Retail

BMW Fresno owner buys Audi, Porsche dealerships

The new Audi Fresno dealership opened in October 2013. Photo by Audi Fresno Facebook page.The owner of BMW Fresno today announced he has acquired two recently relocated Fresno dealerships — Audi Fresno and Porsche of Fresno.

Grocery Outlet planned for downtown Fresno

New Grocery Outlet site
Fresno’s fourth Grocery Outlet store is being planned for an empty building formerly occupied by a Fresh & Easy store at 2820 Tulare St. in the downtown area.

Fresno's Ripe Tomato restaurant to close after 37 years

The Ripe Tomato in Fresno's Fig Garden Village will close next month. Photo from citydata.comOne of Fresno’s top upscale restaurants Ripe Tomato in Fig Garden will close its doors after 37 years of operation.

BBQ joint opening 3rd Valley location in Visalia

A national chain of barbecue restaurants continues its expansion into the Central Valley with the Thursday opening of a Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in Visalia.

Target hosting job fair for new store

Target will be holding a job fair in Fresno this weekend as the retailer looks for employees to staff its newest store scheduled to open in the Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center in March.

Fresno firm buys 19 Sacramento Wendy's franchises

Craig HornA Fresno-based restaurant management firm has purchased 19 Sacramento-area Wendy's franchises.

Madera County eateries promote restaurant month

Ducey's on the Lake restaurant is offering a discounted four-course dinner during California Restaurant Month.A handful of Mountain area restaurants are participating in the fourth California Restaurant Month in January with discounts and special menus to get diners in the door.

Hanford's long-sought In-N-Out location opens

The Hanford In-N-Out drive-thru menu is getting a lot of eyeballs today with the grand opening.Two years after a homegrown Facebook campaign implored the popular eatery to locate in town, Hanford finally has its own In-N-Out Burger.

Peeve's local market grand opening Friday

Gwen and Adam were among the first customers of Peeve's Local Market. Photo via Peeve's Local Market Facebook page.After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $20,000, Peeve's Pub on the Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno is hosting the grand opening of its entirely local market next door.

BMW Fresno announces new general manager

George StanleyBMW Fresno announced that George Stanley, a 15-year veteran of the automotive industry, is the dealership's newest general manager.