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All the way down, near the corner of 10th and Monterey, Streets, at 7050 Monterey Street, the all-natural Sumanos Bakery from Watsonville will be opening a production and distribution center. And at the corner of 6th and Monterey Streets, the Halls building is being transformed into a restaurant with several apartments upstairs. Currently they are waiting for an expansion of the PG&E service after which the project should progress quickly. Rumor has it that Garlic City Café will be moving into these larger digs. And just up the street a ways, Promised Land Brewing Company is set to open soon in the historic Pirelli Building. Overall, there a lot of new and exciting things happening in Gilroy’s downtown. The Gilroy Downtown Business Association (GDBA) is moving ahead with the Mainstreet Program focusing on: Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring. Most of the URM (Unreinforced Masonry Buildings) issues are resolved or moving towards resolution. Several key players in the Downtown area are also looking into a community garbage shed in Gourmet Alley between 5th and 6th Streets. New businesses are opening or expanding. More second floor apartments are becoming available and over 350 affordable housing units are coming on line. The Gilroy Downtown already has some great restaurants, shops, services and accommodations and over of the next few months there will be more. The next step is for all of us to patronize these restaurants, shops, services and accommodations! Wine Mural (North side of 7500 Monterey) Ca nnery Apartments (rendering from Lewis Street) URM Corrections—in progress (7550 Monterey) Intero Realty's Future Home (7652 Monterey) Sandwich Shop—soon to open (7554 Monterey) GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN december 2018-january 2019 55