Strictly Business: Changes at Vineburg Deli, a new music venue and more, Oct. 25

Taco truck: Vineburg Deli has expanded its offerings with a vehicle called the Vineburg Lunch Truck. The truck, parked outside the deli Monday through Friday, serves tacos and burritos and has a rotating monthly menu. The deli has also expanded its outdoor seating area and customers can now sit out back and drink a beer. The staff is hoping to be open expanded hours soon.

New music venue: MacArthur Place Hotel and Spa has applied for a music venue license. Its application will be heard at the next City of Sonoma Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14.

Big donors: Sonoma residents Joan and Sandy Weill are set to become Carnegie Hall's first $100 million lifetime donors. Their latest $14.6 million gift will support the New York City-based concert venue's artistic initiatives, including music education and teacher training programs in NYC public schools.

Conference: Wine Women is hosting its first annual conference for the public on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Buena Vista Winery. The day-long event offers five interactive sessions, led by the corporate training team from G3. Learn more at

Brew pub closing: Bear Republic Brewing Company is closing its downtown Healdsburg site on Nov. 22. Its Rohnert Park brewpub and Cloverdale production facility will continue regular operations.

Grand opening: The new Valley Brows is having a grand opening event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. There will be appetizers, drinks, a costume contest for the kids, discounts and more. 1260 Broadway.

Bouverie news: Audubon Canyon Ranch has engaged Siegel & Strain Architects for the rebuilding of the Bouverie Preserve facilities in Glen Ellen, which were destroyed by the Nuns Fire of 2017. Siegel & Strain is a architectural firm that specializes in nature education facilities.

Generator gift: Rebuild North Bay gave a grant last week to KSVY in the amount of $16,470 to purchase two generators - one for its station and one for its transmitter. The City of Sonoma absorbed the cost of the permits. Rebuild also announced that it has hired Aiko-Sophie Ezaki as its program manager. Ezaki was raised in Sonoma and lives in the Springs. Ezaki joins operations manager Melissa Stone who also lives in the Springs.

Young professionals: The new Sonoma Originals skate shop at 17400 Sonoma Highway will host the next Chamber of Commerce meeting of local young professionals on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Halloween networking mixer is open to all local business people age 21-39. The event will feature bites from Whole Foods, local wine, a DJ, kombucha cocktail samples and access to its indoor skate park. Costumes encouraged. Register for the free event at

Housing: Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to help the new development at Napa Pipe to move forward. The complex off of Highway 29 near Highway 121 is to have 945 homes (of which 190 are affordable). MidPen Housing (which built the Fetters project in Sonoma) will build the affordable units at the 154-acre Napa Pipe site. There will also a senior housing, a hotel and a park. Also planned is a 150,000 square foot Costco, which is expected to employ 200 to 225. It takes about 150 days to construct and open a store, the developer told the Napa City Council last year.

Anniversary: Teen Services is celebrating 10 years at 17440 Sonoma Highway. The nonprofit reports a record number of teens enrolled in its Ready to Work courses at both Sonoma Valley and Creekside High Schools; two new additions to its staff; the imminent launch of its annual pie sales; and plans to expand its Lovin' Oven program.

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