Business Scene for the week of 9/27/17


With the remodeling now fully completed and the Business and Career Network (Alliance for Workforce Development) comfortably occupying a portion of that building across from Quincy High School, Roper’s has decided to take the remaining space and move back home. And that’s good news for shoppers, because they are having a moving sale with everything in the store at their current location in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center discounted up to 50 percent off. Owners Kathe Roper and Jessica Westman urge you not to wait because this sale will only last a couple of weeks! The store carries an array of jewelry, gift items, western wear and clothes for work, play and everyday. A reopening date in the new/old location is yet to be determined.


Quintopia Brewing Co. is bringing local craft beer to downtown Quincy — the first brewery here in 100 years! Preparations are well underway for its two locally owned and operated locations to open in early 2018. Brewmaster Tom Hepner said the taproom will be inside the West End Theatre complex on Main Street. Renovations are underway to expand the building’s kitchen and add some flair to the dining room and outdoor patio, making it a family-friendly space to enjoy the crafted beer and a bite to eat. You might have also recently seen some of the stainless steel barrels and other equipment being delivered to the 5-barrel brewhouse’s production facility, which is located just across Crescent Street.


As part of a local farm and ranch tour at Sierra Valley Farms this Saturday, Sept. 30, chef and instructor Sean Conry and his culinary class at Feather River College are cooking lunch for the attendees. Proceeds will benefit the culinary program at the college.


The month of October marks the 10th anniversary for Lake Almanor Fitness Center in Chester. As a way of showing their appreciation for its members’ support, General Operations Manager Garn Pringle and Office Manager Wendy Cheli have put together a couple of great deals throughout the month. One is a two-for-one coupon (in their ad in this week’s Progressive) for new members who pay for a month and get the next month free. The other coupon in the ad is for a free yoga, indoor cycling or boot camp class for any member who sponsors a new member in October. Additionally, they are hosting an open house with prize giveaways, refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres on Thursday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 6


For many of us, fall is certainly a spectacular time of year in Plumas County and Longboards Bar & Grill at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Blairsden is helping make it just that much more enjoyable. Besides their happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, their special bar menu is again offered seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m. It’s ideal for those wrapping up a round of golf as well as for those wanting to enjoy the spectacular views from inside the restaurant or its wrap-around outdoor dining patio.


Sean Conry, a regionally renown chef and instructor at Feather River College, has scheduled several pop-up cooking and pop-up restaurant events in the coming months at the Cooking Cottage located across from Plumas Bank in downtown Quincy. First up is a cooking class Thursday, Oct. 12, preparing an assortment of Spanish tapas, which will be paired with beverages from Spain. On Saturday, Oct. 14, at the same location he has planned a pop-up restaurant with two dinner seatings, 5:30 and at 8 p.m., featuring 10- 12 tapas dishes served family-style. For reservations and prices, contact Sean at [email protected].

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