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You may have heard that Aqui's Campbell had to close down temporarily due to one of their stafff members testing positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Effective immediately, they've suspended patio dining for safety reasons.

I don't know anything more than the information that is already public so I'm not directing nor deflecting blame when I say that things are very difficult right now for all of our shops and we need help from our community to meet us half the way. I read a lot of messages from people who express that the businesses need to take more responsibility to enforce the rules. That's a fair criticism, but please also understand how difficult this is to do in practice when sometimes patrons have no interest in following the rules set out for them. The people working the restaurants have a challenging enough of a job under these pandemic conditions. It'd be asking a lot of them to also be crowd control officers and experts in conflict resolution.

Everyone, we cannot do this without you. You must help us or we're going to have more incidents like this.

You can help us by modeling good behavior when you come down here and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It will be a slow process, but we can get there if we start now.

Downtown Campbell is a very social place and most people aren't willfully ignoring rules. They're just acting like normal decent human beings who read the room and adapt to their surroundings. The only issue is that too many are following the 2019 version of normal (which we all miss dearly). If we want to have nice things, you must must help us move on to the 2020 version of normal.

Please wear a mask, please demonstrate proper distancing, please make room for others, and please don't crowd around the high traffic areas. Livelihoods if not lives themselves are at stake.

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The Downtown Campbell Survival Project has entered round three and it's a perfect time to do our first themed round of prize giveaways. This month, it's all about beauty. We have some really great prizes lined up this month. If beauty's not your thing, we still have a good reason for you to enter.

You will have numerous ways you can enter to win these great prizes.

  • Buy something from a Downtown Campbell business and forward the proof of purchase to [email protected].
  • Share specific posts that have been tagged by us with #VivaDTC.
  • Tag us and post a selfie of you in a facemask while in Downtown Campbell to Instagram.

For full details of our monthly contests, please see the Downtown Campbell Survival Project page.

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About Ritual Day Spa


It’s a mad, mad world. Where constant demands drain your soul and your sanity. Where your needs come second to jobs, spouses, and children. And guardian angels nod off when needed most. Here at Ritual, you can escape. If only for a little while. Because sometimes, a little while is all you need.


•-If you win and you can't do anything with the beauty prizes, we'll let you trade in your prize for entries in next month's drawing. You'll get 10 entries for the grand prize and 5 entries for a runner up prize.

We’re back!! Come celebrate our 7 year anniversary with a sandwich from 11am to 3pm this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday! A limited menu and canned beers will be available for takeout only.

We will be extending our hours in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates! We can’t wait to see you all again!

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We’re sharing this as a reminder to #shoplocal & #shopsmall. Like so many of your favorite businesses, ours is on the brink, for the first time in 13 years. We hate that our communities are in the position of choosing between our health and our livelihoods. There are no easy answers here.

Thank you for your support!

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Did you see our video about our Giveaway celebrating Day 100 of shelter in place?

Buy $100 in products online between now and this Sunday June 28th and you’ll get a free eye mask AND will be entered to win a free $100 facial! ($100 pre-tax and shipping.)

Shop online at www.ritual-spa.com.

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Hi everyone. One lucky winner will be chosen this Sunday to win this $50 gift card to A'Bellagio in Downtown Campbell! Another will win a $25 gift card to Steepers and 15 will win $10 cards to Blue Line Pizza.

If you made any purchases from businesses in Downtown Campbell between May 11th and June 21st, you have until this Sunday at noon to email a proof of purchase to [email protected] to receive up to two entries per purchase into our June round of prize drawings.

Beauty Services for July's Prize Round

Entries for our July round of our Survival Project Prize Drawings started earlier this week on June 22nd. All entries for purchases made between June 22nd, 2020 and the end of July 2020 will count toward the slate of prizes for July. We'll be announcing our July prizes in a separate post. If you're like getting receiving beauty and wellness treatments, you'll really want to be on the lookout for that announcement.

This week was the week we were expecting Santa Clara County to announce that our salons, barber shops, gyms, and other personal services would be allowed to join the re-opening. As you may have heard, that didn't happen.

The Coronavirus caseload in Santa Clara County and in California in general has not only failed to shrink enough for high touch services like salons, gyms, and spas to re-open, the numbers are trending in the wrong direction.

