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Business Scene for the week of 12/19/18

Business opens; Santa to visit!
It’s taken a lot of work but was worth the wait. The service station, mini mart and food mart at Hamilton Branch is called Spirit At The Branch, a name they derived from the family’s other business they opened in 2013 called Pizza At The Branch. They closed that location to combine its popular menu with a much-needed service station. This spring look for many of those popular sandwiches and pizzas at this new location — but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot to offer right now, including freshly made donuts. The family run business includes (from left) Michele, Andy, Erica, Colten, baby Harrison, Evelyn and Richard. This Saturday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. Santa will stop by the store to visit with the kids. There will be hot cocoa and cookies for all to enjoy! Photo by Patty Daily

NEW MANAGER AT THE KNOOK

The Knook’s owner, Krissy Bauer, is excited to introduce Toni Williams as the new manager at this downtown Quincy eating establishment. Toni’s husband Ron is a Quincy

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High School graduate who has said he planned on coming back to Quincy to retire so they moved here in January from Texas, where she worked as a job coach for young adults with special needs. Toni said she loves the fast pace and friendly atmosphere at The Knook and knows this job will give her a great opportunity to learn all she can about her new community. Krissy is thrilled to have Toni’s energetic personality and leadership skills at this popular eatery which is known for its hearty sandwiches, signature soups and salads. It’s a little hard to find — behind the Flanigan building on Grover Alley — but well worth the search!

ARE YOU A WINE CONNOISSEUR?

If you enjoy a good glass of wine you might consider dropping by The Drunk Brush tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 20. Riccardo, Wendy and Barbara want some input on future selections at their wine bar so they are having a complimentary wine tasting affair from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This popular gathering spot is also located on Grover Alley next to The Knook.

By the way, the Boomerang Food Truck is skipping its Saturday stops through the holidays at The Drunk Brush. It’s next visit is Saturday, Jan. 5.

LAST MINUTE SHOPPING

Bob and Cheryl at Forest Stationers tell us they will also be open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve for any last minute gifts that are needed, perhaps for that surprise visit from out of town guests or for people like me who might have forgotten someone on the list. By the way, I was just in the store and I have said this before and I need to say it again: Don’t be mislead by their name, while it is still an office supply store, it’s so much more a gift store with an incredible selection of merchandise.

NORMALLY CLOSED ON MONDAY, BUT …

I mentioned the incredible gift selection in the paragraph above, well there is another store that matches that same kind of selection, quality and pricing, it’s Quincy Hot Spot. Don and DeeDee are usually not open on Mondays, but will be on Christmas Eve, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — yet another of the many stores that will be open for those needing to buy any last minute gifts. Also I should mention that the East Quincy store will be open Dec. 26 and 27 for end-of-the-year deals then closed for inventory from Dec. 28 through Jan. 7.

SANTA TO VISIT ALMANOR’S NEWEST

The newly opened Spirit At The Branch, a service station, mini mart and food mart at Hamilton Branch, will be welcoming a visit from Santa on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. Bring the kids so they can have their photo taken and tell Santa what they want for Christmas. They will be plenty of hot cocoa and cookies for all to enjoy!

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER REMINDER

We want to remind you that Gary and Mary Vogt are once again giving a portion of their sales at American Valley Hardware to local charities and worthy organizations. It began Dec. 15, and continues through Dec. 24 with a different group daily receiving 5 percent of that day’s sales. So, with your last minute shopping do include a purchase at their store in Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy — it’s yet another way to support your community. The ad in this week’s Feather River Bulletin shows the day and its beneficiary.

Your Money — Your community. The list of recipients the Vogt’s have identified this year includes Quincy Elementary PCO, Quincy Fire, Quincy High Boosters Club, Plumas Co. Veterans, Plumas Hospice, Quincy Girl Scouts, Plumas Charter School, Quincy Cub Scouts, CAN and Quincy Little League.

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