The pandemic forced the Wing It on 49 hot dogs and wings restaurant in Jackson to close and pivot to creating a food truck. So, owners Justin Valencia and Manuel Duarte started raising money to launch the Wing It on Wheels food truck, which will serve their hot dogs, wings, and more in Amador County.
Valencia and Duarte raised the $40,000 needed for the food truck at the end of April. Wing It on Wheels will be one of several food trucks in the county including Taste a Go-Go, Stuffed Food Truck, Don Luis, and Las Perlas.
We’re working to get an interview with one of the owners for a future issue of the Amador Business Ticker, and in the meantime, we’ll publish news about Wing It on Wheels as we get it.
Amador Ridge Updates
Fitzpatrick Physical Therapy still hasn’t finished developing its new location in the Amador Ridge Plaza at 12150 Industry Blvd., Suite 41, even though the sign on the window still says the location will be finished in March 2021.
Unfortunately, the Fitzpatrick Facebook profile page hasn’t been updated in over two years, so there is no specific information. But there is plastic sheeting over the windows now, so that could mean the new location will open soon. Fitzpatrick is still in its current location on New York Ranch Road.
The space next to Vermicelli Vietnamese Cuisine still has a CBRE Available sign on the window, so it’s not clear if a new boba quick-serve restaurant will still be going into that space. A fictitious business name statement was filed for that location earlier this year, but perhaps the national boba shortage is responsible for the delay. If the shortage is resolved this summer, you may be able to get your boba fix within the next few months.
Majestic Oak Farm and Gardens is a small organic farm on Buena Vista Road in Ione. You may have seen them at various farmers’ markets in Jackson and Pine Grove, but they’re better known as being owned by the Pulskamp family that also runs Rosebud’s Café in Jackson.
A recent fictitious business name statement filing shows the farm has plans to grow further. The statement says the company hasn’t started doing business under the Majestic Oak Farm and Gardens name. You can enjoy food from the farm at Rosebud’s Café, and we’ll have more news about the farm in the coming weeks.
Prepare to be Enchanted?
Another recent fictitious business name statement is for what appears to be new lodging for visitors to Amador City. Enchanted Farmhouse started doing business on April 6, but there is no website and/or Facebook profile page that talks about this new business.
A look on Google Maps shows the location at 14246 Old Highway 49 is an existing house, so it’s unclear if this new location is a bed and breakfast or a small inn much like Inn at 161 in Sutter Creek that we featured last week.
Rhymes with Orange
The county COVID-19 numbers improved enough at the end of April for the state to move Amador County from the red public health tier to the orange, or moderate, tier. According to state public health guidelines, restrictions have been relaxed in the county with new capacity requirements. For example:
- Gyms can open with 25 percent capacity, or up to 37.5 percent capacity if all customers show proof of a negative test or vaccination.
- Hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons are open with modifications.
- Movie theaters can open with 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Capacity can increase to 37.5 percent capacity if all customers show proof of a negative test or vaccination.
- Museums can open to 50 percent capacity, or up to 75 percent capacity if all customers show proof of a negative test or vaccination.
- Dine-in restaurants can open up to 50 percent capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. Capacity can increase to 75 percent capacity if all customers show proof of a negative test or vaccination.
- Wineries can open with 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Capacity can increase to 37.5 percent capacity if all customers show proof of a negative test or vaccination.
The county’s ability to remain in the orange tier may be tested by the first major event on Main Street Jackson in two years. The Motherlode Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, May 15. The Motherlode Cruisers organization is putting on this event per usual and the closed-off street will be filled with cars to look at and open shops to buy from. Stay safe out there.
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