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You in 2019: What an amazing and fun Halloween photo!

You in 2020: OMG the crowd and no masks... won't be able to sleep tonight!

In case it needs to be said, we will not be having our annual Halloween Trick or Treat in Downtown Campbell this year due to the pandemic, but we’ll celebrate by posting some of our favorite Halloween photos from years past for the entire week of Halloween on the DowntownCampbell Facebook Page and the @DowntownCampbellCA Instagram Page.

If you’ve been to our Halloweens before, look through your stash of pics and join in the fun by replying to our daily posts with some of your past favorite costumes that you've spotted in Downtown Campbell.

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Come on out and join us this weekend. Patios and parklets will be open and so long as the infection rate in Santa Clara County remains modest, there’s limited indoor dining and entertainment open as well.

Under our current infection level, bars can now operate outdoors without requiring food purchase and entertainment venues like LvL Up arcade are allowed to open at reduced capacities.

Remember that just because something is allowed does not mean it is entirely safe. Precautions are certainly enacted to make all indoor services as safe as possible, but we’re still counting on you to wear masks correctly and think about your safety, our safety, and the safety of everyone you pass on the street.

Make smart choices and assume that anyone you encounter outside of your home is potentially contagious if you want our dining rooms and other indoor activities to remain available.

Thanks for riding out these crazy times with us.

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Lots of people are taking advantage of the lowered infection rates in Santa Clara County to venture out a little more. Also with limited indoor dining resuming as of this week, Downtown Campbell at night doesn’t feel quite as pandemic as it did a few months ago (but daytime is still pretty quiet*).

Because of the increased foot traffic, it is more important than ever to always wear your mask except when you’re actually having a meal. This includes walking around, standing in line, or when seated at a table before food or drinks arrive.

Most people are doing this right and we want to thank you for your support as customers, for having the discipline that allowed us to open more, and for showing concern about the safety of our shopkeeps and workers.

*-Come in the afternoon if you want to avoid people. It’s fairly quiet even on weekends around mid-afternoon. Monday is quietest full stop as some spots don’t even open on Mondays.

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This week, Santa Clara County announced that we've moved into the Orange Tier of California's Covid-19 guidelines, which loosens restrictions enough that small indoor gatherings and limited capacity indoor dining will be allowed again. Some people will read this and think, "This is a terrible idea" and others will think "YES! I can't wait!"

For the "terrible idea" people, your caution is understood. Outdoor options, takeout, and curbside services will continue to be offered. Keep in mind that Santa Clara County's public health policies have been some of the strictest in the nation. They're not going to allow anything that would be deemed reckless. Each business offering indoor services will have additional guidelines they're required to follow to keep risks as low as possible and some businesses are also taking additional steps on their own. Businesses have every motivation to make this work so we don't end up on a fast track right back to the Red Tier.

Those of you who can't wait to get inside a restaurant again, thank you for your enthusiasm, but please don't get the wrong message from this week's changes. We especially need YOU to be on your best behavior. A great fear of loosening restrictions is that some people will get the wrong idea, stop being disciplined, and we quickly lose everything we sacrificed for.

If we want nice things, we must be willing to put in the work needed to keep them.

Even as Santa Clara County is enjoying the fruits of our modest success in controlling infection rates, most of the rest of the country is slipping back into outbreak conditions again. We're also heading into the winter months and epidemiologists fear that there could be a strong seasonal component to Covid-19 much like the flu or common cold. We want these changes to last and that's going to require everyone to make smart decisions, be disciplined, and wear a mask like their lives depended upon it.

We've been given an opportunity. Enjoy. It. Responsibly.

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Oktoberfest in a Box!

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Campbell Chamber of Commerce

Since we can't host our award winning Oktoberfest in Campbell this year, we decided to bring Oktoberfest to you!! You can order your Oktoberfest-in-a-Box NOW for pickup at Sports Basement Campbell!

These party packs for 2 or 4 people include:

  • Gordon Biersch Beer
  • Chamber Oktoberfest Steins
  • Bavarian pretzels with mustard
  • Discount for German Sausages
  • Oktoberfest decorations

They are available for purchase right now online.

SHARE this information with others and help us spread the word to other Oktoberfest fans! PROST!...Read More

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LVL Up is NOW OPEN with Limited Capacity

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Lvl Up

🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨
After exactly seven months, we are able to OPEN INSIDE again to limited guests! Starting Friday at 5PM, we’ll have our staff at the door checking that everyone:

😷is correctly wearing a MASK
📍is aware of our new LIMITED CAPACITY
💡understands & follows SOCIAL DISTANCE protocol

Here’s the latest County of Santa Clara Public Health Department regulations for indoor dining: https://bit.ly/3k0zAvY

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If you haven’t visited The Retro Fix lately— this weekend is an excellent time to stop by. The shop is stocked with some of the best/ rare games available in Northern California and Saturday at 1PM they’re hosting another guest vendor sale!

