Retail

Blast 825 to celebrate anniversary with contests

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary for Blast 825°, a quick-fired pizza restaurant, and to celebrate, the restaurant will offer $3.65 pizzas all day, hold a free pizza for a year drawing and will host a pizza-creation contest for local nonprofits who collectively will win $3,650.

State tax teams to visit area retailers

Retailers throughout the state are receiving letters from the California State Board of Equalization notifying them about upcoming visits from Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program teams.

Dollar General opens in Madera May 10

Dollar General is offering several perks to shoppers when the retail chain opens its second store in Madera on Saturday.

Dickey's Visalia to celebrate grand opening

The newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Visalia will kick off a three-day grand opening celebration on Thursday.

New club coming to Fresno's Granite Park

Club Imperio will be opening next week in Fresno's Granite Park.Following a slew of failed nightclubs in Fresno's former Cabo Wabo space over the years, a former general manager is shooting for something bigger and better when he opens Club Imperio in Granite Park on May 16.

Grocery Outlet opens May 22 in downtown Fresno

The Fresno area's fourth Grocery Outlet store is scheduled to open on May 22, filling the vacant space formerly occupied by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market.

Downtown Fresno restaurateur buys Selland lot

The Cosmopolitan Tavern & Italian Grill was built in 1923 by the Lanfranco family.The Fresno City Council voted today to sell 36,000 square feet of parking lot space at Selland Arena to the owner of the Cosmopolitan restaurant before the nearly century-old downtown building is leveled by high-speed rail.

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.