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DOWNTOWN BUSINESS & PROPERTY OWNER’S MEETING Friday, March 24, 2017 8:30am-10:00am Police Community Room 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060 TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Downtown Sales Tax Trends Introduction of new Downtown Police Officers and Downtown Rangers Business resources and grant funds available Bring your staff and meet your neighbors! Coffee and bagels will […]

Retrospect Design
806 Pacific Ave. – 524-5681

Owners Nancy and Todd opened the Downtown Santa Cruz location of Retrospect Design in February of 2017. Retrospect Design is a full service vintage modern design firm. They carry a large selection of Mid Century and Danish Modern furniture and accessories. They also buy, sell and trade. Make sure to stop by and visit them! Retrospect […]

Small Biz Marketing RX Tour
Downtown Santa Cruz – Feb. 16, 2017

The Tour will be in Downtown Santa Cruz on Thursday 2/16/17 where program founder (and 20-year local marketing veteran), Bryce Root, will be stopping by to give free marketing help for local businesses and their marketing stress. You may remember him as one of the speakers from our Social Media and Internet Workshop we […]

Weekend Brunch

Brunch is one of our favorite meals! There are so many delicious weekend brunch options in Downtown Santa Cruz that we decided to create a category for it! If you’d like to add your business to this category on, let us know. View the current listing here: WEEKEND BRUNCH SPOTS – DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ

Special Event Spaces Downtown

Party or Special Event? There are great spaces available in Downtown Santa Cruz for your special event or party! The following businesses would love to have you! SOIF Mezzanine Room – Contact: Taylor 831-423-2020 Seats 15 people upstairs Hula’s Tiki Room – Contact: Hollis Ferguson 831-426-4852 Seats 50 people Bhody – Contact: Natalie Kwasniak or Kyle Van Dyke […]

Downtown Dollars and Instagift, the e-Gift card

Give the Gift of Downtown Dollars! Giving Downtown Dollars is kind of like giving dozens of gifts all at once. Accepted at most places throughout Downtown Santa Cruz, everyone loves getting to spend theirs at their favorite spots downtown. In addition to the popular Downtown Dollars, we’ve also introduced a digital version that lives on your […]

City of Santa Cruz Hosts “Parking for Hope” Program Dec. 18-25

SANTA CRUZ — The City of Santa Cruz in partnership with the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz will host the third annual Parking for Hope downtown holiday parking program from Dec. 18 through 25. The usual parking rates will apply, however, the proceeds from street meters during these eight days are being donated to Hope […]

Glow Candle Lounge – Friday 12/16/17 at 5:30pm

Join Mayor Cynthia Chase and the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz in a ribbon cutting to welcome GLOW Candle Lounge to downtown Santa Cruz! Enjoy drinks, celebratory appetizers, and votive candle making. Date: Friday December 16, 2017 Time: 5:30pm Address: 1101 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz 2016 Cleaning Extravaganza!

In place of the November Downtown Association Board Meeting, the DTA hosted a district-wide neighborhood Cleaning Extravaganza in downtown Santa Cruz! This year, the Cleaning Extravaganza took place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 8:30am-12:00pm. It was a wonderful community event of volunteers, city staff, and businesses all working together! A clean Downtown neighborhood communicates volumes about […]

Winterfest on December 8th

To continue our efforts to promote Downtown Santa Cruz in the Holiday season and to drive traffic into the district in this very important time, the Downtown Association is presenting “Winterfest”, an outdoor holiday celebration in the streets, featuring the music of Foreverland, an electrifying 14 piece tribute to Michael Jackson. The free community event […]