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Old Sacramento Infrastructure Updates

By at June 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

The area around Old Sacramento is the focus of several infrastructure projects that will continue to improve the visitor experience in the historic riverfront district.  For those wondering, here’s a partial list of projects: Waterfront Boardwalk:  At nearly three decades old, the city approved funding to rebuild the wooden waterfront boardwalk and the barge that

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DSP Helps Pass Cab Rehab

By at June 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

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By a unanimous vote, the City Council enacted sweeping new regulations of the taxi industry designed to ensure a consistently high-quality experience for consumers. All cab drivers must now accept credit cards, operate with a central dispatch system, dress professionally, pass an exam on basic English and Sacramento geography, and drive cars that are eight years old or

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Sacramento shines at ICSC | 4 takeaways from the retail convention

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Based on response from the annual ICSC convention in May, interest in Downtown Sacramento is at an all time high. The annual International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) RECon convention in Las Vegas attracts 33,000 developers, real estate brokers, and economic development professionals from around the world to network, share trends, meet retailers, and pen

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POV: Another win for the Central City

By at June 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

Michael Ault

Last Friday, the City of Sacramento reached a settlement with the State’s Department of Finance on the 700 block of K Street, clearing the path for development of this critical block. To say the least, it has been an eventful month for downtown - the culmination of many years of focused dedication to enacting change by both the public and private sectors. Of our

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Friends and Family Sale

By at June 3, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Macy's Friends & Family sale at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza starts June 4. We wanted to let you in on the savings. So, here's a special coupon for our downtown friends and family.  Did you know? The Sacramento Downtown Plaza offers a complimentary shuttle service from the mall to Old Sacramento. It comes in handy when the temperatures start creeping

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‘At the Market’ with Frenchy’s Waffles

By at June 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Frenchy's Waffles

Frenchy’s Waffles Samir, who is originally from France, was inspired to open Frenchy’s Waffles because he loves “gauffre” or Belgian waffles. Early on, Samir started the business by participating in famers’ markets in Folsom, West Sacramento and Woodland with the hopes of expanding to other area markets. Samir’s goal is to bring a healthy treat to the

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Concerts in the Park | Meet the Bands: June 6: Dance Gavin Dance | Life in 24 Frames | City of Vain | Cemetery Sun | Pag

By at June 2, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Join us this Friday as we celebrate Sacramento Republic FC! Be sure to rock your Republic FC swag - we will be!     Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance is a six-member, post-hardcore band that has released five albums, most recently 2013’s Acceptance Speech. Although the band draws influences from all genres, some notable inspirations include

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WICKED is Wicked Awesome

By at May 30, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Back by popular demand – WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, opened this week at the Sacramento Community Center Theater and runs through June 15. DSP Marketing Manager Kachet attended the Thursday 5/29 performance and here's what she had to say: Wicked was just as spectacular as everyone says it would be. I attended the show with my beau and from the

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‘At The Market’ with What’s Poppin’?

By at May 27, 2014 | 0 Comment

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What’s Poppin’? Kettle Corn Susan and Dale Barnhart have been popping away since 1998. After years of working for ‘the man,’ Susan and Dale both followed their entrepreneurial spirits, which prompted them to leave behind jobs in the retail and airline industries. They wanted the freedom to run and maintain their own business. Their love for kettle corn won over

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Concerts in the Park | May 30: Meet the Band: James Cavern & The Council, Joy & Madness, Survival Guide, Once An Empire featuring Billy Lane

By at May 26, 2014 | 0 Comment

2014 Concerts in the Park

James Cavern & The Council Originally from England, James Cavern has been pursing his passion for music since 2005.  A soul/R&B artist, James Cavern has proven his ability to perform for a broad number of audiences.  Not only has he been touring the country but he has received a number of accolades including winning a SAMMIE for "Outstanding R&B-Soul Artist

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Memorial Day Weekend: Downtown Round-Up

By at May 22, 2014 | 0 Comment

The weather is heating up, the days are getting longer, and many students have just finished their grueling finals just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Known as the ‘unofficial’ start to summer, this weekend is a great time to get out and experience all that downtown Sacramento has to offer. We’ve rounded up some exciting activities for you and yours to partake in

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Downtown Celebrates ESC Approval with #PowerForward Happy Hour

By at May 21, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Last night, Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 to approve the downtown Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC). This is the culmination of years of effort, and it has the potential to be the most transformative project our city has seen. To celebrate our city's next chapter, downtown restaurants are offering a special purple #PowerForward happy hour tonight, May 21 with

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership Applauds Council Approval of Downtown Entertainment and Sports Center

By at May 21, 2014 | 0 Comment

The Downtown Partnership (DSP) issued the following statement in response to the City Council's vote last night approving the Entertainment Sports Center (ESC).   "Sacramento took a huge leap forward," said DSP executive director Michael Ault.  "The ESC is the culmination of years of effort behind-the scenes for the DSP, and it has the potential to be the most

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‘At The Market’ with Ambrosia

By at May 20, 2014 | 0 Comment

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It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another vendor spotlight from the Certified Downtown Farmers’ Markets. This week we are exploring what Ambrosia brings to the table when they are outside of their walls. Ambrosia It is no secret that Sacramento is the farm-to-fork capital and Ambrosia was one of the driving forces behind the movement as it gained

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A Taste of Melting Pot’s New Happy Hour

By at May 19, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Do you fondue? You will after you read this blog post! The Melting Pot recently revamped their happy hour, and DSPeeps Jayme and Kachet were invited to sample the menu. Read what they had to say: We were so excited to try out the menu. What we weren't prepared for was the amount of decadence we were in store for upon walking through the door. The lighting is low, so

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Calling All Dreamers: And the winner is…

By at May 19, 2014 | 0 Comment

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 The Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) selected not one, but two winners for the 2014 Calling All Dreamers Competition. Grand Prize winner Ana Apple will receive a business start up package valued at $135,000. The quirky, eco-friendly line of apparel for infants, youth and adults will open its first retail store at 1200 2nd Street in Old Sacramento in time for the

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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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