As reported in the media earlier this month, a fellow Park Street Business Association member lost his business in the arson fires before it even had a chance to get off the ground. Saboor Zafari, the owner of Angela’s Restaurant, has been a generous supporter of Alameda non-profit organizations as well as the community at large for many years. Now he needs our help!
Sunday Fund Day is a fundraiser to help re-establish Angela’s Restaurant and bring the community together. It takes place in Alameda’s historic downtown district on Sunday, October 26.
Saboor Zafari was close to opening the new Angela’s Restaurant when the business was destroyed by a devastating arsonist fire. “My partner and I went through a similar situation two years ago and I was astounded at the damage that a fire could do. I know from experience that the road to recovery is a long one. Because of the uncertainties that lie ahead for Angela’s, this event is intended to help Saboor and his family cover any immediate costs while the waiting game gets off to a start,” remarked event organizer Melanie Hartman of American Oak.
(Editors Note: American Oak was forced to temporarily close a couple of years ago as a result of an arson fire before the holiday season. With the help of supporters from the community, the restaurant was able to re-open after a year and many of the staff were able to return to their jobs.)
A number of restaurants and lounges found in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District will each be offering special menu items on Sunday, October 26, of which the proceeds will help Saboor replace all that was lost in the fire.
Please help get the word out and plan to attend Sunday Fund Day.
American Oak, 2319 Santa Clara Ave – Featured cocktails with 100% going toward the fund, 3-5pm
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave – Special themed menu with 100% going toward the fund, all day
Pappo, 2320 Central Ave – Purchase raffle tickets for $5 and all proceeds will go to the fund, all day
Cafe Q, 2302 Encinal Ave – 20% of all sales will be donated to the fund, all day
Sidestreet Pho, 2304 Encinal Ave – Special beer & appetizer pairing with 50% going toward fund, 3-5pm
East End, 1650 Park Street – $1 from every cocktail purchased will be donated to the fund, all day
Bowzer’s Pizza, 1330 Park Street – 20% of pizza purchases to be donated to the fund, dine-in Noon-7pm
Lola’s Chicken Shack, 1417 Park Street – $1 of every fountain drink sold will be donated to the fund, all day
Other restaurants and eateries making plans for special menu items on “Sunday Fund Day” include:
C’era Una Volta, 1332 Park Street #D, 769-4828
Linguini’s Pizza, 1508 Park Street, 865-5101
TASTE at McGee’s, 1645 Park Street, 517-7887
Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street, 522-4960
More restaurants are pitching in every day. Please check with your favorite eateries to see if they have any special items or activities planned for Sunday Fund Day. You might even consider making Sunday a true “Fund Day” by strolling through the district and ordering special dishes and/or drinks from a number of establishments.
Thank you for supporting a local business and helping to re-establish Angela’s Restaurant!
Another Fundraiser Date to Save – Shop & Dine for Alameda Classrooms on November 5
The merchants in Downtown Alameda’s Park Street Business District are always proud to assist in the educational enrichment of our local students. On Wednesday, November 5, more than 15 businesses will be joining together to donate a portion of their sales income to the Alameda Education Foundation’s Adopt A Classroom program.
AEF will be directing funds raised on November 5 to classrooms not yet adopted and whose teachers demonstrate the most need. The goal is to collectively raise $2,000 during the day – enough to fund four classrooms in need.
You can help support the teachers and their students while also getting a jump on your holiday gift-buying. Look for more information to be posted on the PSBA website: www.ShopParkStreet.com/news
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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our website: www.ShopParkStreet.com/news. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.