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COVID-19 pandemic

More road construction

When it rains, it pours . . .

So we've tried to round up a little bit of good news for you.
  • Bitwise Take Care food delivery service
  • Fresno Food Map
  • Chinatown Take-Out Menu
  • Asian Pacific Americans Month (May)
  • Chinatown restaurants get publicity
  • Complete your census!
  • Funding
    • Fresno County funding
    • Chinatown Business funding
    • City of Fresno funding
  • Resources
    • Fresno State Small Business University
    • Fresno County EDC
    • City of Fresno
  • Links! Lots of links!

Mono Street will be closed into Chinatown intermittently for the next month. But beginning the end of June, it will be completely closed between G and H Streets through October. When it reopens, Ventura Street will be closed.

The most current information on street construction will be on our Chinatown Road Construction Facebook page.


Drive to Chinatown for breakfast or lunch any day of the week. Bring home the best food in town! Some even have delivery connections!

Find details in your own copy of the updated Chinatown take-out menu here.
  • Central Fish (meals and groceries)
  • Chef Paul's Cafe
  • Full Circle Brewing
  • Ho Ho Kafe
  • Kogetsu-do
  • La Elegante
  • Panderia Vista Hermosa
  • Tulare Street Bistro

Bitwise sponsors grocery relief program
From Bitwise: Our grocery relief program is designed for the most at-risk individuals and families, including the eldery, immunocompromised, and those who cannot shop for themselves. We are delivering to anyone in Fresno County, Tulare County or Madera County.

Here's a brochure with more details. LINK

To place an order online, volunteer or donate
To place an order via phone w/ our automated system     559-234-0707
Chinatown restaurants in the news


Fresno Collaborates!

This is a collaboration between Shift3 from Bitwise and Every Neighborhood Partnership. Great job - and thanks.

If you know anyone who needs food access, give them this LINK.

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors approved $1 million per Supervisor District for small businesses, including Chinatown property and business ownerHUBs. District 3 Supervisor Sal Quintero is inviting all eligible Chinatown businesses to apply.

Applications accepted from May 18 to June 1.

Relevant files
CHINATOWN BUSINESS GRANTS available in June. Stay tuned!

City of Fresno’s Save Our Small Business Act
During the City of Fresno’s City Council Meeting on May 14, 2020, the Council approved the use of $2 million of CARES Act funding to be appropriated into the Save Our Small Business Program to be offered as grants to City of Fresno small businesses.  According to the City of Fresno, if you applied during the last round of the Save Our Small Business program, you will need to reapply.  
More details will come as they are released.  If you have any questions, contact the City of Fresno at 621-8350 or .

COVID-19 Business Resources
Here are three very good resources for businesses (click to download), as well as some useful links.

City of Fresno Economic Development

Great resources from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and Director Lupe Perez. They have a survey they'd like you to take (English and Spanish) and other links you might find useful. LINK

Contact the Economic Development staff here.
Catch them on Facebook here.
Learn more about their Economic Development Strategy here.


Great resources here. New information regularly.  LINK


Supporting businesses throughout Fresno County. Take a look. LINK


The fun stuff
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

Indulge in some history.
 In 1991, a law was passed requesting that the President proclaim May 1991 and May 1992 as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Months.” This law also recognized the significance of May 7th and May 10th in the history of Asian/Pacific Americans. May 7, 1843 is the date on which the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States while on May 10, 1869 the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed with significant contributions from Chinese pioneers. In 1992, Congress permanently designated May of each year as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.” 

We recommend this series now streaming on PBS. LINK

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate county of all people in the United States. The Census determines California's federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington, DC.

The Census is NOW. Let's ensure all Californians are counted so we can put those resources to good use here at home!

If you have completed your Census - our community thanks you! See how many others have at this LINK. Chinatown is in Fresno Census Tract 3.

If you haven't, go here right now! <

Welcome to the 2020 Census

  • It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
  • It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.
And a warning - we risk being undercounted and losing federal monies for our region. See here. Complete your census today!
Links to check out:

Leadership in a Crisis
COVID-19 loans locally

Pandemic Urban Flight
Cities and the Coronavirus
Automobiles don't have to win

Door design
A font fights injustice    and    a look at the font
Curiosity resources

Staying Safe during Opening
Pandemic is not the Great Equalizer
False Security

CA Air

High Speed Rail Update
A New History of Being Asian American
Community Meetings in 2020
All meetings are held at 912 F Street from 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 9 (board meeting only)

Tuesday, August 11

Tuesday, November 10

Have questions? Ask us!

Our office at 912 F Street is temporarily closed.
Contact: Jan Minami, Executive Director, 559.859.1763,
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