City of Redwood City July 2016
Issue No. 4
In This Issue
Upcoming Downtown Events

July 7 Jurassic World
July 14 Willow
July 21 Inside Out
July 28 Indiana Jones

J uly 8 Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
July 15 Journey Revisited
July 22 Terrie Odabi
July 28 Native Elements

July 8 - jewelry featured
July 22 and July 23

July 17 Bayshore Lyric Opera 6 pm
PAL Blues Festival
July 23 12 - 8 pm

Opening Day - April 16
500 Arguello Street
8 Am - Noon



Coming Soon
Sleep Train 

1035 El Camino Rea l
Sequoia Station








Chalk Full of Fun Art
Hi There!
Hi There Redwood City!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend fireworks-red.jpg celebrating our Country's Independence Day.  The parade in downtown was such fun and the chalk festival that took place at Courthouse Square featured some amazing, talented artists.  The fireworks out at the port were a great ending to a wonderful summer day in our fine City.

With summer in full swing, there are so many great businesses that you can visit here in Redwood City where you can take advantage of our amazing weather.  From outdoor dining in the downtown to enjoy the warm evenings, to a local ice cream shop for a cool summer treat, to the indoor activities if you want to escape the heat, there is something for everyone to enjoy summertime.

I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter.  As always, if there is something you want to ask or need more information on, I would love to hear from you.  I can be reached at  

-Catherine Ralston, Economic Development Manager

Downtown Shopping and Ice Cream!
Young's Ice Cream and Candy Shop - 2020 Broadway - What's better than Ice Cream on a hot summer day? How about Ice Cream, Candy and Toys!  That's what you will find when you visit Young's Ice Cream and Candy Shop.  Stop in for a delicious sundae with all of the toppings, or some other sweets picked from their candy and chocolate displays.  You can also find some fun and unique gifts for the kids as well such as TY stuffed animals, Stephen Joseph toys, puzzles and more. 
Dining Out(side)!
"Climate Best by Government Test" is never truer than in the summer months when you can enjoy the beautiful evenings of Redwood City by dining outdoors at one of our many restaurants in Downtown Redwood City.  While there are many sidewalk dining locations, here are some of my favorite hidden outdoor dining experiences you may not know about. 

Angelica's - 863 Main St. - Their beautiful outdoor patio featuring d├ęcor imported from Italy along with beautiful plants and a waterfall built by restaurant owner Peter Cuschieri makes you feel like you have stepped into a secret garden.  Highlights of the menu include, of course, prime rib, as well as a lamb shank, macadamia nut brie and cheese appetizer, and delicious desserts like a salted caramel cake and pumpkin cheesecake. 

Gourmet Haus Staudt - 2615 Broadway - This specialty story features a large selection of food, spices and over 100 German beers and all of the fun collectibles such as Gnomes from Ger many and if you get hungry or thirsty while you are shopping, you can stop in their Beer Garden located out back.  Try one of their 10 German beers on tap, and great German food such as Jumbo Pretzels and  Bratwurst.  

Around the Town
Looking some ideas to escape the sun and heat this Summer? Check out these family friendly businesses:

La Petite Playhouse - 1264 Oddstad Drive - 
the ultimate indoor destination for children to play, explore and most importantly...have fun! Designed for children 10 and under, the 10,000 sq. ft. facility includes giant undersea-themed play structures, separate baby/toddler structure, interactive "Eye C lick" game, climbing wall, 2 sport courts and private party ro oms for birthday parties and special group events. 

Redwood Roller Rink - 1303 Main Street - serving Redwood City for over 60 years, this family owned business is a great spot to take the kids and teach them how to roller skate and let your inner child out for some fun as well.

Century Theaters Downtown - 825 Middlefield Road - catch a summer blockbuster movie and enjoy the cool air conditioning.

Stanford Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Do you own a Redwood City Business or work for one?  Are you ready to take that business to the next level but are wondering how ?  The City of Redwood City in partnership with Stanford University is excited to announce that the application deadline has been extended for the next session of the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp.   Delivered over three, two-day modules, Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is a customized educational program for local Redwood City entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders. The sessions are taught by world-renowned faculty from Stanford Graduate School of Business and presented in partnership with the City of Redwood City.   This program will provide participants with the tools every entrepreneur needs to manage and finance growing businesses and expand leadership skills to manag e innovative organizations.
This type of program at Stanford University generally costs over $12,000, but through the partnership with the City of Redwood City, local companies can participate for only $1,250. If this sounds like the right kind of catalyst for your company and your career, apply today!
For questions, please contact Catherine Ralston, City of Redwood City Economic Development Manager at or go here. Completed applications must be received by July 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm.  Space is limited