Retail

Melting Pot Restaurant seeks franchisees in Fresno

Known for its selection of fondue dishes, the Melting Pot Restaurants is recruiting franchisees in Fresno as it expands its footprint throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Clovis city council to take up bikini baristas

(AP) — Clovis officials have agreed to review the business license of a coffee shop that features baristas in bikinis.

Deli Delicious franchise expands to Sacramento area

Hadi Hobab and Ali Nekumanesh pose in the Fig Garden Village Deli Delicious location in Fresno. The franchise just expanded to Sacramento.Fresno’s Deli Delicious sandwich shop has come a long way since opening its first shop at Bullard and Blackstone avenues in 1996.

Bravo Farms opens Kettleman City location

The new Bravo Farms location in Kettleman City is now open for business.Bravo Farms owner Jonathan Van Ryn opened his long awaited Kettleman City Bravo Farms location last week.

Walmart growing big, growing small in Fresno

Walmart expects to complete the refurbishing of a former Mervyn’s location in Central Fresno by the summer. The 107,000 square-foot building has been empty for five years.Walmart expects to complete the refurbishing of a former Mervyn’s location in Central Fresno by the summer. The 107,000 square-foot building has been empty for five years.Walmart believes a 107,000 square-foot former Mervyn’s location is a good fit for a Fresno supercenter as it kicks off a multimillion-dollar project to refurbish the interior of the store located at Ashlan and Blackstone avenues for a summer opening.

Bikini-clad baristas brewing up controversy

(AP) — Bikini-clad baristas working at a Clovis coffee shop are brewing up a bit of controversy with some folks upset with their attire.

Maurices opens Fresno store

Maurices, a fast-growing women’s clothing store, has opened a Fresno store in Marketplace at El Paseo, 6599 N. Riverside Drive in Fresno.

Go-karts near green flag at Sierra Vista Mall

MB2 Racing plans to open its indoor racetrack at Sierra Vista Mall by early next month.Competitive juices will flow when indoor go-kart racing takes off this spring inside the old Gottschalks building at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis.

Massage Envy plans four Fresno spas

Massage Envy opens new spa.
Massage Envy, a national chain of spa clinics, is preparing to open a new Fresno clinic with plans for three more Fresno clinics in the works.

Marketplace at El Paseo opens Monday

Marketplace at El Paseo to open Monday.
Marketplace at El Paseo will celebrate its grand opening on Monday with a breakfast and ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m.