Now that we’re all in July with both feet, it’s time to look around and see what’s happening with businesses—and business opportunities—in Amador County this month.

Up for Bid

Though some cities and the county haven’t published agendas for July as of this writing, and what agendas there are don’t have any business-related issues. However, there is a request for proposals to improve the Jackson Civic Center on the city website.

The city public works department has produced a notice to contractors for the Civic Center Improvement project with information about the requirements contractors need to bid and the work to be done. That work includes fixing roofs, gutters, drywall, and ceiling tiles. Bidding opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14.

On the Move

115 Main Street JacksonOn July 2, the Amador County Chamber of Commerce announced that they were moving to 115 Main Street in Jackson, which is between Jackson Cleaners and the El Dorado Savings Bank parking lot. You may remember that this was where Chamber was located before they moved to the Amador County Prosperity Center in Sutter Hill. An e-mail to Chamber CEO Joey Guidi was unreturned, likely because of the holiday and moving duties, but I’ll have an article about the move in a future issue of the Ticker.

New Home

A fictitious business name statement has been filed for Home Inspired, which will be at 85 Main Street in Sutter Creek. This building, which used to be a wine tasting shop, is on the west side of Main Street near the corner of Old Highway 49, Main Street, and Gopher Flat Road. Shannon McKenzie of Rancho Murieta is listed as the owner, and as of this writing Home Inspired has not opened for business, and there is no online presence yet.

Plan Ahead

Caltrans announced on July 2 that the State Route 104 repaving project will start on the week of July 12. The affected areas include:

  • California Route 104Route 104 from the Sacramento County line to Sutter Lane
  • Route 104 at Welch Lane
  • Route 104 from East Washington Street to the Route 104/88 junction
  • Ridge Road between Route 49 and Route 88

Crews will work from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. No mention was made of work on Saturdays, so it seems that is the crews’ day off. Caltrans said one-way traffic controls will be in effect and to expect 10-minute delays—which means you should plan for at least 20-minute delays.

The work will continue into the fall, but Caltrans didn’t give any specific end date since there are too many variables to consider like weather, trouble getting materials, and what they euphemistically call “traffic incidents.”

Getting Closer

The day after the Ticker published its story about Vextor Boba Tea Lounge last week, their Facebook profile page announced their new menu. In one of the comment threads, their Facebook manager said that like many companies, they were having trouble getting supplies shipped to them. Once their boba supply comes in, they plan to open in the second half of July.

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