Featured Announcements
Featured Announcements

Shelter in Place Update for Monterey's Lighthouse District, July 9

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the coronavirus is messing with all of us in Monterey County. The news from the State Health Department has left many frustrated and dispirited.

But there is some light in the tunnel.

All restaurants on Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey continue to offer take-out, and many offer delivery and/or curbside pick-up. There is also some outdoor dining in the district, which will increase as restaurants receive permission from the City of Monterey to place tables on the sidewalks (with ADA compliance). ( We're updating our Dining Guide...again. )

Retail shops are still open for business in the Lighthouse District, and while all offer in-store shopping, many also offer online shopping and/or curbside pickup and shipping. ( They're all listed at our SIP Mall. )

You can look good and feel good, too, because hair salons , nail salons , tattoo parlors , and estheticians are back at work, all with lots of new protocols designed to help keep you (and them) safe. Fitness studios have carefully reopened, so you can work out in person or online and shed all that stress.

There are so many other kinds of businesses in the Lighthouse District - dentists, physical therapists, IT experts, realtors - and they're still busy helping people behind the scenes.

As much as we'd like it to be, this fight with the coronavirus is not over. We have to support our healthcare workers across the county by wearing masks in public and following best practices as outlined by the CDC and our County Health Department. That's the best way to thank our healthcare workers for their relentless work and sacrifices.

If you're financially able to do so, please continue to support small businesses in the Lighthouse District. The owners and employees are local residents working hard to do what they love and stay afloat in difficult times. Shop, dine, make an appointment - let's keep New Monterey's Lighthouse District the vibrant, quirky place we love and help these businesses live to fight another day.

California State Health Officer Order for Monterey County - July 8, 2020

This is an informal layperson's summary. Read the complete order here.

As of Wednesday, July 8, for at least 3 weeks:

1) Bars, breweries, pubs, and brewpubs (including bars located at indoor and outdoor food facilities) must close both indoor and outdoor operations.

2) Restaurants must close indoor seating to customers. All restaurants may continue to use outdoor seating and offer take-out and delivery.

3) Wineries and tasting rooms must close indoor services to customers.

4) Family entertainment centers and movie theaters must close indoor services and attractions to customers. They may continue to provide outdoor services.

5) Zoos and museums must close Indoor attractions to visitors, but they may continue to operate outdoor attractions.

6) Cardrooms must close indoor services to customers.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Monterey Reopens

Grace Jiu-Jitsu, located at 636 Lighthouse Ave, is happy to announce we reopened our studio on July 1. Our decision follows the county’s announcement that gyms that adhere to strict health and safety guidelines may open for business.

Before July 1, we launched a full Zoom program with classes six days a week, and it’s been going great! Now we're beginning Phase 2 by reopening our school for in-person, non-partnered classes, while we continue to offer classes on Zoom. Curious about our studio and our new protocols? Learn more on our website.

Preorder New Funko POP! Figures at Current Comics

New Previews Exclusive Funko POP! vinyl figures are coming on August 19 to Current Comics. We're now accepting preorders for Marvel Heroes Absolute Carnage deluxe vinyl figure ($28.99) and the Marvel Infamous Iron Man vinyl figure ($12.99).

We have to place final orders for Carnage by July 20 and for Infamous Iron Man by July 27. Availability is limited so place your orders in with us ASAP. Give us a call us at 831-333-1085 or visit the store at 400 Lighthouse Ave.

Handmade Stoneware Pitcher at Lilify

Stark yet striking, this handleless pitcher now at Lilify is perfectly suited to pour your favorite summer refreshments or to display your favorite summer flowers. Made from high fire stoneware clay, it's food-safe and free of lead and cadmium.

Designed by Lilify and Alex Marshall, it's handmade in California by Alex Marshall Studios. Part of Lilify's Ritual Collection, it's now available online and at the shop at 281 Lighthouse Ave.

City of Monterey: Emergency Face Mask Order

As of July 1, the City is enforcing the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts, both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation. All people over the age of 12 must wear a face covering.

Residents and visitors to the business districts are also required to maintain a six foot distance from others who are not members of the same household.