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Introducing the Downtown Campbell Gift Ideas Gallery

Posted on November 13th, 2020 by sheldon

Just in time for the extended holiday shopping season in this Year of Our Pandemic, we've added a Gift Ideas Gallery to our website to help you shop our stores online. Keep an eye on the gallery because we'll be adding to it several times a week throughout the holiday season. You'll be pleasantly surprised at all the wondrous things packed into our mighty little Downtown.

You can use our Gift Ideas Gallery to help you browse our shops virtually and plan out your shopping in advance so you don't have to wander into every single store in search of the perfect token of your affection. In normal times, we'd have hot chocolate and a red carpet out to welcome you to explore every last shop your heart desires, but it's 2020. We want what's best for everyone's safety and sanity. We want to help you find what you're looking for so you can get back home and stay away from people you don't live with.

The Gift Ideas Gallery also might save you a trip entirely too. Many of the items featured in it are available directly online from the e-commerce stores of our retail shops. For the items that can't be purchased online, a phone call to the store is often all you need to order the item for store-front pick-up or delivery by mail.

Take Me to the Gift Ideas Gallery!

We Are Celebrating Small Business Saturday All Month Long!

Thank you so much for shopping small this year! I can go on and on about how your support of small business means so much to the community, but I will get to the good stuff :) In an effort to promote safety, social distancing, and etc, Bombshell will be having a promotion every Saturday through November 2020!!!

Shop daily at Bombshell and spend $100 or more to enter a raffle. Every Saturday after closing, we will pull a raffle winner from the week, who receives a $200 Bombshell Gift Card to use through December 2020!

We will also be having a FREE gift give-away every Saturday, when you spend $150 or more (while supplies last).

Hope to see you all soon!

Brooke Ramirez, owner

eGift Cards

Don't forget that Bombshell offers eGift cards. This makes an easy gift for a friend, loved one, family member, teacher, your favorite server, barista, etc. Buy Online

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The website will be updated with new arrivals weekly. Though we have more new arrivals in-store weekly, we are still trying to update 20+ new styles every week. Shop now.

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In need of some Happy Hour? Join us from 4-7pm!

Come in and enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio and a very special happy hour menu. We've got some real comfort food and tasty treats waiting to warm your soul.

Exclusive wines and beers are available only during happy hours and some bistro bites are only served on Wednesdays!

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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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Thank You for Masking Up

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Downtown Campbell

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!

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LVL Up is NOW OPEN with Limited Capacity

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Lvl Up

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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