Strictly business: Business news from around the Valley, March 9

Rachel Hundley is selling the business and the truck.


Open Plaza storefront: The 2,000-square-foot Massage Envy space on the Plaza at 452 First St. E. is for sale for $2,349,000. Before Massage Envy, the space was occupied by the Wine Exchange of Sonoma. Ryan Snow of W Commercial is the listing agent. Massage Envy staff say they are actively seeking a new location in Sonoma.

Sonoma Springs: Sonoma’s local brewery, Sonoma Springs, is featured on the latest episode of Dine Out Along the Road. The Emmy-nominated show features the best wineries, breweries and restaurants in small towns across California. Also featured are discussions with the Fremont Diner, Mayo Family Winery, El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, and lots of other local spots.

New salon: Estela Buonaccorsi has opened a new salon at 730 Broadway. Estela is open Tuesday through Saturday, and offers cuts, color and waxing. Buonaccorsi hopes to add facials and nail services soon. Her new space is a roomy 1,100 square feet. “It has been my dream to open my own salon,” she said. “And the spot turned out to be great with lots of walk-ins.”

Amazon lockers: If you haven’t checked out the pick-up lockers inside the local Whole Foods, it is worth stopping by. You can have your regular Amazon orders delivered there or even drop off returns. Store staff say that it is an increasingly popular option and that early feedback from shoppers has been positive.

New signage: La Hacienda at 17960 Sonoma Highway has a fresh look. The restaurant is sporting bright new roadside signage as well as new menus.

Hospital equipment: 3D mammography will be available for patients at Sonoma Valley Hospital starting next week thanks to a donation. And thanks to ongoing community support for Project Pink, women will have access regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay. In other hospital news, SVH’s Celebration of Women event on May 10 is honoring Maggie Haywood and Nancy Lilly. Proceeds support Women’s Health and Wellness services at the hospital.

Rebirth: Flatbed Farms in Glen Ellen is doing a soft reopening after losing its barn in the October fires. There will be a pop-up farm stand on Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A spring plant sale is planned for Saturday, April 21. 13450 Sonoma Highway.

Snipz: Since it was founded by Stacie Elkhoury five years ago, Snipz: a Salon for the Next Generation has directed more than $20,000 to local youth nonprofits and to fire and rescue organizations. The salon, located at 75 Andrieux St., is hosting an anniversary party on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with door prizes, face painting, doughnuts and mimosas. The salon will also be showing off its new partnership with the safe skin-care company, Beauty Counter, with free masks and makeup.

One less food truck: City Councilmember and food truck owner Rachel Hundley announced last week that Drums & Crumbs will cease to operate at the end of March. Her business partner is moving away and she is going to center her focus on her municipal law practice and commitments as a member of the Sonoma City Council. The business has been listed for sale, with or without the food truck.

La Luz: The La Luz Center continues to offer Legal Aid services every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call to make an appointment 938-5131. 17560 Greger St.

Anniversary: 160 years ago Jacob Gundlach signed the deed to Rhinefarm, the property on which the Gundlach Bundschu Winery sits today. The winery will celebrate its Deed Day from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. There will be live music from Timothy O’Neil Band and entertainment from the Traveling Spectacular. Food trucks and Sweet Scoops Homemade Ice Cream will be on hand. Free and dog friendly.

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