Business Scene for the week of 1/29/20

Chinese Express in Portola
The Velasco family, Esteban, his wife Telvina, Consuelo(holding her granddaughter Gianni) and her husband Felipe, have opened Lucky Chinese Express on Commercial Street in Old Town Portola across from Dickson Realty. They are open every day except Tuesday serving traditional Chinese food for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., in a family-friendly atmosphere. They also offer convenient fast food service for take out orders. The longtime Portola residents also own and operate the popular Mexican restaurant El Camino Real in Cromberg. Photo by Tom Perdue

WINTER BOOK SALE ENDS SOON

Kara Arsenault is making it that much easier for you to enjoy these chilly winter days and evenings by offering up to 35% off a number of select titles at her Quincy Main Street store, Barn Owl Books. Just imagine yourself curled up on your sofa or chair with a warm drink and your favorite book — that’s some time well spent!

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS … NOT!

The saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” couldn’t be further from the truth as Dee Dee Driscoll of Quincy Hot Spot and Cheryl Reinitz of Forest Stationers embark on their annual shopping trip at the Las Vegas World Market Center. These two spirited ladies always make the most out of this shopping trip scanning the vendors’ displays for furniture, jewelry, clothing, garden and home decor, kitchen gadgets, gift items and just about everything else you can imagine to stock their respective store shelves this season.

SETTING THE STAGE FOR FRIDAY

Riccardo and Wendy Jacobus at The Drunk Brush have set the stage this Friday, Jan. 31, for patrons to enjoy the talented Lost Sierra Ramblers. They play a wide range of music that includes swing, oldies but goodies, Americana and other traditional music from around the world. The wine lounge is located on Grover Alley in downtown Quincy next to The Knook.

SUPER BOWL PARTY, THEN CRIBBAGE

When the NFL games conclude this Sunday with the Super Bowl, enthusiasts of the card game cribbage can look forward to Sunday mini-crib tournaments at the Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge. But first, let’s tell you about their Super Bowl party at the popular Quincy watering hole with lots of big screen TVs to watch the 49ers take on the Chiefs. Doors open at 10 a.m., a lavish complimentary buffet will be ready to eat at 3 p.m. and kickoff is at 3:30.

GROUNDHOG FEVER FESTIVAL SAT.

The 8th annual Groundhog Fever Festival is set for this Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Courthouse. This fun-filled family event sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce includes a chili cook-off, beer and wine tasting, food eating contest, mustache contest, bachelor auction, live music, vendors, a special kid’s area and a lot more. For more information call 310-569-1403.

PET’S DENTAL CARE SPECIALS OFFERED

Dr. Doyle Rolston and Dr. Suzanna Wharton at Indian Creek Veterinary Clinic in Crescent Mills and Dr. Gary Klement at American Valley Animal Hospital in Quincy are offering a special 20 percent discount on all basic dental procedures through February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month. Both clinics will provide an extensive dental workup, including an examination and cleaning and polishing. Take care of your pet and make your appointment today!

RECALIBRATING YOUR CAR’S SENSORS

J.R. Brandvold, proprietor of Quincy Auto Glass, is excited to tell us he has just purchased the MaxiSys Adas System. This computerized equipment provides the necessary technology and tools to recalibrate your car’s sensors for multi-function vehicle systems like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Night Vision System, Blind Spot Detection, Around View Monitoring, and Rear Collision Warning. The automotive shop is located on East Main St. in East Quincy.

A GOOD FIRST YEAR FOR BARR

Cassie Barr

It was just a year ago when Cassie Barr joined the group at Feather River Properties in Greenville, reports the firm’s owner Tom Rogers. The longtime Indian Valley resident said she loves the many opportunities her real estate career with Feather River Properties offers.

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