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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (March 2021)

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | February 27, 2021
Sushi & More Alameda

Welcome the newest Downtown Alameda businesses to Open With Care… 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:

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

Electric Heroes, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #210
Comprehensive array of electrical services for residential and commercial customers throughout San Francisco’s East Bay area.

Elaine’s Gourmet Chinese, 2522 Santa Clara Ave
Chinese Szechuan cuisine with the freshest ingredients. The menu offers a large selections of traditional Chinese plates.

Good 2 Go Liquor & Curry, 2536 Santa Clara Ave
Neighborhood convenience store with an impressive selection of grocery items and beverages. Shanvi Indian Kitchen serves a delicious hot bar of fresh Indian food all day, every day.

Joy Soulier & Associates, 1516 Oak Street #320
Joy Soulier is an experienced CPA specializing in tax preparation and planning for individuals, trusts, and estates. 

The Massage Clinic, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza)
Baby Lee is an outstanding massage practitioner who is is passionate about sharing the art and science of giving an incredible massage.

Sanjeevani Beauty Studio, 2544 Santa Clara Ave
Wide range of beauty services including facials, waxing, eye services, and hair styling. Natural products are used to get great results and provide the best experience for clients.

Sushi & More, 1245 Park Street
Fast food style Japanese cuisine. Menu includes udon, ramen, bento boxes, sushi rolls, and sashimi. Also offering boba tea.

More Businesses in the Works:

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Dispatch Goods Available at Alameda Restaurants

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | February 23, 2021
Lola's Chicken Shack using Disposable Goods reusable containers in Alameda

Who is ready to enjoy restaurant take-out without the waste? No more plastic… no more single-use packaging…

Dispatch Goods has recently launched in Alameda to help our community solve the ever increasing problem with restaurant take-out foodware, and to give restaurant owners a new option to comply with Alameda’s Disposable Foodware Reduction Law (no more plastic, effective Jan 2019).

We have two amazing restaurants that have started offering the reusable foodware service provided by Dispatch Goods. Spinning Bones and Lola’s Chicken Shack not only offer Dispatch Goods reusable containers, but both restaurants are hosting return bins.

Also look for the service to launch soon at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden and Speisekammer.

Join us in supporting this pioneering business. With the help of Dispatch Goods and the community, local restaurants can prevent thousands of pieces of plastic from entering landfills and waterways.

(pictured above: fresh hand-breaded Chicken Tenders and Cobb Salad from Lola’s Chicken Shack)

Valentine’s Day — Make It a Weekend Celebration

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and worth celebrating all weekend. If you’re looking to make dinner plans or need to buy a unique and special gift, it’s not too late. Downtown Alameda has everything you need to curate the perfect Valentine’s Day experience.

Downtown businesses are Open With Care, providing convenient and safe options from in-person shopping and online opportunities, to curbside pickup, outdoor dining, and local delivery. Show your love for local businesses and your special person.

Something Sweet… Grab a bouquet of cupcakes or other treat to celebrate Valentines Day. Sweet hearts for your sweetheart are available at favorite stops like Crispian BakeryFeel Good Bakery, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, and Tucker’s Ice Cream

Gifts and Bouquets… There’s no excuse to go home empty-handed when a number of florists and gift shops can be found in Downtown Alameda. Unique gifts can be found at local shops like Bead Inspirations, Daisy’s, and Sumbody. You can also pick out gifts and beautiful flower arrangement at Central Florist and South Shore Florist. And for the man in your life, Bonne Vie has a terrific selection of quality cigars (and beers too!).

Dining On the Patio… Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year but downtown restaurants are able to offer a variety of outdoor seating options. Check for patio seating at Alley & Vine, American Oak, Asena, Cinema Grill, Spinning Bones, The Park Street Tavern, and more.

Dinner & Wine at Home… In the mood for a quiet evening at home? Downtown restaurants are making it easy to share a special meal. Take advantage of pick-up or delivery options from restaurants like Angela’s, East End, Hobnob, Pappo, and Wine & Waffles. And don’t forget the bubbles… Alameda Cellars, Bonne Vie, CRAFT Beer & Wine, Farmstead Cheeses & Wines, Park Street Wine Cellars, and The Preacher’s Daughter all offer a wonderful selection of sparkling wines.

Indoor Fun with the Family… For after-dinner fun with the family, set aside space for a puzzle or game. D20 Games carries top-rated family games and two-player games. You’ll also find a large selection of games and puzzles at Toy Safari.

Pictured above: Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, American Oak, Bonne Vie, Tucker’s Ice Cream, Toy Safari, Sumbody, The Park Street Tavern, Alley & Vine

Alameda Restaurant Week is Bursting with Flavor

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | January 19, 2021
Alameda Restaurant Week 2021

Alameda Restaurant Week is back for a 4th year! Join us January 21-31 for a week of sweet, savory, and safe local dining! 

This restaurant week may be the most important one yet as the restaurants weather through the second wave of shutdowns. You can support Downtown Alameda’s dining scene by ordering signature food & drink items from these participating restaurants during Alameda Restaurant Week 2021:

Alley & Vine, American Oak, Asena, Cinema Grill, Dragon Rouge, East End, Hang Ten Boiler, Hobnob, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, La Penca Azul, Lola’s Chicken Shack, Poke Koma, Sidestreet Pho, Speisekammer, Spinning Bones, The Park Street Tavern, The Preacher’s Daughter, The Star on Park, Toomie’s Thai, and Town Tavern

See Alameda Restaurant Week’s article in the San Francisco Chronicle!

Whatever you’re eating this restaurant week, be it a wood-fired pizza from East End or a rotisserie platter from Spinning Bones, you can’t go wrong.

Ordering directly from restaurants rather than third-party apps allows your purchase to go directly to the restaurants. And think about ordering a little extra with your main dish — that dessert or specialty cocktail.

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Alameda Strong Face Masks – Donate Today

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | January 12, 2021
Alameda Strong Face masks at Daisy's

Stop by Daisy’s on Park Street and pick up an Alameda Strong face mask with your donation to the Alameda Strong relief fund.

These face masks have 3 cloth layers, a filter pocket and nose wire, and are a really comfortable way to show you are “Alameda Strong” and keep our community safe. Suggested donation is $20 or more.

Daisy’s is located at 1347 Park Street. Alameda Strong face masks are also available at Calafia Taqueria on Webster Street.

Alameda Strong Relief Fund:

Many of our local small businesses need your help. The goal of the Alameda Strong Community Fund is to raise over $1 million for grants that will help our small businesses reopen and recover.

Please consider making a donation today: www.alamedastrong.org

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