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This is the 4th business and COVID-19 update from San Jose Downtown Association since the reopening on June 15. They are usually sent on Thursdays.
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Dear members:

There are just 10 days left to take a summer trip to Flavortown at one of the 26 Dine Downtown establishments offering Prix Fixe, Chef Specials, or food & drink pairings. Try something new or visit an old favorite, there’s something to please everyone.

In Today's Message
Dine Downtown - Restaurants step up to make creative offers

SJDA's 13th annual Dine Downtown San Jose continues through July 18, featuring 26 restaurants offering chef’s specials, price-fixed three- and four-course dinners and food and drink pairings.  

Have you taken a look at the offerings?  Not only are they appetizing, they are full of fun and creativity. Here are some samples menus to get you going: 

Petiscos: Three-course menu that includes appetizers from flamed chouriço to asparagus rice; 15 choices for the main course from these categories:  shells & claws, tentacles & scales, and feathers & bones; and five choices for “sweet endings. 

71 Saint Peter: Sweet potato fries, coriander seared ahi tuna slider and black tea tiramisu, with optional wine flight with each course

Pastelaria by Adega: Grilled cheese sandwich, drink and pastry.  

The Farmers Union: American favorites including Caesar salad, fried chicken and warm chocolate brownie

Grace Deli and Café:  Breakfast combo of egg, bacon, avocado and hash browns with salsa and fruits, plus bottomless coffee. 

Good Spot:  Shot and a choice of oyster on the half shell with ponzo tobiko; brussel parmesan deviled egg; or chicken karaage bite

The Grill on the Alley:  A featured cocktail –  a Ruby Red Lemon Drop – goes with their three-course meal of appetizer, filet mignon pot pie or Norwegian halibut as entrée and dessert. 

Habana Cuba:  Turkey croquetas, beef empanadas, yuca frita and passion fruit mojito (from the Fountainhead)

Il Fornaio: Classic Italian choices. When listed in Italian, everything sounds delicious.

Nomikai social food + drinkery:  Choose from mango jalapeno wings, pork belly musubi on the food side or P.O.G Pig or a green tea highball

Nox Cookies: S’more cookies! Yum.

Orchestria Palm Court: Sampler trio of seared salmon with passion fruit sauce; grass-fed tenderloin and gulf shrimp with garlic butter sauce on quinoa

Scott’s Chowder House: Maine lobster roll, Boston clam chowder and fries

Scott’s Seafood: Tuna Tartare, Scallops risotto and Pistachio Creme Brulee

Voltaire Coffee House: Coffee item plus breakfast sandwich plus banana bread or pumpkin walnut bread.

Dig in! The specials and participants are at dinedowntownsj.com.  

Farmers' Market Returns Friday

Farmers’ Market -- Returns on Friday!
After a week off for the Fourth of July holiday, the San Jose Downtown Farmers’ Market will resume this Friday at 10 a.m. on South First Street between San Salvador and William streets in SoFA District.

The Market will return every Friday through December 17, with the exception of the day after Thanksgiving. 

PBID Renewal Survey

Help plan the future of the Downtown PBID -- Please take this survey
Since 2007, the San Jose Downtown Association has managed the Downtown Property-Based Improvement District (PBID). The PBID collects an assessment on Downtown properties within a specific boundary to fund enhanced services, including the uniformed Groundwerx clean team and safety ambassadors, tree maintenance and flower planting, public art, business development assistance, and more. Through the PBID, property and business owners have had a role in helping to achieve the goal of a Downtown San Jose that is clean, safe, beautiful, and vibrant. 

The PBID is reauthorized/renewed every ten years. The current term expires in 2022, and as part of the reauthorization process, SJDA seeks feedback on how it can continue to provide services that are of value to Downtown stakeholders. Please take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete a survey in English // Spanish // Vietnamese.  Your input will be considered as plans are made to continue PBID services in Downtown San Jose.

To learn more about the San Jose Downtown Association and the PBID, visit sjdowntown.com.

SJDA Virtual Job Board

SJDA will help get the message out about your job openings.  Complete this form with your business information and open positions and SJDA will post the opportunities weekly on sjdowntown.com/downtown-jobs/, publicizing the message to our 25,000 social media followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Work at SJDA! We are looking for a Business Resiliency Coordinator. More information here

Half-priced monthly parking available to some downtown employees
As businesses bring on new hirees to help service your customers, remind those who make less than $20 per hour that they can get 50% off parking at the City of San Jose’s Park SJ Garages.

For details, call the City’s parking operator at (408) 794-1090, email sanjose@spplus.com or go to the parking operator’s office, 45 N. Market St. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am-1 pm.

Employment and wage will need to be verified during the application process.

Normal rates are $100 at the Third Street, Fourth Street and Second and San Carlos garages and $125 at the Market and San Pedro Square Garage.

Webinar

Business owners – worried about crime?
July 8 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Free | Hosted by City of San Jose and San Jose Police Department

SJPD’s Crime Prevention Unit helps businesses, customers and employees stay safe. Simultaneous interpretation into Spanish, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Register for Zoom link.

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