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"Redwood City: Our Town – Downtown”

Community & Family Event on October 15th Celebrating the Renaissance of Downtown

Redwood City, CA - September 25 , 2006 - Redwood City’s revitalized Downtown will be unveiled on October 15th, 2006 with a fun, exciting celebration. “ Redwood City : Our Town - Downtown ” will offer great activities, music and entertainment, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family. It all starts with an opening ceremony at 11:00 am featuring Mayor Barbara Pierce, then the day's festivities from noon until 7 pm. Click here for the event web page with map, entertainment, vendors, and more.

Theatre Way and parts of Broadway will be pedestrian-only, making this a family-friendly event not to miss! Join Redwood City Mayor Barbara Pierce at 11 am on the steps of the Old Courthouse/San Mateo County History Museum for the opening ceremony.

Then, starting at noon, four stages of live musical entertainment throughout Downtown will keep Redwood City rocking all day, along with street performers, free tango lessons, a street jam, and blues at the Little Fox! Local restaurants, wineries and microbreweries will be offering their delicious fare to taste and enjoy. Classic car and carriage displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, pumpkin walk, arts and crafts like stained glass, ship making, and more! Historical reenactments, walking tours of the Fox Theatre and other historical buildings, discounted entry to the San Mateo County History Museum, stagecoach display…the list goes on and on.

Much of the event takes place on Broadway and on the beautiful new section of Middlefield Road, which has been nicknamed "Theatre Way" from Veterans Blvd. to Main Street. Theatre Way is a great place to eat, drink, stroll, or meet up with friends, and features attractive granite paving with special details to bring out a European feel. Theatre Way now houses one of the world 's best-designed movie theater complexes – the Century Downtown 20 - with a soaring 40-foot lobby ceiling, 20 screens, and 4,200 seats. At street-level, 85,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants are creating a lively and active downtown life.

Downtown Redwood City is truly the heart of the community. It is the center of dining, shopping, government, and business for the entire city, and is destined to be the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula.

Join the community for “Redwood City: Our Town – Downtown” and celebrate a renewed pride in Redwood City. The event is sponsored by The San Francisco Examiner, the City of Redwood City, The Wave, KEZR, and KBAY. For more information please call the event hotline at 831-457-1141 or 650-780-7563, or go online.

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Malcolm Smith, Redwood City

Bruce Labadie, Event Organizer

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