Drivers headed by way of downtown San Jose to Freeway 87 could have seen one thing alarming lately: Andy’s Pet Store on Notre Dame Avenue is locked up and emptied out.
Concern not, although, because the beloved establishment, which first opened on The Alameda in 1950, has merely modified areas once more after a couple of decade downtown. Recognized for its iconic neon signal that includes a red-yellow-and-blue macaw, Andy’s has left its roost at 51 Notre Dame Ave.– slated to turn out to be a mixed-use tower mission referred to as the Carlysle — and landed at 429 South Bascom Ave., close to West San Carlos Avenue.
Lissa Shoun and her husband, Eric Bong, took over Andy’s in 2007 and moved it from its unique residence on The Alameda in 2010 after a disastrous monetary yr throughout the Nice Recession. Followers adopted the store for pet provides and treats, and lately it additionally had turn out to be a dependable pet rescue adoption heart.
The small storefront on Bascom Avenue — between a medical provide firm and Tip Prime Liquors — is taken into account a short-term residence whereas funds are raised for a bigger area that may accommodate the adoption heart.
Wherever Andy’s finally ends up, let’s hope there’s area to reinstall the basic signal, too.
LIVE FROM SAN JOSE: The Mission Chamber Orchestra is making a return to dwell efficiency this weekend at a becoming and exquisite venue, 5 Wounds Portuguese Nationwide Church in San Jose. Music Director Emily Ray says the three p.m. live performance on Sunday will characteristic chamber works by Portuguese and Azorean composers.
The 60-minute live performance is free, however social distancing is being ensured by restricted attendance to 300 folks, who’re required to put on masks. You possibly can reserve a ticket at www.missionchamber.org. For individuals who can’t make it in individual or want to observe from a good higher distance, the live performance additionally will probably be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FiveWoundsPortugueseNationalChurch.
CAMPBELL SCRAMBLE: As retailers and eating places reopen or enhance capability, headlines have decried a scarcity of workers in plenty of locations. That appears to be the case as properly in Campbell, which is working to revive its bustling downtown eating scene as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
To assist hold issues going, the Campbell Metropolis Council lately voted to permit present parklets — that’s the out of doors curbside seating being utilized by eating places to extend capability — to stay by way of Sept. 30. And the Campbell Chamber of Commerce is internet hosting a daylong job honest on June 15 for candidates searching for jobs now, together with full-time, part-time and seasonal work. It’s taking place from 10 a.m. to three p.m. on the Campbell Neighborhood Heart’s Orchard Metropolis Banquet Corridor, and you’ll register prematurely at www.campbellchamber.net or simply present up.
BETTER SIGNS AHEAD: Presently final yr, there have been indicators in all places saying “Closed as a consequence of COVID-19,” however the closed indicators have been getting swapped out for extra constructive messages. The sandwich board outdoors the enduring Caravan Lounge on San Fernando Avenue declares, “Now open — masks required.” Let’s hope we begin seeing extra of these.