Drivers headed by way of downtown San Jose to Freeway 87 may well have recognized a thing alarming just lately: Andy’s Pet Store on Notre Dame Avenue is locked up and emptied out.
Worry not, while, as the beloved institution, which initially opened on The Alameda in 1950, has basically adjusted spots again right after about a decade downtown. Recognised for its iconic neon sign showcasing a crimson-yellow-and-blue macaw, Andy’s has left its roost at 51 Notre Dame Ave.– slated to come to be a blended-use tower undertaking termed the Carlysle — and landed at 429 South Bascom Ave., close to West San Carlos Avenue.
Lissa Shoun and her husband, Eric Bong, took above Andy’s in 2007 and moved it from its first house on The Alameda in 2010 soon after a disastrous economical calendar year all through the Excellent Recession. Fans adopted the shop for pet materials and treats, and in recent yrs it also had turn into a responsible pet rescue adoption center.
The little storefront on Bascom Avenue — in between a health-related source corporation and Idea Top rated Liquors — is thought of a limited-expression property while money are lifted for a more substantial place that can accommodate the adoption middle.
Where ever Andy’s ends up, let’s hope there’s room to reinstall the common sign, far too.
Live FROM SAN JOSE: The Mission Chamber Orchestra is earning a return to are living performance this weekend at a fitting and lovely venue, 5 Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose. Music Director Emily Ray claims the 3 p.m. live performance on Sunday will feature chamber is effective by Portuguese and Azorean composers.
The 60-minute live performance is cost-free, but social distancing is remaining ensured by minimal attendance to 300 people, who are essential to put on masks. You can reserve a ticket at www.missionchamber.org. For those people who can’t make it in individual or want to watch from an even bigger length, the live performance also will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FiveWoundsPortugueseNationalChurch.
CAMPBELL SCRAMBLE: As outlets and dining places reopen or boost capacity, headlines have decried a shortage of staff members in loads of places. That looks to be the circumstance as effectively in Campbell, which is working to revive its bustling downtown eating scene as COVID-19 limitations are eased.
To help keep issues going, the Campbell Town Council just lately voted to allow present parklets — that’s the outdoor curbside seating getting used by places to eat to maximize capacity — to remain as a result of Sept. 30. And the Campbell Chamber of Commerce is internet hosting a daylong occupation reasonable on June 15 for applicants in search of work now, which include whole-time, section-time and seasonal operate. It is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Campbell Local community Center’s Orchard Town Banquet Corridor, and you can register in advance at www.campbellchamber.web or just display up.
Better Signs Ahead: At this time very last year, there ended up indicators just about everywhere expressing “Closed owing to COVID-19,” but the closed indications have been getting swapped out for extra positive messages. The sandwich board outside the house the iconic Caravan Lounge on San Fernando Avenue declares, “Now open — masks necessary.” Let us hope we begin viewing far more of those.