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Introducing the Downtown Alameda Business Association

Downtown Alameda Business Association logoThe Park Street Business Association has officially changed its name. The new name is… Downtown Alameda Business Association.

Alameda’s downtown association is comprised of over 425 businesses located on Park Street and the surrounding areas. Member businesses are not only located along Park Street (from San Jose Avenue to the Park Street Bridge), but you’ll also find businesses on each of the side streets from Oak Street to Broadway.

“The new name is more indicative of what our association is about. Together, we are not just Park Street — we are the entire ‘Downtown Alameda’ district,” says Robb Ratto, Executive Director of the Downtown Alameda Business Association (“DABA” for short).

Along with the new name, there is a new logo and a new website. Both have a more modern and fun appearance, just like our vibrant downtown district. Plus, the new online business directory offers more options for finding the perfect eatery, gift shop, or professional service. 

To find out the latest happenings in Downtown Alameda or to look up one of the many downtown businesses, be sure to visit our new website:

posted 10/19/15

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Get Your Holiday Craft Projects Started
in Downtown Alameda

Downtown Alameda craft ideas

It’s time to start thinking about this year’s holiday projects. You can give the holidays a personal touch by creating your own homemade gifts or holiday decorations. DIY projects are also a good way to get the kids psyched about the holidays.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, supplies, or a bit of know-how, the shop owners in Downtown Alameda will be delighted to help you with ideas for your holiday projects. Here are some local shops that offer supplies and classes:

The Artistic Home Studio & Boutique (1419 Park Street)

Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street)

Pippa & Co. (2544 Santa Clara Ave)

The Sewing Room (2434 Webb Avenue)

The ReCrafting Co. (2449 Santa Clara Avenue)

C&M Upholstery & Fabrics (1211 Park Street)<

Twirl (1424 Park Street)

Alameda Custom Framing (2445 Santa Clara Avenue)

Learn more about their holiday ideas:

posted 9/23/15

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Calendar of Events

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Mondays; 7:30pm, Trivia Night
Club House
, 1215 Park Street

Tuesdays; 10:00am-Noon, New Mothers Support Group
Tot Tank
, 1413 Park Street

Tues-Sun; Noon-4:00pm, Open Studio/Play Gallery
, 1424 Park Street

Tues-Sun; Noon-5:00pm, Fused Glass Drop-In Studio
The Artistic Home Studio & Boutique
, 1419 Park Street

Wednesdays; 5:00-7:00pm, Craft Beer/Wine Tasting
CRAFT Beer & Wine
, 2526 Santa Clara Ave

Wednesdays; 5:00-7:00pmChocolate Tasting
, 2537 Santa Clara Ave

Thursdays; 5:00-7:00pm, Community Craft Night
Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden
, 1223 Park Street

Thursdays; 10:00pm, Karaoke Night
The Hobnob
, 1313 Park Street

Fridays; 8:30pm, Zydeco Music & Dance
Eagles Hall
, 2305 Alameda Ave

Friday & Saturday Nights, Alameda’s Got Talent
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex
, 2317 Central Ave

Friday & Saturday 4:00-6:30pm, Live Piano w/ Buddy Nash
Wine & Waffles
, 1505 Park Street

Fridays & Saturdays; 8:30-11:00pm, Live Music
, 2424 Lincoln Ave

Fridays & Saturdays; 9:30pm-12:30amSwing/Jazz/Blues
Capone's Speakeasy
, 1400 Park Street

Saturdays; 9:30-10:30am, Zumba
Alameda Personal Training
, 2414 Central Ave #A

Saturdays; 3:00-5:00pm, Weekly Wine Tastings
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
, 1650 Park Street

Sundays; 10:00am, Family Rides
Alameda Bicycles
, 1522 Park Street

Sundays; 10:30-11:15am, Family Yoga
Yoga Alameda
, 1502 Park Street

 Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show
October 10, 10:00am-4:00pm

2015 Downtown AlamedaClassic Car Show

Ready! Get set! Downtown Alameda’s 22nd Annual Classic Car Show takes place on Saturday, October 10. The free one-day event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm and is fun for the whole family.

Enjoy over 400 classic vehicles on display as you meander through Alameda’s historic downtown district. Cars of every description will be lined up along Park Street, from Encinal Ave to Buena Vista Ave -- antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, plus much more.

Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show is fun for everyone! Entertainment and prizes will be available and DJs will be spinning oldies from the '50s and the '60s.  

