Power Box Art + Customer Appreciation Day in Downtown Alameda

Power Box Art in Alameda

Power Box designed by 6-year-old Lars Petersen III

Come celebrate and meet the artists and sponsors who are making our city an even greater place to live! Power Box Art is Alameda’s newest public art. Kick off the unveiling with food, drink, and music at Rhythmix Cultural Center (2513 Blanding Ave) on Friday, September 12, 6:00-9:00pm.

6pm-9pm: Power Box Art Show gallery opening in K Gallery featuring work by the same artists who have wrapped their visions around Alameda’s utility transformers. This event will also include a slide show of all the art submissions.

7pm-8pm: A formal reception in the theater to acknowledge the power box artists, sponsors, and participants who made it all happen.

Congratulations to the selected artists! Emily Bonnes, Delena Britnell, Nancy Crookston, Flavia Krasilchik, Clare Rickard, Chris Rummel, Stephen Seche, Jessica Warren, and Wesley Warren. 6-year-old Lars Petersen III was selected in the student category. All artists are Alameda residents.

Take a self-guided tour! Want to view the Power Box Art in person? Maps of all 10 Power Box Art locations will be available at the kick-off celebration. Maps will also be available at many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda on Customer Appreciation Day.

More information: www.alamedamp.com/working-with-amp/power-box-art

Power Box Art is a partnership between AMP, PSBA, and Rhythmix Cultural Works.

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Customer Appreciation Day is September 13: We Love Our Customers!

Customer Appreciation Day 2014, Park Street, Downtown AlamedaThe merchants in Alameda’s Park Street Business District appreciate your support and would like to honor YOU, our valued customer.

As a special thank you, we are celebrating “Customer Appreciation Day” on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Businesses throughout the district will be offering special discounts, prizes, and giveaways!

We invite you to stroll through Alameda’s historic and vibrant downtown district to visit your favorite shops, restaurants, and services. During the day, take a self-guided tour of the new Power Box Art and maybe even discover some new places along the way. Self-guided maps will be available at many of the businesses.

In addition to plenty of discounts being offered at all the businesses, a number of merchants have special activities planned for everyone including a free Zumba lesson, free food tastings, free photo opportunities, and free hair chalking.

More than 50 merchants are taking part in this year’s Customer Appreciation Day — look for the colorful balloons that will be posted in front of the businesses! (view the list of special offers)

Enter to Win: For a chance to win gift cards and other prizes valued over $250 from the local businesses, be sure to stop at the PSBA information table to enter the FREE DRAWING. (The info table will be located at the corner of Park Street & Central Avenue from 11am to 4pm.)

Take note: There are even more chances to win something since many of the merchants will be holding free drawings inside their businesses!

For details about the event and a list of special offers, visit the PSBA website:
www.shopparkstreet.com/news.html#CustomerAppreciation

(Related post: http://parkstreetbusiness.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/customer-appreciation-day-in-downtown-alameda/)

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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 and Twitter.

Sign up for our Customer Club to receive event announcements and special offers from businesses in the Park Street Business District! Click Here 

Power Box Art

Customer Appreciation Day in Downtown Alameda: We Love Our Customers!

Customer Appreciation Day 2014, Park Street, Downtown AlamedaThe merchants in Alameda’s Park Street Business District appreciate your support and would like to honor you, our valued customer.

As a special thank you, we are celebrating “Customer Appreciation Day” on Saturday, September 13. Over 50 businesses will be offering special discounts, deals, and giveaways from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

We invite you to stroll through Alameda’s historic and vibrant downtown district to visit your favorite shops, restaurants, and services. Take a self-guided tour of the new Power Box Art and maybe even discover some new places along the way.

Enter for a chance to win prizes valued over $250 from the local businesses 

Stop by the Park Street Business Association‘s information table at the corner of Park Street & Central Ave between 11:00am and 4:00pm to enter a FREE DRAWING. This is your chance to win a variety of gift cards and prizes valued over $250 from the local businesses. In addition, many of the merchants will be holding free drawings inside their businesses.

Look for the colorful balloons that will be posted in front of participating businesses. More than 50 merchants are taking part in this year’s Customer Appreciation Day.

Again, thank you for supporting local businesses! We look forward to seeing you!

