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Community meeting on October 8 to discus 7th Street Sewer Project

By at September 30, 2014 | 0 Comment

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities wants to keep you informed. Residents and businesses are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the 7th Street Sewer Project and other project specifics. This project is part of the continued Downtown Sewer Upsizing Project. 7th Street Sewer Project Community Meeting October 8, 2014 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm City

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Old Sacramento’s Haunted Happenings

By at September 29, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Weekends in Old Sacramento are always jam packed with fun, but during the holiday season – specifically Halloween – Old Sacramento becomes a one stop shop for all your needs.  From ghost tours for the curious folk, trick or treating for the kiddies, tons of candy shops for those with a sweet tooth, costumes for the party goers, a bar crawl for the 21 and up crowd,

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Frank Fat’s 75th Anniversary Extravaganza

By at September 25, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Frank Fat's is celebrating their 75th Anniversary, and you have to chance to reap the rewards. October 1 through October 15, join in the celebration for 15 days of Fat's. Follow along for clues that will lead you to places in Fat's history. Red gift boxes will be hidden each day that will contain a $75 gift certificate to Frank Fats. Follow along on social media using

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2014 Farm to Fork Restaurant Week: Downtown Highlights

By at September 12, 2014 | 0 Comment

Sacramento’s second annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration is upon us and many downtown establishments are gearing up for two weeks of festivities. In addition to the signature events put on by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau  (CVB) – Legends of Wine, Farm-to-Fork Festival, and the Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner (the Gala Dinner is sold out) – several of our

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DSP announces partnership with Golden Pacific Bank and SmartBiz SBA Loans

By at September 10, 2014 | 0 Comment

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) has announced a partnership with Golden Pacific Bank and SmartBiz SBA Loans to provide easy access to vital business-building financing to downtown small businesses. DSP is now a preferred referral assistance provider for SmartBiz SBA loans. Downtown businesses that are interested in this program can visit

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Downtown Policy Perspectives

By at September 9, 2014 | 0 Comment

The Downtown Partnership advocates for its stakeholders at all levels of government, and there has been a flurry of activity of note at City Hall and at the State Capitol on which DSP took positions. Now That’s Entertainment!  Last week, the Sacramento City Council revised the entertainment permitting (e-permitting) process to improve downtown safety while

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New to the Neighborhood: Graciano’s Chicago Deep Dish Pizza & Speakeasy and Quick Legal

By at September 9, 2014 | 0 Comment

Interest in Downtown Sacramento is booming. There are a couple of new places that have recently moved into the neighborhood. Back in July, Graciano’s Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Speakeasy opened their doors in historic Old Sacramento and, more recently, Quick Legal has set up their headquarters in the 800 J building. Graciano’s Chicago Deep Dish Pizza &

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3rd Annual Business Walk to Survey Downtown Merchants

By at September 9, 2014 | 0 Comment

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The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP), the City of Sacramento, and the Sacramento Metro Chamber will host the 3rd annual Downtown Sacramento Business Walk on September 18 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. The walk will start at Bernardo's and a debrief will follow the walk at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in breaking down barriers to

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Five Places You Haven’t Had Your Meeting

By at September 9, 2014 | 0 Comment

Meeting spaces can get old. Maybe you've discovered that your conference room table is not cultivating the same great ideas it once was and you find yourself wanting to mix it up a bit. With award-winning restaurants and world class accommodations, Downtown Sac has no shortage of great places to host a meeting. Going back to your idea of wanting to mix it up, you want to

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Major Retailer Invests in Downtown

By at September 5, 2014 | 0 Comment

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The recent announcement by Sports Basement to enter the Downtown Sacramento market is a huge win for Downtown and a direct result of the work done by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership business recruitment program. The Sports Basement, a Bay Area retailer, closed ecrow on 730 I Street on September 9. The 70,000 square foot building, which is currently vacant, will

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New: Old Sacramento Maintenance

By at September 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Starting October 1, DSP will provide street-level maintenance services in Old Sacramento based on the contract approved by City Council. This will be in addition to the core services our PBID already provides with our Guides and Homeless Outreach Navigators. "By leveraging the efficiencies of our existing Community Services team in Old Sacramento, DSP will be able

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Calling All Dreamers competition earns top award from the International Downtown Association

By at September 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

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During the 60th Annual International Downtown Association (IDA) conference, the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) was recognized with a Downtown Pinnacle Award for Economic and Business Development for the 2013 Calling All Dreamers business competition. The DSF was one of nine organizations to be selected to receive the IDA’s highest honor. The award recognizes

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Weddings in Old Sacramento

By at August 25, 2014 | 0 Comment

Old Sacramento Weddings

Between it’s historical charm, close proximity to the river, and the abundance of photo ready locations – Old Sacramento is the perfect spot for your reception and all those glamorous bridal party/couples photos. With seven wonderful venues within miles of each other, you could go from your rehearsal dinner or reception straight to taking pictures in the natural

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La Cage aux Folles Closes Music Circus Season

By at August 22, 2014 | 0 Comment

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It's bittersweet to say so long to Music Circus until next summers. It has been a  fantastic season and we are eager for Broadway Sacramento to start this Fall. The season closes with La Cage Aux Folles. La Cage is a hilarious, bawdy musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein that won six Tony Awards in 1984, and both subsequent productions won the Tony for Best

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Downtown To Do List

By at August 20, 2014 | 0 Comment

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#DowntownSac is the place to be, no matter your agenda. A little push in the right direction never hurt anyone. We've curated a list of some great things to do to get you started on your adventure in our neighborhood, and if you have a few favorite gems of your own, please leave them in the comments! For the Foodie Enjoy a special selection from Ella Dining Room

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Bid Summer a Fond Farewell this Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Sac

By at August 19, 2014 | 0 Comment

Even though summer is drawing to a close, the kids are headed back to school and it is no longer fashionably acceptable to wear white, there are plenty of activities in Downtown Sac to get you out of the house before cool weather strikes. We’ve rounded up a list of the events you’ve got to check out: What better way to celebrate the American worker than with

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Contact the DSF

Downtown Sacramento Partnership
980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
F (916) 442-2053
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