If your organization is interested in receiving assistance from the Central Core Restoration Corporation (CCRC) for events or activities in 2014, either financial or in the form of services (security, cleanup, insurance, etc), please submit your request no later than December 1, 2013.
In your proposal please include the nature, date and location of your event or activities, and the specific dollar amount (or other support) you are requesting from CCRC. Our funding is limited to events that provide significant benefits to businesses in the Downtown, so your proposal should clearly state what those benefits will be. Please note that events and activities that are not specific to the downtown area are ordinarily not eligible for CCRC funding.
Please note that CCRC’s funds for assisting other organizations and events are very limited, and we usually receive more requests than we can honor. We look forward to working with you as community partners with the mutual goal of improving our downtown!
Shannon O’Hare arms himself with the limbs of a robotic figure created at his Obtainium Works studio in Vallejo. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
Standing on an almost-empty sidewalk in downtown Vallejo at noon Tuesday, Erin Bakke peered in the window of a vacant shop at a whimsical sculpture crafted from found items.
“This is a lot better than tattered brown paper,” she said. “It helps change the dynamic so people don’t feel as if this is a ghost town. Vallejo has a stigma to overcome.”
Bakke, an artist who leads Vallejo’s downtown business-improvement district, led an effort to install original works by local artists in the empty storefronts that pockmarkmany streets in this former Navy city of 116,000.
It’s one visible sign of a Vallejo arts renaissance that some citizens hope will inject new life into their moribund economy. (more)
As one of Vallejo’s star attractions, the Mad Hatter Festival, Parade and Tree Lighting is an experience that everyone should have on their bucket list!
Festival at a Glance:
2pm – FREE Festival Holiday Activities @ Unity Plaza & Alice’s Palace @ 342 Georgia Street (at Marin)
4:30pm – Mad Hatter Parade
6pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony with fire-shooting Santa Gnome
6:30pm – Lighted Boat Parade
7pm – GVRD’s Christmas Wonderland Park Tree Lighting at 360 Glenn Street
7:30pm – Mad Hatter Costume Ball @ 342 Georgia Street (at Marin)
Free Festival activities begin at 2PM in Unity Plaza in the Historic Downtown District with dancing Mexican horses, international food and craft vendors, the Sunglow Hoop
Troupe, rides, a petting zoo, face-painting and other children’s activities. (more)
The Central Core Restoration Corporation provides a wealth of valuable services in the downtown, coordinating with property and business owners, city agencies and community organizations in administering the Property and Business Improvement District. Here are a few of our past year’s accomplishments, as well as current services provided by the CCRC.
Schedule: Saturdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Year-round
Location: Georgia & Marin Street
The Vallejo Certified Farmers’ Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community and a supporter of the Vallejo Main Street Partnership through the market’s sponsor: Central Core Restoration Corporation.
The Saturday market is open year-round, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the season’s freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!
Gifts from the Farmers’ Market
‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no better place to find interesting and tasty gifts than your local farmers’ market. Use your imagination and put together a selection of fresh local products that are sure to please the special people on your gift list, from gourmet cooks, to gardeners, to overworked moms and dads.Email newsletter distributed on December 1, 2012 – Read More..
Proud Member of the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association (PCFMA):
The mission of the PCFMA is to establish and operate community-supported certified farmers’ markets and other direct marketing outlets that provide: viable economic opportunities for California farmers and food producers, local access to farm fresh products, support for local businesses and community organizations, and education concerning food, nutrition and the sustainability of California agriculture.