This week’s happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar
Have a happy Valentine’s Day! Restaurants and businesses in Downtown Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District have put together special menus and events for you to share with that special person. Alameda’s historic downtown district is also a wonderful place to find a special gift, from flowers and treats to handmade art. Here are some last-minute Valentine gift ideas:
Dinner Reservations… Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and restaurants are taking reservations for a romantic dinner. Pappo is having a special menu for that evening but fellas are warned, “please don’t delay on this one.” If you’re out of luck, you might try getting a reservation at Cafe Q since it is still one of Alameda’s best-kept secrets.
Something Sweet… Grab a bouquet of cupcakes for your significant other this Valentines Day! Sweet hearts for your sweetheart are available now at Feel Good Bakery. For something different, Goods has grown-up lollipops in great flavors such as pistachio-marshmallow, watermelon-basil, and blackberry-hibiscus. Better yet, pick up a handful of Honey Caramels, handmade with love by local Alameda beekeepers.
Something drinkable… No matter what he or she might tell you, Valentine’s Day is a big deal! He/she wants you to make a big fuss! Farmstead Cheeses & Wines is making it easier for you by stocking up on triple crème cheeses and putting some Rosé and Sparkling Wines on sale. You can also pick out a dozen “sweet-nothings” at CRAFT Beer & Wine.
Art for the senses…Want to plan a romantic evening for your sweetheart? Introduce your senses to something special before or after dinner. Bring your Valentine to Gary Francis Fine Art for their Valentine’s Day Art Opening, 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers… A number of florists can be found in the Park Street Business District so there’s no excuse to go home empty-handed. Stop by South Shore Florist, Dandelion Flowers & Gifts, or 1-800 Central Florist to pick out a beautiful arrangement. Even Alameda Marketplace will have roses for sale on February 13 & 14.
Don’t forget your furry friends… Show your pets some love this week! Dog Bone Alley will be happy to help you find a special treat for your furry Valentine.
Gift Certificates… Not sure what to get your Valentine? Or maybe you just wanna drop some hints about what they should get you… how about a gift certificate from Seven Salon or other businesses! Done and done!
More Last-Minute Ideas for Your Valentine
At this time of year we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your business and ongoing support. Enjoy these special Valentine offers — don’t forget to mention that you saw it on the PSBA blog:
Aphrodite’s Closet (1419 Park Street) Receive 15% off any purchase on 2/14/14. Cannot be combined with other promotions.
Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street) Receive 50% off Crystal and Gemstone Pendants through Valentine’s Day! Also, make plans to come in for a fun & inspiring class and leave with finished jewelry! Our Basic Earring & Wire will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 11:00am-2:00pm. See our website for details.
Bonne Vie (1419 Park Street) Receive a FREE promotional beer glass with any purchase over $25 until February 14.
C&M Upholstery and Fabrics (1211 Park Street) Receive 50% off all Stock Fabrics. Valid during Valentines Day Weekend, Feb 14-17.
Goods (2537 Santa Clara Ave) Happy Valentines Day from GOODS! No sales tax on purchases made Feb. 14 and Feb. 15!
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden (1223 Park Street) Come in for a drink with your sweetie: Buy 1 Beverage & the 2nd is FREE! 4:00-6:00pm, Feb 14.
# # #
Valentines Day is a special night in Alameda’s historic downtown district. It’s not too late to make plans to share the evening with that special person at one of our many restaurants. For a list of restaurants and shops, visit our website at www.DowntownAlameda.com