Business Scene for the week of 8/15/18

Couple buys the Drunk Brush
Riccardo and Wendy Jacobus are the new owners of the Drunk Brush and the Courtyard Suites in downtown Quincy. The couple recently relocated here from Oakland where they own a cabinet making business, which they will continue to manage from their home in Quincy. Riccardo was born in Italy, but has been a U.S. resident for some 30 years and Wendy is originally from Plumas County. While he tends to the day-to-day duties of running the new business, Wendy says she will help behind the scenes while raising their children, Luciana, 3, and 7-month old twins Lorenzo and Chiara. Former owner Steve Smith says he plans to remain in Quincy. Photo by Michele Leonard

RIB COOKING CONTESTANTS SOUGHT

The 2nd annual Rib Cook-Off at the Twain Store is set for Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and there is still time for all you barbecue grill masters to register to enter and claim your prize! Trophies for the top three finishers and a People’s Choice will be awarded. Festivities include vendors, blacksmith demonstrations and a beer garden. For contestant and vendor information and forms call the Twain Store, which is off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon about 15 miles west of Quincy, at 283-2130.

JEFFREY’S IS NOW OPEN DAILY

You will now find Jeffrey’s Pub & Grub, located in the heart of downtown Quincy right across from the courthouse, now open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Owner Anna Jeffrey offers an extensively crafted menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a happy hour and daily drink specials from 3 to 6 p.m., and on Thirsty Thursdays, the happy hour is offered all day. Anna also owns the popular Anna’s Café in Greenville.

PURCHASE ALLOWS BOTH TO EXPAND

Norma and Francisco Juarez who own Rico’s Mexican Food and Desmond Waelder and Dillon Parker who own Dillon’s Auto Repair have purchased the portions of the shared building on East Sierra Street (Highway 70) in Portola they each occupy. Dillon’s plans include upgrades and remodeling. The addition for Rico’s is the vacant space between the two businesses that they will use as additional dinning room space.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES

This Friday, Aug. 17, singer, songwriter, guitarist and music producer Jacob Nolen will be performing at The Peak in downtown Graeagle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday evening enjoy the talents of Penny and Dude, a local duo who are very active in Plumas Arts and the winter Words and Music series.

Josh and Kelly Hunter recently purchased The Peak, which complements its outdoor entertainment venue with a nice selection of wine, beer and fine cigars.

BARN QUILTS HONORED AT RED HOUSE

Have you noticed when you take a drive in any direction in Plumas or Sierra counties all the quilt squares popping up on local barns and buildings? If you would like to learn more about the story behind these quits stop by the Red House Art Gallery in Graeagle on Saturday, Aug. 18. Not only will you see a large collection of barn quilt squares painted by local artists but you’ll also get to visit with them to learn more about their passion for this tradition. Quilt squares will be available for viewing or purchase from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

RELOCATES HER BUSINESS

Massage therapist Rose Burnelli has moved her Blairsden business, Mountain High Massage, to downtown Graeagle in the Graeagle Village Centre.

NEW MERCHANDISE JUST IN!

Erica and Brenda Sherod are excited about the new items they now have in stock at their store on Main Street in Chester, The Giggling Crow. Merchandise includes new home and garden décor and accent furniture.

NEW HOURS IN THEIR NEW LOCATION

You can new enjoy El Bacanora’s authentic Mexican food daily from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Owner O’Delia Silva says she and the crew really like their new restaurant and dining room on Commercial Street in Old Town Portola.