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Malinka European Mini Market is pleased to announce that we now carry delicious, award-winning German pates and sausages made by Schaller and Weber. Visit us at 484 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Malinka's selection of Schaller and Weber products includes weisswurst, weiners, gelbwurst, Braunschweiger liverwurst, teawurst, calves liver pate, chicken liver pate, pate with goose, pate with onions, and Schaller and Weber's very own Gold Medal pate, winner of its class at the International Exposition in Utrecht, Holland.

Young Ferdinand Schaller spent his early years working and honing his skills throughout Germany and the Alsace region, until he found himself apprenticing in Hamburg. From there he would set sail for America and meet Tony Weber, with whom he opened a butcher shop in New York City in 1937.

Today, Schaller & Weber remains a New York City institution with Ferdinand's grandson, Jeremy Schaller, at the helm. But while the times have changed, the techniques and craftsmanship remain the same, and the commitment to the recipes Ferdinand Schaller created has been globally recognized. In 2000, Schaller & Weber products entered 20 products in Welser Volksfest of Austria, and came home with 14 gold and six silver medals - a first for an American charcuterier.

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The Lighthouse District's annual Movie in the Park on Saturday, September 16, a screening of the surf classic "North Shore," drew a wonderful crowd of people of all ages and had a great community atmosphere. A fun time was had by all! See the photos here.

We want to thank everyone who joined us for a movie night under the stars and helped make it such a good time. Thanks also to our stalwart volunteers who set up and took down the equipment and the 13 businesses along Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey who chipped in to sponsor the event and keep it free for the community. Please stop by and thank them if you have a chance.

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Lighthouse Books Welcomes Dogs

Posted on September 25th, 2023 by Lighthouse Books

Out walking Fido along Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey? Lighthouse Books is a dog-friendly shop! Bring in your well-behaved mutt, we'll give them a little treat at the front desk, and you can browse through our extensive collection of used books together.

Lighthouse Books is a small, owner-operated business located at 600 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey (corner of Lighthouse and Hoffman). We're open Sun-Thu, 11am-7pm, and Fri-Sat, 11am-8pm.

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Plato's Closet is now paying up to 50% cash for your gently used sneakers, boots, and more at our shop at 402 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

The process is easy - just stop in anytime 10am-8pm Mon-Sat or 11am-5pm Sun, check in with one of our buyers, and we will inspect your shoes, determine a resale value, and you'll get paid up to 50% of that resale value. Payout will be determined by item demand and condition (i.e., payout will be more for items like new and in the box and lower if they are beat up or a less coveted style).

We particularly love Jordans, Dunks, AF1s, Airmax, Docs, and Yeezy.

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Calling all golfers! InSight Eyewear offers Shamir Golf lenses. This is a Freeform lens designed to ensure that you experience your perfect golf game.

Unlike standard progressive lenses, the three vision zones in the lens are specifically tailored to the needs of golfers to maximize their viewing: the scorecard in your hand, the ball at your feet, and the green in the distance. (The secret is in the peripheral vision.) Shamir Golf provides sharp focus without distortion in these crucial areas.

Visit InSight Eyewear at 490 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey for more information.

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Epicenter Cycling invites you to bring in your old bike helmet now through September 30, 2023, and we'll give you $20 off a brand new one here. Epicenter has a wide range of helmets to choose from. Visit us at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and mention the special code at the bottom of this page to receive your discount. (Limit one per customer; no cash value.)

When it comes to keeping your noggin safe, it's important to wear a helmet designed specifically for the type of cycling you enjoy. For example, mountain biking options range from half dome styles to full face for optimum protection; road cycling helmets boast an aerodynamic, well-ventilated design.

Helmets should be replaced every 3-5 years, or immediately after a crash (whether you see cracks in it or not). Proper fit and regular helmet maintenance are also key to your safety as well.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is hosting a swap meet on Saturday, October 7, 12pm-6pm, and we need your used scuba diving and freediving gear! All proceeds from sales at the swap meet will be donated to Maui United Way for fire and disaster relief.

All donations must be in good condition and be brought to the shop by Saturday, September 30. Have questions? Give us a call at 831-372-1685. Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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This dreamy elastic shoulder and back strap midi dress at Cypress Boutique Monterey is sure to turn heads! We love the sophisticated side slit design. It’s perfect for any occasion - whether you want an elegant evening look or you just want to show off your style.

This dress, and many more, are now available in our shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey.

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Are you craving an explosion of flavors? Namaste India Bistro invites you to indulge in our lunch buffet, served daily 11:30am-2:30pm, and take your taste buds on an epic journey. Come hungry, leave delighted!

