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Downtown Alameda is ever-changing with new places to discover on each visit. You can always find what you need in the way that works for you whether it’s in-store visits, ordering out, shopping by appointment, virtual experiences, or purchasing gift certificates.

Help us welcome these newest downtown businesses that are opening with care… and please remember to wear a mask.

New Downtown Businesses:

Alameda Comedy Club, 2431 Central Ave (grand opening Oct 16)
Live comedy shows featuring nationally-touring headliners as well as local Bay Area talent.

Defined Financial Planning, 2413 Webb Ave #B
Custom financial solutions to help clients focus on a strategy that addresses their unique needs.

Keller Williams Realty, 2431 Central Ave
Joe LoParo is your Bay Area Real Estate Specialist, providing a full service real estate office that is family-owned and operated. (formerly Re/Max Tribute)

Odelay, A Green Salon, 1417 Broadway
Cut, Color & Correction Specialist providing sustainable beauty services. Suzette was nominated Best Alameda Hairstylist/Colorist 2019.

Preacher’s Daughter Wine Bar & Cafe, 1629 Park Street
Serving old world wines, locally brewed beer, 3rd wave coffee, and delectable sandwiches.

The Kat’s Meow Antiques, 1519 Park Street
Large variety of quality antiques and vintage collectibles offered by some great vendors.

Plus, Kenz! Marketplace Salon (1250 Park Street) recently reopened after a huge remodel during the shutdown. Many COVID-19 health safety features were worked into the remodel. Thanks for being Open With Care!

More Businesses in the Works:

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Town Tavern Alameda

Town Tavern – owner Stan Yee

Downtown Alameda is a marvelous destination for dining, playing, relaxing, and socializing. The district is ever-changing with new businesses to discover with each visit. Help us welcome the newest businesses! New Downtown Businesses: Beautified Studio (2505 Santa Clara Ave #8) Eyelash extensions and nail service with specialties in gel and nail art. Marley G’s Pizzeria (1330 Park Street) Rotating menu of Italian classics, pizza, stromboli, and rotisserie chicken. OneStop Commercial & Building Services (2447 Santa Clara Ave #205) Professional janitorial service. Roll & Bowl (2302 Encinal Ave) Rolled ice cream and healthy poke bowls. Sushi Valley (1635 Park Street) Sushi rolls and Japanese classics including bento boxes. Thai House Barn (1319 Park Street) Thai and Lao cuisine. Town Tavern (1437 Park Street) Specialty cocktails, microbrews, and globally-inspired small plates. Name Change: Compass Real Estate (1414 Park Ave) Formerly Pacific Union. New Owners: Diva Beauty Nails (1430 Park Street) Formerly Sparadise. Imports Auto Group (1927 Park Street) Formerly Island Auto Sales. In the Works: Read More

Main Squeeze Alameda

Main Squeeze – acai bowl

Downtown Alameda is an ever-changing landscape as new businesses open. Within the last month a number of  new business owners have brought their visions to the downtown district and have opened their doors to the public:

Best Beauty Bar (2544 Santa Clara Ave)
Newly opened in the former Pippa & Co space, this beauty salon provides hair, makeup, and threading services.

Cholita Linda (1337 Park Street)
Downtown Alameda’s newest restaurant got its start as a food stand at the Jack London Square farmers market before opening a spot in Oakland’s Temescal district. Cholita Linda serves Latin American comfort food including its famous fried fish tacos and pressed asado sandwich.

Joona Design Playground (1419 Park Street)
Owner Jeanne Henzel is an interior designer specializing in all-natural upholstery, innovative curtain making and contemporary hard treatments, color & design consulting, and on-site upholstery repair. Joona is currently open by appointment.

Main Squeeze (2300 Central Ave)
Head to Downtown Alameda for some delicious antioxidants and get your juice on! Alameda’s newest juice bar is serving fresh organic juices, acai bowls, smoothies, and wellness shots. Favorites include the Oasis Bowl and Maca Mama Smoothie.

