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5 Rabbit Cerveceria closing suburban brewery, eyes ‘new business model’ in a new location

5 Rabbit Cervecería is selling its equipment and shuttering its suburban brewery, but plans to launch “a new business model” to keep the brand afloat, brewery founder Andres Araya said.

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5 Rabbit, which launched in 2011 with a trail blazing emphasis on Latin flavors and themes in its beer, is becoming “less focused on distribution” to bars and stores and will therefore leave its Bedford Park production brewery, Araya said. It will sell its equipment via online auction Oct. 29 to Nov. 5.

Araya said he hopes to move 5 Rabbit to a smaller retail-focused operation “a little closer to the city.”

5 Rabbit also still hopes to open a brewpub in the Pilsen neighborhood, Araya said. The brewery launched an online fundraiser to help finance the brewpub, but ended the fundraiser in May after failing to meet its goal.

Though craft beer distribution has become intensely competitive

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Ventura again extends small business program closing downtown Main Street to cars

The Ventura City Council has again extended a program in which five blocks of downtown Main Street are closed to motor traffic to allow small businesses hammered by COVID-19 restrictions to expand their operations outside.

Watch: Ventura launches ‘Main Street Moves’ initiative

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The Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Program, also known as “Main Street Moves,” launched June 16 for 30 days and was initially extended by the council until Sept. 15. The latest extension is until Feb. 15, or until the county’s coronavirus pandemic emergency health order expires, whichever comes first.

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Under the program developed by Downtown Ventura Partners, the business association for downtown merchants, Main Street from the San Buenaventura Mission to Fir Street is only open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Also closed under the program to motor traffic is one block of South California Street between Main and Santa Clara streets.

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Sacramento ‘916 Day’ marked by businesses opening & closing amid pandemic

Sept. 16 marks ‘916 Day’ in Sacramento. It is an idea city officials came up with in 2018 to encourage people to share what they love about Sacramento.



a plate of food: Nash & Proper chicken sandwiches


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Nash & Proper chicken sandwiches

On Wednesday, the owners of Nash & Proper celebrated 916 Day by throwing the grand opening of their new brick and mortar restaurant on K Street. A line of hungry customers stretched down the block.

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“916 Day! Yeah!” said Chef Cecil Rhodes. “Now our anniversary is going to be on 9-16 representing Sactown.”

Owners Cecil Rhodes and Jake Bombard started their Nashville-inspired hot chicken business in a now popular food truck. This week, they opened their first permanent location after winning last year’s ‘Calling all Dreamers’ competition. The competition run by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership awards winners with about $100,000 worth of services to expand

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Top business stories of the week: Mendelsons closing delayed

Mendelsons Liquidation going-out-of-business sale will last through the end of the year after delays and slower-than-expected sales caused by COVID-19.



a man standing in front of a counter: Bill McKelvey, from West Liberty, shops at Mendelsons Outlet Store downtown on First St. Monday August 31, 2020. Mendelsons originally was supposed to shut down and vacate by September.


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Bill McKelvey, from West Liberty, shops at Mendelsons Outlet Store downtown on First St. Monday August 31, 2020. Mendelsons originally was supposed to shut down and vacate by September.

Open since 1960, Mendelsons originally was supposed to shut down and vacate its massive outlet building at 340 E. First St. Tuesday (Sept. 1) as new ownership prepares to redevelop the property into a mix of apartments, retail and restaurants.

The outlet lost two months of selling because it had to close as part of the state’s lockdown to combat the spread of the virus, and the business isn’t selling its products as quickly as it would have under normal circumstances because of the public health crisis and the poor economy, said owner Sandy Mendelson.

Dublin-based real

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