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 Customer Celebration Day!
Saturday, September 12

We Love Our Customers!

Customer Celebration Day, Downtown Alameda

The merchants in Downtown Alameda’s historic Park Street District appreciate your support and would like to honor you, our valued customer.

As a special thank you, we are celebrating “Customer Celebration Day” on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Participating businesses will be offering special discounts, deals, and giveaways.

We invite you to stroll through Alameda’s historic and vibrant downtown district to visit your favorite shops, restaurants, and services. Enjoy the entertainment and activities on the sidewalks and maybe even discover some new places along the way.

Preview our new website for more information and a list of participating businesses:

More businesses are being added each week. Activities and special giveaways will be posted on the new website the first week of September.

updated 8/24/15

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Welcome New Businesses!

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

New Businesses:

Crispian Bakery AlamedaCrispian Bakery, 1700 Park Street #120

Engage Hospitality, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #203

Injera Restaurant, 1307 Park Street

Kau Kau Corner, 1635 Park Street

Namaste Craft, 1415 Park Street

Twirl Alameda

Smashburger, 1640 Park Street

Twirl, 1424 Park Street

New Name:

Island Acupuncture, 2424 Blanding Ave #102 (formerlyTracy Zollinger L.Ac.)

New Location:

Bella Hair Salon, 2311 Santa Clara Ave #B

Thai Noodle House of Alameda, 1700 Park Street

In the Works:

Angela's Restaurant, 1620 Park Street -- opening soon!

Kimbu Ventures, 1516 Oak Street #320

Kobe-Ya 2, 1527 Park Street (former Wienerschnitzel location)

Mama Papa Lithuania Bakery, 1239 Park Street

Symmetry, 1708 Park Street

Taste of Alameda, 1354 Park Street 

Town Tavern, 1437 Park Street

If you know of a business that is not listed above, please give the PSBA office a call at (510) 523-1392.

updated 9/2/15

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 Get Pampered in Downtown Alameda

Ploy Thai Alameda massageA trip to a local spa in Downtown Alameda can be the perfect way to pamper yourself. It might seem like an indulgent thing to do but there are many health benefits to visiting a spa or professional massage therapist. Not only is it a form of healthy relaxation, but massage can help to soothe sore joints and muscles. It can also help to improve posture and range of motion.

There are many different kinds of therapeutic massages to choose from including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Massage, and neurologic techniques. You’ll find all of these choices (and more) at the spas located in Downtown Alameda.

Want to feel better? Let the professional spa services in Downtown Alameda take care of you!

Learn more about available services:

updated 7/28/15

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Downtown Alameda’s Art & Wine Faire
July 25-26, 10:00am-6:00pm

2015 Downtown Alameda Art and Wine Faire

Enjoy the summer sun and Alameda’s best event of the year! The 31st Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire features over 300 arts, crafts, and food vendors; local wines; regional beers; live music on two stages; and a special kids’ area.  

Festival-goers can stroll through Downtown Alameda’s vibrant and historic commercial district where local shops and restaurants will also be offering specials throughout the weekend.

Don’t miss the excitement! This year brings a line-up of the area’s best classic rock tribute bands – from the ever-popular Petty Theft to Zebop! Plus, spectators and kids alike will get a kick out of the Bay Area’s newest craze – WaterBallerz!

See our event page for music schedule and info:

Downtown Alameda’s Art & Wine Faire is fun for the whole family!

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 Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade on Park Street

Alameda July 4 ParadeFourth of July in Alameda is a wonderful excuse to find your way to Downtown Alameda. Bring family and friends to view one of the largest and longest Independence Day parades in the nation.

The Mayor’s Alameda 4th of July Parade begins on Park Street and provides amusement for all ages. The parade boasts over 190 “floats” and over 2,500 participants. Spectators will enjoy the procession of vintage cars, hand-decorated flatbeds (“floats”), dancing horses, marching bands, dancing troupes, cheering squads, bicyclists, musicians, costumed characters, and plenty of clowns.

Where’s the best place to view the Alameda 4th of July Parade? You can find some of the best viewing spots along Park Street — between Lincoln Ave and San Jose Ave.

