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Downtown shops, artists unite to sell limited-edition T-shirts

Two businesses in downtown Merced — known for supporting the work of local artists — are selling limited-edition T-shirts online to make money while their doors are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eli Torres of the store Strangers, and Travis Strang of Tigers and Daggers Records have reached out to local artists who they…

Brews are flowing after Grand Opening of Tarmac taproom

Blaker Brewery celebrated the grand opening of its latest venture — The Tarmac — last Friday at 1930 Airdrome Entry in Atwater, right at the entrance of the former Castle Air Force Base. The opening was welcomed with a 2-day event that featured food trucks, live music, a BBQ-wing-eating contest, corn hole tourney, giant beer pong…

Book signing at Barnes & Noble reveals intriguing story

A book signing event on Jan. 12 at Barnes & Noble, located at 1720 W. Olive Avenue in Merced, led many people to learn about an intriguing work of fiction, Nostalgic Blood, written by J. Crockett. As customers were asking for Crockett’s autograph on their copies of his book, they were enjoying chatting with him and hearing how…

New Atwater tap room flourishes after opening doors

Blaker Brewing, a family-owned business which began in Ceres in 2018 as a tap room featuring fresh craft beer, opened its second tap room last month at 1930 Airdrome Entry in Atwater on the former Castle Air Force Base. The soft opening hours have been 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. On Jan. 24, the business will hold a Grand…

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