” by Christie Matheson as you walk along Park Street with your family. There are 20 pages to this book, with each page displayed in 20 different store windows, starting off at Bead Inspirations. Can you find them all?

To help you and the kids, the Story Walk map with list of locations is available here:

Or find your first page on Park Street and scan the card to pull up the map on your phone.

This outdoor activity is in partnership with the Alameda Free Library and is part of their Summer Reading Program, which officially launched on June 1 and will run until July 30.

Celebrate With Dad in Downtown Alameda

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | June 14, 2021
Celebrating Father's Day in Downtown Alameda

With kids out of school and Father’s Day around the corner, it’s a terrific time for a family adventure in Downtown Alameda.

Looking for a way to treat Dad to a day of fun? We’ve put together a unique itinerary that will make for a memorable day with Dad. Enjoy a family outing where everybody can have fun eating, shopping, and playing. Downtown Alameda has a lot to offer: burgers, books, bikes, games, cigars, pizza, beer, ice cream, big screen movies, and so much more.

In our latest newsletter, we provide a closer look at a number of fabulous places to visit during your adventure with Dad: Ole’s Waffle Shop, Ozone Skate Shop, Glory Footwear, High Scores Arcade, and Rocket Fizz soda pop and candy store.

Plus, kids and adults alike will have fun doing the Story Walk on Park Street. Take time out to read “Plant the Tiny Seed” as you walk along Park Street with your family. There are 20 pages to this book, with each page displayed in 20 different shop windows. Can you find them all?

You’ll certainly find that any day can be an adventure in Downtown Alameda as exciting happenings continue to pop up!

Read more about these happenings in our June newsletter.

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Businesses May Still Request Face Coverings

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | June 14, 2021

With the June 15 reopening, we look forward to continuing to welcome you to the downtown district. And, while mask regulations have been updated, many businesses in Downtown Alameda will be requesting that customers and staff continue to wear a mask while doing business in their shops, offices, and restaurants.

We appreciate your understanding as our businesses slowly and cautiously open their doors with this consideration to their staff and other customers.  

In June of 2020, Downtown Alameda began sharing the message, “Open With Care” as a way to let you know that our businesses are safely and carefully opening their doors with the well-being of staff and customers at the forefront. This welcoming message of care and concern has been visible in shop windows and street signage, and will continue to be our refrain as we move forward.

We want to thank you again. Your long-standing commitment and support of our business community is the reason that they are able to move into this new recovery phase and remain Open With Care

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Enjoy Expanded Outdoor Dining at These Parklets

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | May 28, 2021
Burma Superstar sidewalk dining in new parklet. Photo by Maurice Ramirez.

The downtown district is an exciting place to be this summer. The weather is great, local restaurants are showing off their specialty flavors, and the dining experience is refreshing with expanded outdoor seating.

Enjoy dining and drinking in these downtown parklets:

American Oak, Burma Superstar, Club House Sports Bar, Hobnob, Johnathan’s Sandwich House, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Karibu Wine Lounge, La Penca Azul, Lucky 13, Monkey King Pub & Grub, Pappo, Scolari’s, Spinning Bones, The Preacher’s Daughter Bistro, The Star on Park, Tomatina

Coming Soon!
Ramen Hiroshi, Sushi & More, Wild Ginger

Learn more about this month’s featured parklets in our latest email update. Pictured above: Burma Superstar (photo by Maurice Ramirez).

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (May 2021)

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | May 18, 2021
Best of Thai desserts - market and cafe in Alameda

Welcome the newest Downtown Alameda businesses to Open With Care… and please remember to mask up. Find what you need in the way that works for you, whether it’s in-store visits, ordering out, shopping by appointment, or virtual experiences.

New Downtown Businesses:

Alameda Eye Center, 2418 Central Ave
Personalized, high-quality eye care including routine eye exams and management of a variety of eye conditions. 

Best of Thai, 1305 Park Street
Market and cafe offering the best products of Thailand.

Cookiebar Pop-Up, 1205 Park Street
Handcrafted pints of ice cream inside Spinning Bones during the summer weekends.

Ding Tea, 1342 Park Street
Serving authentic hand crafted Taiwanese Tea beverages

Glory, 1330 Park Street
Locally owned retail shop curating the best brands of street shoes, sneakers, apparel, and accessories.

Karibu Wine Lounge, 1419 Park Street
Cultural gallery featuring an assortment of great but under-served wines from makers of color, women, and locals.

Magpie & Thorn, 2305 Santa Clara Ave
The greenhouse store is a magical wonderland of exotic plants, unique pottery, and sustainable gifts for all ages.

More Businesses in the Works:


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We appreciate your understanding as our businesses slowly and cautiously open their doors with this consideration to their staff and other customers.

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