Find the sweet spots on Park Street:

posted 6/29/15

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Living Well With All In One Fitness Lab

All In One Fitness Training Lab, AlamedaAll in One Fitness Training Lab, located at 2317 Santa Clara Avenue, is Downtown Alameda’s premier training destination and gym facility. Their mission is to help people live healthy, fit, and pain-free lifestyles. Whether you want to lose weight, increase muscle, regain strength and stability after an injury, improve sports performance, or just simply feel better, the staff at All In One Fitness are dedicated to giving you the tools and support necessary to accomplish your goals.

All In One Fitness Lab, AlamedaMaking great use of 3,200 square feet of open space and high ceilings at their new location, All In One Fitness Training Lab has outfitted their Alameda gym with cutting edge, innovative equipment.

But it’s not just the unique assemblage of equipment that All In One Fitness has to offer that sets them apart, it’s also their strong reputation for providing excellent programming and services.

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posted 6/18/15

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Summer Fun (For Kids) in Downtown Alameda

As the school year comes to an end, you may be wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained on summer days in Alameda. To help you out, we have a number of ideas from local Downtown Alameda businesses:

  • Artistic Home Studio art classes in Alameda2015 Summer Family Movie Series @ Alameda Theatre & Cineplex
  • Art Lab and Play Gallery @ Twirl
  • Drop-In Fused Glass Studio @ The Artistic Home Studio & Gallery
  • Indoor Mini Golf and Slot Cars @ Subpar Miniature Golf
  • Classic Video Games @ High Scores Arcade
  • DIY Summer Art Camps @ Redux Studios & Gallery

You'll want to read this article to get more details about each of these activities

posted 6/2/15

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Heroes Wednesday at Alameda Cinema Grill

The newly opened Alameda Cinema Grill is extending a “Thank You” to all of Alameda’s local heroes from Firefighters to Teachers. Every Wednesday, the restaurant will offer a half-off entrée to any Firefighter, Police Officer, EMT, Military personnel, Coast Guard member or Teacher with an active credential and I.D.

Coined “Heroes Wednesday,” this weekly gesture is a nod to the men and women who support the many needs of Alameda’s citizens and serve the community.

Please share this with a Local Hero. You can find out more by visiting the Alameda Cinema Grill website at

posted 4/20/15

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Welcome New Businesses (March/April 2015)

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

New Businesses:

AAA Alameda Live Scan, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #103

ATMs Unlimited, 1820 Park Street

Intuitive Counsel & Healings2447 Santa Clara Ave #305

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio

MA Trading, 1812 Park Street

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, 1419 Park Street

My Angel Nails, 1532 Park Street

Randall B Weil, MD, 1414 Everett Street

Sheira Kahn, MFT, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #106

Streamline Bookkeeping, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #300B

Teazzert Alameda

Teazzert, 1342 Park Street

Tootsies Alameda1350 Park Street #A

Vintiq, 2305 Santa Clara Ave

Vivian L. Young-McDonald, 2315 Lincoln Ave

Toomie's Thai Alameda

New Name:

Toomie's Thai by Mee Choke1433 Park Street

New Owner:

Pampered Pup1401 Park Street

If you know of a business that is not listed above, please give the PSBA office a call at (510) 523-1392.

updated 4/6/15

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Friendly Mechanics Take the Pain Out of Auto Repair

Car repairs are one of the most expensive services that you can spend money on. So it helps to have an auto mechanic that you can trust

What sets trustworthy mechanics apart are the ones that quote you reasonable and fair prices, work on your vehicle in an ethical and fair manner, fix what they say they’re going to fix, and are careful about preventative measures to ensure you don’t run into additional problems down the road.

Auto Mechanics in Downtown Alameda

It might seem difficult to know where to find a friendly and trustworthy mechanic, but we have plenty of them here in Downtown Alameda.

To help you get to know our downtown mechanics better and the quality of their work, we’ve compiled a summary of recent Yelp reviews

posted 3/19/15

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2014 PSBA Business Awards

The 16th Annual Park Street Business Association Awards were presented at December’s PSBA holiday party. The awards are given to businesses in five different categories each year. Finalists are selected based on their participation in PSBA activities and making a positive contribution to the Park Street Business District.

Congratulations to the following businesses!

