IN THIS ISSUE:
Holidays at Alameda South Shore Center, Alameda Theatre and much more! VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2
FOURTH QUARTER, 2011
Enjoy photos with Santa, complimentary gift wrapping and a spectacular Holiday Season kickoff on November 25th at South Shore Center
he holidays are bigger and better than ever at Alameda South Shore Center. This year’s festivities kick off at 11:30am on Friday, November 25th when Santa will arrive with his Snow Queen in a horsedrawn carriage. As the afternoon progresses, enjoy performances by the Oakland Youth Choir, Merrie Olde Carolers, Oakland Middle School Youth Choir and the Alameda Civic Ballet. Peter’s Kettle Corn will be on hand with snacks, and there will also be plenty of fun stuff for the kids. As evening draws near, the Al Marshall Trio will strike up a tune to accompany our tree lighting ceremony. We’ll offer complimentary gift wrapping for all your Black Friday and holiday shopping needs. Santa will take requests and pose for photos on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from November 25 through December 24. Santa Photo Times are as follows:
11/25: 11am - 7:30pm Nov. 26 - Dec. 24: FRI: 12pm - 6:30pm SAT: 10am - 7:30pm SUN: 11am - 5:30pm
THU: 3pm - 6:30pm (Beginning 12/15)
M - W: 3pm - 7:30pm (Beginning 12/19)
Man-about-town George Krauth dishes on the fashions, flavors, designs and décor he discovers as he travels the globe tracking trends in his capacity as Creative Manager for Jamestown Properties. This quarter, George explores pop-up shopping.
oasters aren’t the only thing popping up these days. “Flash” retail shops and restaurants are popping up all over the country. It’s no surprise; pop-up shopping is a win-win for just about everyone involved.
Recently, Chelsea Market in New York City took pop-up dining to a whole new level with the introduction of JBF LTD - the most exciting popup food pavilion and restaurant Manhattan has ever seen. But NYC isn’t the only place where flash retail is popping up. Last year, Warehouse Row in Chattanooga, TN, paired designers Billy Reid and Alabama Chanin with regional culinary favorite Blackberry Farm for “Crafted by Southern Hands,” a weekend of food tastings and one-of-a-kind shopping celebrating the spirit of the South. 999 Peachtree in Atlanta, GA recently hosted a series of pop-up shops in conjunction with Fashion’s Night Out. One participating retailer, Revolution 11, liked the space so much that they decided to stay long-term. But pay attention! Pop-ups come and go quickly by design. In 2010, Yee-Haw Industries popped up at 999 Peachtree in Atlanta, GA
Fruits & Chocolate
Discover Fruits & Chocolate Boutique! “Freshness for your special occasion.”
he team at Fruits & Chocolate specializes in the art of chocolate dipping for seasonal, organic, fresh, dried, and glacѐ fruits along with French pastries for your special occasions. They believe that acquiring organic fresh, finequality, and healthy raw ingredients is essential in creating their chocolate confectioneries. In fact, their goodies are as perfect for instantly fulfilling chocolate cravings as they are for gift ideas, private parties, and corporate events. And these desserts are actually GOOD for you!
Fruits & Chocolate opened in May 2010, and since day one, they have enjoyed support from neighboring businesses and loyal customers all over the Bay Area. They were recently nominated as “Best Dessert” in the Bay Area, and you can help them cinch the title by becoming a fan and voting for them on they Best of the Bay TV profile. Fruits & Chocolate thanks you in advance for your continuing support! fruitsandchocolate.com facebook.com/fruitsandchocolate bestofthebaytv.com/view/1480
Discover delicious old-time candies just like Mary See used to make. Visit sees.com or facebook.com/Sees.Candies for more deliciousness
ee’s Famous Old Time Candies® are well known and loved throughout the West. If you were to visit a See’s Candy store in 1921 when the company was founded, you would find a sparkling, clean black-and-white shop where your candies would be packed to order. See’s reputation for friendly old-fashioned service remains unrivaled. To produce the best possible boxed chocolates, See’s acquires the choicest raw ingredients from all over the world. With more than 100 varieties of candies, See’s has maintained its reputation for excellence by strictly adhering to its “Quality Without Compromise®” motto. See’s is headquartered in South San Francisco, with kitchens in both L. A. and San Francisco delivering fresh chocolates and candies to over 200 See’s shops in the West. With the majority of their 150 retail shops located in California, See’s has been in Alameda since November, 1960-- more than 50 years! They remain proud to be a part of Alameda, appreciating their loyal customer and welcoming new ones every day. Visit See’s in Alameda South Shore Center and let friendly associates entice you with a delicious sample.
