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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!

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

Culinary 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 2/18/15

Welcome New Businesses!

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

Alameda Island Brewing Company

New Businesses:

Accel Employment, 1516 Oak Street #310

Alameda Grocery, 2536 Santa Clara Ave

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street

All In One Fitness Training Lab, 2317 Santa Clara Ave

Divine De-lites, AlamedaDivine De-lites, 1419 Park Street

Milestone Legal, P.C.2532 Santa Clara Ave #343

New Associate Members:

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa2661-C Blanding Ave

New Owners:

Goods2537 Santa Clara Ave

In the Works:

Angela's Kitchen, 16xx Park Street

Crispian Bakery, 1700 Park Street #120

Kayla Nail Salon, 1532 Park Street

Kimbu Ventures, 1516 Oak Street #320

Merle Norman Cosmetics, 1419 Park Street -- opening in April 1

Teazzert, 1342 Park Street -- opening in March

Tootsies Alameda1350 Park Street #A

Town Tavern, 1437 Park Street

Vivian L. Young-McDonald, 2315 Lincoln Ave

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

updated 3/26/14

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This Week's Happenings
in the Park Street Business District

Event Highlights
February 23 - March 1

Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St
Free Film Screening
Tues, February 23; 5:30-8:00pm
Film curator/filmmaker Jeff M. Giordano will show the Oscar-nominated romantic drama “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen” and moderate a discussion afterwards. Ages 18 and older. More info:

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Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave
Classic Film: National Velvet
Tues, February 24; various times
Wed, February 25; various times
Movie-goers of all ages are invited to step back in time for a vintage movie experience with some of the best films ever made. See them in the style and grandeur of the restored 1932 Historic Alameda Theatre! More info:

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Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave
Paul Manousos
Thur, February 26; 8:30pm
Local rock singer songwriter (and pizza pie maker). No cover. More info:

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Capone’s Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street
Stompy Jones
Fri, February 27; 8:00-11:00pm
Swingin’ Jazz/Blues followed by DJ dance music at 11:00pm. $10 cover charge; dress code; 21+. More info:

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Books Inc., 1344 Park Street
Author Reception
Sat, February 28; 5:00pm
In honor of African American History Month, Books Inc. Alameda brings together 50+ authors for an author reception entitled The Warmth of African American Authors: A Literary Migration of Soul, Song, and Story. The reception also celebrates the rich literary culture of the Bay Area with a tribute to Isabel Wilkerson's masterwork The Warmth of Other Suns. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit the United Negro College Fund. More info:

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C’era Una Volta, 1332 Park Street
Tara Linda & The Rumor Mill
Sat, February 28; 6:30pm
Enjoy dining and music featuring the jazzy blues of Tara Linda. More info:

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Calendar of Events

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

Wednesdays; 4:30-7:30pm, D&D Encounters
D20 Games
, 2311 Santa Clara Ave

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

Wednesdays; 6:30-7:30pm, Wednesday Fitness Rides
Alameda Bicycle
, 1522 Park Street

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

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

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

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

Fridays; 9:00pm-12:30am, Karaoke
Club House
, 1215 Park Street

Saturdays; 11:00am-1:00pm, Pokemon League
D20 Games
, 2311 Santa Clara Ave

Saturdays; 2:30-4:30pm, Weekly Wine Tastings
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
, 1650 Park Street

Daily; 1:00-5:00pm, Fused Glass Drop-In Studio
The Artistic Home Studio & Boutique
, 1419 Park Street


Lost City Antiques:
Discover Treasures from the Good Old Days

Congratulations to Lost City Antiques for celebrating their grand opening Wednesday, November 19 at 5:30pm! You’re invited to join them in celebrating this exciting event — ribbon cutting, free drawings, food & beverages to be served!

Lost City Antiques, Alameda Lost City Antiques is located at 1519 Park Street and run by owner David George along with over 20 dealers/vendors. Some of the vendors are well-established and have been there for more than 15 years.

The stately brick building that houses Lost City Antiques has been used as an antique store under several different ownerships for the past 30 years (including Park Street Antiques). But the building itself is much older than that – it was built in 1897, most likely as a mercantile.

Today, the immense building showcases three levels packed with an amazing assortment of antiques, collectibles, and vintage clothing.

David George likes to jokingly tell folks that admission to the antique store is free. He also avows that your visit is guaranteed to bring back many fond memories of the “good old days.”

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posted 11/17/14

Welcome New Businesses!

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

New Businesses:

Alameda Cinema Grill

Alameda Cinema Grill2301 Central Ave

Banh Mi Shop, 2353 Santa Clara Ave

DLJ Business Services, 2532 Santa Clara Ave #343

Helios Images, 1242 Park Street #B

Banh Mi Shop, AlamedaKirsten Fairbanks, 1500 Park Street #9

Little Psychic Shop1407 1/2 Park Street

Sabai Salon & Blow Dry Bar2515 Santa Clara Ave #102

New Associate Members:

M&M Antiques and Collectibles2307-D Blanding Ave

Detect All1805 Clement Ave, Suite D

Island Pets,

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

updated 12/12/14

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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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