Welcome to the final few days of 2020. Now that we’re at the end of this interesting year, it’s time to take stock of what’s happening as we prepare for 2021.

Dandelion Days 2021 Cancelled

With COVID-19 vaccines promised to roll out slowly during the first half of 2021, it may come as no surprise that the Lions Club has canceled the Dandelion Days street fair in Jackson. Dandelion Days was scheduled for the weekend of March 20-21, and this popular street fair can have tens of thousands of visitors over the two-day weekend when the weather is good.

If you signed up to be a vendor, you can arrange for a refund by e-mailing the Lions Club or calling them at 209-296-2275.

California Grant Relief Opens Wednesday

The state will open applications for its California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program on Wednesday, December 30. Businesses can apply for grants from $5,000 to $25,000.

Amador County Highway 49 Bypass

To apply, businesses must meet the following conditions:

  • The business or nonprofit must have been operational since at least June 1, 2019.
  • If a business or nonprofit has multiple entities or locations, the business cannot apply for grants for each entity or location. Applicants can only apply once for the eligible business entity or location with the highest revenue.
  • The business or nonprofit must be impacted by health and safety restrictions.
  • A business must have at least $1,000 but no more than $2.5 million in yearly gross revenue based on the company’s most recently filed tax return.
  • A nonprofit business must be a registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) entity with at least $1,000 but no more than $2.5 million in yearly gross revenue based on the entity’s most recently filed IRS Form 990.
  • The business or nonprofit must supply 2018 or 2019 tax returns and other government documents as necessary, such as a business license.
  • The business owner must also provide a government-issued photo ID.

Applications will be taken through Friday, January 8, 2021. You can get more information, including where to apply in Amador County, on the program website.

A New Health Business: Addition or Replacement?

A new business license has been filed at 12150 Industry Blvd., Suite 45 for Total Body Health Foundation. That’s the address of Achieving Balance Chiropractic in the Amador Ridge Shopping Center, which is next door to Mueller’s Elite Training. The license registrant is Homeblessedness Corporation on New York Ranch Road in Jackson.

The Facebook page for Achieving Balance Chiropractic states that it is a family-friendly wellness center, but it remains to be seen if this new business is an addition to Achieving Balance Chiropractic or if it will replace the practice entirely.

Restaurants Closed for Winter

Highway 49 and Main Street, PlymouthSeveral area restaurants have closed for the winter season in the hopes that public health conditions will be better by spring. Amador Vintage Market at 9393 Main Street in Plymouth announced they closed effective December 20. Volcano Union Inn and Taste announced they closed for business on December 21 and 22, respectively.

However, the Taste a Go-Go mobile truck will continue to be open seven days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Highway 49 and Main Street in Plymouth. They will also be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. You can order on-site, online from the Taste a Go-Go website, or call them at 209-256-1528.

Luka’s Reborn?

A new fictitious business name statement for Luka’s Restaurant & Bar has been filed by Frank Manzano with the location at 33 Main Street in Jackson. You may remember the previous incarnation of Luka’s Restaurant that closed last year at 35 Main Street. The address of this new location is next door where Roots and Wings Country Market was located before that store moved to Sutter Creek.

Will a new Luka’s go into 33 Main Street, and what form will it take? And what will become of its former location at 35 Main? Watch this space.

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