Business Scene for the week of 3/01/17

RESTAURANT MOVES TO ITS NEW HOME

Owner Lucio Macias has finally cleared all the hurdles and completed the extensive renovations at the new location for his restaurant on Highway 70 between Quincy and East Quincy. He’s excited to have opened Express Coffee Shop this past Monday in its new home atop Cemetery Hill at 875 E. Main St. Lucio said he has spent the past few months renovating and is excited to finally open for his customers.

POLKA DOT REOPENS

Marking its 56th year, Quincy’s iconic fast food restaurant, The Polka Dot, has reopened for the season. This is the sixth year of ownership for Rae Lancaster, who has added a few new items to her extensive selection of fast food favorites. Its expansive outdoor dining area makes this an ideal place for the family — and it’s dog friendly too!

PAMPERED CHEF HONORED

As longtime Lake Almanor resident Linda Sayre begins her sixth year as an independent consultant for Pampered Chef, we should note that she was named one of the top sales consultants on her regional team in 2016. Today, Pampered Chef is the premier direct seller of high quality kitchen tools. Linda says she has watched her company grow from kitchen items to include stoneware products, indoor/outdoor grills and even an electric wine opener. Linda offers in-home cooking shows and online parties using their unique products while sharing tips to make everyday cooking easier and faster.

FIRE CLOSES CHESTER CAR WASH

Due to a fire in the equipment room, Chester Quality Car Wash on Main Street is closed while they install new wiring and replace some of the damaged equipment. Owner Peggy Galpine apologizes for the inconvenience, but added that the fire, although it caused some major damage, could have been much worse. Fortunately, the fire started below two containers containing some of the products used by the Touchless car wash system that melted during the fire allowing their contents to start dripping which eventually extinguished the fire, she explained.

NEW U-HAUL DEALER IN PORTOLA

U-Haul Company of California announced that American Storage on Highway 70 has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Portola community and the surrounding areas. They will offer a variety of trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. The products can be reserved at this dealer location by calling 322-5001. American Storage owner Keith Clark said he is excited to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Plumas County.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

St. John’s Catholic Church is having their annual St. Patrick’s corned beef and cabbage dinner Sunday, Mar. 12, at 5 p.m. Enjoy an evening of great food prepared by Caron Chance of Back Door Catering and church members. Tickets are available at Quincy Provisions (aka: Carey Candy Co., Bell Lane Baked Goods and Brew haha) or at the door. Take out is also available.

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

The band Now & Then, featuring the musical talents of Hank Alrich, Shelly Miller and Dave Johns, will be performing Thursday, March 2, at Quincy’s Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Owners Karen Powell and Stephen Lodrig invite you to stop in and enjoy their performance that begins at 7 p.m. in the upstairs lounge.