The seasons are changing once again. As cooler weather descends upon us (OK, the 90-degree temperature today isn’t that cool, but the 60s are coming), we know that unsettled weather may be close behind. With the change in weather comes people’s change in their activities – less outdoor dining, for example. We’ve got a few new businesses in the Saratoga Village – a microbrewery and hopefully, by the time you read this a new seafood restaurant – please come and visit."
With the onset of the winter months, we may be losing the parklets that many restaurants have used to provide a safer dining experience for their patrons. The Caltrans permit that allowed that extra space is set to expire this month, but we are investigating the possibility of keeping them. Most businesses have been very pleased with the parklets, and the City has worked hard to maintain some on-street parking to meet the needs of businesses that don’t utilize the parklets. The best parking for visitors is still behind our businesses, as parking on the street can cause additional traffic delays on Big Basin Way.
The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce sponsored two outdoor concerts this summer at Wildwood Park – both were well attended and successful, as people came from all over to enjoy an afternoon at the park with great music, dancing, and good food and drink. We’re currently putting together a proposal for next year's concert series and we’d love to get your feedback and ideas. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com to share your ideas with us.
Please continue to patronize our local businesses and restaurants. Saratoga has very little commercially zoned space (only about 1% of our real property), and local businesses are critical to vibrant communities. We’re preparing for the Annual Tree Lighting and Open House, coupled with our Holiday Wine Stroll, the day after Thanksgiving. You may find more information on our website at www.saratogachamber.org
President, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
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