The Tank District in Meriam Park

Your Guide to the Tank District in Meriam Park

Meriam Park in southeast Chico is a cycling- and pedestrian-centric community built around a “Green River” of open space that connects every resident and user to the regional trail network, Bidwell Park, and the local active lifestyle. The mixed-use community balances access to retail, residential and commercial amenities in such a way that each supports the other.

Within Meriam Park, The Tank District features restaurants, bars, retail, and event space all steps from each other, making it easy to spend several hours shopping, dining, and having fun!

The Tank District continues to grow and add new businesses, so we've put together a list of some of our favorites (and a few we’re looking forward to!).

Open Now

The Barn

Built from a 110 year-old barn that was taken apart and reconstructed at Meriam Park, The Barn is the main hub for activities at the Tank District. The Barn offers live music, food truck events, comedy nights, and more, in a rustic, semi-outdoor setting. There’s even a drive-in movie theater during the summer for a retro night out.

Burban Kitchen

One of the first restaurants to open in Meriam Park, Burban Kitchen is a New American establishment that combines creative flavor combinations and organic, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Located just steps from The Barn, it’s the perfect place for the dinner part of a dinner-and-a-show evening.

Daycamp Coffee

A few doors down from Burban Kitchen, Daycamp Coffee offers fresh, seasonal coffees that are carefully sourced and roasted along with a variety of espresso drinks, teas, pastries, and other treats. With a name influenced by an Upper Park swimming hole and the idea of resting before continuing one’s journey, Daycamp Coffee encourages visitors to enjoy some provisions in the bright and modern space, where you’ll find plenty of space to work, read, or simply relax.

Live Life Juice Co.

Long a favorite of the Downtown Chico landscape, there’s now more to love about Live Life Juice Co. with its Meriam Park location. Along with its 100% organic fresh cold-pressed, locally made juices, Live Life Juice Co. also offers gluten-free, vegan, plant-based food, vegan soft serve ice cream, and to-order vegan pies. With limited seasonal blends in addition to year-round favorites, there are plenty of delicious reasons for repeat visits.

Plant Love

The place for plant lovers visiting the Tank District, Plant Love is the place for anyone—whether you are just starting out on your plant journey or are a self proclaimed plant geek—looking for that perfect leafy gift. Explore their selection of unusual and hard-to-find plants along with all that you could expect.

Coming Soon

Farmer’s Brewery Co.

A favorite in nearby Princeton, Farmer’s Brewery Co. will be opening its new Chico Taproom at the Tank District in the summer of 2022. Brewing its beer with grains grown right on their farm, the 100% family-owned establishment prides itself on being a “farm to glass” brewery. Get ready to taste its “clean, crisp, and easy drinking” beers, a great addition to Chico’s already robust craft beer scene.

Savor Ice Cream

A night out isn’t complete without some dessert, so we can’t wait for Savor Ice Cream to open its doors in June 2022. This artisan ice cream shop will feature hand-crafted favorite flavors in vegan- (with dedicated equipment) and dairy-based options along with unique seasonal options. Get ready to enjoy a scoop on-site or a few pints to-go.

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