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October 4, 2022

City seeks consultants for Amazon project

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The City of Gilroy is seeking consultants to draft a report that explores the environmental effects of Amazon’s proposed data center in the city. The city will accept bids until May 2 for Amazon Web Services’ proposed data center campus on Camino Arroyo, just south...

BookBuyers’ epilogue: Downtown bookstore closing April 15

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It will take a Herculean effort not unlike those found in the epics on BookBuyers’ shelves to clear the store’s 300,000 books in only a few weeks. The downtown bookstore is facing a conundrum similar to the one it tackled a little more than five...

Microbusiness grants available 

Under direction from the County of Santa Clara, the Enterprise Foundation opened the Microbusiness Grant portal for local eligible businesses to apply for grants of $2,500 each. In January, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors accepted approximately $2.4 million from the California Microbusiness Covid-19...

Photo: Downtown comics store celebrates one year

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David Caldwell is shown surrounded by Funko Pop figurines and the latest comic books inside his store, Caldwell’s Comics and Cards, 7483 Monterey St. The downtown business is celebrating its one-year anniversary, with select items up to 40% off March 19-20 and up to...

Longtime gluten-free bakery closes

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More than a decade ago, Patti Tartaglia was diagnosed with Celiac disease, where the gluten found in various foods destroys the small intestine’s lining. As such, she had to give up wheat, rye and barley, the foundation for numerous dishes. The news was devastating for Tartaglia,...

Volunteers ‘heart bomb’ downtown

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While most of the community was preparing to watch the Super Bowl over the weekend, the Gilroy Downtown Business Association was hard at work promoting its 2022 Vision Statement, "To return Downtown Gilroy to its historical significance as the Heart and Soul of our...

Valentine’s Day, weddings keep local florists occupied

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It remains to be seen how busy Valentine’s Day will be for florists in 2022. Customers are historically procrastinating men, who typically wait to purchase floral arrangements for their significant other on the day of. But with the holiday falling on a Monday after the...

Business association presents check to Ashford’s Heirlooms

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The Gilroy Downtown Business Association presented a $4,000 check to Linda and Kelsy Ashford on Jan. 26, to help pay for the years-long retrofit of the historic Ashford’s Heirlooms building at 7547 Monterey St. The funds, which were partly raised during the Gourmet Alley Urban...

Gilroy Motorcycle Center grows into expanded location

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Gilroy Motorcycle Center recently moved into its new digs at 303 East 10th St., filling a large building in a prominent location that has stood vacant for nearly a decade. The center outgrew its longtime location at 7661 Monterey St. in downtown Gilroy, and announced...

Nissan of Gilroy celebrates opening

Nissan of Gilroy celebrated the opening of the city’s newest dealership in the Gilroy Auto Mall with a Chamber mixer and ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 18. A key economic driver in Gilroy, the local auto dealers have generated tax dollars, supported local non-profit...