New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (Mar/Apr 2015)

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Wow! More new businesses are popping up in Downtown Alameda’s ever-expanding Park Street Business District.

It’s going to be a little busy on Saturday, April 11. We hope you will join us… Vintiq is a wonderful addition to the selection of retail shops on Santa Clara Ave; the shop opens to the public that Saturday and will be offering complimentary food and drink starting at Noon. In addition, Alameda Island Brewing Company (1716 Park Street) will finally be hosting an official grand opening celebration starting at 3:00pm.

Eva Cazeres of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio is already in full operation after returning to Park Street following a number of years at South Shore Center. Look for her grand opening celebration to take place on Friday, May 1. In fact, all the shops at Park Street Plaza will be joining in on the fun and are making plans to host a fabulous “Ladies Night” to celebrate the addition of another woman-owned business.

The Park Street Business Association welcomes the following new businesses to Alameda’s most vibrant shopping district:

New Businesses:

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio Alameda

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio

AAA Alameda Live Scan, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #103
* Fingerprinting and notary services.

ATMs Unlimited, 1820 Park Street
* Providing complete ATM solutions for businesses.

Intuitive Counsel & Healings, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #305
* Integrated approach to healing by Pam Flowerday.

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, 1419 Park Street
* Beauty experts offering advice and services for skin care and color cosmetics.

My Angel Nails, 1532 Park Street
* Professional nail salon offering top quality services.

Randall B. Weil, MD, 1414 Everett Street
* Board-certified plastic surgeon.

Teazzert Alameda

Teazzert

Sheira Kahn, MFT, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #106
* Psychotherapist specializing in individuals, couples, and emotional eating.

Streamline Bookkeeping, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #300B
* Bookkeeping and tax return preparation for small businesses.

Teazzert, 1342 Park Street
* Premium coffees, organic teas, and a variety of fresh desserts.

Tootsies Alameda, 1350 Park Street #A
* Shoes for women 10 to 80; all occasions.

Vintiq, 2305 Santa Clara Ave — opening April 11
* Home decor, fashion, and resurrected artifacts.

Vivian L. Young-McDonald, 2315 Lincoln Ave
* Artist in residence at Redux Studios & Gallery.

New Owners:

Toomie's Thai AlamedaPampered Pup, 1401 Park Street

New Name:

Toomie’s Thai by Mee Choke, 1433 Park Street

Businesses in the Works:   

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (Jan/Feb 2015)

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Good things are still happening in the Park Street Business District. We invite you to take a stroll and explore the wonderful changes that are taking place in Downtown Alameda’s commercial, cultural, and civic center… new businesses have opened, some businesses have changed hands, and even more businesses are anticipated to open soon.

Most notable is the new addition connected to the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex. And we do mean connected. Alameda Cinema Grill offers a “backstage pass” allowing ticket holders to take food and drinks into the movie theaters.

Word is also spreading quickly about the wonderful selection of beers available at Alameda Island Brewing Company. The brewery doesn’t serve its own food, but they have no problem with folks bringing in “take-out” from one of the nearby restaurants. Suggestions include pizza from East End, burgers from Baron’s Eats, sushi from Sushi King, or a snack from Alameda Natural Grocery.

The Park Street Business Association welcomes the following new businesses to Downtown Alameda’s historic shopping district:

New Businesses:

Alameda Island Brewing Company

Alameda Island Brewing

Accel Employment, 1516 Oak Street #310
* Full-service executive search firm.

Alameda Cinema Grill, 2301 Central Ave
* Featuring eclectic comfort food and a craft cocktails.

Alameda Grocery, 2536 Santa Clara Ave
* Neighborhood convenience store.

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street
* Making great beer in a great town!

Divine De-lites, Alameda

Divine De-lites

All In One Fitness Training Lab, 2317 Santa Clara Ave
* Premier training destination and gym facility.

Divine De-lites, 1419 Park Street
* Gourmet baked goods: cupcakes, cookies, and other goodies.

DLJ Business Services, 2532 Santa Clara Ave #343
* Financial and accounting services for small businesses.

Kirsten Fairbanks, 1500 Park Street #9
* Certified health coach and holistic life coach.

Milestone Legal, PC, 2544 Santa Clara Ave
* Law corporation serving entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.

New Associate Members:

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, 1805 Clement Ave, Suite D
* Professional spa experiences at affordable prices.

New Owners:

Goods, 2353 Santa Clara Ave

Salon One, 1327 Park Street

Businesses in the Works:   

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (Sept/Oct 2014)

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We invite you to take a stroll in the Park Street Business District and explore the wonderful changes that continue to take place in Downtown Alameda’s commercial, cultural, and civic center… new businesses have opened, some businesses have changed hands, and even more businesses are anticipated to open soon.

