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Kickin Chicken To Open Upstairs In Motiv

By Edible Monterey Bay June 13, 2017 – Great news for fans of Kickin Chicken. The late night Santa Cruz fried chicken and waffles delivery service will open its first bricks and mortar restaurant in July, with a second location planned to open in 2018.“Now that we are going to have our own space, we can really […]

Ribbon Cutting
Contraflow Bicycle Lane – June 27, 2017 12:15pm

More info Here: ContraFlow Celebration v3

Birichino Tasting Room Prepares To Open

BY CHRISTINA WATERS POSTED ON JUNE 13, 2017 The mid-century building at 204 Church St. offers plenty of creamy natural light and a vintage footprint for what will be downtown’s newest wine tasting location. Before its current transformation into Birichino Tasting Room—in progress—the long, high-ceilinged space was home to Blodgett Travel, and more recently housed Pure […]

Kemitian Lounge
805 Pacific Ave. – 204-7885

Coming the week of August 1st, 2017 The Kemitian Lounge is an oasis for dreamers, planners, and doers couched in an Indie-Book lounge. It’s a space for individuals, small groups, and teams who are absolutely committed to starting a journey and seeing it through to completion. If you are committed to bringing your dream to fruition, […]

Become a Certified Green Business
July 14-Sept. 27

As part of the Green Business Program of Santa Cruz County, the Green Business Academy includes three modular workshops that support a three-month long cohort process—providing businesses the tools, training and resources they need to green their operations and get recognized as a Certified Green Business. Click here for dates and more information: AcademyFlyer_053117   […]

New Downtown Dollars!

You will start seeing the new Downtown Dollars circulating, reflecting the new updated Downtown Santa Cruz logo and branding. We will still reimburse your business for any old Downtown Dollars that continue to trickle in. Please let all your staff know. Thank you! More information about the Downtown Dollars Program is HERE

State Of The City 2017

State of the City 2017 Santa Cruz, CA – City officials hosted the 2nd annual State of the City last Tuesday, May 23,  at Hotel Paradox. The City provided packets of information to attendees, which are listed below: Program Agenda Presentation FY 2018 Budget in Brief FY 2018 City Manager Budget Message Affordable Housing Information […]

Construction Begins June 5
On and Near Pacific Ave.

Construction On and Near Pacific Avenue Begins June 5 The Downtown Small Cell Project is expected to begin construction on Monday, June 5, and continue weekdays through Tuesday, June 20, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. This Verizon project will install fiber optic cable to cellular sites in two locations: Pacific Avenue between Soquel Avenue […]

Pride Parade
Street Closures

Pride Parade and Festival 2017 Date: 06/04/2017 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Parade: Pacific (Elm to Church) Festival: Cooper, Pacific (Church to Front) Downtown Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California 95060 The 2017, 43rd annual, Santa Cruz Pride Parade begins at 11:00 AM at the intersection of Pacific and Church and marches down Pacific Avenue […]

June 6th Social and Legislative Committee Meeting

The Downtown Association Social and Legislative Committee will meet on June 6th at 8:30 am – 10:00 am at Nextspace, 101 Cooper Street. The Agenda is below. Item 3 of our agenda is a discussion about the goals and priorities of the working group for the coming year. Through the work of this body and […]