Tomorrow is March 1, and that doesn’t just mean spring is less than three weeks away — it’s time for five things to know about what’s happening in county businesses in March.

New Chamber President

The Amador County Chamber of Commerce recently elected Matt Toma, the owner of the Toma and Associates land surveying company in Jackson, as the Chamber’s new president. Sheriff Gary Redman swore in the new Chamber board on February 18, and we’ll feature an interview with Toma in next week’s Ticker.

Back to Square One

Property at Jackson Gate Road and Highway 49 MartellNew York Fitness will not be building a new fitness club at the corner of Highway 49 and Jackson Gate Road in Martell anytime soon. Owner Shawn Karai explained that the terms of the lease on the property expired before his team could put their financing together. “If I had done a better job picking out my team then I would have been successful, so ultimately I’m to blame,” he said.

So, Karai will renew at his current location and see where things stand in a few years. “If that location is still available, I will absolutely build there,” he said. Karai added that he also owns property in Sutter Creek, so if the Martell location is unavailable then he’ll look to build at the Sutter Creek site. In the meantime, an e-mailed request for comment to property owner Ron Regan for comment about the future of the property went unanswered.

Still Going

Martha’s All Natural Foods recently relocated its shipping location, and they don’t plan to reopen its online store until today or tomorrow. However, Roylene Brown, the owner of Martha’s, said she isn’t leaving the area just yet. She continues to run Martha’s as well as The Caterer’s Kitchen in the Jackson Creek Plaza in Jackson.

Brown will apparently be staying at least through most of March, as she has two St. Patrick’s Day offerings: chocolate killer cake and hard whipped cream for $15 and Irish brown bread for $7. You can get up-to-date information on Martha’s Facebook profile page and on their website.

National Hotel Updates

A post on the Visit Jackson California Facebook group page said that the Discovery Channel plans to film at the National Hotel soon for a show about ghost hunting. National Hotel owner J.D. Singh confirmed that to the Ticker and added the showrunners at the Discovery Channel aren’t happy about word leaking out.

Singh also noted that business at the hotel is growing steadily as the owners work to get the word out that the National Hotel is open for business. Plans for the restaurant are set with liquor planned to be served. Once the county grants a liquor license, the restaurant will open soon after.

Old Amador County CourthouseWhat’s more, Singh said that Global Capital Group, of which he is the chair, purchased the Amador County Courthouse property from former owner Stan Lukowicz. I’m working to get more information from Singh about his plans for that property and once I know more, I’ll write about it here in the Ticker.

Wing It Has Landed

It seems that Wing It on Wheels has a new, permanent location at Martell Plaza. Their website lists their location at 12275 Martell Road, Suite 14. They offer a variety of wings, several hot dogs, as well as fries and tater tots.

Their website doesn’t list hours, but the Wing It Facebook profile page shows they’re open on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can pick up Wing It food from Martell Plaza or have the food delivered by using DoorDash.

A photo on the Facebook profile page shows their food truck parked in the Martell Plaza parking lot, so it may be that the Martell Plaza address may only be used for mail purposes. We’ll check it out and have a food review no later than mid-April for you. In the meantime, you can call Wing It on Wheels for more information at 209-217-2225.

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