Downtown Details – June 2022
Thank you for Supporting Downtown Redding Businesses!
Successful communities always have a plan for the future. The truth is, failing to plan simply means planning to fail. It is difficult to name any successful individual, organization, corporation or community that does not plan for the future.
Try to imagine a company that didn’t have a business plan. It would have a very hard time attracting investors or staying competitive in the marketplace. The same is true of communities. A community plan is simply a blueprint for the future. People may differ on how to achieve the community’s vision, but without a blueprint, a community cannot know which way to go. Some people don’t like change. But change is inevitable. Technology, the economy, demographics, population growth, market trends and consumer attitudes are always changing and they will affect a community, whether people like it or not. There are really only two kinds of change in the world today: planned change and unplanned change.
Communities can grow by choice or chance. Abraham Lincoln used to say, “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” Communities with a vision for the future will always be more successful than communities that just accept whatever comes along. Take a look at Downtown Redding’s city plans by going to www.cityofredding.org and type “Downtown” in the search bar.
HERE’S THE BLAKEDOWN
Blake Fisher – Viva Downtown Program Coordinator The Art Hunger Summer Gallery takes residence once again at the the IOOF Hall at 1504 Market St., kicking off June 3. It’ll run through September 30 with four different themes: June is Donuts and Brews, July is 1980s Art Party, August is Blockbusters: Art Show about Movies, and September is Viva El Pop! Pop Art Gallery. Each month, The Art Hunger will unveil each new theme with an art party featuring beer, wine, music
and local artists showcasing their pieces. Last year, more than 80 artists were featured each month. We are searching for artists or creators of all styles, mediums and experience to feature their work. Submit your art to the.art.hunger@ gmail.com. Artists can submit up to 10 works for consideration and at least one piece must be inspired by the show theme. Email must include the show’s name in the title, artist name and small bio, a good resolution photo of the work,
name, size, medium and price of each piece, and website or social media links. Learn more about how to participate at www.vivadowntownredding. org/the-art-hunger-summer-gallery.
By the time this issue is published, I will be in a Congressional internship in Washington, D.C., through September. Enjoy a safe and exciting summer and keep on supporting Downtown Redding! Thank you for reading the Blakedown.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Sizzle’s Kitchen is the only dedicated commercial kitchen and event space in Northern California. This means that small and micro businesses have a place to launch their food business ideas without the crushing overhead of their own building. Sizzle’s offers four separate kitchens, two independent workstations, dry and cold storage and an open event space. The kitchens and event spaces are available to rent by the hour or by the month. It’s the perfect spot to realize that dream of selling your delicious cookies to the public, moving out of your home kitchen into a real, certified professional kitchen, establishing a food truck, or testing the waters before opening your own restaurant.
1440 Placer Street • 530-255-8744 • www.sizzleskitchen.com
Howell’s Dive Shop is Redding’s one-stop center for all your diving and mining needs. They’ve been helping divers in Northern California for more than 60 years. Open at the original Redding location since 1952, Howell’s is one of the oldest dive shops in the United States. Bud and Ray Howell began diving the Sacramento River for gold in 1959, and became a Scubapro dive equipment dealer in 1965. In the years since, Howell’s has expanded their line to include the latest in diving and mining equipment, and is eager to share this rich history with others seeking to explore the exciting underwater world. Howell’s is a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Five- Star facility. They have four PADI certified dive instructors to fit your schedule, and can fulfill your training goals from open water through dive master certification.
1426 Eureka Way • (530) 241-1571 • www.howellsdiveshop.com