Strictly Business: Sonoma Valley business news, May 24
New bar: The Mill at Glen Ellen, the new brewery and restaurant planned for the old Aventine spot in Jack London Village, now has an initial website up. The Mill, at 14301 Arnold Drive, expects to offer “casual fine dining” beginning on July 1. Follow its progress at themillatglenellen.com.
Stompers on TV: The Sonoma Stompers will partner with KSVY/SVT to produce a live television broadcast for all 40 home games on Comcast Channel 27 to more than 10,000 homes from Kenwood to San Pablo Bay. The broadcasts will also be available live and on demand on the KSVY and Stompers YouTube accounts. There will be seven camera angles that will give fans views from all around the field. Opening day is June 1 at 7:05 p.m.
Flags: Off Broadway Cleaners offers free cleaning of American flags all year long. “This is the least we can do for those who have died or sacrificed their life for our liberty and our freedom,” Off Broadway Cleaners owner Barry Bosshard said. Flags are cleaned and pressed separate from other items, whether they are made from wool, cotton, nylon or polyester. Off Broadway Cleaners is located 19485 Sonoma Highway 12, and provides dry cleaning, laundry and alterations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There is also pick-up and delivery, 938-2327.
Farmers market: The Oakmont Farmers Market runs every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at Oakmont at White Oak drives.
Grand opening: There will be a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Schermeister Winery at 4 p.m. May 30 and at Sonoma 707 Candle Co. at 5 p.m. There will be wine and small bites throughout the event at Jack London Village. Sonoma 707 Candle Co. is owned by Ricci Wheatley and Schermeister Winery is owned by Robert and Laura Schermeister.
Uber at the airport: Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport announced this week that Uber is now available to passengers. Airport Express, Sonoma County Transit, Mendocino Transit Authority and SMART also service the airport — the SMART station is about one mile away.
Smoking Loon: Donny Sebastiani’s Smoking Loon brand is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new California rosé. The wine joins the Smoking Loon portfolio including a chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, moscato, pinot noir, syrah, zinfandel, malbec, red blend and cabernet sauvignon.
New hire: Gary Saperstein has been hired as the development director for Face to Face, which provides HIV prevention and education services in Sonoma County. He is the principal partner in Out in the Vineyards tourism.
Park increase: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park has increased its park entry fee to $8 students, $10 general.
Springs parking: Good news for Springs businesses — there is now a parking-enforcement officer in the Springs. Read the parking limit signs in the lot for information about your parking space before you leave your car.
French Flea Market: Chateau Sonoma’s 16th annual French Flea Market will be held at Cornerstone Sonoma on May 25 and 26. The event was voted the “Best French Flea Market in the Country” by French Country Style magazine. Enjoy French fare, sip rosé and listen to live music. Cornerstone shops will remain open to the public during the market, while the entrance to the flea market is ticketed. Tickets are $6-$10.
Wine press: Morgan Twain Peterson and Joel Peterson are featured on the cover of Wine Spectator this month. It is Joel’s first Spectator cover after 40 years in the business. Morgan now runs Bedrock Wine Co. and now Once & Future wines.
Anniversary: Tips Roadside is celebrating its first birthday with a “Summer of Love” party on Saturday, June 1, at 8445 Highway 12.
New product: Chevoo, the cheese company owned by Sonoma residents Susan and Gerard Tuck, has a new spreadable goat cheese product hitting stores soon. chevoo.com.
New hires: Sonoma Ecology Center has hired Jonny Ehlers as an educator/naturalist and Julia Megna as a new education project manager.
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