August 1, 2021


We know our pets

Andy’s Pet Shop makes yet another move in San Jose

Drivers headed via downtown San Jose to Freeway 87 may possibly have observed one thing alarming not long ago: Andy’s Pet Shop on Notre Dame Avenue is locked up and emptied out.

Worry not, however, as the beloved institution, which initial opened on The Alameda in 1950, has merely improved locations once more soon after about a decade downtown. Known for its legendary neon indicator that includes a crimson-yellow-and-blue macaw, Andy’s has still left its roost at 51 Notre Dame Ave.– slated to grow to be a blended-use tower challenge known as the Carlysle — and landed at 429 South Bascom Ave., in close proximity to West San Carlos Street.

Lissa Shoun and her husband, Eric Bong, took more than Andy’s in 2007 and moved it from its primary household on The Alameda in 2010 right after a disastrous economical year during the Terrific Economic downturn. Followers adopted the store for pet provides and treats, and in latest many years it also experienced grow to be a trusted pet rescue adoption middle.

The smaller storefront on Bascom Avenue — concerning a health care offer corporation and Tip Prime Liquors — is thought of a shorter-expression home whilst money are elevated for a bigger house that can accommodate the adoption middle.

Where ever Andy’s finishes up, let’s hope there is space to reinstall the traditional indication, as well.

Reside FROM SAN JOSE: The Mission Chamber Orchestra is creating a return to are living general performance this weekend at a fitting and lovely location, 5 Wounds Portuguese Nationwide Church in San Jose. Songs Director Emily Ray claims the 3 p.m. concert on Sunday will attribute chamber will work by Portuguese and Azorean composers.

The 60-moment live performance is no cost, but social distancing is remaining ensured by restricted attendance to 300 men and women, who are demanded to use masks. You can reserve a ticket at For individuals who just can’t make it in individual or like to observe from an even better length, the live performance also will be livestreamed at

CAMPBELL SCRAMBLE: As shops and places to eat reopen or enhance capability, headlines have decried a shortage of staff members in a lot of areas. That seems to be the circumstance as effectively in Campbell, which is doing the job to revive its bustling downtown eating scene as COVID-19 limits are eased.