Sarah LippincottUpdated August 3, 2012
STOCKTON, CA – Celebrate Stockton flags decorated the entrance of the 235 N. San Joaquin Street with sounds of music echoing out.
The co-op, Community Assistance Foundation for Empowerment (CAFE) held a fundraiser at their new Downtown Stockton office on Friday, July 27, 2012.
Nearly 150 people joined together for the ‘Supper Club’ event with music, dinner, drinks and art at $20 a ticket. One of the coordinators of the event, and CEO of CAFÉ Inc. Esparanza Velma shared her experience in an e-mail; “The supper club event was an early introduction to the CAFE Co-Op and for the public to enjoy the talents of local Artists, Musicians and food,” said Velma.
CAFÉ is a California Corporation that is in transition to a non-profit, it is the Umbrella origination for offices within their building, formerlly known as vision printing, that includes Friends of the Lower Calaveras River and Frankenmuffin Productions.
According to Esperanza Velma, the space plans on adding “…future artist studios, a future cafe and a future multicultural gallery.”
“CAFE sponsored the event along with other organizations and companies in support of the revitalization of downtown Stockton. A major commitment for the downtown revitalization is the owner of the building Zac Cort and his wife Megan,” said Velma.
CAFÉ Inc. is currently planning their next event for Halloween.