Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 2009 Downtown Dimension Highlights

I have just received the latest issue of Downtown Dimension, a great newsletter put out by the San Jose Downtown Association that covers what's happening in downtown San Jose. Here are some highlights from June's issue: 
  • SoFA is becoming more pedestrian-friendly with 3 new sidewalk extensions for outdoor seating and 200 new planters.
  • Later this summer SoFA will receive two new murals, bike racks, and illuminated tree lighting (nice!).
  • Music in the Park schedule (Thursdays from 5:30-9:15pm):
    • June 11: Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars (world/reggae)
    • June 18: Third Eye Blind (allternative rock)
    • June 25: Pete Escovedo (Latin jazz)
    • July 2: The Tubes (classic rock)
    • July 9: Eek-A-Mouse (reggae)
  • The City is asking over 30 downtown nightclubs to help pay for policing costs.  Annual charges to club owners would range from $1,200 to $33,000 depending on club size.
  • 25 downtown utility doors have be converted into art projects for aspiring local talent.
  • The Old Wagon Saloon & Grill has opened up on 73 N. San Pedro St. and features buffalo, free-range turkey, and calamari fries.
  • Agave Viejo is open on 151 W Santa Clara and boasts over 93 brands of tequila.
  • Pearl Nigh Club has opened up in what used to be Vivid Night Club, 8 S. First St.
  • Groundwerx will be emphasizing work with the downtown homeless population, connecting them with housing services that will hopefully get them off the streets.
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