Downtown SLO News

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the Emergency Services Director for San Luis Obispo County issued a Shelter at Home Order for the County of San Luis Obispo.  This order takes effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.   Executive Order – Mandatory Shelter at......

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Maintaining the economic vibrancy of the downtown San Luis Obispo business improvement area depends on the daily duties performed by our Downtown Ambassadors. Their responsibilities encompass many and various tasks relating to downtown.  In October 2019, the City of San Luis Obispo invested in a......

To hear Sara Peterson talk about opening up Scout Coffee Company is a lesson in humility: it seems impossible that the location was secured by parking fortuitously in front of an empty storefront on Garden Street, and that Scout Coffee Company was opened with a......

Downtown Business Spotlights

A San Luis Obispo institution for nearly 40 years, Woodstock’s Pizza recently reopened after a significant remodel and expansion that includes several new seating areas, an additional entrance, a renovated bar area, new kitchen equipment, several large screen televisions, shuffleboard, and more. With an additional......

Created by Cal Poly student Rafael Pintor and sold at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, Atsá Foods superfood bars serve a unique twist: the key ingredient of Atsá bars is organic, wild-harvested piñon nut, grown commonly in indigenous communities. Rafael started the company with a......

The new Cider Bar located in The Creamery is now serving house made cider, beer and wine – as well as selections from across the globe. Co-owners Kevin McLaughlin and Roy Bruder formed the idea when the partners met at Spike’s Pub and saw an......

Downtown Perspectives

Our 43rd annual Holiday Parade is around the corner! This cherished holiday tradition brings together thousands from around the county in the most celebrated and attended parade on the Central Coast. This year’s theme, “A Very Vintage Holiday”, is sure to bring out the best......