Sandwiches at Sunrise Cafe

Posted on January 16th, 2023 by Sunrise Cafe

Sunrise Cafe isn't just for breakfast. We have a wide selection of sandwiches and salads for lunch and brunch. Allow us to introduce you to our blackened chicken bacon sandwich, pictured here.

The chicken is perfectly grilled to a char crisp and served with melted jack cheese, avocado, and thick strips of bacon in a ciabatta bun along with a side serving of fries. Delicious!

Sunrise Cafe is open 6 days a week, 8am-2pm, (closed Wednesdays) at 204 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Treat your bike to a little tender loving care! Save on service and roll smoothly into spring with Epicenter Cycling's Winter Service Special.

Now through February 28, 2023, we're offering $50 off a Level Two Service Package (you can add a suspension tune and/or brake bleed at 50% off) or $100 off a Level Three Service Package.

Not sure what your bike needs? Stop in today to learn more - we're located at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

This year, Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is offering a new and improved dive professional track. Whether you’re looking to become a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or Instructor, it’s easier than ever to complete your NAUI or SSI Pro training with us.

Bamboo Reef is now offering prerequisite courses like SSI Science of Diving, SSI Stress & Rescue, NAUI Rescue Diver, and First Aid for Dive Pros on a regular basis. Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Instructor training will be offered twice per year.

This new and improved schedule allows you to progress from Rescue Diver to Instructor and provides the opportunity to gain the necessary dive experience over the course of six months. Please check out our offerings and class schedule on our website.

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

The Monterey County Film Commission, located in the Lighthouse District, is pleased to announce that David Orta and Laska Stanford have been selected as winners of the $1500 Monterey County Film Commission's Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Awards. In addition, Diego Garcia has been selected as the recipient of a $500 honorary award.

David Orta is a film student at Hartnell Community College, and Laska Stanford and Diego Garcia are film students at CSUMB.

For more information on the scholarship fund, please phone MCFC at 831-646-0910.

Current Comics, the oldest Comic Shop in Monterey County, is celebrating 20 years of serving comic and pop culture fans with the best in comics, graphic novels, Manga, trading cards, and action figures.

Founded in Salinas on February 14, 2003, with a personal collection of comics and action figures, they initially did business from an old metal cash box on a makeshift countertop. The family-owned business grew rapidly, opening their second store at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey in 2009.

Current Comics now uses the most sophisticated, cloud-based systems available to manage a massive 40,000 book inventory. Whether it’s a current comic, or an extremely rare, 80-year-old collectible, shop owner Travis Pratt and his team can find it for you. Most of the inventory is listed on their website.

Services available include subscription “pull list” advance ordering and comic appraisals (yes, they might buy your old comics). Online sales and nationwide shipping are available through their website using their amazing ComicHub system.

For the 20th Anniversary Celebration there will be some amazing deals and special commemorative items - be sure to check back later on the Lighthouse District calendar for details.

In January 2023 there's a special table at Mythic Games Monterey filled with sweet items offered at 20% off the sticker price. You'll find some great board games, miniature games, and card games from big names such as Games Workshop, Wizkids, Gale Force Nine, and more.

Visit us and check it out! We're located at 561 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Workhorse Bicycles, located at 486 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is offering a winter bike service special. Now through the end of January 2023, buy a $75 tune up and get $20 in parts included!

With our $75 tune up, Workhorse's professionally trained technicians will adjust derailleurs, adjust brakes, true wheels, check all nuts and bolts, adjust the bottom bracket, adjust hubs, adjust headset, install or swap pedals, and check and lubricate all cables.

Workhorse Bicycles is proud to be locally owned and operated.

There are many local businesses and individuals who do so much for our community. They deserve to be recognized!

Take a few minutes to give us your thoughts about who you believe should be our 2022 Citizen and Business of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is next Thursday, January 12th.

Ready to make this year better than 2022? We're hiring at On The Beach Surf Shop - come and join our team! Full-time and part-time positions available including assistant manager, social media, sales floor staff, and snow tech.

Stop by the shop at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and pick up a job application or send your resume to owner Kelly Sorensen.

