The Kensington Talmadge Business Association’s 3rd Annual Spring Walkabout is Saturday, May 18th from  2-5 PM in Kensington. This community-focused event will showcase Kensington and Talmadge businesses, both brick & mortar and home-based. Businesses along Adams Avenue will have their doors open to the community. Home-based and off-Adams businesses will have tables in the park. Everyone is welcome to attend, and there’s no cost to participate. Enjoy tons of freebies, special treats, discounts, activities and more! Plus, enter their prize drawings and have a chance to win prizes generously donated by their business participants. Come see what makes Kensington and Talmadge such vibrant communities!

Keep an eye out for the launch of the Adams Avenue Business Association’s Online General Merch Store offering Adams Avenue swag like shirts, hats, tote bags, wine cups, stickers and more. Besides being fun to wear, use or adorn, these items make great gifts for family and friends! Show your pride!

The 19th Annual Taste of Adams Avenue is Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 11-3 pm! With new openings, the AABA is expecting more than 50 restaurants, coffeehouses, breweries, wine bars, and one-of-a-kind eateries along the Adams Avenue business district to participate. If you haven’t already confirmed your participation in this great event, please contact the AABA at (619) 282-7329 or email: [email protected]

The California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) in collaboration with the City of San Diego, will be hosting a community gathering event in San Diego on June 12, 2019 at the Mission Valley Public Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy. Members of the restaurant industry, state and local government, and consumers will come together to dialogue and collaborate on issues related to disabled access. Register here. Refreshments will be provided, as well as resources to assist restaurant owners and operators in increasing access for all. Link to ADA Toolkit
Need a small business loan? The AABA is marketing a new loan program in conjunction with the City of San Diego, CDC Small Business Finance Corporation and HUD. The San Diego Small Business Collaborative Loan program is available to businesses in (or in close proximity to) the Adams Avenue business corridor. 50,000-$300,000 loan amounts with 5% fixed interest, up to 10yr amortization and no prepayment penalty. Obtain working capital for job retention or creation, capital equipment or business expansion and other uses. Available to start-up ventures. Easy one-page application to start the process. Call the AABA or email Ray Hivoral, program loan officer at [email protected] for more info.
Painting of the acorn lamp posts lining Adams Avenue and 30th street began in April. The AABA chose a gloss black base with metallic gold accents to accentuate the neighborhoods historic character. Approx 50 of the 170 poles are completed with the remainder scheduled in the next 60-90 days. Other street furnishings will be painted black to match. We hope that you are as excited as we are for the aesthetic enhancement of our business district!
Vendor Applications Now Open. The 38th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair is scheduled for September 21 & 22, 2019. This celebrated event draws over 100,000 people over the two days with offerings of free music, festival food, vendors, beer gardens and carnival rides. It’s sure to be another sell-out so get your vendor application in early! Click HERE to complete your application with payment.