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Antioch Chamber to present Citizens, Businesses of the Year, other annual awards at annual Gala Friday nightThursday, March 9th, 2017
The Antioch Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners for the 2016 community awards:
•Citizen of the Year – Most Impact – Sal Sbranti
•Citizen of the Year – Lifetime Achievement – Leo Fontana
•Small Business of the Year – Rich McDaniel, McDaniel Financial Services
•Large Business of the Year – PG&E
•Non-Profit of the Year – Delta Veterans Group
•Youth of the Year – Jocelyn Villalobos and Jacqueline Villalobos
The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Gala on Friday, March 10, 2017.
Special recognition will be given to Antioch Unified School District for their continued efforts and successes. Posthumous recognition will be given to Karl Dietzel, and Ed Antrim in recognition of their commitment and betterment of the Antioch community.
Please see photos and details about the winners in the April issue of the Herald and on our website.
By Allen Payton
The newest location for Gotta Eatta Pita’s fresh Mediterranean food just opened in Antioch, on Monday, on Mahogany Way across from the Lowe’s store and next door to KFC. Owners Yaniv Benaroya and Eric Huber, who have been active in Antioch real estate for the past several years with their Property Upsurge company, are excited to open one of their restaurants, here, as well. The Antioch location is the fifth in their chain, which includes locations in Danville, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton and San Jose.
They’re holding their Grand Opening, this Saturday and are giving away free Pita from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You’re gonna want to try their tasty menu items. Yaniv’s mother, Shoshi Benaroya is the one whose recipes they’re using.
Plus, it’s healthy food, too. Their hand-baked, fresh daily pita bread has no preservatives or dairy. The chicken shawarma is all natural, raised without hormones and always served fresh. The falafel is freshly ground with herbs and spices and their feta cheese is made with 100% sheep milk. A portion of the veggies they serve is organically grown and they buy local whenever possible.
Even their sodas are healthy, and tasty, too. When I stopped by on Monday with my mom, I tried the Stubborn Agave Vanilla Cream. Mmmmm. Yaniv let us sample their newest menu item, healthy French fries with the skin on them, which they’re testing in Antioch, first. Gotta Eatta Pita also serves salads and baklava for dessert.
So, stop by this week and try out one or more of their menu items (see below) and download the flyer, above bring it with you, this Saturday for your free stuffed pita.
Also, Autozone to open in former Delta Fresh Foods location
According to Antioch City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated Feb. 10, 2017, an 108-acre site in Antioch on 2101-2603 Wilbur Avenue has been leased to AMPORTS. In August of 2016 the industrial waterfront site in Antioch, California formerly known as the Gaylord Container/Forestar site with access to deep water port/wharf was purchased for $7 million by Commercial Development Company Inc. (CDC), a company out of St. Louis and a leading North American commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company.
AMPORTS is a leader in the global automotive service industry for over 50 years of experience. With multiple locations in the United States and Mexico, AMPORTS is one of the largest auto processors in North America. Nearby they operate at the Port of Benicia in the Benicia Industrial Park, where AMPORTS facility covers 640 acres.
AMPORTS is expanding their automotive logistics services to Antioch. The site in Antioch will be used to process vehicles, inspect, and detail before they go to various dealerships. AMPORTS anticipates creating about 50 direct local jobs for their operations and are pleased with the business friendly welcoming the City of Antioch has offered with getting their business up and running.
The paper mill was retired and demolished in 2002. Since closing, environmental impact from past operations has limited redevelopment options. CDC’s remediation plans give fresh potential to redevelop this attractive waterfront industrial site.
In addition to selling surplus real estate to CDC, this transaction enabled Forestar Group to transfer environmental obligations to Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc. (ELT), an affiliate of CDC. ELT assumed responsibility for legacy environmental liabilities associated with the site and its former operators.
EnviroAnalytics Group (EAG), another CDC affiliate, will work with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to oversee ongoing remedial activities, including environmental monitoring, to bring the site to regulatory closure. Successful environmental clean-up will reposition this site for port and industrial re-use and stimulate new construction and jobs.
Throughout the remediation process, CDC will be performing land studies, market assessments, and meeting with community stakeholders to determine the highest and best use for this site going forward.
This site is zoned heavy industrial and has a pier on the San Joaquin River to support international shipping, as well as nearby rail. With excellent access to Hwy 4 and the San Joaquin River, this 108 acre site is among the largest deep water sites in the East Bay region and can support logistical and industrial users. The site also has 2000 feet of Wilbur Avenue frontage and is near the new Antioch BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station scheduled to open this year.
“We are excited to expand our redevelopment efforts into the East Bay region” said Steve Collins, Executive Vice President at Commercial Development Company, Inc., “Our acquisition of this deep-water industrial port is the first step to repurposing this strategic property. The Antioch market is poised for economic rebirth and CDC is pleased to bring this site to market.”
In addition, Duran reports that AutoZone anticipates taking over a 13,860 square foot store, formerly Delta Fresh Foods, located at 4036 Lone Tree Way. Renovations and permitting are in progress.
See pages 9 & 10 of the February issue
Who will you choose for your favorite Antioch businesses, this year? Now is your chance to decide and we’ll honor the best businesses with the 2017 Antioch People’s Choice Awards with either a Gold, Silver or Bronze.
You’ll be entered to win a gift certificate from a local, Antioch business just for completing and turning in a ballot. The deadline is March 10 to submit your ballot to the Antioch Herald office at 101 H Street, Waldie Plaza, Suite 3 in the old Casino Building in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown.
So, turn to pages 9 and 10 of the February issue cut out the official ballot or click on the Antioch People’s Choice Awards link at the top of our website, or download the ballot, print out and start voting! 2017 Antioch People’s Choice Awards Official Ballot