POWELL'S SWEET SHOPPE
121 W. Third St. - Chico
530-332-9866
powellsss.com/go/
EIGHT & MAIN ANTIQUE CENTER
745 Main St - Chico  
530-893-5534
eighthandmain.com/
COLLIER HARDWARE
105 Broadway Street - Chico
collierhardware.com
The El Rey Theater one of Chico's
Historical Buildings. The El Rey has been
providing entertainment to the Chico area
since 1906. Current entertainment
includes a film festival,  music venues
and more.
Bidwell Presbyterian Church
208 W 1st St, Chico, CA 95928
530) 343-1484
www.bidwellpres.org

SENATOR THEATRE
517 Main St - Chico
530-898-1497
Chico Landmark - Built 1928
The Senator Theatre opened as a  
vaudeville and movie house.
For many years the Senator Theatre
served only as a popular Movie Theatre
for the Chico area.

In 2001 The Senator Theatre was
restored and later reopened as a
performing arts center.
Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy
178 E 7th St - Chico
530-342-7163
Chico Landmark - Opened 1938
Was built by John Bidwell and was the home of
John and his wife  Annie.
John Bidwell was the founder of Chico and a
member of one of the first wagon trains to
reach California in 1841.
Downtown is the historic focal
point of Chico. In the early days
of Chico downtown was the hub  
for shopping and conducting most
any business.
Many of the historic building
remain in downtown and have
been  renovated for modern day
business.  When entering these
historical building you can see in
the style and feel the era of
Chico's history.
Downtown offers cafés, coffee
shops, restaurants, clothing
stores, and many other fun and
interesting businesses.
The Chico State campus is one of
the many landmarks of Downtown
Chico with the campus next to
the Historic Bidwell
Presbyterian Church.

STANSBURY HOME
307 W. Fifth Street - Chico
stansburyhome.org
Built in 1883
ELREY THEATRE
230 W 2nd Street- Chico
530-892-1838   
Chico Landmark - Built 1906
ZUCCHINI and VINE
Since 1977
204 Main Street - Chico
530-345-3551
www.zucchiniandvine.com/
DIAMOND HOTEL
220 W 4th St - Chico
530-893-3100   
www.hoteldiamondchico.com
Chico Landmark - Built 1904
DOWNTOWN History
Downtown CHICO
BIRD in HAND
Home to the National Yo Yo Museum
320 Broadway - Chico
530-893-0545
birdinhand.com/
Collier Hardware shares Chico History.
In 1920 Liston Clark became the new
owner of the hardware business at
the corner of Front Street (
now 1st Street)
and Broadway. He took on Charlie
Collier as a partner in 1935
and the business became known
as Collier-Clark Hardware.  
Business went well enough for Clark
to retire in 1944 and Collier took over
renaming the store Collier Hardware.
DREAMWEAVERS
AVL Looms & Weaving School
2360 Park Ave. Ste. 9
530-893-4915 - Tours by appointment
www.avlusa.com
Downtown Chico
Ribidit  Helping You Plan
The Perfec tDay
BIDWELL MANSION
525 Esplanade - Chico
bidwellmansion.com
Historical Collier Hardware
Building
Fun Facts about
Downtown Chico

Chico
Chico is home of California State University
Chico. It is  one of the well know universities in
California. People come from all over the world   
to attend Chico's College and many stay after
college and make Chico their home.
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