Where to Pick Out a Special Valentine in Downtown Alameda

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South Shore Florists, AlamedaValentine Flowers

There’s no excuse for going home empty-handed on Valentine’s Day. There are a number of florists that can be found in the Downtown Alameda’s Park Street Business District. To personally pick out a beautiful arrangement of flowers, stop by one of these lovely flower shops (or, shall we dare say, order online)…

Central Florist, 2404 Central Ave, 510-864-0809

Dandelion Flowers & Gifts, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 510-388-2215

Pixies & Peony, 2305 Santa Clara Ave, 510-523-1463

South Shore Florist, 1311 Park Street, 510-523-6655

Bonne Vie Beer Wine & Fine Cigars,  AlamedaRed, Red Wine

No matter what he or she may tell you, Valentine’s Day is a big deal and he/she wants you to make a big fuss! The wine shops in Downtown Alameda have made it easier for you by stocking up on a number of luscious (and affordable) red wines that are great for a romantic evening with your sweetie….

Bonne Vie Beer Wine & Fine Cigars, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 510-521-6227

CRAFT Beer & Wine, 2526A Santa Clara Ave, 510-769-9463

Farmstead Cheeses & Wine, 1650 Park Street (inside Marketplace), 510-864-9463

Sweet Treats

Goods, Alameda on Santa ClaraChocolates may be the norm for Valentine’s Day but there are also many unique treats to be found in Downtown Alameda. Visit your favorite bakery and/or shop to purchase gifts of Raspberry Truffle ice cream, artisan cakes, divine cookies, and specialty peanut butter. (Yes, we really are suggesting peanut butter for Valentines Day… Have you tried Coffee & Chocolate PB? Chipotle PB? Better yet, have you tried dipping a piece of dark chocolate into some Pumpkin Pie PB? The producers of the locally made Carver’s Peanut Butter invite you to try a few samplings at GOODS on Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.)

Divine De-Lites, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 614-961-2312
*Grand Opening on Friday, Feb 13

Feel Good Bakery, 1650 Park Street (inside Marketplace), 510-864-2733

Goods, 2537 Santa Clara Ave, 510-749-1055

Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street; 510-522-4960

Tigers Blood Social Club and Tattoos, AlamedaSomething Completely Different

There’s no need to purchase a “store-bought” card when Pippa & Co has a collection of handmade, Valentine-themed gifts and cards. Then for something sexy and fun, you may want to check out the selection of lingerie at Aphrodite’s Closet (all at 15% off until Feb. 14). But for an entirely different Valentine’s Day gift, take your significant other to pick out an artistic rose or heart tattoo at Tiger’s Blood Social Club during their “Valentines Day Tattoo Massacre.”

Aphrodite’s Closet, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 510-521-3313

Pippa & Co., 2544 Santa Clara Avenue; 510-263-9487

Tiger’s Blood Social Club, 2319B Santa Clara Ave, 510-523-1743 

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Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, Alameda

Happy 10th Anniversary to Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden

Congratulations to Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden for ten terrific years on Park Street! You can celebrate with the owners and staff at Julie’s 10th Anniversary Party taking place on Friday, February 13. Join them for Food, Drink & Merriment! In addition, be sure to check out the current “In Retrospect” exhibition which includes “Julie’s Inspired” paintings, sketches, poetry, photographs, stories, and textiles… plus a timeline featuring 10 years of Julie’s milestone markers.

More details: http://juliestea.com/2015/01/julies-celebrates-10-years/

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Valentine’s Day can be 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.ShopParkStreet.com

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