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May 17, 2024
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Have you met Dashi, the (aspiring) Chamber of Commerce ambassador?

Dashi
Spring is a time filled with renewal and optimism as we look forward to getting together to enjoy sunshine and longer days. With the arrival of warmer weather, you are sure to find me out and about with my labradoodle (and aspiring Chamber of...

Breaking Dawn launches with harmonious blend of culture and community

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New eatery Breaking Dawn is boldly challenging the conventional boundaries of early dining. This innovative eatery artfully melts cultural flavors, captivating the palate and enriching the now-mainstream brunch concept.  Breaking Dawn brings weekend energy all week. Open Tuesday-Sunday, it offers a unique fusion of Vietnamese,...

Testarossa’s 2021 vintage is winemaker Bill Brosseau’s 25th harvest

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When Bill Brosseau graduated from UC Davis, he moved down to the Novitiate in Los Gatos, the home of Testarossa Winery. Just two years later he replaced founding winemaker Ed Kurtzman, becoming the force behind the juggernaut success of the brand named for proprietor...

Jiu-jitsu business moves into former Ferrari storefront

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Inside the building with the curved façade along South Main Street, assistant instructor Bruce G. Nardone looks out over the “no-gi” jiu-jitsu class, where a couple of students are practicing various techniques. Leading the Jan. 25 session, Sean Whitmore indicates fulcrum points on the body...

Kelly-Moore Paints shuts down all its stores

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Kelly-Moore Paints, a 78-year-old paint company, announced last week that it is closing all its stores nationwide due to legal and financial burdens.

Rural Supply will stay with new ownership

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Ken Nelson, who’s co-owned the Rural Supply Hardware store on South Santa Cruz Avenue for decades, had already begun the liquidation sale when he heard the good news. The party that had been trying to purchase the business from them before the landlord decided to...

Willow Street pizzeria marks 30 years

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Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza has deep roots in the Silicon Valley restaurant scene. Its journey began in 1991 in Willow Glen, introducing gourmet wood-fired pizza in a small brick building where its flagship remains.  Its success led to a Los Gatos expansion two years later...

BRracing gets it done in the shop, on the track

It’s often said that locally owned businesses are the heart and soul of a city, and by extension, a nation. By that standard, one would be hard-pressed to find a more compelling story than BRracing. The B stands for Bruce, the father, and the...

As two iconic Santa Cruz Avenue spots reach final chapter, others open

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Margaret Smith, a Los Gatos resident who recently ran for Town Council and helped establish the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), was sad to hear that Rural Supply, the Los Gatos’ Ace Hardware location on Santa Cruz...

Sutter’s surgery center builder says contract format was key to pushing project efficiency

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David Sharkey, 32, spent part of his childhood in San Jose, and so when he was offered the chance to return to spearhead the construction of a medical office and surgery center project on the city’s border with Los Gatos for Skanska USA Building,...
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