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September 29, 2020

Business briefs: Big Lots opens in Gilroy, Performance Food Group documents available

Big Lots will celebrate its grand opening at 360 East 10th St. on Aug. 29. The discount retailer, which specializes in furniture and other home goods, is occupying the 27,000-square-foot space previously home to Rite Aid, which closed in...

Amazon buys Gilroy ag land

Tech giant Amazon purchased 66 acres of farmland in Gilroy under its data services subsidiary, according to property records filed Aug. 14. Seattle-based Amazon Web Services purchased the land on Camino Arroyo, just south of the Gilroy Premium Outlets...

San Martin resort prepares to reopen as layoffs loom

The Rosewood CordeValle hotel in San Martin, shuttered since March due to the ongoing pandemic, hopes to reopen Sept. 1. However, more layoffs are coming as the business feels the effects of the five-month closure. According to a notice...

County investigating Covid-19 ‘cluster’ at Costco

County health officials are investigating four Costco stores, including Gilroy, on reports of Covid-19 “clusters.” According to Santa Clara County Public Health, six employees of the 7251 Camino Arroyo store in Gilroy tested positive for Covid-19 between July 24-30.

Garlic facility sale terminated

An investment firm’s $110 million deal to buy a Gilroy onion and garlic processing facility fell through due to financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. Olam International, one of Gilroy’s largest private employers, announced in November that it had sold...

Gilroy businesses receive millions in federal loans

More than 700 businesses in Gilroy received loans totaling millions of dollars through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released July 6 by the Small Business Administration. TriCal, Inc., a distributor of soil conditioning and fumigation products,...

Neon Exchange reopens with new addition

The Neon Exchange, a co-working space inside an historic hotel in downtown Gilroy, was open for six months and hitting its stride when it was forced to shut down due to the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order. The female-focused space, which...

Christopher Ranch employee tests positive for Covid-19

Garlic production temporarily shut down in one building at Christopher Ranch after an employee tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of last week. Executive vice president Ken Christopher confirmed the case, and said Santa Clara County health officials...

Stay loyal: Organizations launch outreach campaign to support businesses

Lapels Dry Cleaning was one of the select businesses deemed “essential” during the early days of the shelter-in-place order, and with such a designation was not required to close its doors. As owner Anita Bedoya points out, the business...

McDonald’s workers file health complaints

A group of employees at a Gilroy McDonald’s filed complaints to the county and state June 15, alleging that management endangered workers by not immediately notifying them of a staff member who tested positive of Covid-19. The owner/operator, meanwhile,...