Business Scene for the week of 7/25/2013

quincy video store closing

All the Best Video will close its doors for good no later than Aug. 31, said owner Dan Jenks. Shoppers will have to go elsewhere to rent videos and DVDs, as Quincy’s only video store sells off its stock and vacates the site. Dan said he had 24 video stores scattered throughout California up until a couple years ago. Since then he has closed 19 of them as he prepares to retire. He lived in Quincy as a child, before moving to Chico when he was 14 years old. He said that the video stores have been a good business and he has done well by them. “I’ve had a good run,” he said.

here’s to you…
  • La Sierra Lanes celebrates its 37th year in business after originally opening in August 1976. Dick and Jeanne Dykes moved to Quincy in 1970 after Dick retired from the Navy as a nuclear powered submarine Naval officer. The two started their business with the support of their daughter, Leslie, who was 5 at the time, and Jeanne’s parents, Dale and Kay Cleckner. The three generations involved in the business have now become four with Leslie’s children: Cody, 23, and Kealey, 15, who is also an active member of the 4-H club.
  • Rick Williams, of Timberline Materials Inc. on Highway 36, just west of Chester, has now been serving Plumas and Lassen counties for 12 years. Priding himself on his customer service, Rick carries utility and decorative rock, soil, bark, sand and other landscaping materials that you can pick up at his business or have him deliver.
  • The Greenwood family began manufacturing horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes at Sierra Valley Barns 14 years ago. They are located on Highway 70 just east of Beckwourth.
  • After working in other salons for many years, Wendy Bohl opened her own establishment on Black Oak Drive in Chester just a year ago. Serenity Hair & Nail Spa is a full-service salon offering a relaxing atmosphere for its clients.
  • Animal lovers Monte and Joanie Keilty celebrate six years as proprietors of Treats Dog Co. in Chester. They opened their Susanville store five years ago. If you have four-legged friends, reptiles or birds they have everything you need for your pets. Stop by their Main Street locations in both Chester and Susanville.
  •  Although Dr. Roberta Wiederholt bought the practice in 2008, Chester Veterinary Clinic has been serving the area for 18 years. Services offered include routine vaccinations, spaying and neutering, surgical knee repairs and dental work for your pets.
  • A delightful secondhand store with a treasure trove of antiques, furniture, household items, collectibles, books and jewelry awaits your visit on Highway 70 just west of Portola. Connie’s Place has been owned and operated by Connie Kunsman for 28 years!
  •  Eleven years. That is how long Joseph and Kathryn Fisher have been proprietors of Bullet Information Technology Solutions (BITS) in the professional suites above the post office in Quincy. In addition to an array of computer services that include maintenance and repairs, networking solutions and software support, Kathryn offers mobile notary services throughout Plumas County.
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