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G St. Mercantile officially opens in Antioch’s downtown Rivertown, with ribbon cutting, reception

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Antioch Chamber and City Council members join owners Brandon Woods and Michael Gabrielson (with scissors) for the ribbon cutting to officially open their new G St. Mercantile store in downtown, Friday evening, January 15th.

Antioch Chamber and City Council members join owners Brandon Woods and Michael Gabrielson as they hold the scissors for the ribbon cutting to officially open their new G St. Mercantile store in downtown, Friday evening, January 15th.

By Allen Payton

Representatives of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Wade Harper, all four Antioch Council Members, downtown business owners and guests joined with owners Michael Gabrielson and Brandon Woods for the ribbon cutting and catered reception, to officially open G St. Mercantile in Antioch’s historic Rivertown on Friday evening, January 15th.

Before the ribbon was cut, guests were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by neighboring business Nature’s Bounty, some shopping and a few brief speeches.

“We need more activity down here,” said Harper. “The water is wonderful. Then we have Brandon and Michael bringing this wonderful, cute business to Antioch.”

“Downtown is going to be wonderful,” he continued. Then speaking of the City and City Council, he said “We’re all in. We know you’re going to be successful.”

We welcome G St Mercantile to Antioch,” said Jack Monroe, Membership Services with the Chamber. “Downtown is in revitalization. The downtown is our heart of the community.”

“With that, we welcome up to our heart,” he added.

A special proclamation from Assemblyman Frazier was read, then Gabrielson spoke.

Everyone celebrated after the ribbon was cut.

Everyone celebrated after the ribbon was cut.

“We wanted to thank everyone for being here this evening to celebrate,” he said. “We want to thank the City of Antioch for their support and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce.”

“A big reason we wanted to be downtown is because of the history,” Gabrielson continued. “Antioch is a hidden gem.”

He spoke of the support from fellow downtown businesses.

“It is a great business community,” he shared.

“We have over 20 vendors and they are a big part of our success,” Gabrielson added.

Then the ribbon was cut followed by a round of applause and shopping ensued.

‘The store offers furniture, antiques and vintage items, as well as gifts. It is located at 205 G Street in downtown Antioch and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information like them on Facebook.

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Travis Credit Union to give out 20 scholarships to high school seniors

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Great news for college bound seniors – Travis Credit Union announced today that it will award twenty, $1,500 scholarships.

Travis Credit Union encourages all graduating seniors to apply.  Each applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, bound for a two–or four–year college or university and a member of Travis Credit Union in good standing.  Students who live in Travis Credit Union’s twelve-county service region and are not yet members may join the credit union and apply for a scholarship at the same time.

“In the last 12 years, we have received a tremendous response from young members who have exhibited a commitment to academic excellence and community service.  We look forward to recognizing even more of our deserving young members this year,” says Barry Nelson, Travis Credit Union’s president and CEO.

The Travis Credit Union Board of Directors established the scholarship program in 2004 and named it the Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of a long-time board member, who passed away in December 2004.

Scholarship applications are available at any branch location or online at Travis Credit Union’s website at www.traviscu.org.  In addition to a completed application other requirements include: a 250-word essay, a certified high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Monday, March 7, 2016.

“As a credit union, we are founded on the philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ and we stand behind the principles that promote human development and social responsibility,” adds Nelson.  “Offering these scholarships is just one way Travis Credit Union adds value for our members and is assisting them with the increasing cost of higher education while reinforcing our commitment to their financial success.”

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Contra Costa, Alameda, Colusa, Merced Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 13th largest credit union in California with more than 177,000 members and more than $2.5 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Napa, Yolo and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members and the community; its solid, secure history; and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.

Travis has branches in Antioch at 2721 Lone Tree Way in the Terraces Shopping Center and 5819 Lone Tree Way, Suite A in the Slatten Ranch Shopping Center.

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Winners announced in Antioch’s Rivertown 2015 Holiday Store & Window Décor contest

Monday, December 14th, 2015
The Urban Jumble 2

The decorated windows of Urban Jumble antiques and salvage store, located at 307 G Street, in downtown Antioch, winner of the 2015 Rivertown Holiday Store & Window Decor contest, as voted by shoppers.

