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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, October 28, 2021 at 9am. Please visit our website for upcoming meeting information.

Randy Paragary

Sacramento is mourning the passing of legendary restaurateur Randy Paragary, a brilliant businessman who always seemed to know what Sacramento diners wanted before they knew it themselves. He practically singlehandedly birthed a generation of Sacramento chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs. The list of Paragary alumni is long and illustrious; it includes Patrick Mulvaney, Rick Mahan, Adam Pechal, Ian Kavookjian, N’Gina Guyton, Chris Nestor, the three guys—Jason Boggs, Alex Origoni and Garrett Van Vleck—behind Shady Lady Saloon, Matt Nurge, Rob Lind and many more too numerous to mention.
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Mayor's American Rescue Plan spending receives broad support from Council, community

Mayor Steinberg’s proposal for how the City should spend $112 million in American Rescue Plan dollars received broad support Tuesday from members of the City Council and the community. Tuesday’s four-hour long discussion provided the first feedback on the Mayor’s spending rubric, which follows a similar community-focused approach to the one the city used in spending its $89 million in CARES Act funding last year.
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Voluptuary Wine expanding, opening R Street tasting room

After a whirlwind year that saw an explosion in virtual wine-tasting sales, a Sacramento winemaker is putting the focus back on in-person tastings. Kevin Luther, who makes and sells wine under the labels Lucid Wine and Voluptuary Wine, plans on launching two tasting rooms before the end of the year, including one on Sacramento’s R Street.
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Getting Back on Track

Five years ago, Sacramento Regional Transit was on the verge of derailing. Riders felt unsafe, staff morale was low, and the agency was flat broke. Then Henry Li stepped in. He cut costs, launched innovative programs targeting climate change, equity and customer service, and built a $30 million reserve—leading him to be named, effectively, America’s public transit CEO of the year in 2019. But when Covid hit, ridership plunged, a key funding mechanism was pulled from the ballot, and now the future of commuting is a looming question mark. Whether you ride public transit or not, his decisions will affect your commute, the air you breathe and, in many ways big and small, the future of Sacramento.
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YBG Presents
The Bizarre

Intended to celebrate the eclectic culture of Sacramento, the Bizarre aims to be a retail experience like no other, showcasing the best and weirdest of the city’s designers, makers, purveyors, and curators. The Bizarre will take place every Sunday starting on September 5th through Sunday, September 26th from 10am-2pm between 12th - 14th Streets on R Street. Applications for vendors are still being accepted. Applications can be found here.

Free Masks for Businesses!

Sign up to receive free N95 masks for your R Street Corridor business while supplies last. While there is no charge for these masks, please complete this easy form to place your order. We will notify you when masks are available for pick-up. 

California lawmakers weigh COVID vaccine requirement for indoor restaurants, venues

California Democrats are considering legislation to require people to prove they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering indoor public spaces like restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms, hotels and stadiums. The proposal hasn’t been formally introduced in the Legislature, and the timeline for action is unclear. Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, said the coalition of lawmakers supporting the concept has not decided whether to push the plan immediately before the legislative year’s Sept. 10 deadline or wait until January when lawmakers return to work.
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Fox & Goose Public House Awarded a Restaurant Resilience Grant 

As a continuation of their work to care for the people at the heart of CA’s restaurants, the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund provided grants up to $3,500, to keep neighborhood restaurants open and crews employed. One of our very own restaurants was awarded, allowing them to stress a little less during this uncertain time. 
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What local restaurant makes Sacramento’s best tacos?

Tacos can be enjoyed any time of year, but there’s something magical about them in the summer. The sun beats down as you tilt your head to the side and stuff a mouthful of tortilla, salsa, protein and onions/cilantro/radish down the hatch. Maybe you move on, or maybe you dive into more carnitas or pescado or chorizo. The day’s not going anywhere. Vote for your favorite taco-serving restaurant here! We know Mas Taco Bar is one of your favorites!

Project Roomkey, state effort to house homeless in hotels, extended in Sacramento County

As the pandemic wears on, a statewide effort to house vulnerable people living on the streets in hotels has been extended in Sacramento County, bringing relief to the homeless and weariness to a business district where most of the buildings are located. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously agreed to direct $5.3 million to extend the program known as Project Roomkey until the end of November, relieving concerns that hundreds of people would be abruptly released onto the streets at the end of the month.
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