We need to ask everyone to do their part to help push down the spread of Covid-19. Please wear a face mask in addition to continuing to keep your social distance when you're around non-family members. There has been growing evidence in recent months that face masks are effective in curtailing the spread of Covid-19.

It's also worthwhile to note that in numerous countries where wearing face masks is a common practice, people have been able to go get haircuts, massages, and workouts weeks and months ago. Those countries took different approaches toward controlling their outbreaks, but the one thing they had in common was that people wore face masks to reduce the spread of disease.

As of June 18th 2020, the state of California has expanded its face mask mandate to include when you are:

  • Waiting in line or waiting to enter any indoor public space

  • While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible

It was already previously required that you must have a face mask on whenever you are inside a place of business. The key change that affects Downtown Campbell is that you now must also be wearing a face mask even outdoors if you are likely to be closer than 6 feet away from other people.

Last week, we asked you to wear a face mask anytime you're in Downtown Campbell. As some of our restaurants have re-opened for patio dining service, people have eagerly come back to enjoy their evenings in Downtown Campbell and it's getting a little too cozy for comfort at times.

We really appreciate you coming out to support our restaurants and retailers, but we really need you to do a better of job of wearing your face masks when you're here. We know you've got them because you put them on when you enter shops as required. Now we'd like to ask you to leave them on because we keep seeing too many people who are too close and are not wearing masks.

We also want you to help us set a good example for all the other downtowns on how to strike a balance between enjoying life and being conscientious of public health and safety during a pandemic. Sure, you're probably not sick, but if you wear a mask and everyone else wears a mask in Downtown Campbell, it's likely that collectively you will have convinced a few people who actually were sick to put a mask on.

Lots of people probably do not know that California's mask mandate has expanded and most people who will come to Downtown Campbell in the next week will never read this message. They're never going to see any of our requests for them to put a mask on, but they will notice if you are wearing a mask.

So please wear a mask! We need your help to make Downtown Campbell safe for more people to enjoy and help push the infection rate down so our salons and spas can get back in action.

Why Wear a Face Mask?

Face masks are not impenetrable barriers to viruses, but they don't have to be to reduce the chances that you will give someone else Covid-19 or get it from someone else. They only need to stop enough virus from getting through to prevent diseases from being transmitted from person to person. They're especially good at stopping any outbound viruses from the wearer.

This is because respiratory droplets that can carry huge amounts of viral...Read More

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Shelter in Place Update for week of June 14th

Posted on June 14th, 2020 by sheldon

We hope everyone is healthy and sane and if you're not, hopefully you're at least healthy OR sane.

Earlier this month, Santa Clara County began permitting restaurant and retail services to resume on a limited basis. Most of our shops and restaurants have taken advantage of the loosened restrictions, but some of them are continuing to operate on a more restricted basis for a variety of reasons.

Al Fresco Dining is In

The big news is that restaurants are allowed to offer dining service outdoors and with proper spacing between tables to allow for social distancing between all dinner parties. The City of Campbell is allowing restaurants to take up open spaces near them to set up additional tables to allow them to serve additional customers.

Even with the expanded outdoor seating, space is limited. You may be asked to observe a time limit for your table.

Not all of our restaurants have opened for dine-in service. Some remain pick-up, curbside, and delivery only. If you're not comfortable with dining out, you can still get your food for take-out and curbside.

Retail Shops Open

Most of our retailers have reopened, but many of them are only going with limited hours. Please be aware that there may be restrictions on what you will be permitted to do in the stores. You must have a face covering at all times when going to a business.

Dressing rooms at boutiques may be closed for safety reasons*. Please contact the boutique in advance to ask about their fitting room policy if you wish to try on items. Private shopping appointments are available at many shops if you ask about them and some even encourage it. There is a maximum number of people allowed into any store (employees included).

Even though many of our retailers are open, they're continuing to offer curbside delivery and online shopping too. Retailers are also allowed to expand out into normally restricted open spaces to allow them to offer merchandise from the sidewalk.

Uncertain Hours

We are all adjusting to the new normal. Nobody's done it quite like this before and so be aware that everyone's hours are subject to change without notice. We're trying to keep accurate hours for shops in our business directory and we will be publishing a page to give you easy reference to everyone's hours. For now, please contact them directly or find them in our business directory to confirm availability.

No Salons Yet

As of today, Salons have not been given permission to re-open yet.

