Welcome to August, loyal and new readers. August 2 is National Coloring Book Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. I’ve been braving the heat walking around and checking the wires for business news, and here’s what you need to know as we start the new month.


The Regal Jackson Cinema in Jackson is permanently closed according to both Google and Yelp. The Regal website has a page that lists all the chain’s movie theaters that have reopened, and the Jackson theater isn’t one of them. The website’s Theatre List page also doesn’t include the Jackson location.

So, if you want to watch the latest movies in the theater instead of on a streaming service at home, the closest movie theater is the Regal El Dorado Hills & IMAX theater in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. We’ll keep tabs on the Regal Jackson Cinema property to see if it will reopen with a new owner, if the building will be repurposed, or if the site will be redeveloped.

Dark Blue

Blue Door Bakery Jackson CAIf you satisfy your baked goodies fix from Blue Door Bakery at 4 Main Street in Jackson, you’ll have to put that craving on hold for the entire month of August. A sign on the door said the bakery closed on July 29 and will remain closed through September 3. They will reopen on Saturday, September 4, which is the first day of Labor Day weekend. There is no other information because Blue Door Bakery doesn’t have a social media presence.

Bright Gifts

Since Unique Boutique for U in Sutter Creek moved from its location at 16 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek around the corner to 34 Main Street, the Eureka Street building has been vacant…until now. Cultivate Harmony, a business that sells curated gift boxes, baskets, and other goods is opening its physical store at 16 Eureka Street this month. The new store is next door to Gold Dust Pizza, and you can view their website for more information.

Music School Tuning Up

Amador School of Music Jackson CAYou may have read our feature interview with Emily Tessmer of the Amador School of Music a few weeks ago. The banner is now at 25 Broadway in Jackson, which is on the Masonic Lodge building, though you have to look up to the second floor to see it. Though e-mail messages sent to Tessmer last week were not returned, she said in her interview that the school is scheduled to open on September 1. You can view the school’s website for more information.

New Goods

A new business is going into the building formerly occupied by Jensen’s Antique Dolls, Bears, and Toys in Amador City. Peter and Stacey Smith have filed a fictitious business name statement to open Amador City Vintage Goods at 14227 Old Highway 49.

A check of Jensen Antique Dolls, Bears, and Toys on Google brought up a comment in late 2020 that said owner Kay Jensen passed away and the inventory was being sold at large discounts. The fictitious name statement for Amador City Vintage Goods runs through August 20, but it isn’t known yet if the new business will open this month because there is no online presence for the new business as of this writing.

Thanks for reading, and have a prosperous start to your August.

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