The Orion

Annual Harvest Sale highlights downtown businesses

Jessie Imhoff

October 14, 2019

Merchandise and autumnal decorations lined the streets of Downtown Chico for the annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale, hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.An outpouring of shoppers came to the event to score great deals from their favorite local businesses.Downtown retailer Anika Burke joined oth...

Taste of Chico celebrates food

Upper Crust happily handed out cupcakes. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 23, 2019

There was much to see when walking down the streets of downtown Chico on Sunday. The Downtown Chico Business Association held their annual Taste of Chico, hosting a variety of vendors, including local restaurants, radio stations and live music.The Taste of Chico has been an annual event since 1985. Celebrating its 34th installment, many ...

Business owners and police department team up to combat shoplifting

Business owners and police department team up to combat shoplifting

Josiah Nicholl

February 21, 2018

The Chico Police Department, the Downtown Chico Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce announced a "Retail Watch" program Tuesday. According to a release, the program will consist of monthly meetings between business owners and the Chico Police Department to discuss and combat the increase in...

Chain restaurants expand in Chico

Buffalo Wild Wings opened its doors in Chico on Aug. 9 in the North Valley Plaza near Tinseltown. Photo credit: Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

September 4, 2015

As another semester of school arrives, so do several new restaurants, primarily chains, that have never before been in Chico. For many students and locals, there is an appreciation for the community, especially for downtown where there are one-of-a-kind places to eat. Chico is known for being a small t...

City Council approves meter forgiveness

The Hometown Holiday Hospitality will have many downtown businesses open later than usual. Photo courtesy of Downtown Chico Business Association.

Anna Sobreviñas

November 8, 2014

Chico City Council and the Downtown Chico Business Association are working together on making the holidays in Chico less worrisome, at least on Fridays.The parking meter forgiveness program was approved by the council Tuesday in support of the business association’s “Hometown Holiday Hospitality Campaign.”Ev...

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