07 Jan New Downtown Business Report
OPENED IN DECEMBER 2019
793 HIGUERA, SUITE 11
With a pilates base, owner Natalie Garay believes she can help mothers recover fully from childbirth, no matter how long ago it was. The business name comes from her physical therapy practice, individualized pilates exercises, and the feeling she hopes her patients will experience after a session with her. She’s worked on all body types in her years of teaching, ranging from athlete to the prenatal mama and many postoperative patients. Garay works on both the physical and emotional body, also offering Flower Essence Therapy. She’s excited to be a part of the collaborative community of businesses in Downtown San Luis Obispo.
The Bladerunner Salon & Day Spa
RELOCATED IN NOVEMBER 2019
741 HIGUERA STREET
This local staple – voted #1 for the New Times “Best of SLO” Awards 9 times – offers hair, facial, massage, manicure and pedicure appointments. They’re excited to be in their new space on the very busy 700 block of Higuera Street, near Bubblegum Alley! The high traffic space and outdoor area connecting to Garden Street Alley and Hotel Cerro, led to their decision to move from their longtime location of Monterey Street. They’re looking forward to soon be offering tea in a relaxing garden setting as part of their services in Spring 2020. Their staff is committed to the same incredible customer service they have always offered. They love being part of a clean, safe, vibrant and attractive Downtown San Luis Obispo.
Finney’s Crafthouse and Kitchen
OPENING IN JANUARY 2020
857 MONTEREY STREET
Originally from Southern California, Finney’s Crafthouse and Kitchen is coming to SLO! The name Finney’s comes from the nickname that the Finefrock brothers were called growing up. The new Monterey Street spot will offer 30 local draft brews and an array of hand-crafted cocktails. Their globally inspired menu features more than 50 made-from-scratch favorites including shareable appetizers, flatbread pizzas, gourmet salads, and signature burgers. They were drawn to Downtown SLO because of the history and character of Monterey Street.
OPENING IN JANUARY 2020
1125 GARDEN STREET
Hotel Cerro, with 65 guest rooms and suites, blends urban sophistication with the city’s historic roots, incorporating two vintage brick storefronts on Garden Street in the hotel’s main facade. Guests enter through the restored 1920’s Smith building into the lobby and state-of-the-art, luxury hotel that lies within. Designed and built towards LEED Silver specifications, the property’s decor reflects a synthesis of three periods that merge modern aesthetic and nineteenth century industrial influences with a whisper of Mission style.
Piadina at Hotel SLO
OPENED IN OCTOBER
877 PALM STREET
Located inside Hotel San Luis Obispo, Piadina serves casual farm-fresh fare based around their wood fired oven. Piadina gets its name from a thin Italian flatbread – several are featured on the menu. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch – they offer a delightful assortment of flavors with something for everyone.
RELOCATING JANUARY 2020
1040 BROAD STREET
Known for their craft cocktails and street food inspired comfort cuisine, Sidecar is moving down the block to their new, larger location on Broad Street! You can expect the same high quality ingredients and service in a unique, new space. The historic location, originally built in the late 1800s, has been artfully restored to let the quirks and character of the building shine. Sidecar owner, Josh Christensen, chose to stay Downtown because he considers Downtown San Luis Obispo to be a cultural driver, a place for people to come and discover more progressive options.