Manteca is Open for Business
See what has been happening and what is coming to the City of Manteca!
Coming Back From COVID
Doing Business Under the Red Tier
San Joaquin County is currently operating under the red tier of the Safer-Economy Blueprint, put in place by the State Governor’s Office. Under this tier, some non-essential businesses were allowed to open with modifications at a reduced capacity ranging from 15% to 50%. Specific details for each business type can be found at

What triggers tier changes? If the County’s metrics get worse during two consecutive weeks, the County will most likely return to a more restrictive tier. Similarly, if the metrics improve and meet the criteria for the next higher tier, the Orange tier, the County can move to this less restrictive tier.

The end goal for the State is to move completely beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system and reopen California.
Reopening the City
To achieve this, the following must be true:

  • There is enough vaccine supply for Californians 16 years and older to be vaccinated
  • Hospitalizations rates remain stable and low, especially among fully vaccinated Californians

Even if this occurs, citizens will still be expected to continue common sense health measures, like wearing masks, and some businesses and industries will still be expected to continue meeting testing and vaccination requirements.

The CDC recently announced new guidance on face coverings. The Governor has said California will move to align its face coverings guideline with that of the CDC on June 15th as well. Ultimately, San Joaquin County Public Health will dictate how fast and to what degree the City reopens. You can check their website for the latest status.
Digitally Transforming Your Business
If you are a restaurant or retail business, it is difficult to maintain your pre-COVID customer traffic. Utilizing service delivery technology can help you enhance your business if pandemic guidelines return to the previous, more restrictive levels. Increasing your delivery business through a mobile app service, such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, or others, can help your business build its customer traffic.

Be sure to work with the city and/or your property owners to establish a dedicated curbside pickup space for your customers. Also, find creative ways to let your customers know the safety measures you have put in place and the additional pickup options you may have (i.e. calling ahead for "to go" items).

The Small Business Administration has an article on 5 ways to start selling online that we recommend reading if you are new to using technology for service delivery. Finding ways to sell your products beyond Manteca’s city limits is a great way to increase your bottom line in times like this. Setting up an online retail store and tying that website to your brick and mortar stores inventory will be key. The San Joaquin College Small Business Development Center has a series of webinars on the digital transformation of your business.
Homeless Help on the Way
Main Street Homeless Resource Center Project
The Main Street Resource Center Project is in the planning phase and should bring much-needed support to the Manteca homeless community. The planned site is located on S. Main Street and homeless citizens would have access to the resource center from the Carnegie Ct. side of the property.

It is being planned as a one-stop-shop model location and would be a mixed-use area that will support a Homeless Resource Center, Sprung Structure Homeless Shelter, and a Multi-Story Transitional Housing Development, with retail on the first floor. This project will not only help the homeless get off the streets but also improve the look and feel of both the Downtown and Industrial Park area.
New in Town
Boot Barn
The Boot Barn is now open and ready for business. Located in the Spreckles Shopping Center, this family-run business operates 200 stores in 33 states. Their stores feature quality western wear and work gear. They offer over 8,000 styles of boots, jeans, shirts, hats, belts, jewelry, and more.

285 Commerce Ave
Manteca, California 95336
(209) 624-7799
See's Candies
Founded in 1921, See's Candies has been making quality chocolates for over 95 years. With over 200 shops across America and a large online operation, See's provides over 100 varieties of candies, chocolates, and seasonal gifts that the entire family can enjoy.

See's Candies
2164 Daniels St
Manteca, CA 95337
(209) 239-9546
Bath & Body Works
Founded in 1990 in Athen's Ohio, Bath & Body Works has expanded to six continents in just over 31 years. They specialize in shower gels, lotions, fragrance mists, perfumes, body creams, candles, and home fragrances. They are one of the largest bath shop chains in the United States and now have a home in Manteca at the Stadium Center.

2238 Daniels St
Manteca, CA 95337
(209) 302-3937
Small Business Spotlight
Janis Music Company
Photo by Leonard Photography
The Janis Music Company was founded by Edward and Jeannette Janis in 1962. Both had a love of music and were big band performers, with Edward playing music and Jeanette singing. Moving from the east coast to California they settled in Manteca where they opened Manteca's first music store. The family later opened a sister store in Tracy in 1980.

