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City pulls back on food vendor changes

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City leaders have retreated on a proposed ordinance change affecting mobile food vendors as a new one is crafted. On Monday the council cancelled a proposed ordinance change as a committee looking into lifting restrictions is backing away from the idea of unlimited numbers of vendors.

Earlier this year the council signaled it wants to lift the current limit of 10 mobile food vendors with no cap.

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Pizza Factory Opens in Turlock, California

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Pizza Factory, a beloved West Coast staple, continues to add to its California footprint, with a new restaurant opening in Turlock. The highly anticipated opening marks the brand’s seventh opening of the year and aims to be a permanent go-to spot for the quickly expanding community. Conveniently situated in the thriving retail block at 1865 Countryside Drive, the restaurant will open on September 28.

This Pizza Factory location holds special significance as it marks the brand’s long-awaited return to Turlock. The new spot in town will be owned and operated by Luis Marquez and Sandy Perez, who are building upon the brand’s established roots in the community. 

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Extended farmers market offers Market Match program

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The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will be extending its current season through the end of December, and then re-open two months earlier than usual in March of 2024.

Typically, the market season begins in May and lasts through October.

“This extends the season by two months on each end,” said Nick Schuller, market director for TCFM. “It will be open for 10 months out of the year.”

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Shah Groceries now open for business

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History of business: It’s been more than eight months since Sukhraaj Singh shared his vision of opening an international grocery store in Turlock, and now the doors at Shah Groceries on 2353 W. Main St. have officially opened.

The new, locally owned and operated grocer will offer products from all parts of India, the Middle East and of select Asian countries. 

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Meet the Vendors of the Turlock Farmer’s Market

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The Turlock Certified Farmers Market, which runs until October 28 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., features not only fresh produce, but also a variety of other local vendors who grow and craft their own products. From any pickled vegetable imaginable, to honey and mead, to lavender-infused candles, these local goods are sold by small business owners who triumphed over adversity.

One of these vendors is Anatoliy Tsymbal, the owner of Golden-Comb and the two LOZA restaurants.  Tsymbal also sells local honey, a sweet treat and a natural antiseptic that offers a variety of health benefits and is especially useful during cold season.

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Major chicken chain opens another new location in California

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A popular chicken chain recently opened another new location in California this week. Read on to learn more.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the fast-casual food chain Raising Cane's celebrated the grand opening of its newest California location in Ceres, according to an event announcement that was posted on the company's Facebook page.

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For the love of mac and cheese

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Just over a year after the “I Heart Mac and Cheese” signs were installed at the shopping center at 1205 W. Monte Vista Ave. in Turlock, the fast-growing national chain officially opened their doors to the public on Monday as part of a special ribbon-cutting event alongside the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s amazing to finally open and see all these people,” said Ben Bazar, who opened the franchise location alongside his wife, Tracy. “It’s really a dream come true. It’s turning out better than I thought.

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Turlock agency named one of nation’s fastest-growing private companies

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Turlock’s own Olympian-turned-entrepreneur Ali Cox has earned a new accolade. While not as shiny as her silver medal in rowing she won at the 2004 Athens Games, this award has fulfilled one of Cox’s professional goals.

Inc. magazine announced that Cox’s marketing agency — recently renamed Noble West — is No. 3,050 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. 

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Discovering Turlock’s Top 7 Restaurants for Classic American Fare

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In this article, we will be exploring seven classic examples of American cuisine found in Turlock. If you've had the pleasure of trying any of these, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Grocery Outlet to open 2 new California locations

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California-based Grocery Outlet is adding two more stores to its home state.

The fast-growing Emeryville, California-based discount grocer will first open on Thursday in Patterson at 2900 Sperry Avenue.

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