Park Street

Party Warehouse, a longtime bookend of the Park Street business district, is closing on June 28 after 16 years as the Island’s party supply store.

Planning a drive to Park or Webster streets? The city is considering changes that they say could make it easier for you to park.

The Park Street site that once served as home to Good Chevrolet will soon host a Walgreens and other retail shops – a hopeful sign to city leaders who want to see their plans to revitalize the city’s former Auto Row come to fruition.

For years, Alameda has served as a destination for onetime city dwellers who prize its vintage homes, tree-lined streets and not-too-suburban feel. But almost as often as not, Alamedans leave the Island to buy the things they need.

The in-progress development of the long-awaited Alameda Landing project near the Webster Tube – a project that includes a 291,000-square-foot Target-anchored shopping center – has stirred hopes at City Hall and citywide that long-desired retailers offering clothing, high-end grocery, paper goods and more will finally come to the Island. But retail experts and city staffers who have been working to bring stores to town said drawing them requires a carefully crafted admixture of demographics, relationships, timing, space – along with a little luck.

A new commercial development rises on the former Cavanaugh Motors property on Park Street. Photo by Michele Ellson.

A developer who’s building new commercial space on the site of a former Park Street car dealership is asking for the city’s okay to include a restaurant and brewery, a wellness center and artist studios in the tenant mix.