How can we revive Santa Ana’s downtown?


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Teatro Fiesta in Santa Ana

Santa Ana’s Fiesta Marketplace could be the future home of an Olvera Street type attraction

Have you visited downtown Brea, Fullerton or Huntington Beach recently?  All three of those areas are absolutely jam-packed most evenings.  Why is Santa Ana’s downtown so moribund by comparison?

I visited the Art Walk at the Artists Village last night and it was great to see folks actually visiting our downtown.  But I also observed them leaving in droves fairly quickly.

How can we keep them around – and get them to spend more money on our local vendors?

This weekend the Orange Street Fair is racking them in by the thousands – but we could be doing that every Saturday night!

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