SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – You could call it a K Street comeback as 19 new businesses have opened up and more are on the way, including a new gym with a rooftop lounge.
District 30, Pizza Rock and Dive Bar seemed to kick off that K Street hype about a year and a half ago.
Now, 19 new businesses opened doors in the past year, including restaurant bars like Cafe Bernardo and K Bar.
“Looks like it’s starting to improve, which I’m really excited about,” said Endra Myers.
The boarded-up buildings are reborn, and now places like Mayahuel can reap the rewards of revitalization.
“Doing well, we’re here to stay,” said owner Ernesto Delgado.
The owner took a risk, a shot, if you will, to offer a museum setting at his restaurant.
“Using history proud of tequila, to exhibit Mexico,” Delgado said describing his restaurant.
He’ll toast to the growth around him.
“There’s constantly new businesses coming in, which is great,” said Delgado.
Another one with a standout style is a swanky sushi bar with separate karaoke rooms.
Oishii Sushi is one of two sushi bars expected to come.
All the work being done to one building is a great sign of a new business set to open. Downtown and Vine will open right across from the Esquire IMAX theatre.
After eating all this food on K Street, you may want to get a workout in. California Family Fitness is in negotiations to open a new urban-style gym with a rooftop lounge.
Innovative ideas may be why K Street’s comeback seems to be so cool.
From the looks of the lunch crowd, many owners are benefiting. So much so that others are following the crowd.
Crowds mean dollars signs to businesses, which is why Sharif Jewelers is in a good spot to market some of that bling.
Businesses have tried and failed in the past, including Three Monkeys, despite dedicating millions.
There are still a few vacancies and the blight of the homeless that always haunt K Street, but a lot of that is now hidden by its business boom.
Despite K Street now being open to cars, people walking around still noticeably outnumber the cars driving down the street.
Downtown Sacramento Partnership says the opening of several new businesses has led to several more, so they expect it to continue to grow.