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June 24, 2024

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...

Christopher Ranch disputes accusations in Netflix show

Gilroy’s Christopher Ranch, America’s biggest garlic producer, disputes accusations that it conspired to fix garlic prices and sells garlic peeled by Chinese prisoners, allegations raised by competitors in a new Netflix documentary series investigating food scandals called “Rotten.” The episode, called “Garlic Breath,” shows what...

Delivery center proposed in Gilroy

Amazon is expected to be the tenant of a proposed delivery center at the intersection of Highway 152 and Camino Arroyo, adding to a sizable investment the online retail and web services giant is making in Gilroy and Hollister. According to conceptual plans submitted to...

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. The Sunnyvale location had 13 confirmed cases...

Tesla opening store in Gilroy

Tesla, which manufactures some of the most popular electric vehicles in the world, is opening a store in Gilroy. Located at 500 Automall Drive, the store will be Tesla’s first in South County. The building has sat vacant since early 2020, when South County Chrysler...

Olam sells garlic facility

Olam International, one of Gilroy’s largest private employers, sold its onion and garlic processing facility on Pacheco Pass Highway at the end of December for $110.3 million. The Singapore-based agri-business giant announced the sale to Chicago-based investment management firm Mesirow Financial in a Nov. 26...

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 and behind See Grins RV and...

Gilroy Outlets close due to COVID-19

The Gilroy Premium Outlets are closed through April 7 following Santa Clara County’s order to cease all “non-essential” operations to combat the spread of COVID-19. The outlets, which stretch along San Ysidro Avenue, Leavesley Road and Arroyo Circle, consist of nearly 120 stores, such as...

Auto parts store eyed for former OSH parking lot

An O’Reilly Auto Parts store is planned to take over a portion of the former Orchard Supply Hardware parking lot at the corner of East Tenth and Alexander streets. The Gilroy Planning Commission will consider recommending a split of the property Dec. 3 that will...

Work on Monterey Street’s final URM building nears completion

The 14-year-long saga to retrofit downtown Gilroy’s historic buildings is coming to an end. The last building along Monterey Street on the city’s unreinforced masonry building list is expected to be expunged from the record soon as crews are making the necessary repairs, allowing downtown...

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