Strictly Business: Sonoma Valley business news, Nov. 8

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New massage spot: A new massage spot, called A Spa, has opened at 18594 Sonoma Highway. The salon offers 30- to 90-minute foot massages for $30 to $55 and 30- to 90-minute oil body massages for $40 to $90, as well as combination massages. They are open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Phone 934-8452.

Open house: The Epicurean Connection is celebrating the grand opening of its Culinary Education Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 19670 Eighth St. E. There will be cheesemaking demonstrations, culinary bites, games, raffles and more.

Donuts: Harvey’s Donuts is enjoying brisk business every Friday night in its new pop-up location at 19030 Railroad Ave. There is also now some flyers promising the “opening soon” of its brick and mortar Plaza location down El Paseo Alley, in the former site of Hare & Hatter. Harvey’s daughter Maryn reports that work has begun and the new spot will be called Harvey’s Donut Bar. They are painting and prepping the inside and waiting on city permits. They hope to open by the end of the year.

Vietnamese food is here: Pho Ha opened on Nov. 6 at 5656 Fifth St. E. in the space formerly occupied by Shanghai Restaurant. The new Vietnamese restaurant is open six days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

eTrike tours: eTrikeCo Sonoma is launching a two-hour guided tours around Sonoma including General Vallejo’s Home, Sonoma Barracks, Sonoma Mission, Vella Cheese Company, Sebastiani Winery, Bartholomew Winery, various shops in the Sonoma Plaza and historic neighborhoods. Reserve at or by visiting eTrikeCo Sonoma at 414 First St. E., suite F or call 343-1192.

Resident Experience Survey: Sonoma County is asking residents to share specific problems or challenges experienced during the PSPS power shutoff and what was effective and helpful during this period at

No more bread delivery: Relax and Eat Bread has discontinued home delivery, but you can still buy from the Sonoma Valley bakers at the Springs Farmers Market on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch delivery: Frenchie on Broadway is now offering business lunch delivery to Plaza area businesses weekly on Fridays. The menu changes weekly. Place your order by Thursday at 3 p.m. Call 343-7559 or email

Empty lot: The .62 acre empty lot (next to the new Baker & Cook) at 18820 Sonoma Highway in Boyes Hot Springs is for sale for $1,125,000.

New hire: Steve Childs has been named as the new president of Somoma Media’s magazine division. Childs was formerly the publisher of Sactown magazine.

Product line expansion: Hanson Vodka, which operates a tasting room on Fremont Drive, now offers tastings of small-batch, handcrafted whiskey made by the Hanson family.

Career panel: Sonoma Valley High School seeks volunteers for its “Week of Work” Career Panels on Nov. 18 to 22, from 11:55 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. daily. Each panel is made up of 2-3 professionals in related fields who will speak with the students during a 45-minute period. If interested, email Wendy Swanson ( your name, career field and best days of the week.

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