Escape Room 831 Reopens

Posted on June 18th, 2020 by Escape Room 831

Escape Room 831 has now reopened with strict sanitary and social distancing plans in place. Located at 599 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, we invite you to have fun and escape with us while being safe and smart!

Here are 5 ways Escape Room 831 is working to operate safely during this pandemic:

1. No mixed-player games
How do you socially distance in an escape room? By playing with people you’ve been quarantining with or close friends and family you have been in physical contact with during shelter-in-place.

All games at Escape Room 831 are private. Groups are limited to family members and close friends in order to limit the possible spread. No strangers or random people will be in the room with your group.

2. Disinfecting game rooms after each game
Each room will be thoroughly cleaned by our employees, especially all hard surfaces that have heavy use such as doorknobs, tabletops, locks, and keys after every game.

3. Restrooms cleaned after every use
All customer restrooms will be cleaned after each use by a member of our staff, following all official guidelines for cleaning public spaces.

4. Customers are required to wash their hands and we provide sanitizer on-site
We will require all customers to wash or sanitize their hands prior to entering the room. There are hand-sanitizing stations in place for customer and employee use.

5. Bring your patience, be smart, be safe and have fun
We will all get through this together by working together, so patience and courtesy go a long way. The bottom line is: be safe, be smart, follow the rules, and have fun! This is about fun - bringing that mindset will help all of us.

Escape Room 831, founded by entrepreneurs Christina and Barrie Riddoch of Monterey, is following all guidelines for safety issued by local, state, and national officials. In fact, we intend to go above and beyond guidelines to be extra vigilant to make you feel safe and secure inside our doors. For more information, visit our website, call us at 831-241-6616, or send an email and we can answer further questions.

Lilify is absolutely tickled to be partnering with Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza of Ad Astra Bread Co. on our newest delight – the Lilify Loaf. Made locally, the Lilify Loaf is sourdough bread with seasonal herbs harvested from our personal garden including rosemary, sage, oregano, and thyme.

The Lilify Loaf is fresh baked and available in the shop every Friday until sold out. Lilify, located at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is now open for in-store shopping Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Many of our fine products (but no bread) can also be purchased on our website for curbside pick-up or shipping.

Have some extra tanks that rarely see the water these days? Reef Check California needs your help! They're looking for tank donations to help out their dive ops in Northern California.

Until the end of June, drop off your tanks at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop and we'll get them ready for the Reef Check crew. Out of hydro? No worries, drop off any tank regardless of age!⁠ Tax exempt receipt available by request - just leave your information so Reef Check can reach you.

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

Father's Day Cards at Lilify

Posted on June 17th, 2020 by Lilify

This Sunday we honor fathers. And stepfathers. And grandfathers. And uncles. And all those who protect, support, guide, and uplift.

In time for Father's Day, Lilify presents a thoughtful collection of cards by independent designers honoring the fathers and father figures in your life. Visit us at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey for in-store shopping, or phone us at 831-207-1380 for curbside pick-up.

Amateur filmmakers from around the world filmed their beloved cats during the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders, and this compilation reel, Quarantine Cat Film Fest, brings together the cutest, funniest, bravest and most loving of these videos, exclusively filmed during the pandemic.

Osio Theater knows how much our community loves cats. Now you can watch them do their thing from the comfort of your own home, and 50% of your rental fee will directly support Osio Theater! Rent it here. This movie will be available to stream online beginning June 19.

Watch the trailer. (Go on...You know you want to.)

Fleet Feet Monterey is reopening our doors for in-store shopping at 472 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. We do have a few new safety measures we will be implementing to ensure our customers' and employees' safety.

We're now open 7 days a week: Monday - Saturday, 10am- 6pm, and Sunday, 10am-5pm. All visitors must wear masks. (Be a hero!) To be fitted for running shoes in the store, you'll need to schedule an appointment online.

For those who do not wish to come inside the store, we still offer curbside pick up. We also have an online store where shipping is available.

We thank you for your patience and support during this time and we're looking forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 831-372-5664.

Cafe Lumiere is now offering gift baskets just in time for Father's Day! We have a coffee gift basket, a tea gift basket, a DIY bread gift basket, and two different "breakfast in bed" baskets. Prices range $20-$50. Visit our website and look up "Gift Bags" for more details.

