For over 50 years, Alustiza’s was a favorite restaurant and watering hole for businessmen, farmers and local power brokers. The reconstruction of Alustiza’s provides a unique opportunity to create much needed transitional housing by converting the old 24 room hotel into a suitable facility for redeeming the lost and restoring families! To view a promotional video, please click here. To view our detailed brochure, please click here or watch the video below.
On June 18, 2009, City, State and Federal representatives(including Mayor Ann Johnston and City Council Member Susan Eggman) attended a luncheon to tour the Alustiza building and hear the vision of restoration from GCRMS CEO William R. "Bill" Brown, DeRivi Construction architect Steve Castellanos and Stockton Leadership board member Bill Stoermer. A similar luncheon on July 23, 2009 was attended by area church leaders looking to partner in the project.
On October 11, 2009, the first fundraising event was a Sunday Afternoon Basque Barbeque featuring a menu from the late Mary Alustiza's cookbook and Jack Alustiza 'behind the grill'.
The first phase of the "rebirth" will be the demolition which will involve gutting out the second and third floors to bring the living spaces up to current building codes. The second phase of the rebirth will be the construction, where contractors, sub-contractors and volunteers will help to clear out and rebuild the new rooms. The third and final phase will be be the completion where the rooms will be furnished to make the women and children feel right at home.
For more information on you can be a part in one or more of these phases in this building's rebirth, please call Wayne Richardson at (209) 320-2312. (Support this project!)