New businesses, ferry terminal highlight change in Alameda’s West End – The Mercury News

ALAMEDA — A vacant lot at the corner of one of the city’s busiest intersections will become the site of a tavern, a hint life may be inching back to normal as pandemic restrictions ease.

Commuters will pass the future watering hole as they make their way to the new ferry terminal at Alameda Point, which officially opened open Thursday. Known as the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal, it was completed last August last year.

But the opening was put on hold because of COVID-19, according to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which runs the service.

The tavern will be a sister business of the Mad Oak Bar ‘n’ Yard on 12th Street in Oakland — named for its location between Madison and Oak streets in Oakland’s downtown. It will be across from the College of Alameda at Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue.

It’s also just around the corner from the Thrifty Kitty, a thrift store that will benefit the nonprofit that runs the Alameda animal…

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