New Downtown Business Report : March 2019

Maison Marianne

Opened February 15, 2019

790 Chorro Street

Owned by a self-professed Francophile, Maison Marianne offers an international mix of high quality clothing and accessories for real women. They believe a thriving Downtown in our wonderful community is possible with the support of locals and visitors alike. Located in a beautiful historic building, you need to experience the charm of this new shop in person. A helpful staff is there to guide you in your selection of quality pieces made to be worn time and time again!


Ike’s Sandwiches

Opened March 8, 2019

1028 Chorro Street

The man behind the sandwich, Ike Shehadeh, always puts his customer’s happiness first. That is what sets Ike’s Sandwiches apart from the rest. When you come to Ike’s, it is their goal to make you feel like the unique individual that you are. If that isn’t enough to set them apart, did we mention “Ike’s Dirty Secret Sauce” is spread on every sandwich and baked right into the bread? And don’t get us started on the delicious chip and drink offerings. Mmmmm… are you hungry yet?



Opened March 1, 2019

1122 Chorro Street

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A gateway between the old world and the new, where Spanish and Californian inspired cuisines unite in a celebration of the senses. Branzino curates the finest ingredients for your pleasure: off-the-boat seafood from our local harbor, farm-fresh vegetables, vibrant fruits, exotic meats, hand-selected wines, and cheese and spices imported directly from Spain. With a modern design and a classic feel, their intimate dining room sets the stage for a rich culinary experience that is as delicious as it is invigorating!



Asian Bistro SLO

Opened February 29, 2019

857 Higuera Street

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Steve Park, owner and head chef of Asian Bistro in San Luis Obispo is excited to invite you to experience his vision of Japanese and Korean culinary art. For over 40 years, Master Chef Steve Park has been serving his style of selections of sushi, sashimi, maki, and many other unconventional creations of his own. They ensure only the freshest and highest quality of ingredients, which are used with the greatest care and attention to detail preparing a variety of dishes from Japan and Korea. Come Downtown and see what Asian Bistro SLO has to offer!


Sheila Kearns Chocolate & Confections

Opened March 25, 2019

722 Marsh Street

Sheila Kearns has been creating decadent chocolates for friends and family since she was a child. With two Parisian aunts, one a Pastry Chef and the other a Chocolatier, it just ran in the family. Creating luxurious, interesting and addictive treats has always been her passion. In addition to her deep commitment to real food & responsible ingredients, her shop also goes the extra mile with packaging that uses eco-friendly paper with no plastic interior trays or plastic wrapping. You will instantly notice that things are done a bit differently at the 722 Marsh Street Chocolaterie. Stop in, see for yourself and make a new friend!