The Downtown Report (Mid June)

The Fox

The city of Fullerton entered into an exclusive agreement with developers Frontier Real Estate and the concept includes reconfiguring part of the Fox Fullerton into a concert and/or theatre venue, a concept called Rodeo Market and more. The plan will be developed over the next year.

Fullerton Museum Center

There will be a temporary cut in museum funding, which means our Museum Center will be closed indefinitely. The cuts are a result of a deficit caused by loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having friends there and missing so many events makes this personal. Thursday evenings at the Fullerton Market, live music, great food, farmers market, beer and wine garden, and especially, the meeting place for all of Fullerton, is gone for now. Exhibit openings, the exhibits themselves of course, and so much more, gone.

Farmers Market

Have you made it to the latest location of the Wednesday Farmer’s Market yet? It’s on the parking lot behind the Main Library next to City Hall. It’s safe, as you can see, and the produce, bread, honey, tamales, and more make it well worth your while. Every Wednesday from 8am-1pm.

The Message/The Protests

Our historic sandstone bench was restored in 2014, in a nice shady setting with drought resistant plants, and the other day  this appeared, a precursor of things to come. A peaceful protest was organized for the following Saturday, June 6, sand another for Sunday, June 7.

Having stayed indoors for months like good citizens, heading out to any kind of large gathering caused some trepidation, but as over 1500 participants discovered, just about everyone was wearing a face covering and if there was anyone who was not being peaceful, they were certainly laying low. Hour after hour, the masses moved as one, and it did seem like finally, after so many years and so many attempts to make things right, we were a country in a moment of real change.

I have my thoughts, but instead, I would like to share something I was sent, a message from an indigenous American Hopi named White Eagle. “ We still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. You do not help at all being sad and without energy.”

Some wise and important words we all know but might need to hear again: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Indeed, you don’t need my take on this, the wisdom you just read tells the story,  along with these photos.  Take a look at the participants and you will get more from them than I can ever relate to you.

Moo in Town

Moo’d Creamery has moved into the space at 115 E Commonwealth. They are serving premium handcrafted ice cream with “unique and traditional flavors made with locally sourced ingredients.” Welcome to our downtown!