Jamestown To Host Halloween Events Benefiting Alameda Recreation And Park Department

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Jamestown, a leading national real estate acquisition and management firm, announced today that it will host a variety of Halloween events, including the widely attended Teen Haunted House, onsite at Alameda South Shore Center for several dates in October. This marks the first time the Haunted House, coordinated by the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), will be at the center. The “spook-tacular” dwelling, decorated and staffed by local middle and high school students, attracts thrill seekers of all ages. The Teen Haunted House relocated to Alameda South Shore Center from the Veteran’s Memorial Building.

“Alameda South Shore Center is the perfect location for us for so many reasons—ample parking and security, a larger venue to accommodate the event’s growing popularity, and the many additional activities for families to enjoy while onsite,” said Andy Wong, Teen Program Coordinator for ARPD. “We’re thrilled to be here and look forward to welcoming one and all to the Teen Haunted House.”

Spirit Halloween is also onsite at Alameda South Shore Center this Halloween season. Featuring costumes for children and adults, accessories and decorations, the retail store leased 12,535 square feet of space through November, and will be active partners in a number of the center’s Halloween celebrations.

“Spirit is fortunate to have had the opportunity to relocate to such a vibrant venue as Alameda South Shore Center. We’re committed to providing the community with the best Halloween experience possible, while supporting the Teen Haunted House and related programs,” said Tonia Farinha, Director of Stores, West Coast, for Spirit.

This is the 8th Annual Teen Haunted House produced by the ARPD. It’s estimated that more than 200 teen volunteers participate, earning approximately 1,200 hours of community service. The cost is $4 for youths and $7 for adults. Additional donations are accepted and all proceeds benefit ARPD’s teen programs. Peter’s Kettle Corn will be present, with a portion of their sales also going to ARPD.

The schedule for the Teen Haunted House is as follows: *Friday, October 21, and Friday, October 28: 6:30 – 9:30 pm *Saturday, October 22, and Saturday, October 29:    2:30 – 9:30 pm *Sunday, October 23, and Sunday, October 30: 2:30 – 9:30 pm

Other not-to-be-missed events include the Costume Fashion Show featuring local families modeling “Spirit” costumes on Sunday, October 23, and the Costume Contest on Sunday, October 30. The contest is open to all and there will be prizes and giveaways in numerous categories, including children, teens and families.

Families are invited to visit the center’s Pumpkin Patches, located throughout the property and made possible by the Decorate South Shore Center Program and participating local elementary schools. There will be numerous other activities for children onsite, including the Bladium Sports & Fitness haunted bouncy house, open Friday, October 21, and Friday, October 28, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

All Halloween festivities will take place at Alameda South Shore Center located at 523 South Shore Center, Alameda. Last year, more than 1000 people attended the fun-filled, family-friendly events.

Jamestown acquired the 594,000-square-foot outdoor mall in January 2011. As part of a comprehensive rebranding effort, Jamestown restored the Alameda South Shore Center name and will continue to invest in the property’s image and infrastructure, with a primary focus on creating an enhanced customer experience for center guests.

Jamestown Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca. and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 28 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit http://www.jamestownproperties.com.

Alameda South Shore Center Alameda South Shore Center is an established, 594,000-square-foot open-air outdoor mall located in the Bay Area community of Alameda, Calif. The only major shopping mall on the 23-square-mile island, the recently renovated property is home to a variety of national retail stores and restaurants, including Kohl’s, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Ross, Old Navy, Petco, Payless Shoe Source, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sushi House, Applebee’s, Lens Crafters and The Children’s Place. The center has maintained its prominence as a thriving retail destination for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.

Alameda The City of Alameda is located on a 23-square-mile island adjacent to Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. The community, home to the 270-acre Harbor Bay Business Park, Alameda College, 205-acre mixed use development Marina Village, is linked to nearby Oakland via three bridges and a tunnel system, and is served by bus and ferry lines for public transportation. Famous for its tree-lined streets and Victorian homes, Alameda was named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance in 2010. For more information on Alameda, visit http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov.


Marsha Harrison