The Downtowners

Located in the heart of Downtown Fresno, the T.W. Patterson Building has been a long time supporter of downtown revitalization. We hope to share the stories and experiences of those around us. 'The Downtowners' is a blog series featuring prominent members of the Downtown Fresno community. These stories focus on the subject’s involvement with our city’s urban core and how they strive to enrich this area.

For the Love of the Foxes

By T.W. Patterson | September 14, 2018

   For most Fresno Foxes fans, the game day experience begins well before kickoff. Cheering on the city’s first ever professional soccer team involves so much more than showing up to Chukchansi Park. Fans of all ages converge upon downtown Fresno decked out in Foxes gear, ready to do all of the Fire Squad…

Lunchtime Buzz | CArthop Fulfills Cravings on Fulton Street

By T.W. Patterson | July 3, 2018

Downtowners know- there isn’t a shortage of food options along Fulton Street. Along the 2 mile stretch, there are dozens of eateries for visitors to consider. Los Panchos is one of the longest-running restaurants on the block and will soon have an outdoor patio. People can sink their teeth into some of the juiciest burgers…

Jimmy Cerracchio’s journey to the Downtown Fresno Partnership

By T.W. Patterson | May 17, 2018

For years, Jimmy Cerracchio heard about the amazing things happening in Fresno. So when a position with the Downtown Fresno Partnership opened up, he took it as a sign he should relocate to the Central Valley. Cerracchio has plenty of experience working with other organizations, most recently as the executive director of the Downtown Hampton…

Downtown Ale Trail – Tioga-Sequoia

By T.W. Patterson | April 18, 2018

A major driving force in the Downtown Fresno revitalization movement is the buzz over the Downtown Ale Trail. It’s now grown to 5 different locations, including HoP/PK, Full Circle Brewing Co, Zach’s Brewing Company and 411 Broadway Ale & Spirits. The Ale Trail was created as a way to establish this area as a destination…

Art & Soul: Downtown Fresno’s most #instagrammable places to visit

By T.W. Patterson | March 12, 2018

‘The best little city in the USA’ is rich with culture and some of Fresno’s most talented artists are using their craft to create works of art reflective of our city’s diverse upbringings. In the shadows of Downtown’s skyscrapers and historic buildings, artists have made their mark- bringing splashes of life to otherwise neglected buildings.…

For the Love of Bourbon and Revitalization

By T.W. Patterson | October 20, 2017

Some may see him as a Downtown Fresno crusader, or an unjust king – depending on whether or not he removed your post from a certain Facebook group. Luckily, JD Foster is a passionate advocate for the revitalization of downtown who is not afraid of spending his Friday nights fulfilling his obligation as page administrator…

We're looking for more stories

Do you know someone who’s played a role in shaping downtown Fresno? We're looking for Downtowners to tell their story. Whether they're a business owner, an advocate, a volunteer, or an inspiration - we want to help share their story. Fill out the form below with your information and tell us about the person we should contact.

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