The Park Street Business Association welcomes the following new businesses to Downtown Alameda’s historic shopping district:

New Businesses (November):

sandwich at Banh Mi Shop, Alameda

Binh Mi Shop, Alameda

Banh Mi Shop, 2353 Santa Clara Ave
* Vietnamese sandwiches, spring rolls, and gelato.

Helios Images, 1242 Park Street #B
* Intimate destination weddings and lifestyle portraiture.

Little Psychic Shop, 1407 1/2 Park Street
* Spiritual life coach: palm, tarot cards, psychic reader.

Sabai Salon & Blow Dry Bar, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #102
* Upscale, full-service hair salon offering high quality beauty services.

More New Businesses:

Pippa & Co., Alameda

Pippa & Co.

Alameda Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga Alameda, 1502 Park Street – Grand Opening Nov. 16
* Family-run business offering high quality yoga, martial arts, and fitness classes.

Alameda Personal Training, 2414 Central Ave
* Individual exercise training and group fitness (Zumba, QuickFit, and Yoga).

Capone’s Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street
* Lounge experience in the spirit of the Roaring Twenties – specialty drinks, small plates, live music.

Pippa & Co., 2544 Santa Clara Ave
* Unique and handmade party decor, accessories, and gifts; plus design workshops.

Therapy Home, Alameda

Therapy Home, Alameda

Studio D, 2329 Santa Clara Ave
* Beginning and intermediate Ballet classes for adults led by Oakland Ballet Principal David Bertlin.

Therapy Home, 1428 Park Street
* Eclectic selection of furniture, home decor, and accessories for all budgets.

Walgreens, 1600 Park Street
* The East Bay’s newest “Well Experience” flagship store.

Xuan’s Beauty Salon, 2313 Santa Clara Ave #A
* Hair care for women and men; walk-ins welcome. (formerly Hair House)

New Associate Members:

M&M Antiques and Collectibles, Alameda

M&M Antiques and Collectibles

M&M Antiques and Collectibles, 2307-D Blanding Ave
* Unique and quality antiques and collectibles; owned and operated by Michael and Michelle Kelley.

Detect All, 1805 Clement Ave, Suite D
* Security and fire systems for residential and commercial.

Island Pets, alamedaislandpets.com
* Full-service, veterinarian recommended, in-home pet sitting company.

New Owners:

Aphrodite’s Closet, 1419 Park Street

Gim’s Chinese Kitchen, 2322 Lincoln Ave

New Location:

Alameda Physical Therapy, 1700 Park Street, Suite 200

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Alameda’s First Blow Dry Bar Celebrates Grand Opening: Sabai Salon & Blow Dry Bar

Yin-dee-ton-rab! or “Welcome!” to Sabai Salon & Dry Bar, the first blow dry bar in Alameda. After nearly four months of construction and planning, Sabai Salon will be celebrating their much anticipated grand opening in front of city officials, friends, and family on Saturday, November 15.

Sabai Salon and Blow Dry Bar AlamedaSabai Salon is an upscale, full service hair salon offering the ultimate experience in relaxation. Shampoo, conditioning, haircuts, color, blow dry’s, styling, and specialized treatments help clients look and feel their best. The top-tier services available make Sabai Salon a premier East Bay beauty destination for salon services. Outfitted with the most modern equipment and stocked with the hottest items, customers can purchase products from top brands like Rene Furterer and Coppol to bring home the luxury of the Sabai experience.

The word SABAI (“suh-BYE”) refers to comfort and relaxation. Sabai Salon’s mission is to provide high quality beauty services by highly educated stylists in an elegant, well-designed setting. “We here at Sabai know everyone’s life can be hectic from time to time, so we have created a place of zen and beautification for you,” says Tik Coleman, Owner/Master Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist.

Sabai Salon and Blow Dry Bar AlamedaFrom the moment you walk in, you will be greeted with a warm smile and cool beverage followed by a scalp and neck massage using 100% natural products. Stylists are knowledgeable and equipped to combine Western and Eastern techniques to create a great experience which will leave you feeling invigorated and ready for the world. You will love the transformation as the stylist massages your scalp the Thai way – with deep conditioning for healing and relaxation.

Owner Tik Coleman brings over 10 years of professional experience to Sabai Salon. A licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist with training in the original Thai massage “Wat Po,” Tik is also known for her excellent hair cutting and styling techniques. Her new posh salon is attracting both locals and socialites for top-notch blowouts (shampoo/dry/style treatment to help you look your best for any function – from super straight smooth “Be Calm” to big curl and volume “Be Sassy”).  Read the rest of this entry »

Capone’s Speakeasy: The Ultimate Lounge Experience Comes to Alameda

Capone's Speakeasy, Ultimate Lounge Experience in AlamedaCapone’s Speakeasy is providing the East Bay with an intriguing new nightlife option. Step back in time into the Roaring Twenties… a time when speakeasies were hip and jazz was cool. At Capone’s Speakeasy you’ll find a warm and friendly place with a sophisticated atmosphere; a place where you always get the best of everything.

