Aptos Village Square is host to a number of Aptos favorite businesses – all of them family owned – including two restaurants, a school of dance, three fitness studios, physical therapy & Pilates training, an art supplies store, a martial arts school, hair salon, water store, gourmet olive oil, and a world-wide shipping service.
The history of the complex itself began in the mid 1950s when a congregation of the Assemblies of God built a church in what is now Aptos Village Square. Jansen Music now occupies the former church sanctuary.
Large wooden beams often used at that time for churches cross the ceiling of the store. These beams were discovered covered by layers of paint and plaster by the store’s owner Jose (Joe-See) Fonseco. He spent many days uncovering them and also the unusual triangular window at the back of the store. Uncle Kwok’s next door was the meeting hall where they held Sunday school classes, church potlucks and receptions.
Today Aptos Village Square has grown to where it now houses a collection of restaurants, retail stores, services, and fitness/training studios; certainly something for everyone.
Aptos Village Square’s newest feature is the marvelously attractive sign at the entrance to the Center. The sign was designed and constructed by Stokes Signs of Santa Cruz, which has been designing and making custom signs for 30 years. Owner Steve Stokes said that the sign is his design and is made from ‘wonderful western cedar with 8 coats of a special paint’ and was the work of he and his four kids.
These are the businesses you will find when you visit Aptos Village Square:
The True Olive Connection — Visit their tasting room for the highest quality certified authentic extra virgin olive oils, infused olive oils, nut and seed oils, aged balsamic vinegar’s, international sea salts, olive oil based skin care products and more. 831-612-6932
Art Supplies, ink — Rich and Sandy Koslowski (and daughter, Stella) welcome you to their store where artists can get discounted supplies, exhibit their works and that also offers a variety of Art Classes. 831-708-2855
Bikram Yoga / Hot Yoga Aptos — Presents a series of basic and beginning yoga postures in a heated room designed to detoxify and release tension in the body; a life changing practice for people of all levels of fitness, age, and experience. 831 661-5030
CrossFit Aptos — Dedicated to improving your health, athletic performance and building a healthy community through structured coached classes all populations will learn techniques to execute CrossFit movements safely and more efficiently. 831-708-4131
Aptos Village Square is a place where everyone in your family can find something, practical, healthy, fun and interesting. Drop by today to see for yourself