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Business Scene for the week of 3/15/17


Here’s something new at the renowned and very unique mid-county gift store, Crescent Country. Each month this season, owner Lisa Forcino is featuring an artist/designer starting with Suzy Hull from Indian Valley. The meet and greet is Sunday, March 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. She and her husband Ron live in Indian Valley on their ranch, El Rancho Nada. Suzy primarily works with clay making pottery, but after moving to Indian Valley, she also started working artistically with the wire she found around her ranch. Crescent Country is in Crescent Mills.


Quincy’s fastest growing community, Sierra Park, is showcasing their homes at a special open house Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owner Les Ellis says that with four distinctive homes to choose from, you can choose from a wide range of standard packages allowing you to customize your new home. Fiber optic high speed Internet is also available in this community on Lee Road.


Sabrina and Brett Sanders are the new owners of the Old Mill Café in Westwood. Much of Sabrina’s extensive 20-year restaurant experience came while working at the Café for the past decade. Brett’s background is in construction, which will come in handy as their future plans include adding hotel rooms above the restaurant and office space for lease. The restaurant is known for its comfortable atmosphere and good food served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, where, Sabrina says, “the employees are amazing and always friendly.”


Joanne and Ken Williamson are celebrating their third anniversary at Feathers, a gift store featuring items for the home and kitchen in Graeagle, across from the park. The couple specializes in rustic and unique home accessories perfect for either a cabin in the mountains or a home in the city. Along with gifts for one-stop shopping for birthdays and holidays, it is truly “the little store with the big surprise” right in the heart of Graeagle.

Bob and Melissa Price bought the Les Schwab Tire store in Portola just a year ago. Armed with a degree in automotive technology, Bob began his Schwab career in 1992 working at the Quincy store as a sales and service technician then moved to the Portola store in 1996. In addition to selling tires, the store also sells and services brakes, shocks and batteries and does alignments and oil changes.

Four years ago, Quincy Paint Center opened on Lawrence Street inside the historical big red barn that still bears the name Quincy Lumber on the roof. The store features Kelly-Moore Paints — known for their quality, easy application and long-lasting durability. They also accept unwanted paint, stain and lacquer for proper disposal. Under its parent name, Intermountain Enterprises LLC, Jerry Newell, CFO, and Jim Newell, CEO, also own and operate Chester Paint Center and Intermountain Hardware in Chester, as well as Susanville Paint Center.

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