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Old Mar 3, 16, 10:19 pm
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Central California and on the Road
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
Ah, Fresno's "hip" enclave.....and I wonder if the Sequoia Brewing Co. brewpub and restaurant is still in operation on Olive St. in the Tower District.
Sequoia Brewing is still in the Tower.

But the Tower District is getting competition for local "hipness" from the new places opening in downtown in the past 3 years as part of revitalization. The city began ripping up the old Fulton Mall pedestrian area today so we will see how the area develops in coming years.

Tioga-Sequoia's Beer Garden and Peeves Public House in downtown Fresno have become popular with the hip crowd. Another brew pub is opening near Tioga-Sequoia soon. Fulton Cycle Works has expanded and added high-end Torelli bikes to its offerings. Three fitness clubs have opened in the past year to serve workers and new downtown apartments. A couple of new retail stores have opened with products that range from locally made goat milk soap to hand-dyed yarns.

Fresno State opened a new downtown off-campus art studio last year with studio space for 15 graduate students. Additionally a tech incubator restored a 50,000 sq ft building last year and the startup spaces have filled. They are talking about another incubator building in the next few years.

I like the Tower District for concerts and shows but we will see if downtown starts to gain momentum.
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