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Cafe RJ
1520 K-1 (Kiosk) Pacific Ave. – 295-2206

Brasilian food reinvented. NOW OPEN DOWNTOWN! Gluten free puff waffles, acai bowls, and more! 1520 K-1 (Kiosk) Pacific Ave. 831-295-2206

Comings And Goings
September 2017

Please welcome these new businesses to Downtown Santa Cruz: Cafe RJ (Brasilian acai bowls and more!) – 1520-K(Kiosk) Pacific Ave. Abbott Square Market: Veg On The Edge (West African-inspired organic vegetarian dishes) – 118 Cooper St. Abbott Square Market: Cat. Cloud. Companion. (Cat & Cloud espresso and coffee together with delectable Companion Bakeshop pastries and […]

Welcome Downtown Streets Team

If you haven’t seen them yet, you probably will soon. Downtown Streets Team – Santa Cruz is up and running and hitting the streets picking up trash and debris. Downtown Streets Team is a volunteer work experience program providing employment development, extended case management, and basic needs stipends to men and women experiencing homelessness. The “Teams” work […]

Drinks With Jane
August 16th

Santa Cruz, like so many communities, is focusing a lot of energy on housing. From the City’s Work-plan and the Chamber’s Community Leadership Visits to the 180/2020 plan and the Smart Solutions to end homelessness’ All In Plan, the question of how to effectively grow the housing stock and work to provide housing for all, seems […]

Lost Boys Day in Downtown Santa Carla!

June 21st marked the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Lost Boys vampire movie filmed in Santa Cruz. Downtown, Atlantis Fantasyworld and the Downtown Info Kiosk held costume contests. Special garlic cookies to ward off the vampires were provided by the Pacific Cookie Company! Check out our awesome contestants! Grandpa took home the main prize of […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thanks Mom!

It’s Mothers Day and you want to make sure all the Moms in your life know how much they mean to you. If you need help finding the perfect gift for Mom? We have just a few ideas for you! Don’t forget to make your Brunch reservation for the perfect Mothers’ Day in Downtown Santa Cruz! […]

Downtown Kiosk Available for Lease

Currently Press Juices & Sandwiches, the Downtown Kiosk outside of Pacific Wave will be available to lease in early summer. The City of Santa Cruz is now accepting applications from businesses interested in leasing the space. The kiosk program began in 1993 with the goal of incubating small businesses and providing an additional source of positive activity on the streets. Since then, […]