Cafe Lumiere is located at 365 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey.

MY Museum's doors might be temporarily closed but our mission to provide play to families is still our focus and happening throughout our community. Please help support MY Museum and bring hours of fun for your little one(s).

We are now offering offering two amazing art kits available for pick-up 10am-12pm June 18-20. Pre-payment and pick-up time reservations are required. Please click here for more information and to make reservations.

The Creation Station to Go Kits - $35 each
Enjoy over 20 different craft items from pompoms and pipe cleaners to the most unique items from our Creation Station. Use the box and glue bottle or for even more fun add your own paper, toilet paper rolls and a glue gun if age appropriate.

Make-N-Take Kits for Kids - $35 each
Boys and girls ages 3-8 can all find something that will spark their imaginations. The 4 crafts included are: Fun with Foil, A Creative Color Wheel, Puppets on a Stick, and Tissue Paper Stained Glass.

Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum) is located at 425 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Montrio Bistro Reopens

Posted on June 15th, 2020 by Montrio Bistro

Montrio Bistro is happy to announce we've reopened for take-out, no-contact curbside pick-up, and dine-in service with indoor and patio seating. We're open daily, 5pm-9pm.

For all those who've missed Montrio delights such as: the 48-Hour Bacon Burger with bacon-almond butter, pickled apples, arugula, pistachios, and local honey; King Salmon with citrus-mascarpone risotto, feta cheese, brussels sprout leaves, and tomato chorizo sauce; and Braised Boneless Prime Beef Short Rib with garlic whipped potatoes, pearl onions, and house-dried tomatoes... They're back and just as delicious as ever! Plus, our award-winning head bartender Anthony Vitacca has returned and is creating new cocktails.

Montrio Bistro is located at 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey. View our full menu here.

Happy Hour has returned to Cibo Ristorante Italiano! Every evening, 4pm-7pm, enjoy drinks and/or snacks in our bar or out on our patio.

During Happy Hour we offer $3 well drinks, beer, house wine, and White Claw hard selzer, 4pm-7pm, as well as a delightful array of small bites, 5pm-7pm. View our Happy Hour Menu.

Cibo is located at 301 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Please be sure to wear a face mask until you are seated at your table and maintain physical distance from other guests.

Pilates Monterey Has Reopened

Posted on June 15th, 2020 by Pilates Monterey

Pilates Monterey has reopened our studio! This will be a slow reopening so we can ensure proper implementation of the guidelines set forth by the state health department and the CDC. For the time being, we will only be accommodating private and duet appointments.

In order to ensure safe social distancing, there will only be two instructors with their clients in the studio at a time, one group at the front of the studio and one at the back. We hope to be able to add classes, both Pilates Monterey circuit classes and Peninsula Pilates Project classes, into the schedule in July.

Our main goal has always been to create a safe space for people to heal, whether that be physically, emotionally, or mentally. Our doors are open to everyBODY. View our new protocols here.

Pilates Monterey is located at 533 Hartnell Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey. Please contact us to schedule your appointment, 831-601-2343.

In honor of Father's Day, Esteban Restaurant's Chef Gus will be serving paella all weekend, June 19-21, 4pm-8:30pm. This Paella Negra Mixta from Valencia, Spain, features duck, sausage, mussels, and prawns. Paella will only be offered for dine-in service at our restaurant, but the rest of our menu is available for take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery.

Reservations are recommended for dine-in service - please phone 831-375-0176. We offer indoor and outdoor seating. Esteban Restaurant is located at 700 Munras Avenue at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa.

Old Capitol Books is collaborating with Close to Home Collective, which is working to bring literature and arts into your living room to help lower the number of people seeking entertainment out of their homes during the pandemic. (Seriously folks, stay inside.)

Together, we’re offering open mics, poetry slams, writing workshops, and featured events – many of which are raising money for the ongoing struggle against police violence. To check out a complete listing of upcoming events, please visit Close to Home's Facebook or Instgram pages.

The Union Yoga Book Club is launching on Saturday, June 27 at 12pm on Zoom with a whopper: The Henna Artist, by our fellow Union yogi and local author, Alka Joshi. We were planning a book launch at Union at the end of March that would have included Indian musicians, dancers, and henna artists but alas, Covid-19 happened. This obviously was not an omen because since the launch, the book is getting rave reviews! Just last week it made its appearance on the New York Times bestseller list and is Reese Witherspoon's May 2020 book of the month.

