New groomer, Folktable opens and more

Business news from in and around Sonoma Valley.|

New dog grooming spot: The former site of Casey’s Place is now Groomingdales. The new grooming spot is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include wash, dry, brush, bath, nails and full groom, as well as add-ons like nail clip, ear cleaning and teeth brushing. Prices range from $50 to $150 depending on the size of the dog. 690 First St. W. 501-7282.

New restaurant opening: Chef Casey Thompson’s Cornerstone restaurant Folktable opened on Dec. 9. Nicole Murray is the general manager, Melanie Wilkerson is executive sous chef and Danny Ojinaga is serving as beverage manager. The "seasonally driven“ spot is open Wednesday through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests order at the counter or via a QR code for takeaway or to eat outside on Cornerstone’s grounds. Table service inside Folktable’s restaurant and on its patio will eventually be offered when county guidelines allow.

Gift baskets: The Epicurean Connection has created a selection of gifts baskets, with local delivery and shipping across the nation. Stop by 19670 Eighth St. E. or call 235-9530 or visit

Kovacs completes consolidation: Kovacs Motors recently closed its showroom, located across from Maxwell Village on Sonoma Highway. Adam Kovacs continues, however, to sell pre-owned vehicles at his expanded location at 18380 Sonoma Highway where current Kovacs mechanics and former Williams Auto mechanics service foreign and domestic cars and trucks.

Award: Kenwood-based Ledson Winery & Vineyards was recently awarded the Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year award at the 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition. The award is bestowed on the wine-making team with the most impressive portfolio of wine entries.

Unique new spot in Napa: E. & J. Gallo’s California Brandy House, which opened in November in Napa's First Street Complex, offers tastings and bottle purchases of premium California brandies, Argonaut and Germain-Robin.

Chili bowls created in past years by the Ceramics Department at the Sonoma Community Center. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
Chili bowls created in past years by the Ceramics Department at the Sonoma Community Center. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Online sale: Sonoma Community Center Online Holiday Sale offers one-of-a-kind, ceramic and handmade gifts online for curbside pick-up. Ceramic items are handmade by SCC artists, former artists-in-residence and invited nationally recognized ceramic artists. Through Dec. 30, members get 10 percent off all purchases.

New hire: Sonoma County 3rd District Supervisor-Elect Chris Coursey has selected Sean Hamlin (husband of Sonoma City Cuncilmember Rachel Hundley) as his district director.

Restaurant shopping: Sunflower Caffe on the Plaza has turned the inside walkway back to its outdoor dining garden into a shopping alley with logo merchandise as well as a variety of local gifts.

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