revitalization http://kvpr.org en Downtown Fresno's Cosmopolitan Restaurant Headed To Selland Parking Lot http://kvpr.org/post/downtown-fresnos-cosmopolitan-restaurant-headed-selland-parking-lot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Fresno's oldest restaurants could soon have a new home, in what is now a parking lot at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center.</span></p><p>On Thursday the Fresno City Council is set to vote on a proposal to sell a portion of the city-owned lot at the corner of Ventura and O streets to Gary Lanfranco, owner of the Cosmopolitan Bar &amp; Grill.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:06:39 +0000 Joe Moore 31878 at http://kvpr.org Downtown Fresno's Cosmopolitan Restaurant Headed To Selland Parking Lot Is It Terrible, Or A Treasure? Fresno's Fulton Mall Debate Heats Up http://kvpr.org/post/it-terrible-or-treasure-fresnos-fulton-mall-debate-heats <p>Is Fresno's Fulton Mall a priceless piece of art, or an impediment to revitalization of the city's historic core? That's the issue facing the Fresno City Council later this month, as the debate to re-open the pedestrian mall to vehicle traffic heats up, thanks to a $16 million federal grant.&nbsp;</p><p>On Valley Public Radio's Valley Edition, we invited guests with two different perspectives to join us and talk about their competing visions for the future of this historic part of the city. They were:</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:32:44 +0000 Joe Moore 28373 at http://kvpr.org Is It Terrible, Or A Treasure? Fresno's Fulton Mall Debate Heats Up On Valley Edition: Pension Reform; Lowell Rebirth; JazzFresno http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-pension-reform-lowell-rebirth-jazzfresno <p>Today&#39;s special election day edition of Valley Edition features a series of report on government reform, from the state&#39;s new top two primary, to effort at pension reform. We&#39;ll also hear about the effort to revitalize Fresno&#39;s historic but troubled Lowell neighborhood, and a new program for music students from the group JazzFresno.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:44:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 719 at http://kvpr.org