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The Tioga set to reawaken Main Street

Downtown Merced is about to be energized with new life as construction on The Tioga apartment building nears completion. Move-in dates are set for April. The Tioga, with its historic and majestic entrance at 1715 N Street, was built in 1928 as the “Hotel Tioga.” Today, it’s in the final stages of a $15 million renovation project…

Single mother finds success as food truck owner

Nancy’s Food Truck, located at 2050 Industrial Road on former Castle Air Force Base, operates from the parking lot of Big Creek Lumber. Its hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nancy Virrey, the business owner, told the Times, “I’ve been in business since March 2019.  I’m doing this business on my own. I’m…

Great Toy Giveaway on Main Street for local kids

Families — including a hundreds of children — crowded Main Street, between R and Q streets, for the annual Great Toy Giveaway sponsored by Acosta’s Furniture, Satelites Aguilera, La Joya FM, the Merced Soccer Association, Produciones Libra and La Major magazine. A ton of bicycles were given away, as well as a mountain of toys.…

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