Business Scene for the week of 6/27/17

New owners in Graeagle
Kelly and Josh Hunter purchased Indian Peak Vineyards in Graeagle from Trevor Bartlett and have renamed it The Peak. The couple met while working there in 2013, later married and held their reception there in 2015. Located on the park, this unique store carries a nice selection of wines, beer and assorted tobacco products. They are open Thursday through Monday. Photo by Roger Neilsen


Richard Stockton

State Farm Insurance agent Richard Stockton was given a plaque recently commemorating his “30 Years of Service.” In making the presentation, Ryan Crosby from the insurance agency’s Chico division thanked Richard for all he has done for State Farm and for his clients in the past three decades. Richard said he couldn’t be happier serving the needs of his Quincy, Greenville and Portola/Graeagle area clients from his office in Quincy for 24 of those 30 years he has with the firm. In addition to auto, home, business, life and health insurance, he and his knowledgeable and friendly staff also offer complete banking services, including an array of investment products.

FOREST STATIONERS HAS REOPENED After the minor accident recently when a pickup truck hit the side of their building on Main Street in downtown Quincy, Forest Stationers has reopened. Officials have determined that the building is structurally sound and safe, but cosmetically it will take some time to get the necessary repairs handled. Owners Bob and Cheryl thank everyone for having patience during this chaotic time and are happy to be open once again.



Be sure to get your barbeque supplies early because DeeDee and Don Driscol are closing their business, Quincy Hot Spot, from July 4 through July 9 for their annual vacation break. Over the 21 years they have owned the store, Don and DeeDee have expanded the line of wood stoves, added Best furniture, spa products, home and garden accents and a complete barbecue section with grills, seasonings, sauces and accessories. The store is located in East Quincy across the street from the Ranchito Motel.

Peninsula Shell reopens
After being shuttered for years, the Lake Almanor Shell Gas Station on Peninsula Drive has reopened under the ownership of Inyo Crude Oil Co. that is headquartered in Bishop. Longtime Westwood resident Tami Fargo will manage the service station and mini mart. Photo by Patty Davis


On Friday, June 29 at Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge in Quincy, Pachuca Productions debuts its first all women comedy show. Lounge owner Karen Powel tells us that Risa Nesbitt and Tina Terrazas try out their comedy chops as they make the transition from comedic actor to comedian. The will be joined by veteran funny girl Melissa Cox and Margaret Garcia unleashes her new comedy showpiece, “Ma’ammies.” Quincy-based comic Lisa Grant should also be on hand to entertain.

There will also be a five-minute open mic for one or two female comics to open the show, which begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the show will help the Bob Hatzell family with medical expenses due to a recent cancer diagnosis.



Chris Simone and Randi Collier, owners of the Grizzly Grill in downtown Blairsden, tell us they switched to their summer hours for their dinner house. You will find them open daily, except Tuesdays, from 4 p.m. until closing. Blending a charming mountain setting with unique culinary expression, Chef Chris and Randi offers patrons a memorable dining experience.


There has been a bit of confusion since Bruce Robinson retired and closed his longtime business Shadetree Automotive in Quincy. Two other business are still operating in that same building on East Main Street. J. R. Brandvoid’s Quincy Auto Glass and Cory Schwartz’s Plumas Auto Diagnostics. J.R.’s business provides everything from repairing chips and cracks to replacing the entire windshield, while Cory can get you in and out with a smog certificate in hand. Stop by for a quick diagnostic scan when your check engine light comes on.