middle of the 19th Century, Sutter Street has always been the
'heart' of Folsom. A 3-block strip of stores, restaurants, and bars
highlight a part of Folsom that has gone largely unchanged since
1851. While the tenants may have
changed over the
years, the look and feel of old Folsom truly brings you back to the
days of the Gold Rush.
Some of the
original stores have remained the same for over a century, such as
the Folsom Hotel, which now is still a popular night spot on the
weekends in its downstairs bar. Some other popular spots along
Sutter Street includes Yager's
Taphouse, the Powerhouse
Candies, and the Hacienda Mexican
Restaurant. This area has become a
popular place for local dot-commers and Intel employees to bar-hop
on the weekends.
On Thursday Nights
in the summer time, Sutter Street is home to dozens of local
merchants, vendors, and craftsmen, as the Thursday Night Market is
the place to get out and be seen. Several thousand visitors a week
visit Thursday Night Market, making it one of the most popular
attractions during the warmer weather.