Beyond Normal: The Adams Avenue Blog
AABA Member Mixer
Come network and socialize with fellow Adams Ave business owners. May's member mixer will be held at Cantina Mayahuel, 2934 Adams Ave. on Wed. May 14th from 5-7PM. Appetizers provided, cash bar. AABA members only please.
Adams Ave Unplugged
Adams Avenue Unplugged was a great event this year! Thanks for all your continued support. The Unplugged Kickstarter was successful and the AABA raised over $10,000 in order to pay Unplugged musicians.
June Board Meeting Rescheduled
The Normal Heights Community Center is being used as a polling location for the June 3rd elections. As a result the AABA Board Meeting will be moved to the following Tuesday, June 10th at 8am.
New Businesses on the Ave
Circa is the new restaurant at 2121 Adams Ave. They serve locally grown comfort food and craft beer. They even grow their own micro-crops of "wall-greens" in their vertical hydro-garden, right in the dining room. Find out more on their website.
Liquid Eden, 3190 Adams Ave, is a water store created to provide nourishing purified drinking reverse osmosis and alkaline water. Learn more on their website.
Java Joe's, 3536 Adams Ave, had their grand opening during Unplugged. Learn more on their website.
Save These Dates
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon- Sunday, June 1st
Art Around Adams- Saturday, June 7thTaste of Adams Ave- Sunday, June 29th
Adams Ave Unplugged
Planning for Adams Ave Unplugged is in full swing and there are several new aspects to the event this year.
The AABA is running a Kickstarter to help subsidize musicians payment. We spend nearly $20,000 on musicians for Unplugged each year, and we are trying to raise $10,000 to help with those costs this year. To receive great incentives like t-shirts and reserved seating click HERE to pledge to our project.
In addition, we are selling reserved seats for the headliners in the Normal Heights United Methodist Church Stage. Adams Avenue Unplugged is a free event, but due to the demand and limited seating (250) in the Church Stage on Mansfield Street, we are allowing reserved seating for $10 this year. Reserving a seat guarantees your spot at the show. Each of these headliners will also play sets at one of the outside park stages. You can purchase a reserved seat HERE.
Navy Sponsorship Opportunity
The Navy's 28th Bay Bridge Run is being held on May 18th this year. The event attracts 11,000 runners and covers four miles from downtown, San Diego, over the Coronado Bay Bridge and finishing at Tidelands Park, Coronado. Exhibitors, sponsors, entertainment stage and VIP hospitality area are set up at Tidelands Park. While the Navy regulations prohibit selling at events, there is tremendous opportunity to sample food items, distribute coupons and collect leads for follow up later. This run is open to the public and attracts approximately 58% females and 42% males, 50% military and 50% civilian, many of whom live near downtown, San Diego. If you are interested in sponsorship please contact:
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SDCAP puts on Seussical Jr.San Diego Creative Arts Project is presenting Seussical The Musical Jr. on May 2-4 at the Roosevelt MS Auditorium (3366 Park Blvd). Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 after April 20th. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Contact: Laura Hodge at email@example.com. More info at www.sdcreativeartsproject.org.
San Diego Magazine's March issue includes the annual Neighborhood Guide and Adams Avenue, in Kensington, is featured as one of the 3 covers published for the issue.As a tribute to the neighborhoods featured on the covers, San Diego Magazine created limited-edition posters that will be for sale on SanDiegoMagazine.com and at ArtWalk and other community events. To purchase a poster click here.
Contribute your input about the proposed bike corridors at the Regional Bike Corridors Community Advisory Group & Community Open House Feb 19th from 5:30-8 PM. Our area is about to get more bike friendly! Check out this map proposal for three new bike corridors in the Mid-City. Find out more info about the project and timeline HERE
The AABA’s Annual Breakfast Meeting will be held on Tuesday January 21, from 8-9:30 AM, at Fish Public in Kensington (4055 Adams Avenue). Come sample breakfast cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Jordan Davis while socializing with your Adams Avenue business colleagues. Join our New Year’s tradition as we toast to Adams Avenue’s ongoing revitalization and elect the 2014 slate of nominees to serve on the AABA’s Board of Directors.
All Adams Avenue business and property owners are encouraged to attend. The cost of breakfast is only $10.00 if you RSVP and pay by Friday, January 17th. RSVP by phone (619) 282-7329 or email to Kat@adamsavenuebusiness.com. You may make payment by mailing a check or bringing a check or cash to the AABA office, located in the Normal Heights Community Center, 4649 Hawley Blvd. SD, CA 92116. Hope to see you there.