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Area Fresh & Easy stores to close

Area Fresh & Easy stores to close

Area Fresh & Easy stores that opened last year are scheduled to close in the next few weeks, including five stores that opened in the Sacramento area and one in Modesto.

British food giant Tesco PLC, who owns Fresh & Easy supermarkets, has sold a number of its stores to Yucaipa Companies LLC. The stores not sold will be closed. The sale to Yucaipa is expected to be completed within three months.

Most products in the closing stores will be reduced by 25 percent starting Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Clarksburg Wine Cheese & Bread Faire

Clarksburg Wine Cheese & Bread Faire

Clarksburg's Old Sugar Mill will host its annual Wine Cheese & Bread Faire, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4. "This is the ultimate gourmet wine and food shopping experience in the Sacramento region," said Old Sugar Mill spokeswoman Mary Tye in a press release. "Cheesemakers from local producers and local bakers will showcase the region’s best cheese and bread pairings for area wines."

Visitors to the Faire can taste and purchase specialty chocolates, olive oils, nuts, coffee & teas, spices, and other locally made products, Tye said. "Shop for your perfect picnic lunch and bottle of wine, and then enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio and delta breeze to the sounds of great local live music.

New this year there will be a Grilled Cheese Competition, she said. "Local restaurants will be competing. ...

Krazy 4 Coupons Ready for Business

Krazy 4 Coupons Ready for Business

Elk Grove -- Krazy 4 Coupons -- a FREE consumer website to "Click & Print" discount coupons from local merchants in neighboring communities throughout the Sacramento area is ready for business, according to owners Koid Starks and Steven Kott.

The brainstorm of these two advertising and marketing entrepreneurs, Krazy 4 Coupons will launch a major sweep of retail merchants -- and other professionals such as attorneys, real estate and insurance brokers, mortgage loan originators, doctor and dentist offices -- who want an Internet and Social Media approach to market discount Krazy Coupons to thousands of residents.

"Even individual professionals who market cosmetics, vitamins and health products, clothing and accessories, as well as personal trainers, in-home caregivers and anyone with a legitimate business may promote discounts through Krazy 4 Coupons," explains Koid Starks.  

Yes, You Can Buy an Evening Gown for $20 (or less)

Yes, You Can Buy an Evening Gown for $20 (or less)

If you're looking for a formal or dressy dress for prom, pageant or bridesmaid - and your budget is limited - a shop in Elk Grove is clearing out dresses for $10-20. 

Nicole's Previously Loved Fashions has approximately 100 short dressy style dresses at $10 each and 100 long prom, evening and bridesmaid gowns at $20.  The dresses are all gently used, but in great condition. 

Even if you aren't on a budget, it's worth the time to check it out.  You never know if the dress is there and why not pay less for it?

And, if you find two dresses that you want to buy, grab another one because the third one is free. 

Owner Lonna Ponce says she also has about 20 wedding gowns that she is selling for $99 each (not included in the buy one, get one free sale).

Nicole's Previously Loved Fashions is located at 10466 Franklin Blvd in Elk Grove.  They are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m.

Toys "R" US Offers Shoppers Unbeatable After-Christmas Deals

Toys "R" US Offers Shoppers Unbeatable After-Christmas Deals

Gifts may have been exchanged and Christmas memories made, but the holiday-sized savings continue for customers shopping at Toys“R”Us and online at Toysrus.com from Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 29.

With new discounts and deals around every turn, shoppers will be delighted to find special sales on hundreds of affordable kid-favorite brands including LEGO, Skylanders, NERF, Fisher-Price and more.

Below are highlights of the deals and discounts valid at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide from Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 29, while supplies last (no rainchecks):

  • BUY ONE GET ONE 40% OFF ALL Video Games – Prices Vary*
  • BUY ONE GET ONE 40% OFF ALL Movies (in-store only) – Prices Vary*
  • BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF ALL LEGO City, Hero Factor & Star Wars construction sets – Price

Holiday Shop Elk Grove Kicks Off Black Friday

Holiday Shop Elk Grove Kicks Off Black Friday

Elk Grove, CA – Beginning Black Friday, Elk Grove shoppers can win $2,000 or a variety of other prizes by shopping local.

On Friday, Nov. 23, dozens of local businesses will be offering incentives and prizes for shopping locally this holiday season.

The annual Think, Shop, Live Elk Grove Holiday Shopping Program will run throughout the holiday season until Dec. 16.

Shoppers can enter to win prizes by visiting any of the participating locations, filling out a raffle entry form and dropping it in the holiday bag.  The more stores a shopper visits, the more opportunities are available to win prizes.

For a complete listing of participating businesses and prizes, visit www.shopelkgroveca.com.  Shoppers are encouraged to check back often, as local businesses continue to sign up daily.

The program runs through Dec. 16.  Winners will be announced the following day.