The Urban Jumble

By Allen Payton

Out of 556 votes from shoppers between November 28 and December 12, the winner of the best holiday decorations in the Antioch Rivertown 2015 Holiday Store & Window Décor Contest is Urban Jumble with 140 votes. They will be awarded a one-time, 1/4-page ad in the Antioch Herald, which has a $500 value. The antique store is located at 307 G Street.

Winners of the Ballot Drawing Prizes, for those who voted in the contest are as follows:

Queen B’s Quilt Shop – Quilt – Cindy Phearson

Jim Lanter State Farm – Starbucks Coffee package 1 – Steve Brown

Jim Lanter State Farm – Starbucks Coffee package 2 – Sara Garcia

Jim Lanter State Farm – Holiday Snack Bowl package – Thula Keith

Oddly Unique – $50 Gift Certificate – Kimberli Williams

Oddly Unique, Too – $50 Gift Certificate – Francine Hudson

G St. Mercantile – $50 Gift Certificate – Debbie Delta

Almost There Travel – Disney Diamond Celebration promo package – Christina Kenson

Each of them will be contacted about their prize.

Thank you to all the businesses that participated and to all who voted in this year’s contest. See more photos of the window and store decorations of the businesses in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown on our Antioch Rivertown Facebook page.

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Free Breakfast with Santa at Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, Saturday morning, Dec. 12th

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Photos with Santa through the 24th, Pet Photos with Santa Dec. 14th

The Christmas Celebration continues at Somersville Towne Center with a free breakfast with Santa plus entertainment by Lori and RJ in Center Court by Macy’s, Saturday morning, December 9th starting at 8:30 a.m.

Photos with Santa continue through Thursday, December 24th and Pet Photos with Santa will be held again, on Monday, December 14th from 5-8 p.m.

Somersville Towne Center, East County’s only enclosed mall, is located at 2550 Somersville Road in Antioch. For more information visit www.SomersvilleTowneCenter.com.

As seen in the December print edition of the Antioch Herald.

As seen in the December print edition of the Antioch Herald.

 

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Sales, specials, Santa, Christmas carolers and more at the Rivertown Customer Appreciation Day, Saturday

Friday, December 11th, 2015

wreath clipartThe shops in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown, will be holding the third of three Saturday events during the holiday season, with their Customer Appreciation Day, tomorrow, Saturday, December 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and everyone is invited.

Oak Ridge Winery from Lodi will be doing a wine tasting from 2-4 p.m. at 209 G Street.

The Antioch Singing Angels will begin caroling from 213 G St from 2-4 p.m. and are looking for volunteers to join.  Hot cocoa and cookies included.

Santa will be available at 213 G Street from 3-5 p.m. for free photos by Bev Knight that will be available online.

Be sure to vote for your favorite window decorations in the Holiday Store Window Décor Contest and be entered to win prizes from downtown shops.

So, shop for unique Christmas gifts, eat at downtown restaurants and enjoy the holiday spirit in Rivertown.

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New Antioch restaurant now hiring, this Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Hurricane Grill & Wings ad 12-15 web

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Vote for your favorite downtown Antioch window decorations, win prizes in Rivertown’s Holiday Store Window Décor Contest,

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Download the attached ballot and vote for your favorite window or store decorations from the list of participating Rivertown businesses and be entered to win Prizes from Shops in Antioch’s Historic Downtown! Voting starts this Saturday, November 28, during Small Business Saturday. You must turn in your ballot by 5 PM, Saturday, December 12. Please mark only ONE box. 2015 Rivertown Holiday Store Window Décor Contest Ballot

2015 Holiday Window Decor Contest Ballot web

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New Antioch restaurant, Hurricane Grill & Wings holding hiring fair this weekend, next two

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

HurricaneLogoWebNEW RESTAURANT OPENING

HIRING FAIR!!!!

HURRICANE GRILL AND WINGS.

 ONE OF THE LARGEST WING FRANCHISES ON THE EAST COAST IS COMING TO ANTIOCH, CA.

WE ARE HIRING FOR HOSTS/BUSSERS/BARTENDERS/SERVERS/COOKS.

ALL POSITIONS OPEN.

COME IN FOR INTERVIEWS OR APPLICATIONS ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY, STARTING NOVEMBER 21ST, FROM 11AM TO 5PM. MANAGERS ON SITE READY TO HIRE.

LOCATION ADDRESS: 4827 LONE TREE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531

(In the former Uno’s Restaurant)

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