Third Street in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista extends parklet program for six months

City will study the feasibility of making outdoor dining structures permanent.

Customers enjoying food in La Catrina's outdoor dining parklet. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

Outdoor dining resumes amid recent wet weather

Hollister business owners say they are happy with loosened restrictions.

Jarad Gallagher of Smoke Point BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista restaurants face challenges under COVID

Lack of indoor and outdoor dining making financial survival difficult.

Inaka's parklet in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

SJB Council votes to not reopen outdoor dining

Outgoing member Dan De Vries claims there’s no scientific evidence that eating outside results in dangerous rates of COVID-19 spread.

Empty parklet in front of Country Rose on Dec. 7 following the Regional Stay-at-Home Order. The order limits food service to take-out and delivery. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Deja Vu: businesses toughing out stay-at-home order

Outdoor dining helped restaurants stay afloat prior to the shutdown enacted Dec. 7.

Diners at the parklet outside 18th Barrel. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Pearson.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street parklet project gains definition

City’s Historic Resources Board relieves fears of compliance lawsuits.

The Sakaguchi family at Inaka. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street makeover keeps restaurants from fully closing

Owners speak about outdoor dining on the main thoroughfare.

Transformation of Third Street in San Juan Bautista on June 22. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Transportation

San Juan Bautista transforms Third Street

Road work done in preparation for allowing businesses to utilize extra space for outdoor shopping and dining.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. File photo.

Transportation

Transformation of Third Street in San Juan Bautista to begin June 22

With main roadway becoming a temporary one-way street, businesses will be able to use extra space for outdoor shopping and dining.

Outdoor dining space in front of Ohana Shaved Ice on San Benito Street. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

City makes San Benito Street closure more visible

More warning lights and signs are added after a car crashes into barricades on Memorial Day weekend.

Albert Bracamonte and family dining outside Hollister House. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Outdoor dining opens on San Benito Street

Several restaurants take part in weekend street closure. Check out photos from the first day.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Juan Bautista

Local restaurants continue serving as stay-at-home order goes on.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council approves outdoor business operations on Third Street

Program will run at least six months to help local merchants.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista considers using Third Street for outdoor dining

Main thoroughfare could become a temporary one-way street, allowing restaurants and businesses to use curbside space.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista looks to reopen parts of city

Working in accord with state rules, City Council discusses expanding outdoor dining, waiving business license fees, and orders the post office lobby open 24/7.