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Look for the Balloons in front of these Participating Businesses

CHILDREN
    Monkey Bars, 1339 Park Street – Receive a $10 gift card and free recycled tote bag when you spend $50.
    Pippa & Co., 2544 Santa Clara Ave – Come shop our grand opening + between 11am-1pm get your photo taken in our party photobooth by Megan Small Photography!
    Tot Tank, 1413 Park Street – Get 10% off when you buy any two regular priced toys or clothing.
    Toy Safari, 1410 Park Street – Buy 2 toys, get 1 free of equal or lesser value

ENTERTAINMENT & ART
    Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave – Theatre Lobby Photo Op with Movie Costume Characters, plus Free Wooden Nickle Give-away good for $1 OFF Snack Bar Combo. 11am-4pm
    Artistic Home Studio & Boutique, 1419 Park Street – Come in for free treats plus glass and paint demos. Select items on sale and 10% off all ChalkPaint® colors.
    D20 Games, 2311 Santa Clara Ave #B – Buy 4 packs, get 1 free (limit one per customer)
    High Scores Arcade, 1414 Park Street – Free play $5/hour or $10/day — we love our customers!
    Subpar Miniature Golf, 1511 Park Street – Everyone plays at kid’s price ($7)

FOOD & DRINK
    American Oak, 2319 Santa Clara Ave – Receive 10% off your bill of $50 or more all night
    Angkor Grill, 1319 Park Street – Free salad w/ entree purchase, 11am-4pm
    C’era Una Volta, 1332 Park Street #D – Free canvas tote with purchase (min. $20)
    Doggy-Style Hotdogs, 1234 Park Street – Receive 10% off any purchase
    Juanita’s Restaurant, 1324 Park Street – Free Soft Drink with purchase of entrée; free ice cream for kids 12-5pm
    Julie’s coffee & tea garden, 1223 Park Street – Grab bag of discounts & prizes, plus complimentary taste samples.
    Lola’s Chicken Shack, 1417 Park Street – Free fountain soda with purchase of any entree (all day)
    Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant, 1241 Park Street – 20% off all beer in the beer garden, 2pm-5pm
    McGee’s Bar & Grill, 1645 Park Street – Free soda with purchase of any burger or entrée
    Ole’s Waffle Shop, 1507 Park Street – One free coffee with purchase of breakfast, 8am-10am
    PS Eatery, 1363 Park Street – Complimentary fountain soda and home fries with any sandwich or burger purchase, 11:30-4:00pm
    The Original Red Onion, 1222 Park Street – Buy any 2 sandwiches and get fries and 2 drinks on the house
    Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street – Buki The Clown will be doing face painting and glitter tattoos 3:30 to 5:00!
    Wine & Waffles, 1505 Park Street – Two complimentary 1 oz. wine tastes with purchase of Wine & Dine Board
    Zen Restaurant, 2315 Santa Clara Ave – Free Creme Brulee dessert with minimum $25 purchase (mention Customer Appreciation)

RETAIL & GIFTS
    Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave – 20% off Wild Calling dog food while supplies last (dry food only)
    Aphrodite’s Closet, 1419 Park Street – Up to 30%, 50%, and even 75% off.
    Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park Street – Receive a free bag of beads with any purchase or buy one gemstone bead strand and get one free; Open Beading Studio 3-6pm
    Bonne Vie, 1419 Park Street – Free Raffle! Enter to win a bottle of French Jaffelin Rose Champagne ($25 value)
    Daisy’s, 1347 Park Street – “Enter our free raffle! No purchase necessary. “
    Dandelion Flowers, 1419 Park Street – Stop in for a complimentary treat; select items on sale
    De Lauer’s Newsstand, 1412 Park Street – Buy any magazine, get 30% off a second (of equal or lesser value)
    Juniper Tree Vintage, 1320 Park Street – 10% off all purchases
    Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park Street – 50% off all “DG” items downstairs; other discounts storewide
    Ni Sa Bula, 1415 Park Street – Receive 15% off regular marked prices
    Ozone, 1431 Park Street – Buy 2 pieces of clothing and get 1 free; 10% off custom built skateboards
    Park Jewelers, 1401 1/2 Park Street – $5 off any repairs of jewelry
    Pauline’s Antiques, 1427 Park Street – 30% off regular marked prices up to $500; hot apple cider 10am-noon
    Pixies & Peony, 2305 Santa Clara Ave – Stop by for your free gift and save 10% on any purchase
    Scott’s Shoes, 1330 Park Street #B – $10 off your purchase of $50 or more
    To Herb With Love, 1336 Park Street #A – Get 25% off everything in the store

BEAUTY
    Seven Salon, 1629 Park Street -
    Starbaby Studio, 1309 Park Street – $10 off first haircut in the month of September (new clients only)
    Sumbody, 1350 Park Street – Complimentary Make-Your-Own-Facemask Bar
    Tomo Mini Spa, 1411 Park Street – Buy four 50-minute massages, get one free
    We Are Hair, 1343 Park Street – Complimentary “hair chalking” (temporary color, one streak per person); receive 20% off all haircare products.

HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park Street – 10% off all purchases. First 100 customers to spend $20 receive a bag of goodies.
    Alameda Personal Training, 2414 Central Ave – Sign up for 2-weeks of unlimited fitness classes (limit 1x/day)
    Team Silva Martial Arts, 1502 Park Street – Enter to win free martial arts classes valued at $50
    Urgent Care Center of Alameda, 2421 Encinal Avenue #A -
    Yoga Alameda, 1502 Park Street – Enter to win a free yoga mat and yoga classes valued at $50

SERVICES
    Alameda Business Machines, 2309 Santa Clara Ave – Free consultation
    Alameda Collision Repair, 1911 Park Street – 20% off your insurance deductible OR 10% off labor
    Allstate Insurance, 2504 Santa Clara Ave #5 – We love our clients! Thank you for your business!
    C&M Upholstery and Fabrics, 1211 Park Street – 30% off Stock Fabric and 20% off Special Orders of 5 yards or more; offer good thru Sept. 30
    Edward Jones Investments (Deb Knowles), 1336 Park Street #D – Complimentary portfolio review through September; call 510-749-0403.
    Island Print Express, 2534 Santa Clara Ave – We love our customers! Thank you for your business!
    Lee Auto Supply, 1525 Park Street – Stop by for a free cookie and other treats
    Megan Small Photography – Get a free photo in Pippa & Co.’s party photobooth 11am-1pm @ 2544 Santa Clara.
    Quick Communications, 1526 Park Street – Receive $50 worth of free accessories with any phone purchase

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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 and Twitter.

Sign up for our Customer Club to receive event announcements and special offers from businesses in the Park Street Business District! Click Here 

New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (July/Aug 2014)

This week’s happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar

We invite you to take a stroll in the Park Street Business District and explore the wonderful transition that is taking place in Downtown Alameda. There continues to be plenty of changes in our commercial, cultural, and civic center… new businesses have opened, some businesses have been remodeled, and even more businesses are anticipated to be open soon.

The Park Street Business Association welcomes the following new businesses to Downtown Alameda’s historic shopping district:

Joanne Yada artist

Jo Anne Yada at Redux

New Businesses:

AEC Living, 1516 Oak Street #100
* Administrative offices for Alameda Elder Communities (Waters Edge Lodge, etc).

Classy Nail Spa, 1317 Park Street
* Quality manicures, pedicures, and nail design. Walk-ins and appointments.

Jo Anne Yada, 2315 Lincoln Ave
* DIY upcycling classes held at Redux Studios & Gallery; voted “Best Artist” by Alameda Magazine readers.

Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park Street
* Co-op space with over 20 dealers offering antiques and collectibles. (formerly Park Street Antiques)

The ReCrafting Co.

The ReCrafting Co.

Lovely, 1414 Everett Ave – Grand Opening celebration August 23
* Specializing in eyebrow shaping, brow and lash tinting, body waxing, spray tans, and Eminence Organic skincare. In collaboration with Complements Hair Design

Mercy and Grace Home Healthcare and Hospice Services, 1516 Oak Street #104
* In-home care and supportive services.

The ReCrafting Co., 2449 Santa Clara Ave
* Consignment crafting supplies.

Re-Opened:

Sakura Sushi & Grill, 2408 Santa Clara Ave (remodel and expansion)

Sakura Sushi Bar, Alameda

Cherry Blossom at Sakura

Super Scholars, 2451 Santa Clara Ave (new location)

New Owners:

Kumon Math & Reading Center, 2325 Alameda Ave

McGee’s Bar & Grill, 1645 Park Street (now owned by Tim & Tracy Goodman; happy retirement to John & Linda Costello)

Pretty Hair Salon, 1219 Park Street

More Businesses in the Works: 

Alameda Grocery, 2536 Santa Clara Ave

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street

Yoga Alameda

Rebecca Trissell’s Yoga Alameda

Alameda Jiu-Jitsu & Yoga Alameda, 1502 Park Street – opening soon

Capone’s Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street – Grand Opening August 30

Park Place Tavern, 1437 Park Street

Pippa & Co., 2544 Santa Clara Ave – opening in September

Sabai Salon and Dry Bar, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #102

Studio D, 2329 Santa Clara Ave

Walgreens, 1600 Park Street – Grand Opening September 4

Reopening Soon: 

Scolari’s Good Eats, 1303Park Street – closed for remodeling until August 28

Fire Den and Mama Rose’s Recipes, 1231 Park Street – closed for remodeling until September 3

Park Jewelers, 1401 1/2 Park Street – closed for remodeling

Do you know of a new business not mentioned above? Please let us know by posting a comment. Thank you!

