Cultural contributions

Steve Borkenhagen is the first recipient of the Business Support for the Arts Award issued by the San Jose Arts Commission and Office of Cultural Affairs.  Borkenhagen, opened Eulipia restaurant on South First Street in 1977.  He transitioned the restaurant into Café Stritch, which has become one of downtown’s primary venues downtown for live music and an event center for various arts organizations.  He will receive the award at the Cornerstone of the Arts Awards program on Oct. 7 at Hammer Theatre Center.