Grass Valley, California

Businesses in downtown.  For list of who is open click link.  Updated daily. 

Curbside service for food in Nevada County Curbside for Covid

New take out website coming.

Support your local restaurants by posting Rally For Restaurants when you do support them.

Info at Rally For Restaurants


As of Thursday, March 19th, 2020 until further notice:

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.  Visit this link for California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

and Stay Home Except for Essential Needs information

Read Executive Order HERE

Stay on trusted information sources for valid updates, resources:, , 211 to stay tuned.  Please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Those resources include information about SBA Loans, and EDD Unemployment, testing etc. at

News Sources  and The Union  



All Nevada County updates at 

MyNevadaCounty has a list of resources for EDD, SBA loans, and an extensive list of resources and updates.

Nevada County FB site at

Subscribe to newsletters from the County at


FB Downtown Grass Valley for downtown updates


Business and General information Resources

Join the Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Small Businesses 

Resources, support, and information for small businesses in Nevada County. Creating community to work together to overcome the unique challenges we face in this region.

Sierra Business Council


Please use this resource link, Virtual Shop & Support Local – Nevada County, CA , or who is doing online shops, deliveries, call in orders, offers.  This will be a real time link to what is happening in this fluid time.

We encourage everyone to support our local businesses as much as possible.  Our local business community has been so faithful in supporting so many worthy causes – we are partners in helping to get through this crisis.  All of us.

The most important thing is to take care of yourself and those you love. As always, we are encouraged and inspired by the great spirit of our community. This fuels all of us to do our best. Thank you for making a difference.

With Gratitude,

Your Grass Valley Downtown Association Team


Executive Order
Click here to read a copy of the Governor’s executive order.
More about the order

Intended audience (including but not limited to): restaurants, hotels, casinos, amusement parks, events, cruises, entertainment, and other tourism-related services such as auditoriums, theaters, stadiums, arenas or event centers, meeting halls, conference rooms.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention  Employment and Taxes


See also SBA loan information. We are all learning as we go.

Advise for SBA Loan: Get your paperwork in order.  Who is your insurance agent and what do they cover?  Is your property leased or owned?  What is your estimated amount of loss?  What is your schedule of liabilities?  Save your work as you go.

Stay up to date on the State Information at Employment and Taxes







We will postpone the Grass Valley Car Show May 2 and the Grass Valley BrewFest May 30th.  It is unknown if we will need to postpone Thursday Night Market.  Stay tuned.  Stay safe.



Printable Applications for Pre-registration are here at this link.  Car Show Application 2020

Online Application Here: Online App 2020

Mail applications to Grass Valley Downtown Association (GVDA) at P.O. Box 1986, Grass Valley, CA 95945

For info on any of our events, click on the poster for the event.

Link for a printable annual events schedule here: GVDA Annual Event Sheet 2020

Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Grass Valley, California is truly a postcard image. Bathed in a wondrous mix of cedar, pine, and an assortment of deciduous trees that burst forth a multitude of Fall colors as the cooler temperatures arrive, this circa 1800 Gold Rush era town offers a window into the past while providing the best the present has to offer.

Some things change…and some things remain the same!

Membership News

Our Mission Statement:

The Grass Valley Downtown Association represent its general membership with a unified voice in economic development and historical preservation of downtown Grass Valley and our community. 

We utilize the National Main Street Four Point Approach as the structure we use for supporting the beautification activities and community events that we host thus fostering a viable, healthy downtown business district that is recognized as one of California’s certified Main Street communities.

We are an arm of the City of Grass Valley, alongside the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Visit our vision for downtown Grass Valley in our

GVDA Strategic Plan Jan 2019

Sign up for our weekly email- contact

If you want to know what the City of Grass Valley has planned, short term and long term, visit their Strategic Plan.

City of Grass Valley Strategic Plan 

Upcoming Meetings

Promotions Committee
Second Wednesday of the month
8:30am at Tofanelli’s

Design Committee
Third Wednesday of the month
9:00am at BrewBakers Coffee House

Economic Restructuring Committee
Closed Committee. For more information please email: Nicole Arbaugh @

GVDA Board of Directors
Fourth Wednesday of the month
8:30am at City Hall

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