Featured Downtown Business Empirical Magazine

A literary and current affairs magazine with the openness and pioneering spirit of theEmpirical Magazine Pacific Northwest, Empirical aspires for truth by boldly introducing thought-provoking points of view and new paradigms. A forum for discourse on contemporary issues, the magazine is "radically empirical" in considering the broad range of human experience.

Featured Downtown Business Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet has been a fixture in downtown Chico for the last 34 years. Alan Rice and Fleet Feet in Downtown ChicoSusan Zepernick have owned and operated the store for the last 7 years and are committed to keeping the downtown area a thriving and exciting place to shop, live, and work.

Featured Downtown Business - Nantucket Home

Nantucket Home, Curators of Lifestyle

Nantucket Home Inc, a Northern California design center since 1975, offering residential and commercial interior design.  The showroom at 6th & Broadway in Downtown Chico features a wide array of furniture, accessories, window coverings, rugs & lighting options.  Nantucket Home can be reacjed by calling 895-1035 or online at

Featured Downtown Business - Downtown Salon & Art Gallery

Downtown Salon & Gallery.  Great hair and local art!

Downtow Salon & Gallery

225 Main Street, Downtown Chico (Inside the Garden Walk Mall)


Tuesday - Saturday, day & evening appointments available.

Walk-In's Welcome!

Custom haircuts & color, perms, relaxers, waxing

Pro hair tinsel, fine featherheads, hair crystals, punky color, professional hair products. & art by local artisit.


Featured Downtown Business - BaT Comics

BaT Comics & Games celebrated its 19-year anniversary as a downtown ChicoBaT Comics in historic Downtown Chico business in May of this year.  They are the largest comics and game store in the area with over 2,500 Square Feet.

Featured Downtown Business - For Elyse

Whether you are a student in high school or a parent of two, For Elyse Clothing Boutique is the quintessential fashion source for men and women!

With the focus to provide an exceptional sense of style along with high quality clothing and customer service, our brands are here to feed the appetite of the modern sophisticated woman who loves a great find of unique feminine pieces as well as core fashion forward pieces for men. For Elyse is here to provide you with the current trends and to help you find the pieces that are perfect for you in expressing your own personal style! Come into For Elyse today for a dream wardrobe that will reflect your individual personality!

Featured Downtown Business - Phoenix Building Gift Shop

The Phoenix Building Gift Shop, located at 300 Broadway, in Downtown Chico acquired its name when the historical brick building built in 1889  was gutted by fire  in 1975.  When it was remoded it took on the mythical birds name after the sculpture (by Ken Morrow) of the bird was created above the fountain.

They carry a variety of cards, scarves, custom Chico Shirts,floppy hats, French Clips and sparkling Lanyards! They also carry a full line of the new spring Pandora beads, Pandora  bracelets, rings, and many other jewelry lines such as Adagio. If your looking for Kleen Kanteens or Chico Bags, they have 'em. Stop in and browse the chimes, stained glass, crystals and many other wonderful & colorful gift items.
Beautiful jewelry at the historic Phoenix Building Gift Shop

Featured Downtown Business - House of Bamboo

House of Bamboo, located in historic Downtown ChicoHouse of Bamboo takes pride in presenting the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine Fresh Spring Rolls at House of Bamboousing local ingredients and tasteful homegrown recipes. Our menu has a wide selection of dishes including vegan and vegetarian options.  Additionally the spiciness of each dish can be customized to your liking.

This season we are bringing back a popular dish - Summer Rolls. These are freshly made using chopped lettuce, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, Asian spinach, mint leaves, and slices of grilled chicken rolled up in a translucent rice paper wrap and served with a homemade Vietnamese dipping sauce, delicious!

House of Bamboo provides catering for special occasions and our banquet room is available for private parties.

We are located at 163 E. 2nd Street, across from Woodstocks Pizza. Make sure to check us out on Yelp and Google or visit our website at

Featured Downtown Business - Marcelli's Sandwiches an More

Marcelli's Sandwiches and more is located at 215 W 1st Street across from Marcelli's Sandwiches & MoreBidwell Church in the green shop front. Open since 2006, we've changed our name and  continue to offer the highest quality and best sandwiches in Chicol. We offer Panini's made fresh each morning. Over 24 Speciality sandwiches and fresh salads. Marcell's is open 7 days! Catering is available for your office lunch meeting or party.  Call us for details.

Featured Downtown Business - Robyn Marie's Shoe Closet

Robyn Marie's Shoe Closet is a family owned business located in the heart of Robyn Marie's Shoe Closetbeautiful Downtown Chico, CA. We pride ourselves on our affordable prices and wide selection of styles for women of any age. We carry tons of great brands such as Jessica Simpson, BCBG, Steve Madden, Madden Girl, MIA, Aerosoles, Skechers,Volatile, Saucony, Encanto, Reef, Rainbow and Havaianas flip-flops and much more!