Decorate South Shore
The Alameda Education Foundation’s Adopt-A-Grade program to decorate Alameda South Shore Center this holiday season
nce again, Alameda South Shore Center and the Alameda Education Foundation are teaming up to give Alameda school children a chance to create artwork to decorate Alameda South Shore Center for the holidays. Beverly’s and Office Max are donating discounted art supplies, which will allow students to create fun, festive decorations to be displayed at Alameda South Shore Center. In addition the original artwork, photos of the students and their projects will also be promoted on the Alameda South Shore Center website and social media. This creates a sense of pride and accomplishment -- not only in the individual works created, but also for Alameda schools in general. High school students interested in gaining community credits are encouraged to participate as Decorate South Shore Center Art Docents, in an extension of Alameda school’s existing Art Docent program. Look for Decorate South Shore Center exhibits throughout the mall this holiday season!
South Shore Social
With an all-new website and revamped social media presence, Alameda South Shore Center is connecting with friends and fans in Alameda and beyond.
f you havenâ€™t yet discovered Alameda South Shore Center online, now is the perfect time. Our trusty marketing coordinator Marsha Harrison is on the lookout for the best deals and greatest gift ideas this holiday season. She recently posted on our blog about a wonderful $5 wristband for sale at Starbucks. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer and proceeds benefit createjobsforUSA.org. Marsha will also be posting several contests to our social media pages during the holidays. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SouthShoreCenter), check us out on Twitter (@ASouthShoreC), or keep an eye on our blog (alamedasouthshorecenter.com/blog) for your chance to win a deluxe package of photos with Santa. Our first contest will be posted on November 21, and the winner will be announced on November 25!
Time travel is possible at this Alameda community treasure
entral Avenue wouldn’t be Central Avenue without the glorious, glittering Alameda Theatre sign beckoning from the roadside. Three years after the city completed its $37.3 million dollar restoration project, Alameda Theatre continues to thrive with 7 newly built, state-of-the-art Cineplex Theatres showing first-run blockbuster films. The 1932 historic theatre has been restored to its original over-the-top art deco design with the latest visual and audio technology. Now moviegoers can experience headliner films in both standard and 3D on the largest 3D screen in the world while relaxing in reclining seats. Now that’s the way to see a movie! This fall, visitors have enjoyed the theatre’s Classic Film Series, featuring all the greats from African Queen to East of Eden. The series continues this November with Red River (11/2-3), Treasure of the Sierra Madre (11/9-10), Topkapi (11/16-17) and White Christmas (11/30-12/1). It concludes, fittingly, with one of the most classic of all classic films, It’s a Wonderful Life (12/7-8). While you’re at the theatre, be sure to recycle your cups and compost your popcorn! There are organic
When the Alameda Theater opened in 1932, it was an art deco palace to rival any in the bay area. Restored to its former glory, it remains an Alameda community treasure today.
waste receptacles in each of the 8 theatres. If you’re looking for a great holiday gift idea, the theatre box office sells booklets of gift certificates (five $5 certificates in each booklet). These make great stocking stuffers and can be redeemed for snacks as well as movie tickets. Or, consider a party package, which includes snacks, a movie and one hour in the beautiful historic mezzanine overlooking the lobby! For more information, visit alamedatheatres.com.
Rosenblum Cellars 2900 Main St., Suite 1100, Alameda, CA 94501 rosenblumcellars.com 1-877-GR8-ZINS Tasting room open daily, 11am to 6pm
ucked into an old railroad building surrounded by shipyards, the Rosenblum Cellars’ tasting room offers guests an exceptional wine experience. The tasting room is a true gem, with a rustic urban charm that attracts fans from around the world to enjoy the unique, relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy Rosenblum’s laidback environment while sampling a selection of wines from their acclaimed portfolio of Zinfandel and Rhone varietals.
