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The 13th Annual Park Street Business Association Awards were presented at last month’s PSBA holiday party. Congratulations to the following businesses!
New Business of the Year
Flowers Clothing Co., 2305 Santa Clara Avenue
Flowers Clothing Co. is a unique business in the Park Street district, providing the very best in work, uniform, and fashionable clothing for men and women. How did they end up with such a dainty name? “Flowers” embraced the existence of a historic sign above their doorway (the building was formerly the site of Towata Flowers) — and that’s just one of the many reasons we like them.
Retail Business of the Year
HAPPY FEET Children’s Shoes, 1354 Park Street
HAPPY FEET Children’s Shoes has the largest selection of competitively priced, high-quality footwear and accessories for children. In 2011, during a questionable economic time for most businesses, the owners took a leap of faith and moved from a small space on Santa Clara Avenue to a much larger space on Park Street. What a great addition this “happy” space has brought to the mix of businesses on the 1300 block of Park Street!
Culinary Business of the Year
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden is Alameda’s one-of-a-kind spot for organic coffee and tea, with a quaint garden patio in the back. The business continues to evolve and attract a great clientele with the addition of a wholesome selection of organic breakfasts, lunches, and other snacks. Favorites include morning eggs, quinoa bowls, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Some of the food stuffs are even supplied by other businesses in the district (Scolari’s and Feel Good Bakery to name a couple). Be sure to stop by Julie’s during one of the weekly live music or craft nights!
Professional Business of the Year (tie)
Kevin R. Kearney, CPA, 1516 Oak Street #207
Kevin Kennedy, LLC, 1516 Oak Street #101
The “two Kevins” are a couple of hard working guys. In addition to running their independent businesses in the Park Street Business District, they both serve the City of Alameda as auditor and treasurer, respectively. Their diligence benefits the city and the Park Street Business District!
PSBA Member of the Year
Bruce Reeves, Law Office of Reeves & Seidler, 2527 Santa Clara Ave
Bruce Reeves is a truly dedicated participant in the Park Street Business Association. He’s served as the secretary of the PSBA board for numerous years, is a member of PSBA’s Economic Revitalization committee, and is an original member of the Park Street Art & Wine Faire committee. Bruce also currently serves on the City’s Economic Development Commission as the commission’s chair.
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Alameda Magazine’s Best of Alameda 2012
It’s that time again. Alameda Magazine is asking readers to vote for the Best of Alameda… best barbecue, best late-night munchies, best “non-burger” burger, and a host of other favorites. Categories include Food & Drink, Goods & Services, Lifestyle, Kids, and Pets.
Cast your vote today to get your local favorites on the Best of Alameda 2012 Readers’ Choice list. (By the way, many of last year’s winners are located in the Park Street Business District and you can view an alphabetic list here.)
Vote by March 2, 2012. The online survey requires you to create a new account if you don’t already have one in their survey system. Alternatively, the magazine’s January/February 2012 issue contains a mail-in ballot.
Results will be posted in the July/August 2012 issue of Alameda Magazine.