Downtown Merced is going through the biggest boom in interest
and activity in years.
Dozens of new businesses have opened and more are on the way.
Visitors to Downtown Merced come from all over the region.
They are, by any standard, young and affluent.
From coffeehouses to theatres, fashion shops to furniture
stores, Downtown Merced is a burgeoning new retail, entertainment
and dining center for the Merced region.
As a revitalized neighborhood, Downtown Merced features millions
of dollars in new investment over the past decade. These investments
include a new bank headquarters, an arts center, a “parcade” complex
of professional offices, and Mainplace Merced, the $15 million,
block-long multiplex movie theatre and retail spaces. Other
investments include a new commercial building, a brewpub, a
University of California headquarters, and street and alley
There are many opportunities for the right mix of entrepreneurs
and new businesses in Downtown Merced. For more information,