The 14th Annual Park Street Business Association Awards were presented at December’s PSBA holiday party. The awards are given to businesses in five different categories. Finalists are selected based on making a positive contribution to the Park Street Business District and their participation in PSBA activities. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
New Business of the Year
Juniper Tree Vintage, 1320 Park Street
Juniper Tree Vintage may be new to Alameda, but the charming shop has been in existence for quite a few years. Juniper Tree Vintage relocated from Oakland’s Lakeshore district just in time for the Park Street Spring Festival, bringing their “vintage” fans with them and a new clientele to the Park Street District. Juniper Tree Vintage carries “upscale fabulous vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1970s.” Before stepping into the store, be sure to pause and admire their delightful and ever-changing window displays.
Retail Business of the Year
Silk Road, 1412 Park Street
Silk Road is a fair-trade store dedicated to making a change in the world, both near and far. The family-run business offers a selection of jewelry, baskets, tableware, soaps, food items, and knitting supplies. There’s even a story behind each item, all of which support craft folks in under-developed countries or are provided by local artisans. In addition, customers can participate in craft events created for adults and for kids throughout the year. Don’t miss their awareness events such as “Rock the Vote” or their annual “Harvest Festival.” Silk Road’s positive outlook is reflected in the inspirational quotes that are posted outside the store each day.
Culinary Business of the Year (tie)
With so many food and drink establishments in our district, the membership committee always has a tough decision in this category. This year was no different and resulted in Read the rest of this entry »