Retail

Dutch Bros. to open third Fresno location

A new Dutch Bros. Coffee location in Fresno will create about 30 new jobs.Dutch Bros. Coffee is expanding to a third location in central Fresno. The chain is expected to open at the end of October in the 1800 block of McKinley Avenue, east of Fresno City College.

Franchisee acquiring two more Papa John's restaurants

With five Papa John's restaurants already on their way in the Central Valley, Dixie Foods International now has the Central Valley market on the brand by acquiring two more in the Fresno area.

Downtown Club to host anniversary dinner, dance

The Downtown Club is celebrating its one-year anniversary and grand re-opening on Friday, Sept. 26.The Downtown Club will celebrate its one-year anniversary and grand re-opening with a special "Bon Appetit" dinner and dance on Friday. 

dd's Discounts to open first Clovis store

Discount clothing retailer dd's Discounts will open its newest store in Clovis Sept. 27.

Kohl's to hire around 300 Valley seasonal workers 


Kohl's plans to hire about 50 seasonal workers for each of its 1,163 stores.(AP) — Kohl's Corp. says it will hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, about a third more than last year's 50,000.

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.