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...

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

Taste of Chico celebrates food

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...

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...

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

Chain restaurants expand in Chico

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...

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

City Council approves meter forgiveness

Anna SobreviƱas // 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...

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