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!).
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.
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.
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.
Farmers Brewery Restaurant and Taproom
A favorite in nearby Princeton, the Farmers Brewery Restaurant and Taproom in Chico serves up favorites from Farmers Brewing Co.'s line of beer. 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.
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.
Savor Ice Cream
A night out isn’t complete without some dessert, and Savor Ice Cream is the perfect end to an evening out. This artisan ice cream shop features 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.