Dandelion Flower Shop

New Business of the Year
Urgent Care Center of Alameda
, 2421 Encinal Avenue #A

Retail Business of the Year
Dandelion Flower Shop
, 1419 Park Street

Professional Business of the Year
Island Print Express
, 2434 Santa Clara Ave

Lola's Chicken ShackCulinary Business of the Year (tie)
Lola’s Chicken Shack
, 1417 Park Street
American Oak, 2319 Santa Clara Avenue

Member of the Year
Kate Pryor - Tucker’s Ice Cream
, 1349 Park Street

Read more about these terrific businesses on the PSBA blog:

posted 1/18/15

Power Box Art:
Take a Self-Guided Tour

Power Box Art in AlamedaTake a stroll through the historic Park Street district and celebrate Alameda’s newest public art. You’ll be delighted to see that local artists have transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary. Ten utility boxes have been re-energized and are now covered by whimsical graphics that reflect ways the community can reduce its carbon footprint.

Free guide maps of all ten Power Box Art locations are now available at businesses located in the downtown area. Look for a map at one of your favorite businesses to learn about the inspiration that artists injected into these wonderful designs.

Power Box Art is a partnership between Alameda Municipal Power, the Park Street Business Association, and Rhythmix Cultural Works.

In the spirit of community, each transformer is sponsored by a downtown business: Alameda Collision Repair, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Alameda Natural Grocery, Berg Injury Lawyers, The Marketplace, Mason Management, Ole’s Waffle Shop, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Rich and Rose Krinks (Broker and Associate Realtor, Harbor Bay Realty), and Tucker’s Ice Cream.

For more information, visit

posted 9/12/14

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Pocket Guide to the Park Street Business District

Downtown Alameda Business DirectoryAre you wondering how many different types of businesses are in Alameda’shistoric shopping district? Have you ever wondered how many restaurants are in the district, or how many beauty salons are located in the Park Street Business District? Maybe you’re looking for a unique gift store or a re-use boutique.

Ask for a free copy of the 2014 Park Street District Shopping Guide & Business Directory at your favorite business in downtown Alameda.

With over 450 businesses located Alameda's historic business district, you might discover something new!

posted 4/9/14

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Pledge to be an Alameda Island Shopper

Shop Local Alameda Island Shopper campaignThe businesses in the Park Street Business District are an important part of our community. They support our local economy year-round. When you start making plans for your holiday shopping, we hope you will think of Alameda’s historic downtown area first for your shopping itinerary.

Take the Alameda Island Shopper Pledge and make an effort to shop local during the holiday season!

Read more about the "Alameda Island Shopper" initiative:

posted 12/9/13

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In the Media:

 Best of Alameda 2014:
Park Street is Alameda’s Best Shopping District (and more)

Best of Alameda 2013, Alameda MagazineCongratulations to all the Park Street District businesses that have been selected “Best of Alameda 2014.” As usual, there are a lot of them -- a total of 44! So it’s no surprise that Park Street was once again selected by island dwellers as the Best Shopping District in Alameda.

Taking top honors for individual awards are a number of well-established businesses that received multiple "Best of Alameda 2014" awards: PappoScolari’s Good Eats, La Penca Azul, and Lucky 13.

Some of Downtown Alameda's newest businesses certainly weren't overlooked either: American Oak, CRAFT Beer & Wine, Greens & Grains, High Scores Arcade, Juniper Tree Vintage, Mama Papa Lithuania, Redux Studios & Gallery, Seven Salon, and Subpar Miniature Golf.

To view an alphabetic list of ALL the Best of Alameda 2014 winners located in Alameda's downtown Park Street Business District, visit:

posted 7/15/14

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Park Street featured on CBS’s Eye on the Bay

Some of the District’s hometown businesses were recently featured on CBS Channel 5’s “Eye on the Bay.” Stops included Alameda Marketplace, Alameda Museum, Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, Jon’s Street Eats, Ole’s Waffle Shop, Toy Safari, Tucker’s Ice Cream, and Zen Restaurant.

If you missed the original episode shown on May 19, 2011, you can view it on this page: 
Eye on the Bay - Day Trip Alameda (5/24/12)

posted 5/25/11

The Park Street Business District is California's Gold

Huell Howser made a stop in Alameda back in 2009. The Alameda episode of California's Gold features Ole’s Waffle ShopAlameda Theatre & Cineplex, and Tucker's Ice CreamWhile strolling along the sidewalk of our historic downtown, Huell exclaims in his distinctive Southern accent, "Look at the windows! Look at the work!... The architecture!" as he points out the buildings that are home to We Are HairBurma Superstar, Daisy's, and Books Inc.

If you missed the original episode, you can view it on the California Redevelopment Association's YouTube page. It's also available for purchase on the Huell Howser Productions website.

posted 1/9/13


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