Welcome to Downtown Martinez

This waterfront neighborhood’s unique mix of retail, service, entertainment and dining experiences nestled in a vibrant community make it the ideal place to live and work. If you're already in business here, please take a moment to explore this site to learn about the wide range of small business support that Main Street Martinez offers. If you are thinking about opening a business here, we invite you to learn more about the opportunities Downtown Martinez has to offer and how Main Street Martinez can help.


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ground floor opportunity

With the right business plan in place you can take advantage of the reasonable rents in this up and coming downtown. The once sleepy Downtown Martinez is rapidly growing with the addition of many fresh, new businesses. The combination of your effective marketing and branding strategy and our supportive business, government, and residential community is a recipe for success. 

   Main Street Martinez's business mentor team consists of a group of business owners that have found success here in Downtown Martinez. Talk with them about their experiences  in opening and doing business here.  To make an appointment, call us at 925-228-3577.


Market Opportunities

Recent community surveys indicate a strong demand for a local grocery store, ice cream shop/diner, Italian restaurant, steak house, wine bar, tap room, music venue, arcade, clothing boutique, or jewelry store, just to name a few ideas. See our Facebook page for all of the feedback from our amazing community.



Strong Market Area

Downtown Martinez has served as the County Seat of Contra Costa County for more than 150 years. Along with the large number of county employees visiting Downtown every day, the City of Martinez has a growing population of over 36,000 with an average household income of $96,276.




Popular Downtown Martinez Events


Our unique and extremely well attended events bring tens of thousands of people to Downtown Martinez all year long. We strongly encourage our Downtown businesses to promote themselves at our fantastic events.

Sunday Farmer’s Market

Wine and Chocolate Stroll

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

Fridays on the Main, Music and Market

Martinez Peddlers Faire

4th of July Parade

Madness on Main Street Car Show

Bay Area Blues Festival

Zombie Brew Crawl

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spectacular

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Holiday Frolic and Snow Park

Santa Beer Crawl

and more to come...






A city with a plan

See how our city staff is working on an even better Martinez. Check out the Downtown Specific Plan here