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New Japanese food company coming to Southport in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 24, 2013 —

West Sacramento officials announced today that a Japanese company plans to build a 25,000-square foot production facility and U.S. headquarters in the Southport Business Park in West Sacramento.

The identity of the company will be announced at a press conference tomorrow, with representatives from the Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization (SACTO) and Ridge Capital in attendance to welcome managers from the company.

Ridge Capital manages the business park; SACTO is given credit for helping to recruit the company.

Southport Business Park is located along Ramco Boulevard just south of the barge canal.

City spokesman Art Schroeder said the new company is a good fit with Mayor Christopher Cabaldon’s effort to develop the city as a “global food hub.” Other food-related facilities in West Sacramento include planned or new developments by Japan’s Nippon Shokken, Norway’s Tomra Sorting Solutions, and Germany’s Bayer CropScience. They join Tony’s Fine Foods, Nor Cal Beverage and the Raley’s headquarters.

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What’s going in near Lowe’s?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 —

A couple of readers have noticed the earth-moving work now underway next to Taco Bell and the Lowe’s center in Southport. The new earth moving work is on the north side of the complex, near the bridge.

A new restaurant or two, perhaps?

Not so, a city planning department rep told the News-Ledger yesterday.

“This is going to be for a self-storage facility,” she said. “West Sacramento Self Storage.”

 

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Local police join Yolo County bomb squad and SWAT team for training at RCHS

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 23, 2013 —

West Sacramento police will join the Yolo County Bomb Squad and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team for a “tactical training” session this evening from about 4 to 9 p.m. at River City High School.

WSPD’s Lieutenant Tod Sockman said there is no anticipated disruption to the public from the Southport exercises.

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Promising start for West Sac brewpub

Sage Smith (far right) pours for a customer shortly after Bike Dog Brewery opened for its second day on Saturday.  That’s the back of Mayor Cabaldon’s head at front right  (News-Ledger photo by ERIC HARDING, www.ebharding.com)

Sage Smith (far right) pours for a customer shortly after Bike Dog Brewery opened for its second day on Saturday.
That’s the back of Mayor Cabaldon’s head at front right
(News-Ledger photo by ERIC HARDING, www.ebharding.com)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

West Sacramento’s new mini-brewpub opened on Friday (Oct. 11)  just hours after flying past the final bureaucratic hurdles. Visitors seemed to enjoy the place’s vibe, which might be described as “having a beer in the garage of some friends who love to brew.”

On Saturday, the crowd quickly swelled to several dozen people shortly after opening at 2 p.m. Guests included Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who pedaled in after participating in a bicycle ride fundraiser, and mayor pro tem Chris Ledesma, who was not wearing lycra.

The little brewery resides in an industrial suite with a roll-up door, at 2534 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 110.

Co-owner A.J. Tendick said Friday’s opening was frantic but pretty smooth.

“Given that we were able to get our certificate of occupancy from the City at about 4 p.m. (they were incredibly helpful in making that happen), we were thrilled by the response we got both Friday and Saturday,” he said by email. The crowd highlighted the urgency to install the additional seating that we have planned.”

Saturday, Tendick and fellow co-owner Sage Smith were pouring from two taps: an India Pale Ale style and a wheat beer. How much beer did they sell?

“In terms of 12-ounce beers (our pints are European imperial pints that measure 20 ounces), we sold about 700 beers over Friday and Saturday.”

The brewpub was started by a bunch of work friends who hold day jobs. Hours “for the foreseeable future” will be Fridays 5-9:30 and Saturdays 2-9:30, said Tendick.

Interested in more? The News-Ledger wrote about the creation of this brewery and a second planned local minipub here.

 

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