OPEN Wednesday - Sunday 1PM - 7PM Buy Sell Trade Repair

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Did you know the Campbell Library is the location of one of Santa Clara County's ballot drop off boxes? You can use these drop off locations instead of the USPS when returning your vote by mail ballots. Additionally, if you want to track your ballot to ensure that it's being processed, you can register for updates on your ballot's status at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov.

The ballot drop off box at the Campbell Library is at the base of the main entrance ramp next to the library's parking lot. If you don't live near Downtown Campbell, there are other ballot drop off locations around Santa Clara County.

Look up your closest location here: https://eservices.sccgov.org/Rov

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The Campbell Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a California nonprofit corporation. With a membership of over 200 volunteers, we bolster city-wide disaster resilience by building teams of neighborhood volunteers who are trained, organized, equipped, and responsive to any significant emergency.

Due to COVID-19, we have lost 100% of our funding for 2020 and 2021. The City and our annual Taste of Campbell fundraiser event were our only income sources that financed our activities, and they have both been eliminated.

We use the funds to purchase supplies for large-scale emergencies, provide free first-aid and emergency-preparedness classes, and free first-aid services for local community events. Those funds also used to educate and motivate the public by building awareness for disaster preparedness, communicated through social media campaigns.

With your tax-deductible contribution, you can help us raise money for our 2021 activities.

Campbell CERT is a 501(c)3 California nonprofit corporation founded in 2015.

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It might be 2020, but we're still allowed to have favorite businesses, right? Metro Magazine just published the results of their annual Best of Silicon Valley reader's poll and even in this muted Sheltered-in-Place year, Downtown Campbell had a strong presence in the rankings.

The following businesses earned a top three ranking in one or more survey categories in the Metro's annual poll.

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Our team is back together!

For the first time since the pandemic began on March 17th, our full team is back together. We re-opened our doors to the general public on September 9th. Since then, we have watched the schedule fill up quickly with so many clients, desperate to get back on track through restorative massage. If you have not been able to get on the schedule, you will be happy to see that we now have more openings throughout the week with all four of us back at work. We are committed to providing you a safe and healthy space to receive a massage during these unsettling times.

Therapists Weekly Schedule

Donna: Mon 11-6, Tue 9:30-3, Wed 11-6, Fri 9:30-5
Javier: Tue 9-9, Wed 3-8, Thur 9-9, Fri 11-4, Sat 10-6
Tricia: Tue 3-8, Wed 9-3, Thur 9-3
Kelly: Sunday 11-5

Book Now at www.bodyrestmassage.com

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Dinner and a Haircut?

Posted on October 2nd, 2020 by Downtown Campbell

Make plans for dinner and a haircut? Ok, maybe that's not what the cool kids are actually doing, but this is a fun photo of people enjoying some outdoor dining in Downtown Campbell last weekend with a long overdue haircut at Station X Salon happening in the background.

If you need a haircut, please find a salon or barber shop in the Beauty Services section of our business directory. We even have one salon that's continuing to offer outdoor haircuts for people who don't want to get one indoors. Embelish Hair Lounge has an outdoor patio area that they're using to provide outdoor services.

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End of the Downtown Campbell Survival Project... for now

Posted on September 25th, 2020 by sheldon

The long difficult summer of 2020 is coming to a close and with it, we're also going to be phasing out the Downtown Campbell Survival Project. In the five months that we ran the contest, we gave away well over $1000 worth of prizes. It was a lot of fun running the monthly giveaways and we want to thank everyone who entered our contests by sharing our posts or by purchasing something.

While it was fun running these monthly contests, it was also a lot of work! For the sake of the one person running all of the digital operations for Downtown Campbell, we'll be putting the #VivaDTC hashtag and email address away... at least for now. You'll probably be seeing these contests come back for special engagements in the future.

Before we end our run for 2020, we'd like to congratulate our September winners.

  • $50 Gift Card to any Retailer: Mona T (Therapy Stores)
  • $25 Gift Card to Opa: Roneet R
  • Dozen Bagels from the Bagel Bar: Christine J.
  • $10 Gift Certificate to Blue Line Pizza: Jason B, Gigi G, Jill S, Akaya, Jayne W.

Thanks again to everyone who helped us make the Downtown Campbell Survival Project a success....Read More

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