George Janis, the son of Edward and Jeanette now owns and operates the Manteca location with his wife Inda, who handles the daily face-to-face interactions with customers, while George operates the behind-the-scenes logistics. George says that Inda is the heart of the operations and handles the customer-facing side of the business and acts as the main driver of sales and lessons.
Photo by Leonard Photography
Prior to COVID, Janis Music was doing well with over 300 students and seven to eight instructors; however, their classes fell to zero when the Stay at Home Order was announced. When they both contracted COVID, the entire business shut down for several weeks. Since they reopened, first experimenting with Zoom class instruction with mixed results, they have slowly gained back 25% of their former private lesson volume. They are now offering in-person classes with COVID safety precautions in place.

Interestingly, as they were starting to reopen their business, an industry shift occurred which increased musical instrument sales. With people stuck indoors, there was a surge in purchasing and learning to play instruments. However, the instrument supply chain quickly broke down due to COVID's impact on shipping and transportation. Suppliers that could once take an order for 36 instruments, were suddenly only able to ship two. George says that this is still a major challenge for his business, but through individual calls and contacting aggressive alternative suppliers, he has been able to keep instruments in the store for sale and keep the doors open.

George and his wife are grateful the Manteca community continues to provide them a place to live, work, and share their love of music.

Janis Music Co.
138 W. Yosemite Ave.
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 823-3067

Photo Credit: Leonard Photography
New Retail Spotlight
Tillys is an industry leader in young men's, women's, boy's, and girl's casual apparel, accessories, and footwear. Operating in 33 states with 240 stores, Tillys is headquartered in Irvine California. They offer a wide assortment of global, iconic, emerging, and proprietary brand names rooted in both social and active lifestyles.
Tillys is more than just a clothing store and because they value their customers, they seek opportunities to interact with them. To achieve this, they partner with various schools and universities to support their athletic, arts, and academic programs. They support student newspapers, scholastic fundraising, walk and jog-a-thons, raffles, auctions, PTA and PTSA events, and more.

2250 Daniels St
Manteca, CA 95337
Phone: (209) 314-8400
New Projects on the Horizon
Center Point South
A new proposed Center Point South project is making its way through the City planning phases. This proposed expansion of the existing business park would develop an additional 8.85 acres. Currently, they are proposing two smaller facilities at 52,029 square feet and 47,485 square feet. The project site would house two tilt-up wall warehouse structures that would be subdivided into two individual parcels and would include drive aisles, parking areas, landscaping, drainage, and utility improvements.

160 Franklin Street,
Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 827-1000
Downtown Spotlight
Market on Maple
Join the community and head to downtown Manteca this summer for the outdoor farmers' market on Maple!

Certified produce, baked goodies, snack, sweets, hot foods, artisan crafts, live music, and much, much more! Every Thursday evening from June 3rd to October 28th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM on N. Maple Ave. between Yosemite and Center.

Pack up the kids and enjoy an evening outdoors to pick up a gift for a friend or a basket full of fresh fruits and vegetables for your dinner table.
Downtown Art
The City is in the planning stage for creating a downtown interactive art program. Manteca is known for its murals and the City is seeking to capitalize on this to attract tourists into the Downtown.

By adding additional interactive art pieces, creating an art walk map, and hosting art-related events and activities, the city believes it can increase pedestrian and shopping traffic Downtown. Stay tuned for updates.
Business Infrastructure Spotlight
Manteca High-Speed Fiber Providers Expanding
More Fiber Optic & Gigabit Speed Broadband Services Are Now Available

The demand is growing for high-speed broadband in our City due to business needs, telecommuters, & student remote learning. In the last three years, Manteca has seen an expansion of the fiber network throughout our City with providers like Comcast, Frontier, Wave, and Vast Networks expanding their service areas.

Click here to see who is proving broadband services in our community.

You can also compare Manteca's broadband providers at:​
Q: Are City offices open for business?
A: Yes, most City offices are now open for counter service; however, there are a few departments, such as Development Services, that may require appointments to be made in advance. Call the department you plan to visit to ensure they do not require an appointment.
Q: Will the City open fully on June 15th?
A: Although the Governor has set a date of June 15th for the State to be fully opened, there are additional criteria that must be met. The City of Manteca will follow the direction of the County Health Department.
Conversation Starters
Give Your Feedback
San Joaquin County is planning to institute a RAD CARD program that is designed to help small, locally owned, and operated businesses struggling through COVID impacts.

The program would allow citizens to purchase a gift card and have their money doubled, up to the limit the County sets, when they shop at participating stores. How do you think this program may help our Downtown businesses suffering from the economic impacts of the pandemic?

The City of Manteca wants to hear from you as well. Tell us ways you think we can improve downtown and ways we can improve the City’s economy. Click here to send your suggestions to Randy Saffold, Senior Management Analyst.