Strictly Business: Napa dining, newspapers go digital, French flea market and more

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Out to eat: Napa County has the go-ahead from the state to reopen indoor dining at restaurants and retail stores, with safety guidelines in place. At press time, Sonoma was awaiting word on permission for restaurants to serve outdoors.

Change: The Kenwood Press has temporarily gone digital for some issues. Normally the paper is mailed twice a month to all residents of Glen Ellen, Oakmont and Kenwood. For the near future, the publisher expects to print one issue a month and have all content available online.

Local delivery person: Carol Allison of is a local substitute for Instacart.

Harvey is back: Starting Friday, May 22, Harvey’s Donuts is re-opening its doors to its Donut Pop Up on Railroad Avenue from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with hopes to quickly expand to other weekend nights. To-go only donuts with masks and physical distancing.

Flea market: Sarah Anderson’s Chateau Sonoma Virtual French Flea Market is May 23 and 24. She suggests shoppers pick up croissants from Les Pascals Patisserie in Glen Ellen to set the mood. Rosé from Burgundy at $10/bottle can be delivered to your doorstep. Ten percent of proceeds benefit the Mentoring Alliance and La Luz. Visit for details.

Newly online: The Loop at Cornerstone has a new website at Plain Jane Consignment has a new website at

Frozen treats: Top That frozen yogurt is open again with a reconfigured shop that is no longer self serve. Three customers can enter at a time and must wear face masks. Curbside pick up and preorders remain available.

For sale: The combined 10.3 acre lot at 85 and 105 Fremont Drive is for sale for $3.5 million. It is just east of the planned roundabout location at the corner of Fremont and Arnold Drives, adjacent to the self storage facility.

Free food: Rotary Club Sonoma Sunrise and Rotary Club Sonoma Valley will give away 500 hamburgers on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at Three Fat Guys Tasting Room on Broadway. They will be giving away food and taking donations for FISH.

For sale: The little bungalow/office building at 801 Broadway is for sale. The building is 936 square feet on .14 acres.

Free meals: After serving 46,000 free meals over the past several weeks, Sonoma’s Best/Ramekins is shifting meal distribution to Vintage House at 264 First St. E. Free meals will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for the remainder of the program.

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