Face Masks are Required

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Survival Project Contest Period Extended to June 21st

Posted on June 14th, 2020 by DCBA

Hi everyone, the past couple of weeks really weren't good times to be reminding people of any kind of ongoing contest and we'll have 17 winners for this round of our monthly drawings so we're going to extend the current contest period out to June 21st.

You'll have one more week to enter to win our slate of prizes for this month:

To enter all you have to do is make a purchase at any business that's in our Business Directory and email your proof of purchase to [email protected].

Wear a Face Mask: Get More Entries

We need your help to encourage people to up their face masking game while they're in Downtown Campbell. Take a selfie of you anywhere in Downtown Campbell and post it to Instagram or Facebook.

On Instagram, you must tag @downtowncampbellca and tag it #VivaDTC.

On Facebook make sure you tag Downtown Campbell.

You can also email your photo to us at [email protected] if you would like us to share your photo. Just be sure to include all information needed so we can credit and tag your account as you wish....Read More

Gridley Company is open and ready to help you start your home remodel project! Call us at (408)374-0900 to schedule a Zoom consultation to meet one of our fabulous designers! We are now offering Zoom meetings and remote-friendly design services to safely design and build your dream home. Have questions about our new processes? Give us a call today! (408) 374-0900

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Redemption Now Open Daily 11-7pm

Posted on June 14th, 2020 by REDEMPTION

CAMPBELL IS NOW OPEN EVERY DAY 11-7, no appointment needed! So thankful for our amazing staff who have been on standby and eagerly waiting to come back to work. We have rearranged our space to allow for social distancing and are so excited to have our doors open again! To everyone who made purchases or messaged us words of encouragement over these last 3 months, you are the reason we are still here! Your support has kept us going in a time with so much uncertainty and we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for you, so from the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU! ?? Forever grateful, Tammy + Dave

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The Campbell Library isn't quite yet ready to take in its regular set of patrons, but they are open for limited service from Monday through Saturday. You can make hold requests for curbside delivery of books that you want from 1pm to 5pm. The building itself will not be open. Only curbside service is being offered.

Please Wear a Mask in Downtown Campbell

Posted on June 9th, 2020 by sheldon

Hi everyone. As we start taking baby steps back toward the life that we're used to, there's something we'd like you to do for us.

Please wear a mask.

Please wear a mask even if you're outdoors. Please wear one even if you're keeping your social distance. Please wear one even when you don't need to be wearing one.

When you're in Downtown Campbell, we need you to go above and beyond the normal guidelines for mask wearing and make a show of it. Doing so will encourage everyone to mask up when they come down here. As restrictions are loosened, some people are behaving like the pandemic is either over or on an indefinite holiday and that is terrifying to those of us who do not have the option of working from home.

It has already been a devastating year for all of our shops and getting sick would just multiply the misery. Most of our shops have cut their staffing down to the bare minimum. When there's no backup, even a mild course of illness could mean a complete and absolute shut down for two weeks.

Of course, for some of our shop keepers, the financial implications of getting sick is the least of their worries. We have our share of high risk people who shouldn't even be leaving their homes much less be opening a shop to the public.

Please wear a mask.

Please do it to protect us. Please do it to protect our progress toward recovery. Please do it to protect each other.

I hope there wasn't any doubt, but just in case, let's make it real clear where the Campbell Chamber (and Downtown Campbell) stands on Black Lives Matter. Nicholas Welzenbach, the President of the Campbell Chamber of Commerce and an ever present personality and volunteer in Downtown Campbell, just posted this to the Chamber's social media pages.

The Campbell Chamber of Commerce stands in support of Black Lives Matter. As an organization, we welcome and embrace diversity. Over the past few weeks, we have seen the community of Campbell come together in like-minded unity to help bring awareness to this important conversation.

The Chamber will continue to value, recognize, andd appreciate all individuals. We stand with you. #BlackLivesMatter

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Happy Besties Day!!! I am so excited to FINALLY open my new location at 401 E. Campbell Ave this Friday! It's literally next door to my old location.

Stay tuned for hours and the new protocol that I will have in place. Thank you for all the support these last couple months it means more then you know. ?

With the lifting of some retail restrictions lately, I've been unboxing a TON of new inventory this weekend to prepare for my opening on Friday, June 12th.

If you're interested in a private appointment please contact me. Masks will be required, but if you don't have one, don't worry. I will be selling some, just not this one.

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