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January 22, 2022

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...

Fundraiser supports Pinocchio’s Pizza family

Gilroyans are rallying behind Sal Oliveri, the longtime owner of Pinocchio’s Pizza who was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago. Gina Polhaupessy said her father began treatment immediately after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer in July 2020. He recently underwent several...

Business Briefs: Wargin Wines moves to Gilroy, Tint World opens

After nine years, Wargin Wines will be moving its production and tasting room out of Watsonville and into Gilroy. The winery, which was established in December 2012, was one of the first wineries to settle in the Pajaro Valley in recent years. Wargin kickstarted a...

Gilroyans flock to bars as state ‘reopens’

Dave Galtman was the first person to grab a beer at the Vets Bar in downtown Gilroy on June 15 in more than 13 months, sitting in a corner spot and chatting with bar manager Will McIntosh. It had been over a year of public...

Liquor stores under new ownership

Yad Singh said he sees many possibilities in Gilroy. The Morgan Hill resident left his finance job last year to begin investing in the neighboring South County city. His first order of business: turning around two embattled Gilroy liquor stores and transforming them into what...

Longtime businesses Nimble Thimble, Mafalda’s closing their doors

Linda Williams may be “retiring” (emphasis on the quotation marks), but she expects the Nimble Thimble will live on. Williams, who has owned the downtown Gilroy quilting haven since 2013, recently announced that the shop will close on May 31. Located at 7455 Monterey St.,...