June 11, 2014
CORTE MADERA — Revenue for the parent company of high-end furnishings retailer RH (NYSE: RH), on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter revenue was 24 percent higher than a year before, and that rosy report sent the company’s stock price soaring.
June 2, 2014
As Marin County voters prepare for the polls on June 3, one measure — to remake the setting of a beloved farmers market at the Marin County Civic Center — seems poised to pass amid a wave of public support.
May 28, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Stark Reality Restaurants, the Santa Rosa-based group that owns several of Sonoma County’s best-known dining spots, recently purchased the building at 1055 Fourth St. in Santa Rosa, which previously housed now-shuttered Italian Affair.
May 26, 2014
NAPA — The D’Adamo family, which has been selling tires to drivers for four decades, has made a sizable move toward greater distribution of tires to other retailers, thanks to the acquisition of a southern Napa Valley warehouse.
May 26, 2014
Redwood Credit Union staff recently participated in Human Race events. …
Projections indicate $5.9 million in savings for MCE customers in 2014 …
The Eye Works Optometry is the first eyecare provider in Napa to offer patients the iWellnessExam …
Boylan Point Agency was selected to provide creative development for Ross Valley Sanitary District. …
Oakville Grocery Company is the official St. Helena Farmer’s Market cheesemonger. …
Arcturus UAV announced new long-endurance aerial drones. …
A Cyan customer won an award. …
May 19, 2014
SANTA ROSA — CarMax (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest used-car retailer, plans to open a dealership on the Corby auto row, in what would be its second North Bay location.
May 5, 2014
Bank of Marin is working with the Arbor Day Foundation. …
Emma Gardner Design is hitting the road this spring. …
Coddingtown Mall has two new tenants. …
Arcturus UAV unveiled a new vertical takeoff and landing system. …
Lazy Creek Vineyards’ tasting room in Anderson Valley is now open and the new winery is complete. …
May 5, 2014
Mark Chapman left Redwood Credit Union to join Sacramento-based Golden 1 Credit Union. …
The independent minor league Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club signed former Sonoma Valley High School standout Tommy Lyons to a contract. …
Audubon Canyon Ranch has selected Scott Artis to serve as its new director of development and communications. …
The Petaluma Arts Center named Holly Butler as interim director. …
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced that Laura Mogannam has earned membership in the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society. …
Adrienne Roth of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Greenbrae office has earned membership into the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle. …
Corte Madera-based Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. appointed Dr. Leonard Schlesinger to its board of directors. …
April 30, 2014
PETALUMA — Santa Rosa-based Friedman’s Home Improvement at a preview Wednesday evening of its new 131,000-square-foot Petaluma store said it plans to open on May 9, returning a store to Petaluma after a nearly four-decade absence.
April 18, 2014
SUISUN CITY — Six years after its approval, a Wal-Mart Supercenter store is set to break ground next week on Highway 12 east of Suisun City.
April 7, 2014
CORTE MADERA — Women’s activewear maker and retailer Athleta, a division of Gap, Inc., is doubling the size of its pilot brick-and-mortar store in a move to Corte Madera.
March 31, 2014
SANTA ROSA — A 5-year-old hydroponics retailer with two Santa Rosa locations plans to triple the size of its main store this spring after sales grew 50 percent last year and are on track to do so again.
March 27, 2014
CORTE MADERA — Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH) today announced a 92 percent increase in net income for its fiscal year ended Feb. 1.
“In 2013, RH continued to outperform the home furnishings industry by a wide margin. We increased net revenues 33 percent on a comparable week basis, and comparable brand revenue increased 31 percent on top of 28 percent last year, delivering our fourth consecutive year of over 25 percent comparable brand revenue growth,” said Gary Friedman, chairman and chief executive.
March 24, 2014
For all of the talk of the dreaded impact of e-commerce, the North Bay’s shopping center marketplace boasted a vacancy rate of just 4.5 percent heading into 2014.
March 24, 2014
So much focus is on downtown Napa. However, the city has enjoyed some national retailers in other areas.
A number of retailers have been added in the past year downtown or are coming soon, contributing to the low 5 percent vacancy rate.
March 17, 2014
It’s set to be busy a season for retail construction in the North Bay, with several hundred thousand square feet of retail space nearing completion or about to go into construction in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Napa.
March 10, 2014
Union Bank, N.A., partnered with financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE and the Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club …
Basin Street Properties has signed a lease with Redwood Trust Deed Services …
FARROW Commercial Construction has been awarded the Perspective Magazine Award …
PlugOut has launched in Petaluma …
Sonoma County Tourism received three Adrian Awards …
March 3, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Stanroy Music Center, which has been a downtown fixture for instrument repair, sales and training for 66 years, came close to closing recently before a longtime employee and a former one stepped up to keep the name alive and revamp its reputation via expanded inventory and a larger venue.
February 28, 2014
PETALUMA — The number of Athleta brick-and-mortar women’s activewear stores increased 85 percent in fiscal 2013 and drove store growth in North America for parent company Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), prompting the company on Thursday to call it a “breakout year” for the Petaluma-based brand.
February 24, 2014
Mezcal Vago of Mexico inks a distribution deal with The Henry Wine Group of Benicia. …
Hennes & Mauritz, or H&M, opened a store in Fairfield. …
Cyan Inc. of Petaluma said it signed a deal with a South Korean provincial government to install its Blue Planet software-defined network. …
Swedish wine club Munskänkarna, the world’s largest, named Sonoma and Napa counties this year’s “Wine Regions of the Year.” …
Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley give $5 million to Napa Valley Vine Trail. …
TexaCali Wine Co.. and Winemonger form a strategic partnership. …
Winemakers Paul Hobbs of Sebastopol and Johannes Selbach of Germany buy a New York vineyard. …
Food & Wine magazine named Oakville-based Silver Oak best in steakhouses. …
Korbel Brandy turns 125. …
Treasury Wine Estates rebooted its Sonoma County-focused Souverain brand for the first time since the 2006 sale of the landmark Geyserville chateau. …
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