Do you own a small local business in the
Central City or Arden?… Join the Grid!
Downtown Grid – Sacramento Contacts:
3112 O Street # 19
Sacramento, CA 95816
Office (916) 455-0460
Direct (916) 410-6168
Rebecca Sykes, Central City Manager
Julia Seebach, Co-founder
Leslie Anthony, Technical Support
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Downtown Grid Recent Awards
Downtown Grid was Awarded Small Business Member ’08
by the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber.
Downtown Grid started in 2004 and was inspired by the rich combination of independent businesses and local culture, arts, music and events of the Sacramento City.
Whether you are a visitor or resident of the Sacramento region, we hope that this site serves as a useful guide to Sacramento’s Central City. Find shops, restaurants, nightlife, events, coupons, ArtWalk information and local services all within the Central City.
How We Got Started: downtowngrid.com was started in 2004, when Julia Seebach and her now husband Scott Smithline moved to Sacramento from the Bay Area. Living away from the Central City, Julia tripped into Midtown and went home excitedly to show Scott online. There was a lack of information about Midtown and its abundance of independent boutiques and restaurants. After seeing Midtown with his own eyes, Scott and Julia picked up and moved to the heart of it. As a graphic design student at Sacramento State University, Julia developed a community directory with profiles of small businesses that she and Scott hoped to turn into a viable business. The Grid maps were developed to complement the online directory and a viable business was in the works.
Six years into the model, sacramento.downtowngrid.com has become the best online resource for the Central City. On the ground, The Grid Maps are the most popluar local guides for shopping and dining in the area – and they are distributed to over 350 locations around town.
Enjoy our site and our local map guides.
-The Grid Team
Building Community… “I live and work in midtown/downtown Sacramento and I absolutely love sacramento.downtowngrid.com! I visit your website often (at least 3-4 days per week) mostly to find new places for lunch, but for other businesses and services as well. I have also recommended your site to almost all of my friends and co-workers and they all seem to enjoy it as well. I just wanted to say thank you for providing a great directory of such a wide variety of local businesses! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” ~Carren Christensen
downtowngrid.com in the news…
“Small Business Member of 2008”
downtowngrid was awarded 2008 Small Business Member of 2008 by Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber. See blog for details.
“Best of Sacramento” by News & Review
downtowngrid.com: Winner of Best of Sacramento by News & Review for best Sacramento website since 2005.