Business Scene for the week of 2/26/20


Lisa and Mike Kelly have sold the famed Quincy restaurant, Moon’s, to the Santos family: Edgar and Leticia, and Luis and Celedonia, who have owned and operated the Paradise Grill in Quincy since 2013. Their nephew Edgar returns to Quincy after five years working as a chef at fine dining establishments in Reno. The restaurant reopens Thursday, March 5. We’ll have more information in next week’s paper.


As the new signage going up today indicates, John and Jessica Papenhausen have changed fuel providers and are now pumping the major Beacon brand of gas and diesel at their iconic station in Greenville, Mohawk Trading Co. John said that besides being a top tier gas, which is becoming more highly recommended by new car manufactures, another distinct advantage of the Beacon Valero brand, is its credit card that allows customers to buy their fuel at the cash price on the pump and receive additional discounts of up to .08 cents a gallon with the monthly billing based on volume. “It’s really a great product and truly a win-win for both us and our customers,” John said. Beacon Valero has the most refineries in the U.S. and is a family owned American company.



As she does every year during the month of January, Lisa Forcino took the time to complete her required annual inventory assessment along with restocking and refreshing her popular Crescent Mills gift store, Crescent Country. Now she is set to reopen on March 4 for the upcoming season. Be sure to stop in and see all of the new products that Lisa has added to her wide-ranging inventory of items for the home and garden, collectibles and gifts for virtually any occasion.


Sharon Henry at Lassen Gift Company tells us she is hosting her March Madness Sale launching on March 1 and continues through the month. This “over the top” storewide sale has become a tradition of Sharon’s as a way to thank the community for all their support. Of course, the other reason for this huge sale is to clear the shelves to make room for all the new items she found at market. The wide selection of home and kitchen decor, educational toys, games, ladies and baby clothes and the year-round Christmas room should be enough to motivate anyone to explore her store during this event.



If you’ve wondered why cars are parked in front of the El Camino Real Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Cromberg, it is because they have reopened for the season. They are known for serving authentic Mexican food that can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or a beer. You can enjoy your meal in their comfortable and roomy dining room or take it home. Winter and spring hours are 4 to 7:30 p.m., daily, closed Tuesdays.


The Genesee Valley Ranch Restaurant (aka Genesee Store Beef, Beer and Books) has reopened for the upcoming season. It is owned and operated by Christian Palmaz and family. Currently they serve dinner on Friday 4-9 p.m., and brunch and supper (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Saturday and Sunday. Chef Nathan Molina has created an extensive menu featuring everything from appetizers, steak, fish and grilled chicken (Sunday it’s fried chicken) to burgers including the Genesee Wagyu burger. The beef is prime-grade grass fed from their ranch served here exclusively.