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Mercedian to open bar arcade five years in the making

Five years ago, Andy Beltran’s newly-bought space downtown was in dire need of a renovation. The now 34-year-old had returned to his hometown after working a job at an electrical contractor in Philadelphia, where he saved up the money to buy the 8,500 square foot spot on Main Street — right next to Merced Theater. While in Philly, he had…

South Merced residents ask for help slowing traffic

A busy stretch of road has some South Mercedians complaining of dangerous driving and asking for action by county supervisors. Residents along Cone Avenue between Highway 59 and G Street are saying that the 25 mph speed limit is regularly ignored by some drivers, who speed down the road despite the presence of children in the neighborhood.…

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