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October 17, 2021

Local food delivery service expands to Gilroy

Locale, a food delivery company with a focus on local restaurants and farms, has expanded its service to Gilroy. Locale is the brainchild of Los Gatos natives and recent college graduates Chris Clark and Jonathan Friedland, who have seen their company grow from just 20...

Restaurants, hotel and more in the works near Highway 101

A development that would add a Chick-fil-A chain restaurant, Gilroy’s eighth Starbucks location, a hotel and other businesses received the planning commission’s recommendation on Sept. 2. Laurel Square, a proposal located at the corner of East Tenth and Chestnut streets, will now head to the...

Co-op winemaking space opens in Gilroy

Only Tim Slater (owner and proprietor of Sarah’s Vineyard) could pull off naming a business something few can pronounce, but there’s an inherent charm in that.  Even though the official name for this recently inaugurated custom crush facility in Gilroy is Atelier des Savants Fous,...

Porcella’s legacy: Downtown store, in the family since 1898, has shut its doors

For more than 130 years, the cozy brick building at 7357 Monterey St. was a community hub, with countless generations of Gilroyans and others from nearby stopping in for daily goods, getting a haircut, and later, purchasing musical instruments. It was a place where aspiring...

Towing industry to honor Bracco

Dion Bracco of Gilroy-based Bracco’s Towing and Transport will be recognized during the California Tow Truck Association’s Industry Leaders and Awards Night on Sept. 17. The ceremony will take place during the American Towman ShowPlace in Las Vegas. Bracco and Steve Sgarlato of Campbell-based Dick’s Automotive...

Applications for small business grants open

Applications for the next and final round of funding for small business grants are now being accepted. The City of Gilroy, working with the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, has established a grant program to support small businesses struggling due to Covid-19. Businesses operating within the...

Gilroy Bowl listed at $2.4 million

Gilroy Bowl and Scotty’s Restaurant, which closed in 2020 after more than five decades in business, is on the market. According to a listing by Renz & Renz, the 10,431-square-foot building at 7554 Monterey St. is for sale at $2.4 million, and includes all bowling...

Gilroy Motorcycle Center moving into former OSH building

Gilroy Motorcycle Center is moving into the former Orchard Supply Hardware building on East Tenth Street, bringing life to a blighted corner of town as the business works to keep up with its skyrocketing demand that is showing no signs of slowing down. Greg Bumb,...

Taekwondo trainer fulfills his dreams

Aaron Motilla is living the dreams. Yes, that’s a plural. Motilla, a native of Spain, moved to the United States four years ago, encouraged by the opportunities he saw after visiting his sister in San Jose. A lifelong student, now teacher, of Taekwondo, Motilla said...

Milias Restaurant owners mark 10 years

The Milias Restaurant, 7397 Monterey St., celebrated its 10 years of ownership under Adam Sanchez and Ann Zyburra on July 8. The event included acknowledgement from the Gilroy City Council as well as Assemblymember Robert Rivas’ office. Originally established by George Milias Sr. in...