A crowd of people wait in a long line for tables at the Tower Cafe in Sacramento on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Michael Rios, a professor of urban design at UC Davis, had his class take a close look at Broadway last year, at the request of Councilman Steve Hansen. They came up with some ideas of how to make the street a little more welcoming.
A crowd of people wait in a long line for tables at the Tower Cafe in Sacramento on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Michael Rios, a professor of urban design at UC Davis, had his class take a close look at Broadway last year, at the request of Councilman Steve Hansen. They came up with some ideas of how to make the street a little more welcoming. Randall Benton RBenton@sacbee.com
A crowd of people wait in a long line for tables at the Tower Cafe in Sacramento on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Michael Rios, a professor of urban design at UC Davis, had his class take a close look at Broadway last year, at the request of Councilman Steve Hansen. They came up with some ideas of how to make the street a little more welcoming. Randall Benton RBenton@sacbee.com
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Broadway needs Sacramento’s love, too

October 19, 2014 04:58 PM

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