New Downtown Business Report: August 2019





Kin is much more than just a coffee shop. Owners and brothers, Julian and Christian Contreras want to push the limits of the drinks they provide our community. You can think of their work as a science when it comes down to it. Whether it’s their first harvest Matcha, locally crafted coffee from Cacti Coffee Roaster, or the shrubs they plan to provide, it’s not just about creating the best, but the most unique drinks they possibly can. This is only a small part of what they do. Julian was born and raised here in San Luis Obispo and has found the need to give back to our community, from his family to yours. That’s why they named the shop Kin – to keep it all in the family. 



OPENED JULY 18, 2019


Food with style – that’s what Burger Village is bringing Downtown, with healthy, organic meals everyone can enjoy. They believe that health is an asset that we choose for ourselves and pass on to our future generations. With over 15 years of experience in food industry and restaurant management, Burger Village is a dream concept of four Long Islander brothers. They originated in Great Neck, NY in 2013 and have chosen Downtown San Luis Obispo for their first West Coast location. Come give their organic and exotic burgers a try!



OPENED JUNE 22, 2019


From the people who created Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach, and Old Custom House in Avila Beach, Mestiza has opened its doors to Downtown San Luis Obispo. A blend of European, Spanish and indigenous influence that create the vibrant flavors of modern Mexico, Mestiza features a fantastic menu beyond your standard burritos and tacos. They also have a full bar with a variety of Mezcal options and craft cocktails. Located above Williams Sonoma, Mestiza looks forward to enjoying the central location and pathway between Palm and Monterey Street.


BARGAIN BOUTIQUE, an Achievement House Thrift Store

OPENED JULY 10, 2019


 The Achievement House of San Luis Obispo has opened Bargain Boutique, a thrift store located across the street from the Creamery Marketplace on Marsh Street. Established in 1957, the Achievement House is dedicated to providing services that encourage and support individuals with disabilities, so that they may successfully achieve their personal and professional goals. Bargain Boutique will allow individuals within the community to learn job training skills. The storefront will offer clothing, shoes and small house goods. Small donations are accepted during opening business hours. Check them out for yourself next time you’re Downtown!