Category: Retail

CHERRY LANE NURSERY

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Just outside the Village of Arroyo Grande lies a quaint little nursery that I love to visit all year round called Cherry Lane. It feels like home — and that is in large part because it is a family-owned and operated business where you can relax and enjoy your shopping experience. All the plants, trees,…

Cal Coast Carpet, providing quality service and products for 26 years!

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Like many young couples looking for a great deal to make their entry into home ownership, my wife and I were looking for a “fixer upper” to get our start. We knew that if we made the right choices in finishes and put in a little sweat equity we could come out ahead. So when…

New Art Gallery on the Central Coast

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If you find yourself in Avila Beach taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the Central Coast, be sure to stop by the Chris Burkard Art Gallery. You’ll find surfers catching waves among the glaciers and skies painted with colors you’ve never seen before. Your appreciation for nature will be taken to a whole new level…

Comfort Market

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Updated April 15th, 2015 – When Gather was forced to close due to failed landlord negotiations the Village lost a favorite. What we got in return was a better, bolder, bigger version with many new features. Armed with many researched ideas owner/chef Kari Ziegler wanted a bistro with a gourmet market and wine bar as…

Harmony House Yoga

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You will thank me for this timely post — hitting your inbox just prior to the Harmony House Yoga Annual Open House. The all-day event features free classes, merchandise discounts, studio tours and meet and greets with the instructors. What a great way to prove my opinion right — at no cost to you! Anyone who has…

Comfort Market

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Six months old and still growing! Tonight will be the inaugural cooking class at Comfort Market — soon to be a regular event as this evening’s first run sold out days before. Tonight owner/chef Kari Ziegler, previously of the much-missed Gather Wine Bar, will share her insider secrets from behind the kitchen door in creating…

Harry & David – Pismo Beach

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It’s been said that humans are creatures of habit and I am afraid this describes me rather well. I go to the same places for the same things and I tend not to expand my horizons as often as I should. When Harry and David first moved into the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets I thought…

We LOVE Pismo Beach Athletic Club

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My husband and I are no strangers to gym membership. We have belonged to many over our years — in our small town and in major metropolitan areas. That makes us a bit picky when  it comes to shelling our our hard-earned dollars — especially because we want to avoid the classic scenario of paying…

Gear Up at Mountain Air Sports

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Marrying my husband there was a certain understanding that our lives would not be sedentary. He was a mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, “Hood-to-Coast” running weekend warrior. He was not one to line up the sports schedule on Sunday and sit idly by. And being a scuba instructor, amateur marathon runner, weekend mountain bicyclist…

Talley Farms Fresh Harvest

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It’s next to impossible to be a co-inhabitant of our planet today and not recognize that humans are having an impact on our climate, our resources and the realization that we need to do something — however small — to make it better for future generations. Ever since our son was born we made the…

Phone & Wireless – Your Local Verizon Store

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The best place to buy/order your new iPhone 5S/5C! My relationship with Phone &Wireless has been an evolution. When we returned to the Central Coast 12 years ago we had became At&t clients because our employers were, and so followed the herd without thinking of researching our options (not something we would recommend!) So while…

Best Ice Cream in San Luis obispo County – Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab

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When you’ve lived in one place pretty much your entire life you know the history of all things and how they’ve evolved — both good and bad. The nice thing about the quaint Village of Arroyo Grande is that while things have changed, they’ve mostly stayed the same. And that is true of one of…

A Little Yoga in the Village

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Over the years I have become a huge fan of Pilates. I like Yoga, but I really love what Pilates challenges me to do and how it effects my body. That being said, it seems that there is a large range in the quality of the instruction offered all around the Central Coast. From gym…

Central Coast Standup Paddling – Morro Bay

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Phone   (805)395-0410 1215 Embarcadero Morro Bay, CA 93442 slosup@gmail.com Find Central Coast Standup Paddling Online: Two years ago our family took a fantastic vacation to Roatan, an island in the Bay Island chain off the coast of Honduras in South America. We rented a beautiful private home on the beach in West Bay and…

Arani Salon and Day Spa

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Arani Salon and Day Spa is breathing a breath of fresh air into the Village of Arroyo Grande as we witness a total Village Transformation over the past few years! Not your mother’s Beauty Parlor, this Salon and Spa was designed to be an oasis — and succeed! It is a sanctuary. Yes, all the…

Jones Janitorial

My family has known Dan Jones for as long as I can remember … the unassuming name of this family company — Jones Janitorial and Carpet Cleaning — downplays how well they do what they do. They are carpet and tile cleaning magicians! I knew Dan was great when I was new to real estate…

Willis & Bennett in Arroyo Grande

Being a 33 year resident of the Central Coast I can remember when The Village was remembered for it’s quaint Branch Street architecture, suspension bridge and annual festivals. A transformation occurred over the past several years and where it used to be primarily filled with antique shops and mom-and-pop style restaurants. Nearly nine years ago…

COACH in Pismo Beach

Be still my beating heart …. the Coach store finally arrived with great anticipation throughout my circle and has sprinkled handbags everywhere! This is truly the dawn of a new day on the Central Coast. Ok, ok, I grew up here so I have a little more history with the shopping void that existed just…

Salon & Spa Services – Grover Beach

When Tutta Bella Salon opened it’s doors in our area I couldn’t believe my eyes… it was a salon like those I had enjoyed living in Newport Beach during my ten years away from the Central Coast. I gave that type of full service salon with spa-like atmosphere up when I decided to return —…

Amazing Hometown Service – Hardware

Having grown up on the Central Coast, Miner’s is a fixture in our family. My parent’s have been loyal Miner’s customer’s for years, through projects large and small. My dad has always marveled at the wealth of knowledge found in the Miner’s staff. Men and women who seem to have every washer, nut, bolt and…

Home Decor and Nursery – Grover Beach

Ron’s Nursery is aptly named after it’s owner, Ron Carlock. This man is the human definition of why I love living and owning a small business here on the Central Coast. You will notice that many of my Yelps revolve around Customer Service. I believe that in many cases, great customer service is under-valued and…

Amazing Floral Design in Grover Beach

I first discovered Amanda by seeing her designs at the Dolphin Bay Resort … but did not really understand the full scope of her talent until I saw her beautiful arrangements for a charitable event that I attended. I was so in love with one of her donated arrangements that I ended up bidding on…