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July 19, 2024

Food & Drink: A ‘pour’ decision

A trio of friends were sitting around one day, toying with the idea of opening a tap room and coming up with a clever name for their brand. That’s when someone said, “Well, we all make poor decisions” and the three of them howled as...

Crave Wine Bar & Shop opens in Hollister

It took a year and a half, but Mike Kohne and Maura Cooper have finally hung the “Open” sign on the door of Crave Wine Bar & Shop in downtown Hollister.  The two, who have an extensive background in the wine industry, began this project...

Las Micheladas reopens with a big splash

David Ramirez had a vision that one day he was going to open Las Micheladas Bar & Grill restaurant, a place that he hopes can bring a true dining experience and a nightlife type of scene to downtown Hollister.  His first attempt was on Dec....

Pumpkin paradise

The time to go hunting for that perfect pumpkin is slowly running out and Swank Farms is one of the few places in San Benito County to still get the season’s favorite squash just in time for Halloween.  The pumpkin patch, at 4751 Pacheco Highway,...

Bourdet’s Christmas Tree Farm offers wide variety in Hollister

The Bourdet’s Christmas Tree Farm in Hollister has been a busy spot for the past couple of weeks as holiday enthusiasts are looking for the perfect tree for their home or office.  Normally the second weekend of December is the biggest weekend for tree hunting,...

CineLux to debut drive-in theater in Gilroy

For nearly two years, Gilroy residents anxiously awaited the city’s only movie theater to reopen while it underwent an extensive renovation. The CineLux Gilroy Cafe and Lounge at 6851 Monterey St. was ready to reopen its doors in March, inviting the community to gander at...

Hollywood comes to San Juan Bautista

Crew members and security staff are being tight-lipped about a major Hollywood production—featuring stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn—that is being filmed on location in downtown San Juan Bautista.  Shooting for the movie, currently known only as “BC Project,” began Feb. 25 and...

San Benito Street reopens for business

San Benito Street was shut down for more than two weeks as it went through some major beautification upgrades to help revitalize downtown Hollister. Yet, there was some uncertainty whether or not a new parklet project would work out for local business owners.   Carlos Hernandez,...

Hollister community members receive free spaghetti meals

In Italy, the word mangia means to eat. So it was fitting when Mangia Italian Kitchen owner Raul Escareno recently began helping people in San Benito County by giving away food so they too can eat for the day.  The 32-year-old restaurant owner went above...

City loans funds to Hollister Farms

The Hollister Farms shopping center project was close to being shut down but the Hollister City Council came to the rescue by unanimously approving a resolution to use an economic development subsidy of $4.25 million that will keep it from going under. City Manager Brett...

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