West End Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch, a new event sponsored by the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) to unite student and business volunteers, will be held between October 19th and 30th in the fenced lot at Pacific Avenue and Webster Street. Hours open will be weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Local school groups, paired with local businesses, will take turns hosting one night between October 19th and October 29th with support from parents, residents and businesses. Seasonal fun will include a pumpkin-carving class and pumpkin-carving contest.
On October 26th and 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Pacific Pinball Museum will offer two hours of playtime with a Haunted Halloween theme with costumes and more for a $5 admission fee.
On Sunday afternoon, October 27th, a pet costume contest will be hosted by Under One Woof and the Pacific Pinball Museum at the fenced lot at Pacific Avenue and Webster Street.
On Wednesday, October 30th, the finale to the Pumpkin Patch will feature a school fundraising competition and best-tasting pie contest, with the winning school and the best pie receiving their award and prize, respectively.
For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact Patricia Young, WABA manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to West Alameda
West Alameda and Webster Street have been in the process of reinventing the west side of Alameda ever since the closure of the Naval Air Station in 1997. Today, the area is ripe with diverse businesses setting up shop, established businesses expanding, and community events attracting locals and visitors alike, making West Alameda a hub of movement and enterprise.
West Alameda, which includes Webster Street Business District, Alameda Landing and Alameda Point (the former navy base), is now home to the monthly Antiques Faire, the Alameda Naval Air Museum, the USS Hornet (former aircraft carrier turned museum), sports and fitness centers, farmers’ markets, wineries and ample commercial activity. Alameda’s island location on San Francisco Bay adds to its charming hometown character. No better place to establish and grow a business!
What is WABA?
West Alameda Business Association (WABA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for local businesses in West Alameda and Webster Street. We advance a growing and successful business and community environment by assisting with economic development, marketing, streetscape improvements, design guidelines and other programs benefiting local businesses.
WABA represents over 175 local businesses through its mission to promote and improve West Alameda via an active partnership of community and business. The WABA Board of Directors and its committees are made up of volunteers who are dedicated to achieving WABA’s mission.
WABA is an official Main Street organization, a designation of the National Main Street Center, which is a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Main Street Center works with a nationwide network of communities to encourage preservation-based economic revitalization, and has participated in the renewal of more than 2,000 older commercial districts during its 30-year history. Every dollar a community uses to support its local Main Street program leverages an average of $18 in new investment, making Main Street one of the most successful economic development strategies in America. Local Main Street programs, such as WABA, plan and implement projects that create more vibrant and healthy commercial districts.
What WABA Can Do For You
- Give you a voice in the revitalization of West Alameda
- Keep you informed on city plans that affect West Alameda businesses
- Furnish location services and property information
- Provide for participation in member-only workshops
What WABA Can Do For Your Business
- Offer marketing assistance
- Highlight your business, services and/or products in various media
- Make referrals to city departments for permit assistance
- Assist you with grants, permits and city services
- Provide organizational support
Interested in joining?
Go to the Business Association page
Already a member?
Go to the Business Association page for further details on how WABA fosters your business growth and success.
Is your business located in the Webster Street Business District?
Go to the Webster Street Business Improvement Area page for more information.
Planning to open a business in West Alameda?
Go to the West Alameda page for further information regarding demographics and support for new businesses.
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Bonfare Market at Neptune Plaza
650 Central Avenue
Offers: Complete line of groceries, fairly-priced fresh produce, frozen meat and fish, liquor, beer and wine
Hours Open: 7 days a week
6 a.m. – midnight
The Diaper Connection
1513 Webster Street
Specialties: modern cloth diapering, handmade baby goods, potty training needs, Sweet Charlotte brand clothing, organic and non-organic diapering options, wide range of sizes, colors, and materials.
Hours Open: Tues. – Sat.
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Girls Gone Vinyl Inc.
1509 ½ Webster Street, Suite E.
Architectural Signage Company
Specialties: designing, producing, installing vinyl graphics for businesses, schools, hotels, homes, corporate logos, promotional graphics, removable film, nameplates, metal lettering, banners, decals, directional signs and more.
Aria International Market
1552 Webster Street
Specialties: Bosnian vegetable, cheese or meat pies, bread, sausages, Croatian pãtés, cevapis. Homemade desserts, such as Italian bomboloni, New York-style cheesecake, tiramisu, napoleons, crème brulée
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m
Mind-Body Movement Center
1136 Ballena Blvd., Suite D
Specializes: posture screenings, therapeutic yoga, bone and joint pain, sports injuries, balance issues, Fibromyalgia
Contact: Tianna Meriage-Reiter, PT, DPT, PYT™
1519 Webster Street
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