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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (October 2019)

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | October 3, 2019

Downtown Alameda is a marvelous 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 businesses!

Interior Design by Market & Nest
Photo by Noah Graham

New Downtown Businesses:

B. Graham – Market & Nest, 2310 Alameda Ave
Visual merchandising and interior design consultant.

B12 Love, 1708 Park Street #130 (Pop-Up @ Symmetry)
Vitamin + Nutrient Injections

Noah Graham Photography, 2310 Alameda Ave
Portraits, interiors, and action photographer.

Spine and Sport Chiropractic, 2504 Santa Clara Ave
Thoughtful and precise analysis to align body and spirit.

Spinning Bones, 1205 Park Street
Contemporary rotisserie restaurant fusing quality meats and new flavors.

Transformed iLash, 2515 Santa Clara Ave (inside Sabai Salon)
Eyelash artist and men’s hair grooming.

New Associate Members:

Alameda Family Services, 2325 Clement Ave Suite A
Behavioural health and educational services for Alameda residents at all stages of life.

Lynn’s of Alameda, 2807 Encinal Ave
Antigues and collectibles. Specializing in Estate Liquidations and Moving Sales.

New Locations:

Affinity At Home Care, 1926 Park St #3

Matz Law Group, 2329 Central Ave #200

Mercy and Grace Home Health Care, 1926 Park St #3

New Owners:

Dan’s Fresh Produce, 2300 Central Ave

Johnathan’s Sandwich House, 2316 Santa Clara Ave

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26th Annual Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | September 25, 2019
Classic Car in front of Tucker's Ice Cream

Get set for the 26th Annual Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Saturday, October 12. The event runs from 10:00am-4:00pm and is free to the public with over 400 classic vehicles of all types on display from Encinal Ave to Buena Vista Ave — roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and antique trucks. Many of them have interesting histories. 

New this year is “EV Alley,” a section dedicated to electric vehicles and hosted by Alameda Municipal Power. Here visitors can view dozens of electric vehicles, talk to EV owners, and learn what it’s like driving electric.

Everyone will also get a close-up look at the classics, of course… Ford Model T’s, Chevy Corvettes, Pontiac GTOs, Cadillacs, Shelby’s, and Austin-Healeys, to name a few. Most of the cars on display come from the iconic decades of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. There will also be antique roadsters from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s. Bring your camera and don’t be afraid to talk to the owners — they love to talk about their cars. (Pictured: Cruising the car show with a classic Tucker’s waffle cone. Photo provided by Tucker’s Ice Cream.)

Want to hear the engines roar? Come early to watch the parade of cars arrive for the show between 7:30am and 9:30am.

Plan on spending an eventful afternoon in Alameda’s downtown district… shop at the many boutiques and antique stores, eat at one of the fabulous restaurants, order a refreshing drink at one of the local lounges, and catch a movie at the classic art deco style movie theater. Many of the businesses will even be offering weekend specials during the event.

See what’s new at the 26th Annual Classic Car Show and enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer!

Get more information on the official event page:
DowntownAlameda.com/carshow

Welcome Park Street Landing (And Businesses)!

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | September 18, 2019
Park Street Landing Alameda sign

We are thrilled to officially welcome the businesses at Park Street Landing into the downtown district. The Downtown Alameda Business Association has worked hard to expand the downtown boundaries. The Board of Directors and staff are pleased to include the businesses at Park Street Landing in future promotions and activities. 

Please welcome our new members!

A Town Pizza, 2327 Blanding Ave #E
Neighborhood pizza spot featuring delicious kebabs as well as Italian favorites.

Alameda County Industries (ACI), 2307 Blanding Ave #B
Collection services for recyclables, organics, and garbage.

Brightsource Productions, 2307 Blanding Ave #D
Full-service corporate and commercial video production company.

Dollar Tree, 2317 Blanding Ave
Variety store where all goods are priced at just $1.

Dragon Rouge, 2337 Blanding Ave
Upscale, modern Vietnamese restaurant featuring outdoor dining on the water.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 2307 Blanding Ave #A
Wide selection of compact to full size cars, SUVs, Minivans, and trucks for rent.

H&R Block, 2327 Blanding Ave #C
Tax preparation services to help you get maximum refund.  

Hansen Rigging, 2307 Blanding Ave #G
Full performance boat rigging services and rope supplies.

iNail Spa, 2327 Blanding Ave #A
Spacious nail salon specializing in acrylics, gel nails, waxing, and pedicures.

iSalon, 2327 Blanding Ave #D
Full service salon featuring Bumble & Bumble products.

Lim’s TaeKwonDo Academy, 2307 Blanding Ave #C
Teaching Olympic style Taekwondo for students of all ages.

O’Reilly Auto Parts, 2327 Blanding Ave #G
Auto parts and supplies. Store manager has been at this location for over 10 years!

Swings & Wings, 2307 Blanding Ave #E
Sensory-based play space for children with swings, bounce house, and more.

Milestone Anniversaries: Alameda Bicycle Celebrates 50 Years + More

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | September 17, 2019

Locally owned businesses make Downtown Alameda a better place. They help our community thrive and add to Alameda’s unique charm.

This year Alameda Bicycle is celebrating its 50th year in business. Since operations began in 1969, the owners of Alameda Bicycle have been building a community and encouraging lifestyles that are healthy and sustainable. It’s not enough just to sell bikes — they make sure that the people who buy them use them and enjoy them.

To all of you business owners who provide unforgettable customer service and have surpassed milestone anniversaries this year, we celebrate you!

50 Years:
Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park Street

30 Years:
Berg Injury Lawyers, 2440 Santa Clara Ave
Park Jewelers, 1401 1/2 Park Street
Supercuts, 1329 Park Street (delete)

20 Years:
Law Offices of Laurence F. Padway, 1516 Oak Street #109

15 Years:
Lily Ly, PsyD, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #209
Elite Electronics, 1229 Park Street
K’Bella Salon, 1505 Broadway
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street
Beanery of Alameda, 1650 Park Street
Baron’s Meat & Poultry, 1650 Park Street
Sushi King, 1650 Park Street
Daisy’s, 1347 Park Street

10 Years:
Alameda Nutrition, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #301

Note: Anniversary dates are based on City of Alameda reports. For corrections, please contact the Downtown Alameda Business Association at (510) 523-1392 or email office@downtownalameda.com.

Tidy Up Tuesday!

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | August 13, 2019

Thanks to the Clean, Green & Safe Committee and Allison Shannon at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex for starting the Tidy Up Tuesday! program. As part of this pilot program, Allison has been working with businesses on Central Ave to inspire owners and staff to tidy up their storefront, from door to curb, each Tuesday.

As a result of Allison’s enthusiasm, sidewalks are being swept, flowers are being planted, and storefronts are looking clean. Thank you for a job well done!

Pictured left to right: Jennifer (Hearing Zone), Allison (Alameda Theatre & Cineplex), Emal (Q’s Halal)

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