Business Scene for the week of 11/16/16


Derek and Naomi Vaughn, the new owners of Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza in Quincy, are having a special grand opening event Monday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit their store on Main Street in the post office building and enjoy product samples all day with special barbecued samples after 4 p.m. There will be a coloring contest for kids ages 12 and under and a chance to win a Weber grill that has a Kettle Pizza Kit and other prizes. To get ready for the grand opening festivities, they will close at 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 20.


David and Kara Arsenault will be opening a new business in downtown Quincy called Feather River Outdoors on Dec. 3. The store will rent and sell new and used gear, apparel and accessories for cross-country and telemark skiing, snowshoeing, boating, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. The store will be located on Main Street in the building that also houses Robin’s Roots and the Plumas Audubon Society.



It’s a special night for the ladies (no children, please) tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Lassen Gift Company on Main Street in Chester. Owner Sharon Henry and her band of  “fashionnistas” are hosting their second annual Ladies Night that promises to be a relaxing and positively enjoyable evening with hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats, refreshments, prize giveaways and a showing of the new winter fashions.


Just a reminder that you only have two days, today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, to take advantage of the price rollback the Kurdupski family at Graeagle Mill Works are offering: 1978 prices on coffee and a muffin or a bagel in celebration of one of the community’s anchor business’ 38th anniversary.


The Feather Publishing Co. offices on Lawrence Street in Quincy across from the post office, Forest Stationers across from the courthouse and Quincy Hot Spot next to the Polka Dot in East Quincy are drop-off locations for CAN’s annual Holiday Food Drive. The food banks in Quincy are depleted and they need our help. Your donation of canned and non-perishable food items will help feed hungry families in our community. Donations gladly accepted through Dec. 2.



Owners Cheryl and Bob Reinitz want you to know they are opening their downtown Quincy gift and office supply store on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for your holiday shopping convenience. It’s so much more than just an office supply store as evidenced with all the items Cheryl has purchased on a recent trip to market that includes purses, wallets, eyeglass cases, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry and more. No doubt you’ll find that special gift for that special someone.  


Sasha Winter at Mountain Building Supply in East Quincy, says the store will be closed both Thanksgiving and Friday, but will reopen for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26. New winter hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 – 4. They’ve been serving the community since 1968 selling lumber, general building supplies, hardware and power tools — virtually everything you’d need to do any job right



Mike and Mary Kay Wilhelmson are celebrating their first year as proprietors of the Walker Mansion Inn and Café in Westwood. Despite the rumors, the inn and restaurant did not permanently close on Oct. 31. After a short break, they are reopening the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day serving their traditional holiday dinner in three seatings: noon, 2:30 p.m. and the last seating at 5 p.m. They tell us reservations are required; call 256-2169.

On another note, Mike is now offering cooking classes that are limited to 10 people per class. Registrants will learn how to prepare some of the special dishes on their menu.


With all the local merchant open houses, sales events and personalized service cheerfully provided, it certainly shouldn’t be difficult for all of us to participate in “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 26.

First observed in 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.


The concept is quite simple: Think Small. Visit and patronize those businesses that employ our neighbors and reinvest the money we spend with them close to home. For every $100 spent locally with a small business, $68 returns to the community. We are joining the millions across this great country in asking you to support those shops and restaurants that are the heartbeat of our community and local economy. Good things happen throughout your community and to the various organizations that make it such a great place when you invest in your town by buying locally. In the most positive way, it truly epitomizes the age-old axiom: “What goes around, comes around.”