“There’s a feeling captured here,” says Bob McCaffrey. Bob’s the CEO of Tesoro Viejo Development, and around the Tesoro Viejo Town Center, nearing its first-phase of completion ahead of the community’s October Grand Opening, he’s best known as ‘the guy in the cowboy hat.’
“It’s the feeling you get from visiting Main Street in a small town,” Bob explains. “This is where you’ll find everything you need and desire. A place to gather with neighbors, family and friends.”
October’s Grand Opening will include Town Center’s first community festival, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and plenty of food, music, and family activities (plus a few local dignitaries, the Fresno State cheerleaders, and even a mascot or two). The curiosity building around Tesoro Viejo will finally be satisfied as crowds arrive to check out The Hub—a custom-designed Welcome Center—and new Town Center tenants and businesses, among them Axis Coffee Bar & Eatery. Owned and operated by a Madera County couple, Axis has fair-trade coffee by day, craft brew and wine by night, and an all-day seasonal menu that makes use of the region’s rich local bounty.
Other new Town Center neighbors include a bright red fire engine and the firefighting company of ‘Lucky No. 7,’ a new Madera County Fire Station. Staffed with fire fighters trained for emergency medical assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the glass and steel, 4,700-square foot building also houses a Madera County Sheriff Substation, as well. More plans are on Town Center’s horizon, including a brewery and a slate of programs and activities to be held on the Event Lawn.