Faces of Alameda
Meet Sharine Thenard: Traveler, mother to a labradoodle named Kona, Alameda resident and DDS at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
Q. Outside of protecting kid’s teeth, what do you love to do? A. I’m a big traveler -- I’ve been all over the world. But sometimes I sneak teeth into my traveling. I recently took 7 staff members on a humanitarian trip to Jamaica, where we were able to help treat kids who’d never even seen a dentist before. Q. What’s it feel like, coming home to Alameda after you’ve traveled all over the world? A. I really enjoy traveling, but I’ve lived in Alameda all my life and it’s always great to come home. Q. What’s one of your favorite things about Alameda? A. Our 4th of July parade is one of the longest in the country! The team at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry is usually part of the parade and enjoys handing out toothbrushes. Q. How is it to treat your former classmates’ kids? A. Ha! It’s awesome. I love to catch up with my former classmates and get to know their kids.
Calendar of Events
Here are some of our favorite upcoming events. See you there!
November 13, 2011 Bike Safety Traffic Skills Class Sponsored by Bike Alameda, enjoy a free traffic skills class from 1 - 4:30pm at South Shore Center, next to Payless Shoes. RSVP to 510-472-8697
November 25, 2011 Black Friday! We kick off the holidays in style, starting at 11am and ending with our tree lighting ceremony at 7pm. Read our story on page 2 and check out alamedasouthshorecenter.com/events for a full listing of events.
Color Me Mine Events Color Me Mine has one of the busiest event calendars at South Shore Center. Each Friday they host a Pajama Night. Arrive in your P.J.’s and enjoy a $1 studio Fee. On Friday 11/25, receive a free gift if you’re painting between 10am - 3pm. 12/4: Receive a free Mezzuzah with the purchase of any Menorah (or free ornament with the purchase of any light-up Christmas Tree.) 12/10: Kid’s Night Out with ceramics, ice cream, a holiday movie and Bingo! Only $20 12/17: Midnight Madness! No studio fee 9pm - Midnight with the purchase of bisque.
FEATURED EVENT 11/25 - 24/24 Photos With Santa Visit the Santa House at South Shore Center this holiday season for your chance to whisper your wish and have your photo taken with good old St. Nick. Visits with Santa are free and several photo packages are also available. For details and dates, visit alamedasouthshorecenter.com.
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Antidote Salon (510) 523-4262 antidotesalon.com Applebee’s (510) 522-7071 applebees.com Avenue (510) 521-0330 avenue.com
Bank of Alameda (510) 748-8000 bankofalameda.com
Bed Bath & Beyond (510) 522-0577 bedbathandbeyond.com
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The Children’s Place (510) 337-1335 childrensplace.com
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European Wax Center (510) 865-4929 waxcenter.com
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Handle with Care Packaging (510) 522-8003 hwcpackagingstore.com Happy Nails (510) 522-1305 happynails.com
Instant Shoe Care (510) 521-7089
Jamba Juice 510-521-1112 jambajuice.com
Safeway (510) 863-9000 safeway.com
Launderland (510) 337-0769
Soccer Post (510) 523-5700 soccerpost.com
Kohl’s (510) 263-0308 kohls.com
LensCrafters (510) 521-2734 lenscrafters.com
Loard’s Ice Cream (510) 521-0873 loards.com Massage Envy (510)865-3689 massageenvy.com
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Payless ShoeSource (510) 521-1275 payless.com
Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers (510) 864-1015 pearlsdeluxe.com Petco (510) 864-1844 petco.com
Radio Shack (510) 521-4383 radioshack.com
Ross Dress For Less (510) 865-1478 rossstores.com
See’s Candies (510) 523-1611 sees.com
Sophistry Custom Skin Care (510) 748-0491 sophistryskincare.com South Shore Café (510) 523-3663
South Shore Car Wash (510) 523-7866 South Shore Liquors (510) 521-7254 Sprint Coming soon! sprint.com
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Zeytini Restaurant & Bar (510) 337-9844 zeytinialameda.com
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