Based on results of a citizen survey, the Benicia city council is looking to draft an ordinance by the end of the year to decide whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries and/or commercial cultivation.
The late, renowned artist Jack Laycox’s paintings will be exhibited July 10-September 10 at the Milinda Perry Gallery in downtown Benicia. A reception for Cydne Kaye, Laycox’s niece, will be held July 28, 5-7pm, 117 East F Street.
With such a diverse range of restaurants, upscale pubs, wine bars and retail stores along the waterfront shopping district, Benicia’s tourism efforts have put the city on the map as a bonafide destination.
First Street’s mile-long layout often leaves visitors wondering what’s where. The second in a series, this issue tackles First Street’s fun mix of retail shops, bars and restaurants from C to D Street.
2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.