- 41st Annual Holiday Parade Winners Announced
It was great to see so many of you Dashing through the SLO at our 41st Annual Holiday Parade in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday, December 2nd!
Parade Marshal and longtime Downtown business owner, Ann Reeves, lead the procession featuring nearly 90 decorative floats, marching bands and more!
We are excited to announce the entry winners for this year’s parade. Our judges Amy Steiner, Sandra Foxford, Lena Friedman and Jacci Abram had the tough job of deciding who ranked among the top entries. Here are the winners:
Most Entertaining – Studio @Ryan’s American Dance
Most Creative – Central Coast Landscape Products
Best in Theme – Glacier Ice Company
To view highlights from the parade, please click here.
- Downtown Perspective with Dr. Jonathan York
I am a proud graduate from Cal Poly and the campus has been a lifelong neighbor to my home. As such, I look at the university through several different lenses. The Tartaglia Ranch has shared a barbed wire fence for generations and the activities and plans for the university are of interest for me, both at home and at work as the Executive Director of Downtown SLO. Without a doubt, my perspective is unique and continues to develop as our community and campus weave a tale of success, collaboration and vitality. Last month I sat down with Dr. Jonathan York to talk about his role in founding Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As the Co-Founder and Faculty Director he has been a driving force behind one of Downtown’s most exciting projects and I am glad to tell the story of how he lead the way for student entrepreneurship in Downtown SLO. Read More
- Downtown Business Spotlight – Monterey Street Project
The Monterey Street Project in Downtown SLO is starting to take shape with the recent opening of new retail, dining and office space along Monterey Street between Chorro and Morro Streets. The development by Jamestown, LP, a leading national real estate investment and management firm, added 64,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and Cal Poly offices and student lofts into its urban shopping and lifestyle destination, The San Luis Obispo Collection. The new additions include notable retailers Lululemon Athletica, H&M, Williams-Sonoma, Marine Layer and Francesca’s Collection as well as local restaurants Thomas Hill Organics Kitchen, Mint + Craft. The space also incorporates dedicated space for Cal Poly. MAC Cosmetics is scheduled to open this winter. Read More
Thursday, December 8th
It’s snowing in Downtown SLO! Come have fun with a sledding hill for all ages and play area for children five and under!
The SLO Downtown Association is happy to announce the winners of its annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest for the 2016 season. Each year, several Downtown businesses vie for the most eye-catching displays by decorating their storefront windows with creative and inspiring designs. Hoping to gain customers’ attention-and perhaps win a prize-business owners go all out in this fun competition.