august 2019

August District Updates

Jack London District Update

August 2019

Annual Block Party A Success!

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate our neighborhood and build community at our Annual District Block Party! We had a terrific turnout of over 25 businesses with activities and donations, a festive beer garden, an energized team of volunteer residents from Covenant House, and delicious baked goods created by neighbors and donated to raise funds for the youth shelter. The talented Jack London resident and artist DJ Hightop got the crowds dancing. Thank you to NCPC Co-Chairs Jen Newman and Betsey Archer and resident/business owner Winnie Anderson for garnering so much community participation, and to the generous Jack London businesses who shared in the celebration. See y'all next Summer!

Stakeholder Survey Results Help Inform District Priorities

Nearly 200 stakeholders responded to the Jack London Stakeholder Survey this July. Great ideas around new retail and business offerings and neighborhood improvements were shared. Thank you all for the significant amount of input and engagement to help us inform our work. Excerpts from survey results included here in this month's Board meeting slideshow.


Help Welcome New Businesses to the District

Now, Jack London has even more to offer with so many exciting new businesses opening this Summer! We hope you will go out, support and say hello.

  • United Grooming is now serving up fresh haircuts to the people in their new Fourth Street East retail space at 180 3rd St.

  • James and the Giant Cupcake is officially open! They have re-activated the old Authentic Bagel Shop space at 465 2nd St.

  • Donut Farm's newest location Eternal is open for brunch! Their new restaurant and delicious vegan donuts have replaced the old Chop Bar space at 247 4th St.

  • Planted Table is settling in to the former Encuentro space at 550 2nd St and continuing the tradition of delicious plant-based meals and weekly meal plans delivered to locals!

  • Chop Bar has re-opened at 190 4th St! Their new expanded space also includes an expanded menu in the works.

  • NIDO's Backyard at 104 Oak St is nearly finished. Help donate to their NIDO backyard fund if you want your outdoor margaritas faster!

  • Buck Wild Brewing's gluten-free brewery has their new Jack London taproom coming soon to 401 Jackson!

2 District Beautification Projects Complete

Tree Trimming Results - We pruned overgrown trees in front of the Metro Opera House, Z Hotel (pictured above) and Covenant House to spruce up the sidewalk environment and pedestrian experience. Like our new 'do?

100 New District Banners - Our new banner program has launched with a variety of new designs by local design team Barretto-Co installed around the District. We hope you are loving all the added color as much as we are!

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Upcoming District Events

  • The next Business Coffee Hour is tomorrow Thursday, August 22nd at minimo wine shop (420 3rd St) at 10 AM. Businesses and merchants: network with your peers in the Jack London business community. Bagels on us, coffee thanks to Mr.Espresso.

  • Bicycle Coffee's 10 Year Anniversary Party is on Friday, August 23rd with music, drinks and more at the Jack London Roastery, starting around 4pm!

  • Be part of the safety solution! Next NCPC meeting is Tuesday, August 27th from 6:15-7:15 at 333 Broadway.

  • Enjoy Wine & Design's Paint Night at the A's Ballpark on Wednesday, September 4th.

  • Our next Board Meeting is Monday, September 9th. See agendas and minutes here.

  • Save the Date for the Jack London Brewing District Oktoberfest Brewery Crawl on Saturday, October 19th.

Jack London in the News