FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

Discover Solano spring 2014

Discover Solano Spring 2014: Suisun City

By From page DIS35 | March 31, 2014

Suisun City Waterfront 3_22_13

A man looks at the view at the Suisun City Waterfront. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Possibly the most mispronounced city in the county, Suisun City’s roots date back to the 1850s.

Things have changed in those 150-years plus. Yet, there’s still plenty of history.

The train station on Main Street opened in 1914. Historic homes line the old part of town. The Lawler House, home to an art gallery, is one of them. It was built in 1857 as a ranch house on the land now occupied by Dover Terrace South. It was moved to its present location by a truck and barge in 1979.

Across Highway 12 is the modern Kroc Center, coming up on its second anniversary, and the library.

The old and the new merge in both locations at the Kroc Center has come to serve as a community center. The downtown area hosts the city’s events such as a Christmas celebration and Fourth of July fireworks.

Downtown is also home to many popular restaurants and will soon be home to a ghost walk.

The city is awaiting the construction of Walmart near Highway 12 and Walters Road. A new state-of-the-art Blue Devils Bingo Center recently opened in the Marina Shopping Center.

Coming off some tough economic times, city officials see a rosy picture emerging and more growth in the future.

The town is home to about 30,000 residents.

Hotels: 1

Number of rooms: 102

Chamber of Commerce: Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, 1111 Webster St., Fairfield; 707-425-4625, www.ffsc-chamber.com

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