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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 and Twitter.

Sign up for our Customer Club to receive event announcements and special offers from businesses in the Park Street Business District! Click Here 

American Oak: Alameda’s Purveyor of Fine Food and Fine Spirits

The latest happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar

American Oak, AlamedaPeople have been noticing that Downtown Alameda is a bit more hip these days. Funny how that thought has crept up on us. When did this happen? Well, it might appear that Alameda wasn’t hip enough for today’s generation until American Oak opened its doors.

Charles Carlise and Melanie Hartman started BarCeluna at 2319 Santa Clara Ave in July 2008. After a few years in business they decided they wanted to re-brand their restaurant. This led to the birth of the Alameda gastropub and whiskey bar called American Oak which they opened in its place in January 2012.

Things were going great and the whiskey bar concept was really taking off when a devastating fire forced them to shut down in December 2013. But this didn’t keep them down. Fortunately, as a result of the tremendous support of the community and a lot of hard work, they were able to re-open American Oak (aka AO) in May 2013.

In October 2013, Charles and Melanie hired executive chef Harte Singer. Since then, the food at AO has been taken to a new level!

American Oak burger, AlamedaLocated in Downtown Alameda right off Park Street, American Oak has become the East Bay’s premier whiskey bar with one of the biggest selections of whiskeys and bourbons. In addition, AO’s dinner menu has made it a destination restaurant with its staple of comfort food favorites and a super seasonal menu with daily specials.

On the AO menu you will usually find  Read the rest of this entry »

Alameda Real Estate Agent Philip Kaake Creates Memorable Home Stories

The latest happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar

Alameda Real Estate Agent Philip KaakeThis month, we introduce the Park Street Business Association’s newest Associate Member… Philip Kaake of KaakeProperties. Businesses that are located outside of the Park Street Business District yet operate within Alameda are welcome to join our strong, dynamic organization.

Are you relocating? Is your family growing? A longtime resident of Alameda, Philip Kaake is an accomplished real estate agent and part of the Fusion Real Estate Network.

Buying or selling a home can be an emotional and life changing decision. Warm and personable by nature, Alameda real estate agent Philip Kaake can help you navigate the process gracefully while keeping your most important goals as his focus.  Read the rest of this entry »

30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire in Alameda — Fun for Everyone!

Park Street Art & Wine Faire 2014The Park Street Business Association is proud to bring the 30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire to Alameda on July 26 & 27. Enjoy the summer sun at one of Alameda’s biggest and best events of the year! And, of course, this year promises to be even bigger and better.

Voted “Best Event in Alameda” each year, festival-goers can stroll along Alameda’s vibrant and historic downtown district and enjoy arts, crafts, and food vendors; local wines and regional beers; live music on two stages; and a special kids’ play area. Event hours run from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

Plan to attend the Park Street Art & Wine Faire!
It has something for everyone!

Arts & Crafts… Stroll among the 250 arts and craft booths located between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave. Vendors will be offering items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.  Read the rest of this entry »

Best of Alameda 2014: The Best Shopping District in Alameda

The winners of Alameda Magazine’s annual poll have been announced! Congratulations to all the downtown businesses that were selected “Best of Alameda 2014.” As usual, there are a lot of them — a total of 44! So it’s no surprise that Park Street was once again selected by islander dwellers as the Best Shopping District in Alameda.

Taking top honors for individual awards are a number of well-established businesses that received multiple “Best of Alameda 2014” awards:

  • Scolari's and Lucky 13 Best of AlamedaPappo was recognized for Best Restaurant, Best California Cuisine, Best Steaks, Best Wine List, Best Date Night Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Restaurant Service, and Most Charitable Business.
  • Scolari’s Good Eats was voted Best Burger, Best Sandwiches, and Best Late Night Munchies Spot.
  • La Penca Azul received honors for being selected for Best Mexican, and having the Biggest Portions, Best Happy Hour Food, and Best Happy Hour Crowd.
  • Lucky 13 was selected for Best Bar, Best Neighborhood Bar, Best Beer Selection, Friendliest Bar, and Best Bartenders.

But some of Downtown Alameda’s newest businesses certainly weren’t overlooked. Consider the following list of winners to be a hearty recommendation to check out the newer “Best of Alameda” businesses:

To view an alphabetic list of ALL the “Best of Alameda 2014” winners located in Alameda’s downtown Park Street Business District, visit our summary page: http://parkstreetbusiness.wordpress.com/best-of-alameda/  Read the rest of this entry »

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