Dream a Little Dream

A wonderful bouquet of flowers.Bitwise Industries: “In downtown alone, hundreds of lofts will become thousands. Eateries will line the streets. Nightlife will spring up. And on Sunday mornings, the thirty-somethings will sit outside sipping coffee from that shop on Fulton Street and tell tales of how people used to scoff at the notion of downtown revitalization.”

I love this vision. I’ve been dreaming of a vibrant Fresno downtown since we moved back from Seattle in 1997. I loved stepping outside the office and having everything within walking distance. Restaurants and shops, so many to choose from. Scores of people going about their business. It was a beautiful experience and I miss it.

If you’re looking to relocate or build you should consider downtown Fresno. There are amazing old buildings everywhere waiting for someone to show them a little TLC and make them wonderful again. If you need someone to show you, drop me a line, I’ll show you some of my favorites.

Oh, Bitwise has also gone a long way toward fixing this issue. The valley is now very different because of their efforts.

Thank you Irma and Jake ā€” and everyone else involved behind the scenes ā€“ you’ve given me hope for a revitalized downtown.

P.S. ā€“ Can you guys try to convince Alamo Drafthouse to add a location downtown? I know the perfect space for it! Thanks!

2 Replies to “Dream a Little Dream”

  1. Seems odd for a guy who showed his love for downtown Fresno by moving further away and spending even less time down there. Doesn’t compute.

    Here’s your chance to join the mission. Lofts in the Security building are now for rent from $1600 to $2100 per month. Would make a nice “home office” space.

  2. I cannot argue with anything you’ve said here, bruh.

    I love cities, I really do. I would’ve loved to have tried Fresno on for size, it just wasn’t in the cards.

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