Zap Payroll (2504 Santa Clara Ave, Suite #9)
Zap Payroll provides affordable payroll and HR that’s quick and easy. They provide services that are perfect for small business needs. Their knowledgeable and professional Payroll Advisors and HR Pros help employers every step of the way.

GRAND OPENING: Alameda Scoop

Alameda Scoop gelatoCalvin Ton and Linda Phung, husband/wife owners of Monkey King Pub & Grub and Monkey King at the Brewery, invite you to join them for the grand opening of their latest downtown eatery.

Alameda Scoop opens on September 15 at 1:00pm with free gelato, live music, and fun activities for kids. The menu of the new snack spot includes daily handmade gelato and other desserts. Look for matcha, black sesame, durian, lychee, thai tea, mangonada, taro, and other unique flavors to be offered on a rotating basis.

Additionally, a collaboration between Monkey King at the Brewery, Alameda Island Brewing Company, and Alameda Scoop includes an expanded 90+ seating area for patrons that will be family-friendly. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy food from Monkey King, beer from AIBC, and a treat from Alameda Scoop.

MORE NEW BUSINESSES

View our August post for more new businesses and a list of others in the works. Do you have a new business that is in the works or opening soon in the downtown district? Contact the Downtown Alameda Business Association at (510) 523-1392 or office@downtownalameda.com.

Baby Cafe – Beef Stew Rice Cube

Downtown Alameda is ever-changing when it comes to dining, learning, playing, relaxing, or working. Discover great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda!

New Downtown Businesses:

AirLoom Deluxe, 2322 Santa Clara Ave
* Sneakers, streetwear, and vintage clothing.

Baby Cafe, 2321 Santa Clara Ave
* Hong Kong style cafe… delightfulness without boundaries.

Project Burger, 2319 Central Ave
* Gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and tacos.

Romano Welch Architects, 1428 Park Street, Suite #C
* Architecture + Planning + Interiors.

New Associate Members:

Angela Klein Architect, 2622 Lincoln Ave
* Residential and small commercial architecture and interior design.
Beacon Business Bank, 1442 Webster Street
* High-quality financial solutions and personalized relationship-based service.
Clean Sidewalks+, service in Alameda
* Pressure and power washing services.
Fast Imaging, 835 Marina Village Pkwy
* High resolution printing at competitive prices. Design work available.
Golden West Betterway Uniforms, service in Alameda
* Delivering quality floor mats, uniforms, and linens — rent or buy direct.
Togo’s Sandwiches, 1929 Broadway
* Creating real, honest-to-goodness sandwiches.

New Location: 

Hang Ten Boiler, 2315 Santa Clara Ave

In the Works:  Read More

Utzutzu Sushi Bar Alameda

Utzutzu

Downtown Alameda is ever-changing when it comes to dining, learning, playing, relaxing, or working. New possibilities are created each month as entrepreneurs find opportunities to open new businesses or find new locations as their businesses expand.

With the support of member businesses across the island, the Downtown Alameda Business Association works hard year-round to promote a healthy retail and service climate as well as a district that is clean, green, and safe. When businesses thrive, the entire community benefits.

New Businesses: 

Acanthus Architecture & Design, 1516 Oak Street #108
* Design of historically inspired custom residences and renovations.

Lush Eye Bar, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #103
* Eyelash extensions and maintenance.

The Park Street Tavern, 1901 Park Street (former Gold Coast Grill location)
* Central Mediterranean casual fine dining restaurant and bar.

Utzutzu, 1428 Park Street (former Yume location)
* Okimari-style sushi bar.

New Associate Members: 

Anchor Alameda (service in Alameda)
* Fostering arts activity in the city of Alameda; including the Alameda International Film Festival.

LimeBike, 1901 Park Street
* Dock free bike share solutions.

New Locations:

MacKenzie Stuart, MA, MFT, 2329 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 202
Melissa Bowman, LMFT, 2329 Santa Clara Ave, Suite #202
Tyler Sack, Educational Therapist, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #305

New Owners: 

Progressive Education Center, 1361 Park Street #210
Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street #210

In the Works: 

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