New Downtown Business Report

The Carrisa



SLO Brew has brought a fresh concept to their Downtown location on Higuera Street. Originally home to The Carrisa Cattle Company in 1905, the building housing the renewed restaurant has lodged many other businesses. The Carrisa honors those roots as a brick-and-mortar showcase for the ever-expanding SLO Brewing Co. family of brands. “We’re committed to ensuring the community feels welcome in this space,” said SLO Brew co-founder Hamish Marshall. “The Carrisa is a haven for friends and family to come together in a neighborhood hangout.” The new menu will feature an inventive selection of California cuisine, fresh produce, and an array of specialty craft tacos. An extensive wine list, local beer, and premier cocktails will be available alongside SLO Brewing Co. craft offerings.



Vans San Luis Obispo



Vans is happy to have their doors open in Downtown San Luis Obispo! Started in 1966 by Paul Van Doren in Anaheim, California, the company is all about authenticity and expressing your true self. Over three hundred shoe styles are available in the Downtown location, with a range of items from baby shoes to their slip-resistant, “Made for the Makers” line, clothing, backpacks, and more. Vans likes to think of themselves as more of a people company than a shoe company. They care about their employees, their customers, and the community around them. Please give them a warm welcome and check out their cool, new storefront on Higuera Street!



The Gallant



The name for The Gallant came to Christian Contreras as he thought about the definition of the word. Noble, kind-hearted, and courageous – a word that could describe Athena, the goddess of war, whose image hangs in his newly opened shop, as easily as it could describe the chivalrous, modern man. A place for conversation and the experience of an outstanding straight razor shave or haircut, The Gallant is bringing modern to traditional grooming cuts to 845 Higuera Street. Next door to Kin Coffee, owned by the Contreras brothers, The Gallant is a family operated business. “SLO has done so much for us” says Contreras, “This is home. It’s where I grew up. We want to be in the heart of San Luis Obispo.”