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March Happenings on Adams Ave

by Staff on 03/16/15

Adams Avenue Unplugged
Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 25 and 26, along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood and on four community stages evenly spread out throughout the district. 
Music is scheduled from 12-noon to 10pm on Saturday, April 25, and 12-noon to 8pm on Sunday, April 26. Some artists will be playing multiple sets allowing attendees more opportunity to catch their favorite performers.
Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public. Follow the link for more info- www.adamsavenueunplugged.com

ACCION San Diego Workshop
ACCION San Diego is hosting its annual "Small Business Boot Camp" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - noon. "Six Key Steps to Starting a Business" at 8:30 a.m. will predominantly focus on starting a home-based business. This event will feature a resource center, networking opportunities, and two specialized programs led by a team of small business coaches. The Start-Up Program is specially designed for new and aspiring business owners, while the Growth Program is for seasoned business owners. The Boot Camp is free to all attendees. Register HERE
 
Mid-City Little League 
The AABA sponsored the Mid-City Little League again this year and would like Adams Ave businesses to consider the same. In return for your sponsorship dollars your business will receive advertising and benefit our community and the oldest little league in San Diego.
The website also identifies sponsors and includes links to their websites. Website: midcitylittleleague.com
 
Save the Date 2015
Adams Avenue Unplugged: April 25th & 26th
AABA Mixer: Dimilles, May 6th @ 5:30pm
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: May 31st
Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th
Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

February Happenings on Adams Avenue

by Staff on 02/05/15

Mid-City Little League

The AABA would like all Adams Avenue businesses to consider sponsoring the Mid-City Little League (MCLL) this year! In return for your sponsorship dollars your business will receive advertising and benefit our community and the oldest little league in San Diego. 
MCLL is unique because it serves an incredibly diverse population, including many low-income families living below the poverty line. The MCLL 2011 Senior Team won the District 33 and Section 6 Championship titles. It is a San Diego Little League to be proud of!
All sponsors are acknowledged and thanked at league functions, including Opening and Closing Day Ceremonies and in the All-Star commemorative program. The website also identifies sponsors and includes links to their websites. Website: midcitylittleleague.com 

Download the sponsorship form HERE

Mid-City Unleashed

Show your support for the completion of the off-leash dog park at Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park by joining the Normal Heights Community Association at a neighborhood block party! It takes place Sunday, February 15, 2015 from Noon-2pm. Check out www.NormalHeights.ca for more info.

Score Workshops

Looking to brush up on a certain skill set or learn a new skill that can help take your business to a new level? Check out Score San Diego's list of upcoming workshops on their website. Click HERE for more info.

Save the Date 2015

Adams Avenue Unplugged: April 25th & 26th

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: May 31st

Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th

Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

January Happenings on Adams Avenue

by Staff on 01/20/15

AABA Annual Meeting

The Adams Avenue Business Association's Annual Breakfast Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 27th from 8-9:30 AM at Polite Provisions at 30th & Adams (4696 30th St). Come socialize with your business neighbors and sample breakfast cuisine prepared by Soda & Swine chefs, coffee by Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, and fresh juice by Senor Mangos. Join our New Year's tradition as we toast to Adams Avenue's ongoing revitalization and elect the 2015 slate of nominees to serve on the AABA's Board of Directors. The cost of the breakfast is $10 (cash or check) at the door, and please RSVP no later than Friday, Jan. 23rd to kat@adamsavenuebusiness.com if you will be in attendance.
 

New Businesses on Adams Ave

The UPS Store is now open for business in Kensington Commons at 4142 Adams Ave, and Kensington Dental Group at the same address is now open for business and hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 23rd from 12-1 pm.

Home Start Thrift Store is a new thrift boutique which has opened recently on Adams Avenue in a remodeled craftsmen store front. The store is a branch of a non-profit that helps support families in need.

Nomad Donuts is open for business at 4504 30th St. They make specialty donuts with all kinds of unique and interesting flavor combos.

After 19 years on Adams Avenue, Gledhill's Vintage Furniture has moved to 10925 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite B, Santee 9207. Their phone number remains the same (619) 296-8272.

 

Swingby Food Delivery for Restaurants

When restaurants don't do delivery, Swingby is like your buddy that can swing by your favorite take-out spot. If it has take-out, we'll swing by.
You can include a 'AABA2015' promo code. Orders can be texted in to (619) 630-7096 with that promo code, and those orders will get a one-time $3 delivery fee.