Happy Hour at Montrio - January 2023

Posted on January 3rd, 2023 by Montrio

In January 2023, Montrio is celebrating Happy Hour by honoring our building's historic past! Every day, 4:30pm-6pm, enjoy a featured cocktail or small plate for only $1.89 in remembrance of our historic firehouse, which was incorporated in 1890.

And we have lots of other happy hour drinks and dishes from which to choose. Arrive early, 4:30pm-5pm, and enjoy select wines for $5 and select beers for $4. From 5pm to 6pm, signature cocktails are $10, select wines are $8, and small plate appetizers are $8.

Visit Montrio at 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey.

Get a head start on your New Year's resolution with one of our adult or 50+ classes! Whether you are looking to improve your physical, social or emotional wellness, we have something for you!

Adults 18+

Tennis, Cardio Combo, Dance Fit, Jazz Dance, Zumba, Small Group Personal Training, Pilates, Spin, Upper Body & Core, Yoga


Strength Training, Body Conditioning, Quilting, Enhance Fitness, Forever Young, Yogilates, Tai Chi, Watercolors, Strength & Core

Venture Gallery presents the work of Evelyn Klein, our featured artist for January. Her exhibit, entitled Printmaking Meets Painting, aims to bridge the boundaries between the two disciplines, as each image seamlessly integrates layers of encaustic monotype, collage, and oil pastels.

Venture Gallery invites you to meet the artist in person on Saturday, January 21, 2pm-5pm.

Venture Gallery is now open six days a week, 10am-6pm (closed on Tuesday). Evelyn Klein's artwork will be featured through January 2023. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

Montrio, a restaurant located at 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey, is happy to continue its Pick It Up - Pay It Forward Program in 2023. When you order takeout food from Montrio, 10% of your order will automatically be donated to a local charity. (Please note: this offer does not apply to delivery orders.)

List of charities Montrio will be supporting in 2023:

January - February
CASA of Monterey County
Empowering children in foster care by training court-appointed volunteers.

March - April
Dorothy’s Place
Provides a bridge to services and compassionately assists everyone with a desire for a healthy and sustainable life into permanent housing.

May - June
Loaves, Fishes and Computers
Helps the community succeed by providing low-cost computers, computer literacy classes, and volunteer opportunities.

July - August
MY Museum
Provides an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish and where children and adults can discover the thrill of lifelong learning.

September - October
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
Provides ongoing education, advocacy, support ,and healing for victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse.

November - December
The Bridge Restoration Ministry in Monterey
A Christian-based substance abuse program for those who have made a decision to change their lives in a structured family setting.

The Lighthouse District welcomes Sunrise Cafe, our newest breakfast and lunch spot, recently opened at 204 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Locally owned and open six days a week, 8am-2pm (closed Wednesdays). The menu includes pancakes and eggs, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, salads, fresh local seafood, hamburgers, and savory pastas. Stop by and meet the staff, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a great meal!

Christmas is coming... and so are your out of town guests! Dazzle them by taking them for a puzzle solving quest at Escape Room 831 and treat them to the mysterious and immersive worlds they designed to disorient you, delight you, and challenge your capacity for logic against the clock.

Also, Escape Room 831 has gift cards so if you want to gift an extraordinary experience to someone local, this is your ticket.

We know the drill. It's a few days to Christmas and you still need to get some shopping done. That's why we've got the Downtown Campbell gift cards directory online to help you out. You can get them a gift card that's more than just any old regular gift card because these are gift cards to locally owned small businesses.

Every gift that supports a small business is a gift that counts twice. It's a gift that they'll be able to apply toward something they'll really want while supporting a small locally owned "Mom and Pop" business that's so vital to the health of our community.

Here you go... holiday shopping made easy:

Downtown Campbell Gift Cards Directory

2022 Lighthouse District Holiday Display Contest Winners

Posted on December 21st, 2022 by lighthouseave

The New Monterey Business Association congratulates the winners of our 2022 Lighthouse District Holiday Display Contest!

Best Holiday Light Display
Malinka European Mini Market
484 Lighthouse Ave, Ste 100

Best Holiday Window Display
The Perfect Crumb Bakery
301 Lighthouse Ave, Suite B

We encourage residents and visitors to come down to Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey and view the many creative, amusing, and beautiful holiday displays in the windows of shops and restaurants.