Sacramento Street Rising

By Suzanne Ledbetter

For decades, School Street has served as downtown Lodi’s hotspot.
But, there is a renaissance happening just a block away, with new storefronts, wine tasting opportunities, and local beer to boot. Sacramento Street is rising, and the transformation has only just begun. Check out a few of our favorite stops along the way!

 McCay Cellars
100 B S. Sacramento St.
McCay Cellars made the move to Sacramento Street in Downtown Lodi last year. Their stylish tasting room has local wine lovers buzzing—in more ways than one. The wide-open space perfectly blends shabby chic and industrial, with a massive old vine that hangs from the ceiling as its centerpiece. Oh, and did we mention that McCay Cellars creates some of the finest wine around?! Be sure to try the Cinsault, made from the 132-year-old Bechtold Vineyard, or one of their Lodi Native wines.

Idol Beer Works
100 A S. Sacramento St.
After two years of research, owner and Head Brewer, Grant Hamilton, was able to purchase the Old Discount Tire building on South Sacramento Street in 2016. Today, craft beer lovers flock to this open-air space for a cold beer in a super cool environment. Try the Farm Fresh Blueberry Hefeweizen, infused with blueberries from local R and G Farms. Or, if alcohol isn’t your thing, sip on an Idol-Aid, Idol’s version of Kombucha.

The Local Collective
11 S. Sacramento St.
Owner Jennifer Pratt opened the doors to this unique storefront in July, much to the delight of Lodi shoppers. From the absolute best-smelling artisanal candles to funky purses and handmade jewelry, you can find something for just about everyone on your shopping list. The coolest part?  The Local Collective showcases local artists and offers them a brick and mortar shop in which to strut their stuff. They plan to offer workshops and events in the future, so be sure to keep this boutique on your radar

The Fashionable You Boutique
9 S. Sacramento St.
The newest addition to Downtown Lodi’s clothing scene, The Fashionable You Boutique, has two major selling points: Everything in the store is under $50, and they offer their clothing in all sizes, from XS to 3X. After years spent hitting the market and festival scenes selling her clothes, owner Leah Suelter decided to take a leap of faith and open a storefront in Downtown Lodi. “There is so much potential on Sacramento Street,” says Leah. “I am so excited to be part of it!”

WOW Museum
2 N. Sacramento St.
Lodi’s beloved World of Wonders Science Museum is a hands-on educational museum designed to stimulate discovery for all ages. And if you haven’t heard the news, the WOW has big plans for the future. The museum has secured several of the run-down buildings on Sacramento Street with the intention of renovating them in a significant expansion project. Stay tuned!

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