Covid-19

Thai-Foon Mocktail at Hula's Island Grill

Want to join in the spirit of fun and celebration without drinking the spirits? Hula's Island Grill has got you covered! Our Thai-Foon alcohol-free cocktail is refreshing and delicious. Try it outdoors on our lanai at 622 Lighthouse Avenue in...

2020 Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse Is CANCELLED

It is with great regret that the New Monterey Business Association has cancelled the 2020 Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is one of our favorite events of the year, but we want all our local...

Sardine Pillows Handmade by Play Full Ground

Play Full Ground has recently received numerous questions about our sardine pillows ( #happymontereysardines ), so here are some answers!

On our website , we sell sardine pillows in three sizes: small ($30), medium ($50), and large ($80). We offer shipping, local delivery, and pick-up at our Lighthouse Ave studio by appointment. Mai Ryuno personally makes all pillows to order, so please allow a few days for her to fulfill your order. Learn more here.

Outdoor Tents Available at Chic Event Rental

Now that its fall, it's time to start thinking about your COVID rain plans. Chic Event Rental has got you covered with our large collection of tents available in multiple sizes to meet county and state regulations on social distancing....

Pocket Change Restaurant's New Walk-Up Window

Pocket Change Restaurant, home of late-night American comfort food, has a simple solution for social distancing: a new walk-up window on the side of the building! You can call in your order to 831-643-9169 for a curbside pick-up, or visit us at 204 Lighthouse Ave. to place your order at the window. Cash and carry only.

The window is located in the alley on the left-hand side of the building. Just walk up the steps and ring the doorbell next to the menu. We'll be there in a minute to take your order or hand over your food. Don't want to leave your home to enjoy our awesome chili cheese fries? We offer delivery through DoorDash.

Daily Happy Hour at Hula's Island Grill

Hula's Island Grill is now celebrating Happy Hour-and-a-Half every day, 4pm-5:30pm. Call for a reservation for a spot on our lanai, 831-655-4852. We're located at 622 Lighthouse Avenue.

Congratulations to Instructor Tom Chuckerel of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!

Congratulations to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor Tom Chuckerel for receiving the Blue Belt Stripe 2 (BBS2) on his black belt! He has worked very hard during the lockdown to achieve this. Tom's wealth of jiu-jitsu knowledge, his law enforcement experience, and his giving spirit to the students of our studio and the community are amazing. Gracie is so grateful to have him as our instructor.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is located at 636 Lighthouse Ave. and is now offering classes on Zoom and on the outdoor deck behind our studio.

Back Issue Blowout Sale at Current Comics

Current Comics is having a Back Issue Blowout Sale! For a limited time only, boxed back issues with a cover price of $2.98 or less are only 50 cents each. We've got thousands of great books in stock at this amazing price. Put your face mask over your nose and mouth and come check out our stock at 400 Lighthouse Avenue.

Bamboo Reef: Gear Sale, Art Sale, & Raffle for Big Sur Fire, Sept. 25-27

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is teaming up with Fin and Forage to raise funds for Big Sur Fire , a nonprofit organization focusing on fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services for the Big Sur area.⁠

September 25-27, swing by Bamboo Reef at 614 Lighthouse Ave. for a huge backyard dive gear sale with discounts on some of your favorites, an art sale with work contributed by artists near and far, and a raffle with great prizes. You can purchase raffle tickets in advance here - 100% of proceeds go to Big Sur Fire.

Nail Salons Open for Indoor Services

Good news! On Sept. 22, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that all nail salons across the state are permitted to reopen for indoor services.

You're invited to call to your favorite nail salon and make an appointment, but please be patient. No one was expecting this announcement, and it may take our nail artists a few days to prepare their businesses to reopen.

Comfortable Clothing at Cypress Boutique Monterey

Let's face it: 2020 is stressful on a lot of levels. Are you looking for clothing to get cozy in? Cypress Boutique has a wealth of soft, comfortable joggers, sweaters, and jackets that are sure to put a contented smile on your face.

Stop by the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue or check us out on Instagram and give us a call to place an order for curbside pick-up, 831-383-2769.

Donuts by Yulanda Santos at Pearl Hour, Sept 27

Pearl Hour will be selling donuts by Yulanda Santos of Aubergine on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9am-1pm, along with coffee drinks and cocktails. Enjoy individual donuts and drinks on our back patio or pre-order a box of 6 or 12 donuts and a bottle of Prosecco for take-out.

Pearl Hour is located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. 10% of donut and drink proceeds, 9am-1pm, will benefit the NAACP Seaside Youth Council.

Now Hiring: Carpets and Floors, Inc.