Reese is amazing but we want to gather up the yogis for this one. Purchase the book online here (when you buy from that page, you're supporting Union Yoga and Alka Joshi) and dive in to this rich tale. We will gather together via Zoom. Please sign up via Mindbody here to receive email updates and the meeting Zoom link.

Shelter in Place Update for week of June 14th

Posted on June 14th, 2020 by sheldon

We hope everyone is healthy and sane and if you're not, hopefully you're at least healthy OR sane.

Earlier this month, Santa Clara County began permitting restaurant and retail services to resume on a limited basis. Most of our shops and restaurants have taken advantage of the loosened restrictions, but some of them are continuing to operate on a more restricted basis for a variety of reasons.

Al Fresco Dining is In

The big news is that restaurants are allowed to offer dining service outdoors and with proper spacing between tables to allow for social distancing between all dinner parties. The City of Campbell is allowing restaurants to take up open spaces near them to set up additional tables to allow them to serve additional customers.

Even with the expanded outdoor seating, space is limited. You may be asked to observe a time limit for your table.

Not all of our restaurants have opened for dine-in service. Some remain pick-up, curbside, and delivery only. If you're not comfortable with dining out, you can still get your food for take-out and curbside.

Retail Shops Open

Most of our retailers have reopened, but many of them are only going with limited hours. Please be aware that there may be restrictions on what you will be permitted to do in the stores. You must have a face covering at all times when going to a business.

Dressing rooms at boutiques may be closed for safety reasons*. Please contact the boutique in advance to ask about their fitting room policy if you wish to try on items. Private shopping appointments are available at many shops if you ask about them and some even encourage it. There is a maximum number of people allowed into any store (employees included).

Even though many of our retailers are open, they're continuing to offer curbside delivery and online shopping too. Retailers are also allowed to expand out into normally restricted open spaces to allow them to offer merchandise from the sidewalk.

Uncertain Hours

We are all adjusting to the new normal. Nobody's done it quite like this before and so be aware that everyone's hours are subject to change without notice. We're trying to keep accurate hours for shops in our business directory and we will be publishing a page to give you easy reference to everyone's hours. For now, please contact them directly or find them in our business directory to confirm availability.

No Salons Yet

As of today, Salons have not been given permission to re-open yet.

Face Masks are Required

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Survival Project Contest Period Extended to June 21st

Posted on June 14th, 2020 by DCBA

Hi everyone, the past couple of weeks really weren't good times to be reminding people of any kind of ongoing contest and we'll have 17 winners for this round of our monthly drawings so we're going to extend the current contest period out to June 21st.

You'll have one more week to enter to win our slate of prizes for this month:

To enter all you have to do is make a purchase at any business that's in our Business Directory and email your proof of purchase to [email protected].

Wear a Face Mask: Get More Entries

We need your help to encourage people to up their face masking game while they're in Downtown Campbell. Take a selfie of you anywhere in Downtown Campbell and post it to Instagram or Facebook.

On Instagram, you must tag @downtowncampbellca and tag it #VivaDTC.

On Facebook make sure you tag Downtown Campbell.

You can also email your photo to us at [email protected] if you would like us to share your photo. Just be sure to include all information needed so we can credit and tag your account as you wish....Read More

Redemption Now Open Daily 11-7pm

Posted on June 14th, 2020 by REDEMPTION

CAMPBELL IS NOW OPEN EVERY DAY 11-7, no appointment needed! So thankful for our amazing staff who have been on standby and eagerly waiting to come back to work. We have rearranged our space to allow for social distancing and are so excited to have our doors open again! To everyone who made purchases or messaged us words of encouragement over these last 3 months, you are the reason we are still here! Your support has kept us going in a time with so much uncertainty and we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for you, so from the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU! 🙏🏼 Forever grateful, Tammy + Dave

Gridley Company is open and ready to help you start your home remodel project! Call us at (408)374-0900 to schedule a Zoom consultation to meet one of our fabulous designers! We are now offering Zoom meetings and remote-friendly design services to safely design and build your dream home. Have questions about our new processes? Give us a call today! (408) 374-0900