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OPINION: Saying goodbye to Hollister’s Progresso Tamale Parlor – We’ll miss you!

Saying farewell to a local favorite restaurant

Our family said goodbye to Hollister's Progresso Tamale Parlor last night with a pre-Christmas feast of cheese, chicken and shredded beef enchiladas, warm flour tortilla chips, rice and beans.

After 77 years, they're closing Dec. 23 🙁

We'll miss your delicious food, Progresso! Thanks to the Zuniga family for feeding us so well for so many years!


Julie Finigan Morris

Julie Finigan Morris is a journalist and business owner. She has worked as staff writer for several news organizations, including Thomson Newspapers in Washington D.C., McClatchy Newspapers and Scripps News Service. She is also the Co-Founder and Owner of Morris Grassfed and has lived in San Benito County for more than 25 years. Morris has also worked in corporate communications, marketing, and the non-profit sector. She is a founding board member of BenitoLink and currently serves on its Editorial Committee. She recently published her first novel, Exit Strategy. Visit her online at