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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all R Street Sacramento Partnership meetings will be hosted via Zoom until further notice. Our next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 9am. Please visit our website for upcoming meeting information.

City Council hears business community's priorities for Covid-19 relief funds

Safety, cleanliness, placemaking and employees returning to Downtown are among the top issues the city of Sacramento needs to tackle to help small businesses recover from pandemic closures. That was the takeaway from a series of workshops the city held with the business community on the best use for part of the $112 million in new federal Covid-19 relief funds the city expects to receive over the next two years.
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Getting to Know: Vanessa Maggio, Co-owner of All Good and Official Brand

Imagine taking that long-awaited road trip. The bags are in the car, the bikes are on the rack, and the GPS is set to your destination. All that’s missing: road snacks, healthy ones. Vanessa Maggio, vegan snack enthusiast, is the owner of Gxxd Box, a plant-based convenience store, and she’s got your back. The store is small and mighty — an upcycled shipping container that will soon be situated somewhere within Midtown Sacramento.
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Nico Wine bringing tasting bar, retail shop to Ice Blocks

A wine bar with a retail component is the newest business joining Midtown Sacramento's Ice Blocks project. Nico Wine is expected to open this summer, said owner Nico Corich. The business will be at 1710 R St., Suite 180, next to Pressed Juicery and across from Philz Coffee. Nico Wine will fill about 454 square feet inside, and 200 square feet outside, Corich said.
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Mask Recommendation in place for Sacramento County

As COVID-19 cases increased in Sacramento County over the last few weeks, we joined over half of the state as County public health officials implemented an indoors mask recommendation regardless of vaccination status. It is strongly recommended that Sacramento County residents continue to wear masks in indoor settings where vaccination verification is not required and the vaccination status of others is unknown. 
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Looking to Lease? Look no further than the R Street Corridor!

Situated on the corner of 13th and S Streets in the popular R Street Corridor, 1235 S Street is a high-profile building available for a new tenant starting Fall 2021. The one-story building is approximately 9,120 square feet situated on three parcels of land totaling 20,747 square feet. The building, constructed in 1946, is the perfect blank slate for a tenant seeking a unique and creative location for its business.
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Familiar names plan project at former Shoki Ramen site on R Street

Well-known restaurateurs are bringing a new concept to a space on R Street in Sacramento. City records describe a proposal to add shipping containers to an existing restaurant building at 1201 R St. That building was previously occupied by Shoki Ramen House. When the business closed in May, operators said they were passing the location along "to someone that has great plans and loves this location as much as we do."
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Building permit submitted for housing project at 12th and Q streets

Mostly unused parking on the R Street Corridor in Sacramento could turn into housing by the end of next year, with building permit applications submitted for what would be a 51-unit project. According to the city's Development Tracker website, the city is reviewing a permit application for 1208 Q St. for electrical systems, air quality and more, for a project known as 1208 Q St. 
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2021 Best of Sacramento Voting Now OPEN

Voting for the annual Best of Sacramento is now open. You’ll find some categories uniquely suited to pandemic times, and plenty that apply to business as usual. Vote for your R Street favorites! Results will run in Sacramento Magazine’s October 2021 issue. Voting will end 7/31/21.
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Inside Magazine Features ARTHOUSE Resident Artist Jim Darke!

When Jim Darke first moved into his house in South Land Park in 2019, he knew immediately he would convert the garage into an art studio. The painter and cartographer downsized from his former home in Little Pocket, but knew he still wanted a space where he could spread out his art materials. Though he has a studio at Arthouse on R, he does most of his work in his reimagined garage.
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SMUD Proposed 2022-2023 rate changes

The proposal includes the following increases for all customers:

  • 1.5% rate increase effective March 1, 2022
  • 2% rate increase effective January 1, 2023

The proposed rate increases are well below the forecasted rate of inflation and support SMUD’s commitment to keep rate increases at or below inflation through 2030.

Public Workshop:
Tuesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. 

Public Hearing:
Tuesday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m.

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