It’s 2019 and January is California Restaurant Month. Visit California‘s annual month-long campaign aims to bring foodies to culinary destinations up and down the coast and throughout the state. Northern California restaurants continue to master the farm-to-table cuisine, including many new, local restaurants in Pleasanton. From well-established, white tablecloth dining spots to more casual cafes, Pleasanton has numerous offerings. With the opening of Pacific Pearl on the east end of Pleasanton, diners have several options to delight their Asian taste buds. Downtown Pleasanton continues to entice locals with Burmese dishes to Tex-Mex and some of the best burgers in town. Discover a new delicacy, or revisit an old favorite… there’s a dining destination sure to please your palate!
Opened in 2018, come by these new, local dining treasures in Pleasanton:
As we near the holidays, shopping for gifts is on the top of our lists. Pleasanton Downtown Association is featuring “12 Days of Downtown Deals” with numerous merchants offering specials and discounts beginning on December 10 through December 21. Look for these two local businesses that are dedicated to bringing you personable customer service and unique products. Shop small and support our small businesses in Pleasanton!
KJ Couture has been in Pleasanton for three years and started the company off Instagram in 2013. Their Pleasanton location is perfect in downtown and they love the atmosphere and sense of community by being a business on Main Street. Come check out their specialty item of Shapewear! They are located at 706 Main Street.
The Gourmet Works is no stranger to downtown Pleasanton. This family-owned and operated business has been in downtown for 20 years! They are located at 420 Main Street and love being in the heart of Pleasanton’s downtown district. All of their chocolates are handmade on the premises… come in on December 15 for $5 off any purchase over $25! You’re sure to find a holiday gift in Downtown Pleasanton!
Come to Downtown Pleasanton for “friendly, personal service, exciting events, and fast special orders” at Towne Center Books. Owner, Judy Wheeler has been in business for 23 years and her goal is to keep every customer satisfied. Supporting small business helps shops like Judy’s stay in business, so stop on by and you may even get to meet the shop’s furry greeter, Max.
Speaking of furry friends, could you use some unique pet supplies? Murphy’s Paw is just the ticket… Dean Mancini has owned this Downtown Pleasanton gem for 10 years. It’s family-owned and is dedicated to serving the community with all your pet needs. #Shopsmall at Towne Center Books and Murphy’s Paw on Small Business Saturday, November 24 and remember to shop all year-round to support small businesses in Pleasanton!
Support your favorite local spots, or find new ones in Pleasanton! Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone – from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally – to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. American Express started the Shop Small movement in an effort to support these local places that make our communities strong. They launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, hoping to help bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
In Pleasanton, there are over 3,750 small businesses that employ more than 33,500 people collectively. Supporting these businesses is a critical component of restoring and rebuilding a healthy economy. Let’s support small businesses by shopping small on November 24. Pleasanton Downtown Association is hosting an Open House in historic Downtown Pleasanton with free photos with Santa at Museum on Main located at 603 Main Street from 10 am – 1 pm. Over 30 downtown merchants will be participating in this all-day event by offering special discounts on shopping, dining, and services. Balloons, stickers, shopping bags, pet bandanas, pens and more will be given to lucky customers throughout the day as a thank you for supporting local businesses.
“When we support our local businesses by shopping here in Pleasanton, our sales tax dollars stay in the community. For every $100 spent, $46 stays here based on an independent retail study conducted several years ago,” said Lisa Adamos, City of Pleasanton Economic Development Specialist. Show your support when you shop in Pleasanton on November 24. Take a selfie at your favorite business, tag the business plus #inPleasantonCA, #downtownpleasanton, #pleasanton and share them with #shopsmallpleasanton. Let’s make November 24 the Biggest Day of the Year for small businesses in Pleasanton!