Visalia El Pollo Loco holding grand opening

Visalia's first El Pollo Loco restaurant will be officially welcomed to the city with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled this week.

Stein Mart opening Clovis store Sept. 26

Clothing retailer Stein Mart will open its second store in the Fresno area on Sept. 26 when it moves into the new Clovis Crossings Regional Shopping Center.

Electric police motorcycles a hot item for Clovis dealer

Contributed Tim Yopp of Eckhaus Fleet said the dealership has delivered anywhere from 30 to 40 Zero electric motorcycles to police departments throughout Central CaliforniaFor the last year, Clovis auto dealership Eckhaus Fleet has been a lone force helping police departments up and down the Valley fight crime and bad air with electric motorcycles.

Local restaurateurs mixed on new dog dining law

Local restuarant owners are mixed on a new law that would allow dogs in restaurant outdoor dining areas. Photo via pepperthepup.comDog-owners can look forward to spending even more quality time with their favorite pets as a new California law has opened the door for pet dogs in outdoor dining areas.

Sequoia Brewing expanding to Visalia, Santa Barbara

The Mar building in downtown Visalia will be the site of a new Sequoia Brewing Co. restuarant. Photo via LoopnetSouth Valley residents who have a continuing thirst for local-brewed craft beer will soon get another option as Fresno’s Sequoia Brewing Co. plans to open a restaurant on Main Street in Visalia as soon as the holidays.

Five Valley Papa John's restaurants coming

Five new Papa John's restaurants are on their way in the Central Valley as the first of 24 locations that franchisee Dixie Foods International has agreed to open under the national pizzeria chain.

Xiong to hold meeting on planned Vallarta center

Fresno City Councilmember Blong Xiong will give residents in west Fresno  an opportunity Aug. 27 to chime in about the proposed Vallarta Supermarket planned in the area.

New ‘gastropub’ on tap near Fresno State

Guri's Grubhouse & Taps is opening near Fresno State under partners Michael Jew, Aneel Bhangoo, Leonard Perez and head chef Andy Hatcher.Guri’s Grubhouse & Taps, a new Fresno restaurant focusing on locally produced ingredients and craft beers, is opening next month in the former Fajita Fiesta at the corner of Shaw and Cedar avenues.

Local bike shop named one of nation's best

Fresno's Sunnyside Bicycles has been named one of America's Best Bike Shops for 2014 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA).


Panera, Me-N-Ed's to share building in Porterville

Bakery and cafe chain Panera Bread will open its newest Central Valley location later this year in Porterville, sharing space in a new building along with Me-N-Ed's Pizza.