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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

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)

Best of East Bay 2019: Downtown Winners

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | July 31, 2019

Congratulations to the Downtown Alameda businesses that were selected “Best of the East Bay 2019” by the readers and editors of East Bay Express. The theme of this year’s awards was “Splurges and Steals” and the list was created to help you find many wonderful ways to pamper yourself while also living within your means. Winners were selected in various categories: Goods & Services, Restaurants & Bars, and Arts & Culture.

We encourage you to check out these Best of the East Bay 2019 winners (and other businesses) the next time you find yourself in Downtown Alameda…



Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park Street) Highest-Quality Bike Selection; Most Affordable Bike Repairs

Alameda Eyes Optometry (1432 Park Street) Best Designer Eyeglass Shop

Lucky 13 Tattoos (1301 – 1/2 Park Street) Best Tattoo Parlor



Burma Superstar (1345 Park Street) Best Burmese Restaurant


For a complete list of the 2019 Best of the East Bay winners, check out the list on the East Bay Express website:

New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (July 2019)

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | July 15, 2019
Made Pho You Alameda

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!

New Downtown Businesses:

Lashfab, 1421 Broadway
Quality eyelash services.

Made Pho You, 1245 Park Street
Trendy Vietnamese restaurant utilizing fresh ingredients and old family recipes in every dish.

Nicola Ries Taggart , 2447 Santa Clara Ave #306
Life and leadership consultant, strategist, trainer, and speaker.

New Associate Members:

Heidi Thompson Coaching, Oakland
Certified holistic health & life coach for women age 40-60.

Law Office of Kathleen Day-Seiter, 2219 Santa Clara Ave, Suite C
Focuses on elder law, estate planning, and trust administration.

Law Offices of Kimberly C. Vaughn, 2219 Santa Clara Ave, Suite B
Areas of practice include Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, and Entity Formation.

In the Works:
B. Graham – Market & Nest, 2310 Alameda Ave — open now
Dunkin’ Donuts, 2413 Clement Ave
Fire Wings, 1620 Park Street
Holiday Inn Express, 1825 Park Street
Park Street Bar & Grill, 1511 Park Street
Spinning Bones, 1205 Park Street
Twelve 31 Eatery, 1231 Park Street

View more new businesses:

Do you have a new business in the works within the downtown district? Contact the Downtown Alameda Business Association at (510) 523-1392 or

New! 2nd Friday ArtWalk Shuttle

By Downtown Alameda Business Association | July 9, 2019
2nd Friday ArtWalk Shuttle in Alameda

There’s always something happening in Downtown Alameda during the 2nd Friday ArtWalks, whether your interest is in attending artist receptions, dancing to live music, or having fun shopping and dining. And now the 2nd Friday ArtWalk Shuttle makes it even easier to experience a fun-filled evening.

The new 2nd Friday ArtWalk Shuttle loops around the island from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with several stops along Park Street, Jingletown, and Webster Street. Guests can go from venue to venue at their own pace by walking or catching a ride on the hourly loop shuttle.

The launching of the FREE 2nd Friday ArtWalk Shuttle was made possible by a grant from the City of Alameda’s Public Art Fund along with sponsorship from Sierra Nevada, MV Transit, and ARTPUSH.

2nd Friday ArtWalks are free to attend. Check the official website for updated show listings, walking map, and shuttle schedule:

Downtown Alameda Shuttle Stops:

2309 Encinal Ave (Studio 23, 3Dot Gallery)
1333 Park Street (The Local)
2300 Lincoln Ave (PHOENIX, Speisekammer)
1523 Park Street (Curated, Autobody Fine Art, The Space)
1645 Park Street (McGee’s Bar & Grill)
1700 Park Street (Alameda Island Brewing Co.)
1820 Park Street (NoFu Skincare Studio)

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