Albany Florist, 823 San Pablo Avenue Zagdaa Baatar and David Clahan welcome you to their new and revitalized Albany Florist. They specialize in locally-sourced plants, and flowers for any occasion, local delivery available. Albany Florist is a member of 1-800-FLOWERS for your out-of-town needs. 510/528-1000.
Feagley Realtors, 1185 Solano Avenue Jerry & Jan Feagley have been in business for almost 50 years. Feagley Realtors specializes in single and multi-family residential sales and property management, and has recently added senior relocation services as a specialty. 800/310-LIST.
Aphrodite's Mirror, 514 Kains Avenue Brenday Grayson has opened a spa specializing in facials, waxing and lash extensions. Treat yourself, and your mirror, to a favor. 510/778-3581.
Albany High School Venture Program AHS Students show their entreprenuering spirit by running a student supplies store and food concession.
BOSS Burgers, 1187 Solano Avenue BOSS has been featured on our In the Spotlight. Stop by and give them a try.
Cafe Eugene, 1175 Solano Avenue Partners Jon Guhl (Little Star, Boss Burger) and Ryan Murff (Boss Burger) opened Café Eugene on January 13th, in the former Little Star Pizza space. According to Café Eugene’s press release, “The new restaurant pays homage to Murff's Oregon roots with a menu highlighting the flavors of the Pacific Northwest, as well as other cool weather and coastal influences of the world. The kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Amanda Joost Gehring, an alum to the East Bay dining scene with experience at both Lalime’s and Café Rouge.”
Murff was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon where his parents, both in the food industry, cultivated their passion for cooking and baking. The city has a long history of being food-forward, emphasizing locally grown food and rustic farmers markets. There is a strong Scandinavian and Nordic influence in the area, which is prominent in the food. "Eugene is my hometown so creating a taste of home was a natural evolution.” Guhl and Murff share a vision for a full-service restaurant; “We want our beverage offerings to reflect the seriousness of our food program. Additionally, with a talent like Ryan, who has years of bartending and bar management experience, it would be a shame to not give his artistry a place to shine.” Murff says, “With so many cool spirits and great companies available, I want to create a list of genuinely exceptional products that I can turn people on to. I also love products that have a rich cultural history and tradition behind them and I’m excited to give people something they have never had.”
Other exciting features on Café Eugene’s menu include a build your own toast option on an Acme Italian batard or a Mariposa gluten-free baguette that is $8 and sensitive to dietary restrictions.
Café Eugene recently opened for brunch on weekends from 9am-3pm with plans to expand it to weekdays very soon. “We are a neighborhood spot and want everyone who comes to have a wonderful experience. That requires us to move slowly and with intent. We will open for brunch everyday once we are sure we can exceed expectations” according to their press release. 510/647-9999.