Former Chamber home prepares for new tenants

Following months of construction, seismic retrofitting and redesign, the Johnson building on the corner of Higuera and Chorro streets is preparing for new tenants by the first of March. The…

REC Solar acquired by Sunrun

Mainstream Energy Corp. announced earlier today that solar service company Sunrun has acquired REC Solar along with two other divisions (AEE Solar and SnapNrack) of the San Luis Obispo-based company…

McCarthy Steel to relocate to Broad St.

Plans are underway to relocate and restore the McCarthy Steel building that has long stood at 313 South Street. McCarthy Steel is buying approximately three acres from the Plumbers and…

Downtown loses beloved property owner

Leslie "Les" Naman, 72, whose great-grandfather Charles Johnson was the first mayor of San Luis Obispo and developed a major part of downtown, passed away suddenly late last week. Naman…

New, green, data center planned for SLO

Plans for new, environmentally friendly headquarters for Digital West, a local end-to-end data infrastructure provider, are underway at 600 Tank Farm Road. The 5-acre site – which is next to the…

This is not your parents’ ice cream shop

The highly anticipated opening of Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab later this month is sure to live up to the fanfare and secrecy that has surrounded its new 860 Higuera…

Coverings to reopen under new ownership

A few weeks after closing its doors, Coverings is preparing to reopen in February under new local owners. The clothing boutique has recently been bought by local entrepreneurs and owners…

Shopping numbers up throughout SLO

The holiday shopping season took off last week as stores small and large throughout San Luis Obispo saw increased foot traffic, higher sales totals than 2012 and long lines, including…

Potential countywide BID being explored

The Board of Directors of Visit San Luis Obispo County – formerly the Visitors and Conference Bureau – is beginning to explore new funding methods to create a more sustainable…