Covid-19

Visit Alice's Dream at Escape Room 831

Monterey, CA

Monterey's locally-owned Escape Room 831 is now open at 599 Lighthouse Avenue and we have some wonderfully fun, creative rooms available for you!

Have you visited Alice's Dream? This beautifully decorated and challenging escape room, featuring murals by local artist Bryan Gage , immerses you in the magical world of Lewis Carroll's beloved character, Alice, and the many friends she meets during her adventures in Wonderland. Ready to sign up? Please visit our website. Reservations are required.

Get Your Diving Gear Serviced at Bamboo Reef

Monterey, CA

If Covid-19 has kept you out of the water for the past year, you're not alone, but remember that Scuba gear is life-saving equipment and it's important to get it serviced by a specialist every year whether it gets wet or not. Make sure things are in tip-top shape before your next dive!

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop, located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue, invites you to bring your gear into the shop or send it in by mail for servicing. Learn more about our gear service program here.

End of Vintage Sale at Comanche Cellars

Monterey, CA

Comanche Cellars Wine Room is now offering a special end-of-vintage deal on our Dog & Pony 2019 Rose of Grenache. It's only $20 per bottle (with a 4 bottle minimum purchase). Crisp and bright, it pairs perfectly with summer! Visit us at 412 Alvarado Street.

Jazz at MidiCi Pizza - Stu Reynolds Saxtet, June 13

Monterey, CA

On Sunday, June 13, 5pm-8pm, local jazz favorite the Stu Reynolds Saxtet will perform at MidiCi Pizza, located at 467 Alvarado Street. No cover charge. Enjoy dinner and a show!

The Stu Reynolds Saxtet features Stu Reynolds on saxophone, Steve Uccello on bass, and Adam Astrup on guitar.

Om Studios Is Hiring

Monterey, CA

Om Studios is hiring! We are looking for reliable, motivated, and friendly yoga, Pilates, and barre teachers to join our amazing team. Interested? Please email us. Om Studios, an independent, locally owned fitness studio, is located at 631 Cass Street.

Old Monterey's 2021 4th of July Parade Canceled

Monterey, CA

Covid-19 restrictions are definitely lessening as we move towards a more "normal" situation in California. Unfortunately, we don't feel confident bringing 20,000 people together quite yet. Consequently, we will not be hosting a Fourth of July Parade in 2021.

With that said, the Old Monterey Business Association is already looking forward to next year with marching bands, floats, and the whole array of community groups and supporters coming together for Independence Day 2022! We wish everyone a safe, sane, and healthy 4th of July.

Road Runner Bags at Workhorse Bicycles

Monterey, CA

Workhorse Bicycles has a fresh batch of Road Runner bike bags in stock, ready to rock! Form and function combine in these bags, handmade in Los Angeles and designed by cyclists, for cyclists. Visit Workhorse Bicycles at 486 Washington Street to view our selection.

Old Monterey Cafe Is Hiring

Monterey, CA

Old Monterey Cafe, a family-owned and operated restaurant located at 489 Alvarado Street, is currently looking for an experienced part-time line cook who is ready to make some delicious breakfasts and lunches. If interested, please direct message us via Facebook , or visit us in person between 1-2pm any day.

Exciting Changes at Monterey Bay Aquarium Cafe

Monterey, CA

Planning on grabbing a bite to eat when you visit Monterey Bay Aquarium? The Cafe located inside the Aquarium is open for dine-in meals 10am-4:30pm. Seating is available and has been reconfigured to maintain physical distancing.

Visiting guests will be able to place their order via their mobile device or our new kiosk touch screens and the entire process is cashless, making ordering your favorite meals and snacks even more convenient. View a sample cafe menu here.

Downtown Campbell's First "Post-Pandemic" Wine Walk

 
7/21/21
 
SOLD OUT
 
Downtown Campbell

SOLD OUT! This will be our first (sorta) post-pandemic Wine Walk. We'll still be observing some safety precautions and will be keeping this smaller than usual. Only 500 tickets will be available so please get your tickets early.

