Downtown Tracy Facade Improvement Program
Revitalization efforts continue with the approval of the Downtown Tracy Façade Improvement Grant Program. An informational workshop will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm in room 109, City Hall. The deadline for completed applications is September 15th, 5:00 pm.
Tast of the Valley Art & Food Festival - 2014
Downtown Tracy Wine Stroll - 2014
District Renewal Newsletter - July 2014
Below is an electronic version of the Downtown Tracy Newsletter that has been mailed to the affected property owners within TCCA's (proposed) District renewal boundaries. It breaks down the methodology, explains the renewal process, and provides a timeline for each step taking place over the next several months.
Mark Your Calendars!
3RD FRIDAYS 2014
February 21 - December 19, 2014
Six downtown Tracy shop owners are joining forces to offer extended shopping hours until 9 p.m. the third Friday of each month, starting February 21st. Participating businesses include: Mia Bella’s at 110 W. 10th St., My Best Friend’s Closet at 821 N Central Ave., 2nd Avenue at 61 W. 10th St., Photographic Art Studio at 44 W. 10th St., Melissa’s Flower Shop at 828 N. Central Ave, and Town & Country Cafe at 27 W. 10th Street.
April 12 - November 22, 2014
Downtown comes alive each Saturday (8am-1pm) on 10th Street (between Central Avenue and B Street) with fresh produce, organic produce, baked goods, flowers, home accessories, gifts and more. Pack up the family and bring them down!
May 10, 2014
Join TCCA, the City of Tracy, Tracy Chamber of Commerce, and Westside Pioneers in celebrating Union Pacific Railroad's designation of Tracy as one of its "Train Town USA" cities (10am-Noon). Local dignitaries, City Staff, and rail enthusiasts will be on hand at the Tracy Transit Station (50 E. 6th Street) with displays for kids and adults alike. Refreshments will be served.
June 04 - August 27, 2014
Great opportunity to shop local Wednesday evenings (4pm-8pm) on 10th Street (between Central Avenue and B Street). Come downtown and explore our new restaurants and retailers!
May 02 - October 12, 2014
Music, Food, and Fun are back by popular demand in this Summer Music Series sponsored by the City of Tracy! Various bands will perform on Fridays from 6pm-9pm on: May 2 - Cinco De Mayo (Mambo Soul), Jun 13 - Boots Chaps & Cowboy Hats (Jackson Michelson), Jun 20 - Rhythm & Blues (Nathan Owens), Jul 11 - Rock & Roll (Audioboxx), Jul 18 - Totally Tubular 80s (Fast Times), Aug 1 - Boots & Buckles (Chris Gardner Band), Aug 15 - Party Band (Take 2).
May 09, 2014
Ladies! Begin your evening at the Sixth Street Plaza at 6pm. Get your goodie bags, wine tastings, and food samplings, while you enjoy girls only vendors. Then visit 6th Street boutiques and restaurants for Girls' Night Out specials! This event sells out each year, tickets will be available online at www.atthegrand.org or call (209) 831-6858 for more information.
June 27 (Frozen) - July 25 (Despicable Me 2) - August 8 (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Movies on the Plaza begin at 6:30pm. Movie starts at sunset. Blankets & chairs welcome. Please no pets.
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION IN THE PARK - DOWNTOWN PARADE
July 04, 2014
Join us for Tracy's 4th of July celebration starting at 8am with a parade on Central Avenue (between 6th St. & 11th St.) ending at Lincoln Park. Sponsored by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.
DOWNTOWN FALL WINE STROLL
September 27, 2014
Hosted by the Tracy City Center Association, the Fall Wine Stroll takes place on 10th Street, Central Ave., and 6th Street from 6pm-9pm. Sample a variety of regional wines, while listening to music and getting to know your local merchants. Tickets will be available online a www.atthegrand.org, at participating Downtown Tracy merchants, or at the TCCA office by calling (209) 597-0073.
BLUES, BREWS, AND BBQ
October 18, 2014
Join us at the 6th Street Plaza from 10am-5pm for blues music, craft beer, and the valley's best bbq! More information to come!
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT WITCHES & BROOMSTICKS – SIXTH STREET PLAZA
October 24, 2014
Ladies! Begin your evening at the Sixth Street Plaza at 6pm. Get your goodie bags, wine tastings, and food samplings, while you enjoy girls only vendors. Then visit 6th Street boutiques and restaurants for Girls' Night Out specials! DJ and no host bar. Prizes for best decorated witch hat! This event sells out each year, tickets will be available online at www.atthegrand.org or call (209) 831-6200 for more information.
National Volunteer Week - 2014
(April 2014) - Tracy United to Make a Difference, Tracy Kiwanis Club, and students from the Tracy D.A.R.E program participated in this year's National Volunteer Week by helping cleanup Downtown Tracy. Thank you all for making a difference in our community!
Electric Vehicles Charge Up Downtown
(March 26, 2014) - The City of Tracy recently installed an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Tracy Transit Station located at 6th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Tracy. The charging station has two Level 2 (240V) ports allowing two vehicles to charge at the same time. The new charging station will allow residents and visitors to charge their vehicle while enjoying the many local shops and restaurants of downtown Tracy. “We’ve recently received several inquiries on the charging station from local residents and drivers coming from out of town to visit Tracy. I think the charging station is a great addition to the community; it certainly shows Tracy’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly,” stated Ed Lovell, Management Analyst. In the four weeks since the station was installed, there have been several charging sessions, saving a cumulative total of over five gallons of gasoline. The City of Tracy has instituted this as a pilot program, in which use of the charging station is free for the next year. After a year, the City will evaluate the usage of the charging station and trends in the EV community to determine whether or not to add a fee for its use. The station is manufactured by Chargepoint of San Jose, California, the nation’s largest company with more than 15,000 charging stations nationwide.