Staff adorned in period dress (think flappers and men in vests) set the stage for a spectacular night out.

Start your evening in a stunning dining room with a vintage bar and 1920′s bank vaults that is evocative of a 1920s speakeasy. Then stick around for the best local bands and DJ’s — patrons will especially appreciate the live jazz and light rock on Fridays and Saturday nights.

Capone's Speakeasy, Ultimate Lounge Experience in Alameda, small dishesCapone’s Speakeasy offers an extraordinary list of signature drinks and a menu of mouth-watering small plates of modern American cuisine inspired by international specialties. Complementing the food is a robust selection of contemporary and classic cocktails; a California-centric wine list; and small-producer beers.  Read the rest of this entry »

New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (July/Aug 2014)

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We invite you to take a stroll in the Park Street Business District and explore the wonderful transition that is taking place in Downtown Alameda. There continues to be plenty of changes in our commercial, cultural, and civic center… new businesses have opened, some businesses have been remodeled, and even more businesses are anticipated to be open soon.

The Park Street Business Association welcomes the following new businesses to Downtown Alameda’s historic shopping district:

Joanne Yada artist

Jo Anne Yada at Redux

New Businesses:

AEC Living, 1516 Oak Street #100
* Administrative offices for Alameda Elder Communities (Waters Edge Lodge, etc).

Classy Nail Spa, 1317 Park Street
* Quality manicures, pedicures, and nail design. Walk-ins and appointments.

Jo Anne Yada, 2315 Lincoln Ave
* DIY upcycling classes held at Redux Studios & Gallery; voted “Best Artist” by Alameda Magazine readers.

Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park Street
* Co-op space with over 20 dealers offering antiques and collectibles. (formerly Park Street Antiques)

The ReCrafting Co.

The ReCrafting Co.

Lovely, 1414 Everett Ave
* Specializing in eyebrow shaping, brow and lash tinting, body waxing, spray tans, and Eminence Organic skincare. In collaboration with Complements Hair Design

Mercy and Grace Home Healthcare and Hospice Services, 1516 Oak Street #104
* In-home care and supportive services.

The ReCrafting Co., 2449 Santa Clara Ave
* Consignment crafting supplies.

Re-Opened:

Sakura Sushi & Grill, 2408 Santa Clara Ave (remodel and expansion)

Sakura Sushi Bar, Alameda

Cherry Blossom at Sakura

Super Scholars, 2451 Santa Clara Ave (new location)

New Owners:

Kumon Math & Reading Center, 2325 Alameda Ave

McGee’s Bar & Grill, 1645 Park Street (now owned by Tim & Tracy Goodman; happy retirement to John & Linda Costello)

Pretty Hair Salon, 1219 Park Street

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (May/June 2014)

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It’s not often that there are so many changes on one street. But if you walk along Santa Clara Avenue from Oak Street to Broadway, you’ll notice a number of transformations… new businesses have opened, some businesses are being remodeled, and more businesses are soon to be opened.

The next time you’re on Santa Clara Ave, look for these changes: A quality custom tattoo parlor (“the East Bay’s biggest and cleanest”) is now located above American Oak. Park Place Tavern and Sakura Sushi Bar & Grill are both under construction. On the other side of Park Street, a new hair salon has opened next to Razor’s Edge. And the Alameda Hotel Apartments management team has announced seven new businesses along the ground floor (although not all are open for business at this time).

The Park Street Business Association welcomes the following new businesses to Downtown Alameda’s historic shopping district:

Country Grill food truck in Alameda

Country Grill – HELLA GOOD.

New Businesses:

Alameda Bagels & Donuts, 1227 Park Street (formerly Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy)
* New name and expanded menu… fresh bagels AND DONUTS

Country Grill, 1415 Broadway Suite K
* Catering truck specializing in locally sourced rotisserie chicken and more.

GreytFox Threads, 2546 Santa Clara Ave
* Custom embroidery and screenprinting.

Nora Spanish Cuisine Alameda

Nora Spanish Cuisine

Honey Salon, 2516 Santa Clara Ave #B
* Glamorous hair and make-up by stylists Nicole Van Alstyne and Jone Stebbins.

NORA Spanish Cuisine, 1415 Broadway Suite K
* Catering service specializing in paella, tapas, and Spanish influenced cuisine.

Tiger’s Blood Social Club, 2319 Santa Clara Ave #B
* Fine art, quality custom tattooing, high-end body piercing, and jewelry.

Alameda Eyes Optometry

Alameda Eyes Optometry – Dr. Larsson and staff

New Associate Members:

Alameda Personal Training, alamedapersonaltraining.com
* Personal trainer dedicated to functional, efficient fitness. Individual training, partner training, and group training available.

New Owners:

Alameda Eyes Optometry, 1432 Park Street

Hair House, 2313 Santa Clara Ave #A (aka Xuan’s Beauty Salon)

More Businesses In the Works:  Read the rest of this entry »

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