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About Downtown Covina

Get The Low Down On The History Of Covina And The Covina Downtown Merchants Association

The City Of Covina Downtown District

Intimate and neighborly, the Downtown Covina area brings you all of the comforts of a small town with the convenience of a big city.

Citrus Ave in Downtown Covina during Thunderfest Car And Music Festival

Citrus Ave in Downtown Covina during Thunderfest Car And Music Festival

Our motto is "A Mile Square and All There" because the three-block section of historic Citrus Avenue bound by Badillo Avenue and San Bernardino Road, is home to a remarkable variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and community organizations.

Our Downtown Covina retailers offer furniture, country-inspired home decorations, vintage clothing, skateboards, musical equipment, books, and more! The downtown also offers a full array of services from printing, camera equipment, web design, office services, shoe repair, pharmacy needs, optical services, concert and sports tickets, salons and stylists, nail and beauty spas...the list goes on! And when you're done shopping, visit one of our restaurants or cafes! Whether you're in the mood for Mexican food, Mediterranean food, Japanese food, or American, we've got it - meatballs, sandwiches, burgers, gourmet salads, seafood, cocktails, craft beer, boba, and coffee.

Our close-knit community is full of owners who are specialists in their trade. When you shop with the businesses of Downtown Covina, you're working with people who understand the meaning of service and the importance of a quality reputation. You'll also be supporting real people and real families who live in the area and work in Downtown Covina.

About the City of Covina

Established on a 2,000 acre tract that was purchased in 1882 by j.s. phillips, the City of covina was given its name by a young engineer named Frederick Eaton.

Downtown Covina CA in the late 1800's on what is now Citrus Ave.

Downtown Covina CA in the late 1800's on what is now Citrus Ave.

Struck by the manner in which the valleys of the adjacent San Gabriel mountains seemed to form a natural cove around the lush vineyards that had been planted by the region's earliest settlers, Eaton combined the words cove and vine, and coined the name Covina for the new township.

Covina was once at the center of the Southern California Citrus Belt, and for more then 50 years the cultivation of oranges and lemons was the city's economic mainstay. Citrus Avenue derives its name from the large groves of oranges that once covered the area.

To find out more about the city of Covina and its place in the San Gabriel Valley, visit the Covina Museum in the old jail house adjacent to City Hall.

About the CDMA

A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the historical downtown covina

The Covina Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) is made up of local business owners and long-time Covina residents who are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Downtown Covina area. This area is loosely defined as Citrus Ave., between San Bernardino Road and Badillo St., although any business in the City of Covina may join! We offer benefits to members such as: a business listing on, monthly reposting or sharing of their posts on social media, and events to bring new customers to their doors, like the Covina Charities Wine Walk, and the Thunderfest Car Show & Music Festival.

We also put on the St. Paddy's Day Rooftop Festival, which takes place right in the heart of Downtown Covina and is full of craft beer, live bands, games, food, and more! We hope to continue to bring new visitors to the area year after year to share in the Downtown Covina life we all love so much!

Thinking about moving your business to Covina or interested in becoming a member? Contact us for more information and a board member will get back to you within 1 business day.

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