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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, June 24, 2021 at 9am. Please visit our website for upcoming meeting information.

California to end social distancing, business capacity limits in June, officials say

California businesses will be able to open their doors on June 15 without the COVID-19 capacity and social distancing restrictions that have been in place for more than a year, according to the state’s top public health officials. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said California is on track to meet the reopening criteria Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in April. On Saturday, another milestone was reached as federal officials said half of Californians 18 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
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SBA to open up $25B EIDL Advance cash grant program to more small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to expand eligibility for its $25 billion cash grant programs to significantly more businesses. The SBA’s Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance grant program, which provides up to $10,000 to eligible small businesses, and its Supplemental Targeted Advance program, which provides follow-up grants of up to $5,000, have both been available only to businesses that had applied for an EIDL up to Dec. 27, 2020.
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Welcome to the R Street Corridor!

Calling all Vegans! Plant Power Fast Food opens Friday, May 28th at 1100 R Street. Their 37 item 100% plant-based menu includes breakfast burritos, nuggets, burgers, and shakes, all things one expects to find at a typical fast-food restaurant. Their eco-friendly approach doesn't stop at food, most of Plant Power's take-out packaging is compostable and furniture is made out of sustainable materials such as bamboo.
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Informational Webinars on New Mandatory Food Waste Recycling Laws

Sacramento County and the City of Sacramento are hosting informational webinars for businesses in the Sacramento region regarding new mandatory Food Waste Recycling laws – some that go into effect July 1, 2021. All businesses who generate waste are encouraged to attend. The webinars are open to everyone and completely free! 
Tuesday, 6/8/21 at 10:00am – Focus on Food Service Businesses
Wednesday, 6/9/2021 at 10:00am – All Business Types
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Capital Games Studio

Welcome to Capital Games Studio, birthplace of “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes,” the most successful Star Wars mobile game title ever released. By the end of 2020, it had generated $1.2 billion in revenue, outpacing all other mobile Star Wars titles combined and capturing a stunning 98% share of the Star Wars mobile game market. Not bad for a small studio housed in the Ice Blocks on R Street.
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Sacramento could require all new buildings to go electric. That has some restaurant owners worried.

State officials plan to reopen California in June, putting an end to social distancing and capacity limits on restaurants. But the future remains uncertain for restaurants like Duong's, which rely on natural gas. On June 1, Sacramento city council could adopt a new ordinance, which would require new buildings to use electricity as their source of power. 
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Looking for a job? Central City Businesses want to hire you!

As the Sacramento region continues its path to full reopening and recovery, many local small businesses and restaurants are working to ramp up hiring efforts but facing a shortage of interested applicants as compared to the number of job openings available. Sacramento’s Central City PBIDs (property business improvement districts) are collaborating to connect local job openings with interested candidates while also reducing access barriers along the way. Now through June 16, 2021, an outreach campaign is underway to promote businesses that are hiring, offering on-the-spot, drop-in interviews, and/or accepting job applications. 
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Restaurateurs on the Pandemic

During the pandemic, Michael Hargis proved to be one of the most agile and innovative restaurateurs in town. He convinced the city to close a portion of 20th Street to traffic in order to move LowBrau beer hall to the street. He turned meat-centric Block Butcher Bar into a vegan sandwich takeout spot, used a delivery service to boost Milk Money’s doughnut business by more than 100 percent and opened a pizza-and-wine “streetery” near the Ice Blocks.
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Plant Daddy Co.

Jake & Luke are husbands and plant daddies with expert eyes for finding the coolest houseplants. They built their dream plant shop Plant Daddy Co. in their home of Sacramento, California. Jake & Luke then got back to their roots to bring PDC to their hometown of Redding, California. The shops are beautiful vibrant spaces where greenery and gayness is celebrated. Check out their newest location at 723 S Street (Formally known as Beatnik Studios).
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sundays 10AM-5PM

2021 Redefining the Core: Major projects in the R Street Corridor

This article outlines the R Street Corridor projects in various stages of development. It’s part of our Redefining the Core coverage, which highlights projects either in the works, proposed or completed for the central city. Given the instability of the economy, it’s possible that projects that look promising today might not come to fruition. 
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Dollar Tree site near R Street marketed for new tenants

A retail building near the R Street Corridor in Sacramento is being marketed for a new direction, with the current tenant planning to exit by year's end after a decade there. Dollar Tree has chosen not to renew its lease at 1235 S St., a 9,100-square-foot, single-story building, according to Scott Kingston of Turton Commercial Real Estate.
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Mayor Steinberg explains the Homeless Master Plan siting process

Sacramento is pursuing an innovative strategy to address homelessness: a master plan that will include a variety of short and long term solutions to get thousands of people city-wide into beds, under roofs and into safe spaces connected to services. 
Watch the Mayor explain the process here.

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