Mid-City Little League

The AABA would like all Adams Avenue businesses to consider sponsoring the Mid-City Little League (MCLL) this year! In return for your sponsorship dollars your business will receive advertising and benefit our community and the oldest little league in San Diego. 
MCLL is unique because it serves an incredibly diverse population, including many low-income
families living below the poverty line. The MCLL 2011 Senior Team won the District 33 and Section 6 Championship titles. It is a San Diego Little League to be proud of!
All sponsors are acknowledged and thanked at league functions, including Opening and Closing Day Ceremonies and in the All-Star commemorative program. The website also identifies sponsors and includes links to their websites. Website: midcitylittleleague.com 

Download the sponsorship form HERE

December Happenings on Adams Ave

by Staff on 12/04/14

Holiday on Adams 2014

On December 14th, Kensington Library Park will feature snow, Santa, and caroling from 2-5 PM. The snow play will begin at 2 PM. Santa is listening to wish lists starting at 2 PM until 4 PM. There will be a musical performance brought to you by the San Diego Creative Arts Project.
  

Street Fair Receives a Bravo SD Award
The Adams Avenue Street Fair received the "Best Entertainment Value 2014" award from Bravo San Diego and Supervisor Dave Roberts, and was honored at an award ceremony last week.

NHCA Holiday Party
On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 the Normal Heights Community Association is hosting a tour around the neighborhood for the Normal Heights Holiday Home Decorating Tour. Following the tour there will be a vote for the best decorated home and good times with neighbors, music, cookies and refreshments. All are welcome, and it costs nothing to attend!
HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR @ 7pm
6:30-7:00pm: Mix-n-mingle at the Community Center- 4649 Hawley Blvd
THE PARTY @ 7:30pm
7:30pm: Celebration, refreshments and neighborly cheer!

Mid-City Little League
The AABA would like all Adams Avenue businesses to consider sponsoring the Mid-City Little League (MCLL) this year! In return for your sponsorship dollars your business will receive advertising and benefit our community and the oldest little league in San Diego. 
MCLL is unique because it serves an incredibly diverse population, including many low-income
families living below the poverty line. The MCLL 2011 Senior Team won the District 33 and Section 6 Championship titles. It is a San Diego Little League to be proud of! 
All sponsors are acknowledged and thanked at league functions, including Opening and Closing Day Ceremonies and in the All-Star commemorative program. The website also identifies sponsors and includes links to their websites. Website: midcitylittleleague.com 
Download the sponsorship form HERE

Save The Date: AABA Annual Meeting
The AABA will host its Annual Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 8 AM. Location to be announced next month. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!

November Happenings on Adams Ave

by Staff on 11/05/14

World's Biggest Bottle Share on 30th

Join friends and make new ones during the busiest craft beer weekend in America's craft beer capital! 
In celebration of this glorious "brewer's" week (kind like a baker's dozen, only more fun), and in the spirit of sharing that we all grew up with.


How it works

1. Buy: Buy your ticket HERE

2. Sign up for a signature taste at 3 locations on 30th - Go to www.sdbottleshare.com and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

3. Day-of Register: Pick up your registration materials on the day of between 11am and noon from any of the even registration stations (Alchemy, The Homebrewer, behind the North Park Theatre, and Polite Provisions)
4. Line up: Line up along 30th Street anywhere from Polite Provisions to Alchemy/Hamilton's by 12:00 p.m. sharp! Help us make an awesome human chain of craft beer lovers!
5. RIDE: You'll get a wristband that allows you to ride the length of 30th Street stopping at multiple locations to share beer, buy from the bar and chat about adventures with friends!

AABA Member Mixer at Clem's Tap House

Join your neighboring Adams Avenue business owners at the AABA member mixer on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Clem's Tap House, 4108 Adams Ave. It is a great opportunity to meet other business owners and find out what the AABA is planning next!

Bikes, Brews & Brats

Join in the second annual Bikes, Brews & Brats event on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM!
As part of San Diego Beer week there will be a Mountain Bike ride from Cal Coast Bicycles to the Regal Beagle via a scenic route through Balboa Park & Mission Hills. Upon check in, all riders will be offered tune-ups from Cal Coast Cycles and given a commemorative event t-shirt! Click HERE for more info and to buy a ticket.

Cafe 21 Vegan Options for Thanksgiving

Wondering what to do for Thanksgiving? Cafe 21 has you covered for the whole week! They are serving the usual delicious fare, but they also have vegan options. $35 per person, $20 for kids 12 and under. Thanksgiving dinner is served Nov. 13th-29th after 5PM. See www.cafe-21.com for more info.

Taste of University Heights

The 2014 Taste of University Heights will take place on Sunday, November 9th, Noon to 3PM in conjunction with the University Heights Arts Open. The $20 Taste tickets can be purchased in advance at www.UHCDC.org or at the UHCDC Office (4452 Park Blvd, Suite 104).

Restaurant Owners Workshop

The SBA and the City Heights Business Association are hosting a workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13th from 7:30 to 10:30 AM at 4305 University Ave, 6th Floor Conference Rm. The workshop will cover a number of tips and techniques for increasing profit and efficiency. You can register online at www.sba.gov/events. Contact Rosa Rodarte for more info. Phone- 619-727-4877 Email- rosa.rodarte@sba.gov.

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