Retail

Vallarta Supermarkets to open third Fresno store

Noyan/Frazier Properties has reached a contract with Vallarta Supermarkets to open a third location in Fresno at the southwest corner of Clinton and Weber avenues in the planned Mid State Shopping Center.

Denny’s restaurant coming to Fowler

Fowler residents can now get their late night fill when a new Denny's restaurant opens there this summer.

Chocolate shop to donate fudge to troops

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in the Fashion Fair Mall is partnering with its customers through July as part of its "Fudge for Troops" fundraiser to send fudge to U.S. military personnel overseas.

New Chili's opens in Northwest Fresno

The Chili's restaurant that has been under construction at the corner of Shaw and Marty avenues in west Fresno opened on Monday.

Local e-cigarette industry grows with each puff

Gianni Raines, owner of Elite Vapor Shop in Fresno, said almost every customer that comes into his shop is looking to kick a cigarette smoking habit. Photo by Hannah EsquedaAcross the country, a growing number of tobacco users are turning to smoke-free alternatives like electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. What began as a grassroots trend in major cities has finally made its way to the Valley, where more than a dozen vapor shops have opened in the last few years.

The Downtown Club to start dinner service

The Downtown Club will kick off its new weekend dinner service with a special dinner this Wednesday.Fresno’s Downtown Club, which owner Nick Farid opened for lunch in October of 2013, will serve dinner for the first time at a special event Wednesday, the start of a Wednesday through Saturday dinner schedule every week.

Ruiz Foods starts $20M expansion in Denison, Tex.

Ruiz Foods of Dinuba has begun Phase II of an expansion of its Denison, Tex. manufacturing facility.

Dickey’s Barbecue chain Fresno-Clovis bound

The Dickey's Barbecue Pit chain is coming soon in the Fresno-Clovis area.Barbecue tri-tip, ribs and pulled pork have become favorites in the Fresno-Clovis area and a planned addition of two new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurants — one in Fresno and the other in Clovis — will add to the area’s already impressive list of barbecue establishments, each offering its own brand of beef and pork, seasoned with tasty barbecue sauces and rubs.

Save Mart store to become FoodMaxx

Save Mart Supermarkets reports that the Save Mart store at 5671 E. Kings Canyon Road in Fresno will be converted to a FoodMaxx banner store.

Input sought on World Sports Cafe replacement

Former World Sports Cafe interior.
With the recent closure of World Sports Café in River Park, the shopping center is asking for input on what should be added in place of the 8,800 square foot former restaurant.