(re)Discover Downtown San Leandro on September 17!

By SLNext
In Uncategorized
Aug 31st, 2022

Downtown San Leandro will come alive on September 17 with a special event to celebrate the resiliency of downtown businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place from 10am until 5pm on West Juana Avenue between E. 14th Street and Washington Avenue, as well as the adjacent parking lots on either side of West Juana.

The downtown is home to over 65 eateries, historic buildings, and a vibrant maker community. It is both BARTable and walkable, and has convenient access to Bus Rapid Transit.

The community is invited to take part in music, food trucks, local beer, kids and teen zones hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of San Leandro, and a makers’ market where local makers, such as Lunaria Flower Farm and Arbria Creations, are setting up shop to showcase and sell their creations (think Etsy meets farmers market). There will also be a walking, app-based scavenger hunt for a chance to win $1,000!

This event is being presented by the Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District (also known as the San Leandro Improvement Association) who has been under new management since 2020, and has undergone a re-branding, which is evident from the new “Big Belly” waste cans throughout downtown, new self-watering planters, and new street banners.

The music lineup is: Puerto Rican salsa band Latin Rhythm Boys, East Bay favorite Dee Coco & Mixx Company, and world-class funk/soul by Collectivity.

Take advantage of this event and refamiliarize yourselves with Downtown San Leandro and join us in celebrating all of the businesses still going strong. You might also see some work going on, as there are also exciting new places opening up soon, like the construction of the Centro Callan mixed use project, Fieldwork Brewing Company, Ike’s Sandwiches, Nick the Greek, Joe’s Pho, and Dave’s Hot Chicken.

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