A new gastro-lounge is in town and more reopenings are happening!
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Downtowner Online: Mar 24 - 30
Dear Downtown San Jose Supporters, 

It's an exciting week with Good Spot's grand opening and others reopening, along with new Hella Gardens window murals and K-rail art to brighten up downtown. We also have essentials like free VTA rides to vaccination centers and Santa Clara County support services for you. 

In this newsletter, you'll find:
We're all in this together. 
#DTSJ Restaurants - Welcome, Good Spot!
For good food and good drinks, go to the Good Spot. We are excited to welcome Good Spot and owner Thoi Trinh to downtown San Jose! This new gastro-lounge has a soft opening this Friday and will bring a unique local, sustainable and approachable dining and lounge experience to the SoFA District. Check out their website, Instagram and Facebook to see what you can expect!
It's been a while, but Miniboss, Supergood Kitchen and Paper Plane are all reopening this Thursday, March 25 at 5 pm. Taste Supergood's iconic wings and noodles, then head over to Miniboss or Paper Plane to enjoy drinks with their team. No reservations. First come, first served. 
Arts - San Jose ICA & New Hella Gardens Art
The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art officially reopens this Friday, March 26. Members and the general public can view art in-person every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Appointments are not required but recommended, Limited walk-ins allowed depending on availability. Be one of the first people to see the new Ebony G. Patterson exhibit, featuring a large-scale, five-panel work displayed with custom wallpaper, a sculptural and tapestry installation and two large works on paper. Info on the ICA's safety protocols here.
Thanks to Local Color's Hella Gardens artists, a new set of colorful artwork decorates downtown storefront windows just in time for spring! Apart from window art, you'll also find new K-rail murals around downtown to make your outdoor dining experiences brighter and happier! 
Cinequest's virtual film festival ends Tuesday! You still have time to catch a variety of U.S. and world premiere movies. Choose from showcase, screening and spotlight tickets! Kick back, relax and Cinejoy before it's over!
Physical Activities - Checkmate Boxing is Back
Checkmate Boxing, San Jose's premier boxing gym, is officially back. They're currently offering emerald and ruby small group sessions so sign up before all the spots are filled! Personal training sessions are still going on and are currently the only session type that will allow mittwork. As the weeks progress, you can expect them to add more time slots. Book now.
Other Essentials - Free VTA Rides to Vaccination Sites
When it's your turn to get the vaccine, VTA can get you there. VTA offers free rides to COVID vaccination sites, no fare required. Visit the VTA website for an interactive map of bus and light rail routes that can bring you to County vaccination sites for free. 

Get help with quarantining or self-isolating. The County of Santa Clara offers support options for people who test positive or have been in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive. If you need help with food, bills or a place to stay while you isolate or quarantine, please call (408) 808-7770 to learn about the County's support services. 
San Jose Love Stories - Thank You for Helping Little Italy SJ
San Jose Love Stories highlight acts of kindness by our community for our community.

Little Italy San Jose's mission is to honor the contributions of Italian-American immigrants to Santa Clara County by maintaining a neighborhood, museum and cultural center where people of all ethnicities can gather and celebrate Italian heritage and culture.

The Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum will do this by displaying local Italian history, offering hands-on Italian cultural experiences, honoring the rich history of Italians settlers and leaving a legacy for future generations.
The project to transform this home into the cultural centerpiece of Little Italy San Jose is underway! This project would not be possible without generous donations and in-kind gifts from the community. During this month, the DiNapoli/Mulcahy Families will match all donations between $1,000 and $10,000. If you would like to help write this love story, please consider making your own donation
Ashley's Picks
Tonight, Art Boutiki welcomes ASTU for a livestream performance blending retro-soul, nineties R&B pastiche, and new wave-inspired synth-pop. This Thursday, City Lights Theater Company and San Jose Museum of Art present The Next Stage: “2-Part Art” featuring a virtual gallery walkthrough of “Barring Freedom” and a fascinating art lesson you can participate in at home. As Santa Clara County anticipates heading into the orange tier of reopening businesses, the team behind Paper Plane, Miniboss and SuperGood Kitchen are eager to welcome back guests to dine and drink at their bars and restaurants. Keep an eye on their social media to see how you can enjoy their specialty cocktails and delicious food we know you’ve been craving.
Keep up with Downtown San Jose with our weekly Downtowner Online and monthly Downtown Dimension e-newsletters.  Here's the March edition.
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