Our full lunch buffet includes: salads, fruit, and appetizers (from crispy samosas to tangy chats); rich and aromatic curries; freshly baked naan (flatbread); mouth-watering Tandoori chicken; an assortment of chutneys, pickles, and raita to complement your meal; and decadent desserts.

Namaste's buffet features a wide variety of items to suit all taste preferences, vegetarian and meat options, affordable pricing, and a comfortable ambiance perfect for families, friends, and colleagues.

Namaste India Bistro is located at 538 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Parties of 4 or more people are encouraged to call us at 831-641-0130 for a reservation so we can have your table ready for you.

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Gold Coast Tattoo is hosting the very talented tattoo artist @gersondesa_ in September. He'll be taking appointments for one month until he travels again. Don't miss your chance!

For all booking and deposits please message @gersondesa_ through Instagram. Gold Coast Tattoo, recently reopened under new ownership, is located at 639 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Current Comics now has the new Magic: The Gathering, Wilds of Eldraine in stock at our shop at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. The starter kits are great for new players.

Magic: The Gathering invites you to get lost in the Wilds of Eldraine with fantastical creature, unbelievable settings, and beloved characters from European fairytales with a unique twist.

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Have you ever stepped inside Monterey Holistic Health? It's a locally-owned shop that carries full-spectrum CBD products for humans, dogs, and cats. But you'll quickly notice that an entire wall of the store is devoted to a whimsical selection of locally-made gifts including crocheted hats and bags, decorative magnets, wall art, and figurines.

Inspired by nature and the world of the imagination, these beautifully detailed items are bursting with creativity. Sweet, unique, and often funny, you're sure to find something to bring a smile to your face.

Visit Monterey Holistic Health at 623 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and be delighted.

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It is with sad hearts that we report the news that Christine Kerr, the beloved face and dynamic force behind Bulldog Sports Pub at 611 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, has died.

As posted on Bulldog's Facebook page: "She leaves behind family, friends, and every person she has touched that walked through our doors. We ask that you keep her family and close friends in your thoughts."

Updates from Bulldog are forthcoming - please keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

All of us in the Lighthouse District community will miss you, Christine.

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Malinka European Mini Market now carries a selection of imported wine and beer in the back of our shop at 484 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Whether you're looking for a taste of home or a bottle that's a bit out of the ordinary, we have a little something for everyone.

Our wines are imported from Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, and Mentenegro. Our beers include those from Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

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Casey Starks Studio carries some beautiful stickers, designed by Casey, featuring iconic views of Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Moss Landing. They make lovely gifts for loyal Monterey Bay residents and happy visitors.

Casey Starks's simple yet elegant drawings of Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel Beach, Pacific Grove Lover's Point, and the Moss Landing power plant by the Bay are available online and in the shop at 550 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A in Monterey.

All of Casey's locally themed stickers feature permanent adhesive, are made of UV-resistant vinyl suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, and have a matte finish. These will stay looking sharp for a long time.

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GP Piping: Expert Plumbers in Monterey

Posted on August 27th, 2023 by GP Piping

Did you know that Monterey's Lighthouse District has some great plumbers? GP Piping, a locally owned, full-service plumbing company, has more than 30 years of experience in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, and they're based right here at 327 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Caleb Gutierrez, the owner of GP Piping, aims to treat customers like family and offer the best work for the best value. He only hires trained plumbers who've completed their apprenticeship under a master plumber, so he and his team are prepared to handle all kinds of plumbing-related problems.

Their specialties include water and gas pipe repairs, drain repair and cleaning, water heaters, leak detection, bathroom remodels, and more. Just call 831-348-0123 for a free estimate. GP Piping also offers emergency plumbing services day or night throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

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As a token of appreciation for all hardworking delivery service workers, Namaste India Bistro at 538 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey is offering exclusive discounts on our lunch buffet and a la carte dinner through December 31, 2023.

Lunch Buffet Special
Served daily, 11:30am-2:30pm
Enjoy a well-deserved break with Namaste's delectable lunch buffet. From aromatic curries to freshly baked naan, our buffet has it all. And now, you can savor it with a generous 20% discount!

A La Carte Dinner Delight
Served daily, 5pm-9pm
After a busy day of deliveries, treat yourself to a relaxing evening with Namaste's a la carte dinner. Delve into the richness of Indian cuisine, choosing from a diverse range of dishes that cater to every craving, and enjoy a 10% discount on your dinner order.

This offer is valid for dine-in and pick-up orders only (not valid for online orders). Simply show your delivery ID when making your order/payment. Namaste thanks all delivery service workers for keeping our community connected. We're here to serve you, just as you serve us every day.

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