The Kenwood Press|
Business Beat: 12/15/2020
2020 in a nutshell
With COVID-19 restrictions still hitting local businesses hard, your humble Business Beat editor encourages all of you to keep patronizing our restaurants, wineries, shops, grocery stores, etc. as best you can. No doubt they are struggling and have worked incredibly hard to stay open amidst the many shifting rules and regulations.
Award for Garden Court and McCormick's Mercantile buildingThe construction project at 13647 Arnold Dr. and Warms Springs Road was recently recognized as a North Bay Business Journal Top Project. Stephen Sorkin of Abraham's Farms, LLC, as the developer, will accept the award on behalf of Castor Architecture, and the consulting engineers for the project at a virtual award ceremony via Zoom on Dec. 17.
The development project is nearing completion, with full renovation and modernization of the Garden Court Cafe restaurant and McCormick's Mercantile, and conversion of two apartments and two vacant commercial spaces into six one-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom apartments. The project involved nearly full demolition of the former restaurant and retail spaces.
There will also be outdoor dining space, plenty of parking, two L2 electric car charging stations and one DC fast charging station.
Ledson wines win prestigious awardsKenwood based Ledson Winery & Vineyards was recently awarded the Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year award at the 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
The award is bestowed on the winemaking team with the most impressive portfolio of wine entries.
“This is evidence of the high quality of wines coming from this winery. Steve Ledson is an amazing winemaker and winning these awards is very impressive,” said competition organizer and wine critic Anthony Dias Blue.
In addition to the Winemaker Award the Ledson team won four additional awards.
To learn more about Ledson Winery, go to www.ledson.com.
Palooza holiday giveawayDo you feel like a winner? Come to Palooza Brewery & Gastropub during December and you can enter its $10,000 Holiday Giveaway.
Staff will give you a red envelope that you need to hold onto. Bring it back (unopened) in January for a chance to win a free beverage, free appetizer, $100 gift card, a case of wine for $1, 10 percent off an entrée, or a free dessert.
The envelope must be opened in front of a Palooza employee to be valid, so no peeking!
Palooza is located in the Kenwood shopping center, and can be reached at 833-4000.
TIPS Family Holiday Meal to goTIPS Roadside in Kenwood is offering a Family Holiday meal to go.
To be picked up on Dec. 24 from 12-3 p.m., the meal serves four and consists of a spiral ham or prime rib; scalloped potatoes; mushroom, bacon and green bean casserole; roasted carrots and shallots, cranberry walnut salad; dinner rolls; and add on Grandma Lila's cheesecake or triple berry pie.
Cost is $199. Dessert is an additional $34. You can also order bottles of wine at extra cost.
To order, call 509-0078, or go to www.tipsroadside.com.
Sign up for wine industry seminar, trade showThe Sonoma County Winegrowers annual Dollars & $ense Seminar and Trade Show will take place virtually on Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
This year's theme is a 2020 recap - “Under Pressure, and a Look Ahead to 2021.”
This year the virtual format creates an all access pass to some of the best experts in the business - Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor from Food & Wine magazine, Glenn Proctor from Ciatti Co., a marketplace sales and consumer update, and a conversation with Congressman Mike Thompson.
There's also a special 'choose your topic' path focused on key grower issues such as smoke exposure, crop insurance, contracts and more.
Visit your favorite vendor in the virtual tradeshow, and don't miss the presentation of the Sonoma County Winegrowers and Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation marketing and strategic plan. Learn how your grower dollars are being invested to support agriculture and the Sonoma County brand.
Registration required. Go to www.accelevents.com/e/2021DollarsenseAnnualSeminarandTradeshow.
Any questions? Call Alisha Basich at 522-5867 or email Alisha@sonomawinegrape.org.
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