Small Business Saturday is tomorrow! When you do your Christmas shopping tomorrow, make an attempt to do all your purchases at a Folsom small business! Many of these businesses have as much as 60% of their sales in the next month, and every sale counts. Shop Local!
Straw Hat Pizza will end its short-lived Folsom life on August 1. In other news, Sports Authority is relocating to Palladio. No word on if tenants have been lined up for the spots vacated. Also in Palladio, San Francisco Sourdough is now open!
Folsom has seen a surge of new restaurants in the past few months. Here are some of the highlights:
- Folsom Palace, a new Chinese “tablecloth” restaurant in the Kinko’s center (food is awesome)
- Chick Fil-A, Toby Keith’s, Habit Burger, Baja Fresh
- Chops at Palladio
- Curry Express, at the former Kirala Sushi location
- a new Steakhouse on Sutter Street
- a Thai restaurant where Urban Dog was
- San Francisco Sourdough at Palladio
60 new jobs were created with the new opening of Chick Fil-A… the Fast food restaurant took the place of Sonic, which was originally slated to move in to the slot in front of Home Depot. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is now open as well, though early reviews are mixed. The popularity of the opening seems to be overwhelming to the staff; most are commenting that they need a little time to work out the kinks of a new restaurant.
Folsom is going through a good cycle of growth, a welcome change with the stagnant economy. With the growth of Palladio Mall and Folsom’s business-friendly climate, many businesses are giving Folsom a “go”. Folsom has a 5% unemployment rate, half the state average.
Baker, artist extraordinare/owner, Beth Walburger, makes amazing creations! She created this Candy Land cake shown in the picture for a kids birthday party. From cake-pops to wedding cakes her creations are affordable and delicious. Available in whatever size and design you need!
Check out her blog: http://littledelightscupcakes.blogspot.com/
The economy has hit another chain – this time Tahoe Joe’s. The Folsom location held a mandatory staff meeting and informed employees it would be closing its doors. The economy did not help, and further competition from Land Ocean and Sutter Street Steakhouse did not help.
You came, you saw, you voted. The 2012 Best of Folsom winners are now live! See who won Best New Business, and Restaurant of the Year 2012. The big winners this year were Bidwell Street Bistro, who took an armfull of awards! Look for the winner’s awards at businesses soon. If they aren’t displaying it – tell them to support us too!
Did you vote on this year’s “Best of Folsom”? The results are in. Before we announce who’s won, we have 4 more categories. Who has your vote for Folsom Restaurant of the Year? The runaway winners are now finalists, and need your vote to see which is the best place in town to eat. We also added a few bonus categories by popular demand! Voting will be open for only one week.
The world’s tiniest rescue puppy, Beyonce, is now four weeks old. She has captured the heart of millions around the world.
This week, Folsom veterinarian, Dr Jennifer Sweet DVM, checked her, and pronounced a clean bill of health.