New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (November 2017)

The Local Alameda coffee shopBig Changes in Downtown Alameda

When you stroll from one end of Park Street to the other end, you will notice changes on just about every block. The streets are abuzz with new auto technicians, exercise trainers, steaming coffee, and deep dish pizza. Help welcome these new businesses to Downtown Alameda:

New Businesses:

AutoZone, 1125 Park Street
* Quality aftermarket auto parts.

Rise Bodyworks Alameda fitness clubRise Bodyworks, 1226 Park Street
* Comprehensive sports performance/rehabilitation/wellness center.

The Local, 1333 Park Street
* Gathering spot with great coffee and a fun atmosphere.

The Star on Park, 1400 Park Street
* Family-friendly restaurant specializing in deep dish pizza.

Caffrey Insurance Solutions, 2413 Webb Ave #C
* Providing clear and creative benefit solutions.

The Star on Park Alameda deep dish pizza

T-Mobile Store, 1634 Park Street
* Great service and deals on cell phones and cell phone plans.

Business Mergers:

Merle Norman Cosmetics & Bay Threading, 1419 Park Street
* Now offering additional services: European facial, threading, and waxing.

New Owners:

KD Nails & Hair, 1619 Park Street (formerly Jo Ann’s Nails & Hair)

Rob’s Garage, 1800 Park Street (formerly Tony’s Motor Service)

Smog Dog, 1726 Park Street (formerly Speedy Smog)

To find out what other businesses are currently in the works, visit the Downtown Alameda website at

If you know of a new business that isn’t listed, please give the Downtown Association office a call at (510) 523-1392 or email

What’s Happening on Park & Blanding? 

Park Esquina new construction in Downtown AlamedaOn Wednesday, October 25, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a small property located across from the Park Street Bridge. Park Esquina will be a micro-office park with a pedestrian-friendly courtyard weaving its way through the property. The public courtyard will offer ample green space and abundant seating outdoors with an onsite cafe situated on the corner to serve tenants and pedestrians alike.

“This specific parcel has always been dear to me as it is the very first sight while crossing the Park Street Bridge,” comments property owner Marcel Sengul. “Having served duty as a used car lot successfully for over 35 years, the land at 1926 Park Street is now primed for major refinement.”

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website:

Downtown Alameda Business Association

Downtown Alameda is the commercial, cultural, and civic center of our island city. We represent over 425 businesses in the Historic Park Street District and nearby side streets. Follow us on your favorite social media sites for updates: FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram, and Google+

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