Spring Landscaping - March 2014
Workers from Max Galvao & Sons Landscape Maintenance were out in force cleaning up, trimming plants, and replacing mulch in Downtown Tracy street planters this month. The "Spring Cleaning" is being done ahead of a number of events ready to kick off in the coming months; 3rd Fridays, Downtown Farmers' Market, Sixth Street Block Party Series, Girls' Night Out and more! Please view the Tracy City Center Association Events Page for a full list of upcoming events in 2014.
New Businesses Opening Downtown - Spring/Summer 2014
A number of new businesses will be opening and expanding downtown this spring! Six new eateries and the relocation/expansion of Main Street Music continue the momentum of the ever changing face of Downtown Tracy! The Commons Gastropub (49 W. 10th Street), Delta Brews Craft Beer Tap House (47 W. 10th Street), E-Mo's Korean Fusion BBQ (31 W. 10th Street), Thai Jasmine Restaurant (29 W. 10th Street) , MJ's Bar & Lounge (809 Central Ave.), and SweetArts Bakery (1020 B Street) are all set to open this spring/summer. Main Street Music is relocating to 45 W. 10th Street in June after an extensive remodel and the addition of private lesson rooms to its new larger space. Check our TCCA Facebook page for updates as they happen!
3rd Friday - Extended Shopping Hours
(Tracy Press - February 14, 2014) - Five downtown Tracy shop owners are joining forces to offer extended shopping hours until 9 p.m. the third Friday of each month, starting Feb. 21, according to Mia Bella’s Boutique owner Anna Craig. The first businesses to sign up are Mia Bella’s at 110 W. 10th St., My Best Friend’s Closet at 821 N Central Ave., 2nd Avenue at 61 W. 10th St., Photographic Art Studio at 44 W. 10th St., and Melissa’s Flower Shop at 828 N. Central Ave. “The merchants are willing to stay open if people come and if people want it,” Craig said. “We’re willing to work with the community.” The idea behind the later hours is to give those residents who commute out of the city daily a place to go when they return in the evenings, said Liz Garcia of My Best Friend’s Closet. “When they get home, everything is closed,” she said, referring to all but a few restaurants downtown. “Now they can plan on that time to come down here and go shopping. They can have a bite to eat and get a drink somewhere in downtown Tracy.”
iShop Downtown Tracy Winners Announced
(January 22, 2014) - TCCA and City of Tracy representatives (Barbara Harb, Dino Margaros, and Amie Mendes) presented Julius Batels with the “iShop Tracy – Downtown” 2nd place prize, an iPad Mini! The 1st place winner, Ernie Pombo, won an iPad Air, and the 3rd place winner, LouAnne Murawski, received a $100 iTunes gift card.
Tracy City Center Association President, Dino Margaros, said the iShop DowntownTracy campaign is a wonderful example of how agency collaborations benefit the community. “This campaign has been great for our downtown. There is definitely a growing interest in opening new stores and restaurants downtown due to increased exposure from the Tracy City Center Association working with the City of Tracy to help promote our downtown businesses.”
Thank you to all of the participants, and remember to shop local!
Train Town USA Designation
(Tracy Press - January 10, 2014) - Some residents’ efforts to preserve the railroad history of Tracy are picking up steam, as the city has been granted a Train Town USA designation by Union Pacific Railroad. Sofia Valenzuela, president of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, said the city received word from the railroad the week of December 20.
“I thought it was very fitting for Union Pacific Railroad to recognize Tracy,” she said. “It brings the history back to the surface — it is very important to preserve the city’s history.”
She said the city manager’s office would coordinate the delivery of the official proclamation from Union Pacific Railroad later this year.
The Train Town USA campaign was created by Tracy resident David Jackson, who approached the chamber in the summer to submit the application. The railroad accepted applications only from local governments and chambers of commerce.
iShop Downtown Tracy Media Coverage
(December 6, 2013) - Three downtown merchants were featured on Good Day Sacramento! The segments were broadcast from Mia Bella's Boutique, Bellissima Boutique, and My Best Friend's Closet as a follow up to a CBS13 interview featuring the iShop Downtown - Tracy campaign, a joint effort between the City of Tracy and Tracy City Center Association that encourages local residents to "shop local" for the holiday season. Be sure to save your receipts from purchases made at these three boutiques and other participating downtown businesses for the "iShop Tracy - Downtown" campaign.
Tracy City Center Video
Downtown Tracy Welcomes You
When planning a visit to Tracy, you’ll want to come early and stay late!
Once you arrive…relax and enjoy our warm temperatures and even warmer hospitality in our beautiful historic downtown.
Tracy is known for its many hometown events including the annual Farmers’ Market on Saturdays (May-October/10th Street), Block Parties in the newly renovated Downtown 6th Street Plaza, Girls' Nights Out, and the Fourth of July Day-In-the-Park which is a taste of true small town Americana with hot air balloons, arts and crafts, and a spectacular fireworks display. Later in July, the Tracy City Center Association and the City of Tracy co-sponsor the “Then & Now” Car Show, a fun filled day for the entire family.
The annual Tracy Chamber of Commerce California Dry Bean Festival held in early September along with the Tracy City Center Association’s signature Fall Wine Stroll help to bring in the Fall season. And you won’t want to miss the Holidays in Downtown Tracy to kick off a fun filled holiday season. Do not forget to visit the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts website for entertainment and programming information throughout the year.
These events and more feature food, fun, great shopping and live entertainment for the entire family in a warm and welcoming setting …. For more information, click on the “Event” tab at the top of our home page!