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November 26, 2021
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Local Scene: Mike’s Bikes purchased, work continues on Winchester Boulevard

Mike’s Bikes purchased by Pon Group Mike’s Bikes, which has a location in downtown Los Gatos, was recently purchased by Dutch company Pon Group. The retail bicycle chain, based in Bel Marin Keys, was founded in 1964. In addition to Los Gatos, Mike’s Bikes has stores...

Local food delivery service continues expanding

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Locale, a food delivery company with a focus on local restaurants and farms, continues its expansion throughout the Bay Area only a little more than a year since its inception. Locale is the brainchild of Los Gatos natives and recent college graduates Chris Clark and...

Los Gatos is asking residents to give their input on allowing dispensaries

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When voters approved Proposition 64, the 2016 initiative that legalized recreational marijuana sales in California, 62 percent of Los Gatos residents voted for the measure. But Prop. 64 allowed municipalities to prohibit dispensaries within their jurisdictions, so Los Gatos banned them. Today, there are 42 retail...

Instead of vacating, The Maids’ Quarters fights on

Maids' Quarters Remains Open
The day after its lease expired, downtown linen boutique The Maids' Quarters continued to offer its pillows, antique goods and high-end button-up shirts for sale. It's the latest development in a bitter feud where the long-time Los Gatos independent retailer claims it was duped into...

What do Los Gatans want?

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In recent years, online sales and big box stores delivered a double whammy to retailers nationwide, with the pandemic making it even more difficult to stay in business.   That’s evident in Los Gatos, where numerous businesses across town have shut their doors. To be sure, new...

The Maids’ Quarters owner says she’s being forced out

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The woman who’s owned The Maids’ Quarters linen shop in downtown Los Gatos for 40 years says she was “duped” by new business partners she was going to share her space with, and now must vacate the premises. But the couple who plans to open...

Los Gatos Giving Serious Cash to Owners Moving Towards Semi-Permanent Parklets

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Los Gatos has extended the date businesses can operate temporary outdoor areas in front of their property to the end of January next year, as it transitions to a new, semi-permanent "parklet" regime. At its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 17, Council voted to funnel $680,000...

Los Gatos businesses hit by a slew of ADA accessibility lawsuits

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At least 16 Los Gatos businesses have been hit with disability access accusations by prolific lawsuit-filer Scott Johnson, a paraplegic who claims they’re in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), local officials said. This comes just days after the New York Times released...

Los Gatos’ Summer Street Party Series Deemed a Gigantic Success

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For seven Thursdays this summer, music wafted through the generally sleepy streets of Los Gatos, thanks to money from President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan Act, with the number of revelers growing each week. As Catherine Somers, the executive director of the Los Gatos Chamber...