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!
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.
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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!