Alameda Island Brewing Company

Park Street lacked a brewery where hops lovers could enjoy some high quality suds. But that space is now being ably filled by the brand-new Alameda Island Brewing Company, a welcome addition to Park Street and the Island that sits on the old Cavanaugh Motors spot just a stone’s throw from the Park Street Bridge.

After a long and frustrating renovation of the old A-1 Vacuum & Sewing location on Park Street, Sergio Silva of Team Silva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his wife, Rebecca Trissell of Yoga Alameda, are planning to open their his-and-hers studio Tuesday.

A new addition to the renaissance of eateries that the former Gold's Gym strip of businesses on Encinal Avenue enjoys is Sidestreet Pho, a restaurant that gives a tip of the hat to pre-war Vietnamese street cuisine.