Downtown SLO News

Bunny Trail 2019 Hop along with us at the 10th Annual Bunny Trail at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market! At this fun, family-friendly event, your children can follow the bunny trail collecting treats or take a photo with Downtown Bunny.  Photo rates are $5 take your......

Downtown SLO and Sunset Honda are proud to announce the 2019 Concerts in the Plaza band lineup! The season kicks off on Friday, June 14. Concerts will be held every Friday through September 14 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Mission Plaza in Downtown San Luis Obispo. All concerts......

Downtown SLO awarded honors to 28 Downtown businesses at its 30th Annual Beautification Awards Ceremony on April 3. Each year since 1990, these awards are given to those businesses that made physical or aesthetic improvements towards keeping Downtown beautiful. Downtown SLO’s Cultural Arts Committee oversaw......

Hospitality & The Downtown Experience Creating the best customer experience From traditional to innovative, learn what’s working now   Retailers, restauranteurs, bars, and other businesses in the Downtown San Luis Obispo area are top notch at providing goods and services to the community. What if we......

Maison Marianne Opened February 15, 2019 790 Chorro Street https://maisonmarianneslo.com/ 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......

In 1772, when the San Luis Obispo Mission was built, the fathers of our community could not have conceived the bright future of this town. Now, nearly 250 years into our city’s evolution, Downtown SLO is at a pivotal moment. It is critical that downtown......

Did you know? If you work Downtown you may be eligible for a free City bus pass! This program was created to help alleviate Downtown parking demand.   Enjoy the benefits of the Downtown Access Pass: – Unlimited SLO City bus rides for 90 days......

WithCo Coffee Opened January 28, 2019 570 Higuera Street, Suite 190 https://withcocoffee.com/ WithCo Coffee has been a lifelong dream for founders Walker Sotello and Rydian Searles. The duo have been best friends since kindergarten and have been aspiring to open a business together ever since......

Concerts in the Plaza is a beloved San Luis Obispo summer tradition featuring free performances in Downtown’s Mission Plaza, every Friday, June 14 – September 13. Thousands of people representing all ages, backgrounds and walks of life attend the weekly event to enjoy two hours......

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SNOW NIGHT AT FARMERS’ MARKET JANUARY 31, 2019 6PM – 8PM   It’s snowing in Downtown San Luis Obispo! Come have fun with a sledding hill for all ages and a play area for children five years of age and under. Snow Night takes place......

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......

Communication & Content Manager Zoya Dixon sat down with former San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce CEO Ermina Karim for an interview reflecting on her time at the organization and all things related to Downtown. Here’s highlights of their chat, edited down for size and......

Over the span of my life I have grown acutely self aware with regard to how my actions in the space we call Earth relate to other sentient beings and our shared environment. Growing up as an outdoorsman and rancher, I have spent a large......