Carpets and Floors, Inc. is now looking for accomplished flooring installers / contractors for hardwood and high-end carpet installations. Must have extensive experience in the installation of the finest quality carpets and hardwood. We are offering top pay scale for Monterey Peninsula flooring installers. Must be licensed and insured.

Please apply at Carpets & Floors and ask for Amanda Baker, Showroom Manager. Phone 831-372-2300 or visit us at 471 Lighthouse Avenue.

Salted Creamed Honey at Lilify

As mornings grow darker, a sweet pick me up is the perfect start to the day. Now at Lilify, Salted Creamed Honey, handcrafted in California by Backroad Beekeeping, is the perfect marriage of sweet and salty, containing only pink Himalayan salt blended with wildflower honey to create spreadable honey. 12 ounce jars are now available at Lilify, 281 Lighthouse Avenue, and on our website for curbside pick-up or shipping.

Huge Sale at Cat's Meow

Cat's Meow is having a massive liquidation sale! But don't worry - this beloved shop is NOT going out of business. The building is getting remodeled so they have to relocate for a while - they'll announce a pop-up location soon. But first they have to sell off a lot of inventory. Shop til you drop and get all the coolest stuff before it's gone at their current location, 601 Lighthouse Avenue.

Catalyst Consignment Opens in New Monterey's Lighthouse District

The Lighthouse District welcomes a new retail shop! Catalyst Consignment is a women's consignment boutique with clothing for every occasion. Whether you're looking for pieces to wear for work, an evening out, a casual day with friends, or to exercise in, this little shop has something for everyone, including plus sizes. You'll also find shoes, accessories, and jewelry to complete your look.

As part of the grand opening, Catalyst Consignment is now offering a 10% discount to all shoppers. Check it out at 801-A Lighthouse Avenue. Open Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm, and Sun, 12pm-4pm. Details on consignment are here.

2021 Trek Slash Now in Stock at Epicenter Cycling

Epicenter Cycling is happy to have the all-new Slash in stock! The 2021 Trek Slash is THE trail bike of trail bikes...think monster truck meets magic carpet. Fast and smooth, this long-travel beast is confidence-inspiring on even the rowdiest terrain while remaining light and planted on punchy climbs. Learn more here and visit Epicenter Cycling at 230 Lighthouse Avenue to score one for yourself.

Tutto Buono Eataliano: Online Ordering!

Now you can order your favorite Italian-American dishes from Tutto Buono Eataliano online! That's right, just visit their website , place your order, pay online, and pick up your food - either in-store or curbside - with minimal fuss. It's perfect for a take-out lunch or dinner. Tutto Buono Eataliano is located at 598 Lighthouse Avenue.

Weekends at Pearl Hour: Ad Astra Pop-Up

Every weekend, Friday-Sunday, Pearl Hour is serving up delicious food and cocktails to ages 21+ on our back patio at 214 Lighthouse Ave. September 4-6 and 11-13, our culinary partner will be Ad Astra Bread Co. of Seaside, serving up their amazing flatbreads with the option of PigWizard meat upgrades. Cash only.

Quiksilver Women's Clothing at On The Beach

On The Beach Surf Shop now carries women's clothing by Quiksilver including shirts, hoodies, and pants! Come and check it out at our shop, 693 Lighthouse Avenue. On The Beach is locally owned and operated.

All Monterey Beaches Closed Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7

The City of Monterey has announced the temporary closure of all beaches in Monterey, September 4-7. Only water activities and ocean access are permitted. Beach use is not permitted. Violators subject to fines.

Water activities are allowed. This means that activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are permitted. The beach may only be used to provide access to the ocean.

Beach use is not allowed. This prohibits groups, walking, jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, and sitting at all beaches in Monterey.

Freediving Courses Hosted by Bamboo Reef in October

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop will host a beginner freediving course over assorted weekends, Oct-Dec and will be joining forces with Oregon Freedive Company to host special National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) freedive courses in late Sept and Oct for intermediate students and aspiring instructors. Call the shop for more info or to sign up, 831-372-1685. Bamboo Reef is located at 614 Lighthouse Ave.

Hair Salons & Barbershops Can Open for Indoor Service on August 31

Great news for all who want a haircut! On Friday afternoon, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that hair salons and barbershops in Monterey County are permitted to reopen for indoor services on Monday, August 31.

You're invited to call to your favorite hair professional and make an appointment, but please be patient - given the short notice, it may take our local artisans a few days to get up and running again.

The Evolution of Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour continues to evolve in these uncertain times, offering great drinks, food, and comfort at our little neighborhood haven at 214 Lighthouse Ave.

We have a beautiful, newly-renovated back patio, we've got imagination and resolve, and we are now ...a coffee shop...a food and cocktail spot...a retail bottle shop...and a bottle delivery service. Like a diamond, we have many facets - it's Pearl Hour magic, babycakes. View the details here.