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Easter Weekend: Downtown Sac Style

By at April 15, 2014 | 0 Comment

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The flowers are in bloom, the weather is warmer, and the youth of the area are on Spring Break. It must mean Easter is coming. Well, it's almost here! Whether you're looking for fun activities for the family, sweet treats, or a delicious brunch, there's something for everyone this Easter weekend - right here in Downtown Sacramento. Fun Activities Searching for

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Boomers and Young Professionals Move in on Tapestri Square

By at April 8, 2014 | 0 Comment

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[caption id="attachment_34485" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tapestrisquare.com[/caption] With the ground breaking nearly 7 years ago, Tapestri Square is slated to be sold out by the year's end. The upscale infill brownstones between 20th and 21st and T and U, had a slow start with the economic downturn causing construction to stall in 2008 and 2009. The project

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Downtown Homeless Count Decreases

By at April 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Through the efforts of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership's Homeless Outreach Navigators and community partners, the downtown homeless population* point in time count has decreased by 33% over the last 5 years. New partnerships and innovative problem solving has attributed to the decline. "We are building our program around solving homelessness, not servicing the

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County Permitting Made Easy

By at April 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Trying to navigate your way through the County permitting process? Look no further, Sacramento County has resources available that take the guess work (and stress) out of environmental management compliance and health department regulations. One-On-One – The Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) is a FREE one-stop-shop permit assistance center to help

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New to the Neighborhood: My Sister’s Cafe, Boxcar Frozen Yogurt, and New Horizon

By at April 2, 2014 | 0 Comment

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[caption id="attachment_34326" align="alignleft" width="158"] via Yelp[/caption] My Sister's Cafe My Sister's House, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping women and children impacted by domestic violence in the Asian and Pacific Islander community, has opened My Sister's Cafe on Capitol Mall. The eatery features a menu with a variety of teas, soups, salads and

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City Views Instameet Generates Buzz for Downtown Sacramento

By at April 2, 2014 | 0 Comment

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The DSP together with Visit Sacramento and The Citizen Hotel hosted their first ever Instameet with the theme City Views (#cityviewsmeet). 35 people walked through the rainy streets of Downtown Sacramento with one common goal: taking pictures from some of the city's most epic views. These people were from all walks of life and a variety of ages, all linked together by

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Looking for one of Sac’s Most Eligible Bachelorettes? Go Downtown

By at March 31, 2014 | 0 Comment

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We welcome guest blogger Manpreet Mattu, who is one of the 2014 Sacramento's Most Eligible Bachelorette nominees. She professed her love for Downtown Sac on Good Day Sacramento during their "Meet the Nominees" segment so we thought we'd check in with her about what makes downtown so great and discover some of her favorite spots! -- I love my city and my city loves

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Calling All Dreamers: Meet the Semi-Finalists

By at March 19, 2014 | 12 Comments

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Ten aspiring business owners will compete to open a storefront in Downtown Sacramento and a business start up package valued at an estimated $135,000. The annual Calling All Dreamers competition is produced by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation. “The pool of applicants seemed especially strong this year. I was impressed by the quality of the applications and the

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EMERGE Summit to Kick Off the “Year of the Young Professional”

By at March 17, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Are you looking to enhance your professional career and also make your mark as a leader in your community? Get your tickets to the EMERGE Summit, the Sacramento region’s first summit created for and by young professionals. This half-day event on March 21 at the California Musical Theatre will gather more than 500 attendees who will make the future economic, civic, and

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Downtown Guide to St. Patty’s Day

By at March 14, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Car bombs, green beer, Corned Beef, oh my! It's that time of the year again. St. Patrick's Day. A day to eat drink and be merry, and there's no better place to do it than Downtown! Kick off the weekend right on The Kay with St. Patty's specials at KBAR and Cafe Bernardo! From the 14-17, you can enjoy Guinness on tap, $4 Jameson shots and Corned Beef sandos and hash.

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Sacramento Food & Film Festival is Back!

By at March 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

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We are pleased to welcome back Emilie Cameron of 3fold Communications to the Downtown Lowdown blog. She's talking about the Sacramento Food & Film festival, its importance in the community and the spectacular kick-off event. -- This is my favorite time of year. Summer is right around the corner and my local produce stand is beginning to explode with the bounty

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DSP Community Services Activity Report Q4

By at March 7, 2014 | 1 Comments

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The foundation for Downtown's future growth relies on removing barriers and creating incentives to promote economic and development activity. Downtown Sacramento is building momentum resulting in increased pedestrian activity. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership's Community Services Department is stepping up efforts to ensure the district remains clean and safe as demand

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Dreamers Answer the Call: 2014 Business Plan Competition Underway

By at March 7, 2014 | 0 Comment

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This February, the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) sent an open invitation to all dreamers and visionaries to submit their business concepts for a chance to win a business start-up package valued at approximately $135,000, including free rent in a downtown storefront. The word spread fast through the entrepreneurial community and 33 innovative concepts were

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Dine Downtown Raises $15,345 for California Food Literacy Center

By at March 6, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Every January, Dine Downtown Restaurant Week strives to build community and a bustling downtown scene during a traditionally slow time of the year. This year, Dine Downtown, presented by Lexus, had 29 participating restaurants. For the first time in nine years, the prix-fixe three course menu price increased from $30 to $31, with $1 from every meal going to the California

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New to the Neighborhood: Sushi Paradiso, Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery, and El Maya

By at March 5, 2014 | 0 Comment

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New restaurants to the neighborhood are sushi restaurant Sushi Paradiso, and newly reopened Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery. Retail store El Maya has opened in Old Sacramento as well. Sushi Paradiso Sushi Paradiso restaurant took the place of where Trio was housed on J street between 8th and 9th Street. Sushi Paradiso is a fine dining restaurant that also caters to the

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DSP welcomes Chris Worden as Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager

By at February 28, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Chris Worden joined the Downtown Sacramento Partnership team as Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager in February. Chris manages advocacy, public policy and government relations initiatives on behalf of DSP stakeholders and represents Downtown Sacramento property and business owners on emerging issues facing the central business district. Chris has an extensive background

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