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New BMW dealer rolls into Fairfield

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As the Fairfield Auto Mall continues to recover from the 2018 bankruptcy of the Momentum Auto Group, some signs of life have emerged.

Automobile brands previously operated by Momentum have reopened under new ownership, and the city has even managed to attract a brand that did not have a presence in town before.

That brand is the iconic luxury German automaker BMW, which opened a dealership in Fairfield July 1 and has a grand opening party scheduled for July 24.

Hal Logan, the dealer principal at BMW of Fairfield, was thrilled about being able to operate in Fairfield.

“We love Fairfield and the Solano County area,” he said. “We think it’s gonna be a great place to build a business and grow.”

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4-H, FFA youth show off livestock at Solano County Fair

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VALLEJO — Buddy the steer was a bit aggravated prior to Thursday’s Solano County Fair Livestock Show. His 16-year-old handler Maritza Partida simply stared into his eyes and his anger immediately subsided.

“I just try and get him to look at me and listen to me because there is a lot of noise all-around,” said Partida, representing Dixon Ridge 4-H.

Asked if she is a “steer whisperer,” Partida just laughed with a big smile and said, “I wish.”

Partida was one of six 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America youth participating this year with their beef cattle. There were many more participants in poultry (chickens, quail and turkeys), rabbits, swine, goats and sheep with judging taking place inside and outside the livestock center.

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All Bay Builders Does Quality Kitchen Remodel Jobs In Vacaville, California

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Vacaville, CA – As time goes by, people’s needs change. Families’ needs for space in a home, for example, change either because new members arrive or because some of them leave, so many of them look to refurbish their spaces based on their needs. Likewise, as businesses grow, business owners look to renovate their spaces from time to time for the comfort of their employees and customers.

When it comes to premier remodeling services in Vacaville, California, All Bay Builders is a renowned remodeling company, famous for offering the finest quality in residential and commercial remodeling services. The company is veteran-owned and was established in 2003, operated by a crew of experienced apprentices and carpenters, and partners with qualified subcontractors for every aspect of construction. It is also an accredited business with an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and winner of Angie’s List’s Super Service Award.

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Businesses finding it hard to attract qualified workers as pandemic loosens grip

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As more and more businesses are reopening from the pandemic, some are having a hard time finding suitable candidates to fill job openings.

That is especially true among the wineries and restaurants in Sonoma County.

Despite a warm spring day, Kivelstadt Cellars & Wine Garden in Sonoma was closed Monday. The owner said it was not by choice.

“We were planning to be open seven days a week by this time of year,” said Jordan Kivelstadt.

Instead, the winery and restaurant are open just four days a week.

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Solano-Napa warehouse vacancy falls amid building boom, while Marin-Sonoma office vacancy rises

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The class A 104,000-square-foot industrial facility at 2370 N. Watney Way, Fairfield, completed in June 2020 and already leased by co-owner Phil Garrett of Colliers International, was built to respond to growing demand. (courtesy photo) 2020

Vacancy rates declined in the North Bay’s largest industrial real estate markets in the first quarter amid robust construction and leasing of distribution facilities, with strong demand for e-commerce logistics, according to newly released figures.

Conversely, the region’s biggest office real estate markets experienced an uptick in available space in the opening month of this year, as firms continue to mull over what their space needs will be after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shryne Group’s co-founder calls Fairfield home as company readies 1st retail dispensary in Suisun City

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SUISUN CITY — The city should have its first cannabis dispensary, distribution and delivery business by the end of July.

It will be one of the 13 stores belonging to the Shryne Group, whose co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Mitchell spent some of his youth in Fairfield and returned in 2013.

Mitchell’s father was in the U.S. Air Force when they arrived here in 1988. He attended Holy Spirit School, played Little League and was a junior golfer, to name a few of his community activities.

“I have a lot of memories from Fairfield,” he said.

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North Bay hotel occupancy rebounds in March, closer to pre-pandemic levels

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Hotel occupancy rates released Tuesday reveal how much things have changed compared with March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped Wine Country.

Napa County, with hotels at 27% occupancy in March 2020, recorded nearly 50% occupancy in March 2021 — a nearly 80% jump. Similar turnarounds were reported in Marin, Sonoma and Solano counties, according to industry analytics firm STR.

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