Come join us for a less crowded than usual evening of wine tasting in your favorite recovering downtown. We're looking forward to seeing our old friends again over an evening of discovering wines.

OTIS Eyewear Sunglasses at On The Beach

Monterey, CA

On The Beach Surf Shop now has new OTIS sunglasses in stock. This eco-friendly eyewear uses scratch-resistant lenses made of mineral glass instead of plastic, and OTIS's line of eco-acetate frames are made from renewable resources. Visit us at 693 Lighthouse Avenue.

Locally Made Soap at Catalyst Consignment

Monterey, CA

Are you still washing your hands? Good. Do it in style with beautiful, all-natural artisan soaps handmade in Monterey by Eclipse Creations, now available at Catalyst Consignment.

Catalyst has a large selection of Eclipse Creation's scented soaps available; shop owner Cortina's two favorite scents so far are Lavender Sea Moss and Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey. Stop by 801 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A and pick some up - your skin will thank you.

Jachs New York Menswear Now at Cypress Boutique

Monterey, CA

Cypress Boutique Monterey is happy to announce that we now carry men's clothing from Jachs NY. Come and check out our selection at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C.

From classic outerwear to everyday shirts, chinos, and sweaters, Jachs NY makes essentials for daily life and adventures.

Carpets and Floors Is Now Hiring

Monterey, CA

Carpets and Floors, Inc., a locally owned small business, is now seeking someone to work as a part time sales assistant in our showroom at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. You'll be greeting customers, helping salespeople with customers, and conducting...

New at Perfectly Pressed: Parfaits

Monterey, CA

Perfectly Pressed Juice, located at 491 Alvarado Street, introduces its newest menu item: the parfait! It features insanely delicious granola from Ad Astra Bread Co. and yogurt from local Schoch Family Farmstead along with fresh fruit. Yum!

Nacho Bizness and Britannia Arms Sponsor Local Softball League Champions

Monterey, CA

We want to congratulate Monterey Recreation's adult softball league champion teams sponsored by Downtown Old Monterey businesses! Los Borrachos, sponsored by Nacho Bizness and El Jefe Tequila, won the 2021 Spring Men's Softball (Open) Division. And the Pirate Squad, sponsored by Britannia Arms of Monterey , won the 2021 Spring Co-Ed Softball (A) Division.

We thank Nacho Bizness and Britannia Arms for their community involvement. We know they're excited to add more winning plates to their walls in seasons to come. Go teams!

Monterey Moves into the Yellow Tier

Monterey, CA

Monterey County moved into California's Covid-19 Yellow Tier on Wednesday, June 2. What that means is businesses, residents, and visitors, working in partnership with the City of Monterey, have demonstrated their commitment to safety and health protocols and all of us are benefiting from it. Thanks to all of you!

With Yellow Tier status:

**Restaurants can increase indoor seating up to 50% capacity

**Gyms and fitness studios can increase the number of people indoors up to 50% capacity

**Family entertainment centers can increase the number of people indoors up to 50% capacity

**Museums and the Aquarium can open for indoor visitors at 100% capacity

**Bars not serving meals can open indoors up to 25% capacity

**Wineries, breweries, and distilleries can increase the number of people indoors up to 50% capacity

Monterey Moves into the Yellow Tier

Monterey, CA

Monterey County moved into California’s Covid-19 Yellow Tier as of Wednesday, June 2. What that means is businesses, residents, and visitors, working in partnership with the City of Monterey, have demonstrated their commitment to safety and health protocols and all of us are benefiting from it. Thanks to all of you!

With Yellow Tier status:

**Restaurants can increase indoor seating up to 50% capacity

**Gyms and fitness studios can increase the number of people indoors up to 50% capacity

**Family entertainment centers can increase the number of people indoors up to 50% capacity

**Museums and the Aquarium can open for indoor visitors at 100% capacity

**Bars not serving meals can open indoors up to 25% capacity

**Wineries, breweries, and distilleries can increase the number of people indoors up to 50% capacity