Business Scene for the week of 6/26/18

It was 50 years ago in July when Idaho and Marceline Urrutia opened Idaho Grocery. Back then the store had its original vintage wooden shelves, flooring, high ceilings and sawdust in the butcher shop that made you feel like you were stepping back in time. Throughout the last 50 years, the Urrutia family has made many upgrades, remodeled and expanded their line of quality meats, seafood, produce and groceries.
On Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, you can join them to celebrate their anniversary and they’ll be serving complimentary refreshments, cookies and cupcakes. They’ll also have a special discount on their marinated tri-tips, which come in burgundy pepper, Santa Maria, bourbon Dijon and the butchers special recipe, Idaho’s black gold. Did you know they also make hearty deli sandwiches on Truckee Sourdough rolls? You can choose from their tasty, high quality, lean lunch meat, hand cut fresh daily and all your favorite cheeses and toppings.
If you’ve never shopped at their local butcher shoppe, now is the time to taste the difference and serve your family the best meat in town! You won’t find the small town charm and friendly service at the box supermarkets. Idaho Grocery is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Susanville, and they’re working hard to bring you fresh meat and produce at competitive prices.

From 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, the annual Classic Car Show ‘n’ Shine will take over Memorial Park in Susanville. There will be live music by local band Forgery, food, drinks and vendors. Head on over to the park and check out these classic vehicles.

Take the short drive to the country and get great deals on the total plant inventory at Martin’s Produce and Greenhouses in Standish. They still have hanging baskets, perennials and annuals, trees and more. See their ad in this week’s paper for more information. The final day for the greenhouses is Saturday, June 30. Their produce stand will be opening July 7 in Susanville. Martin’s Greenhouses are located at 721-425 Cappezoli Lane in Standish.

The Lassen County Fair is just around the corner. Don’t forget to get great deals on their pre-sale admission and carnival passes. For more information on these passes, see their ad in this week’s paper or visit their website at Passes are also available at the fair office, located at 195 Russell Ave., in Susanville.

Donna Smith, owner of Mountain Yoga Studio, has a June special going on you don’t want to miss. She is offering 20 percent off the Flex Monthly Unlimited pack (offer good until June 30). Smith also has private yoga and cycling lessons plus nutritional counseling. Upcoming summer events are the prenatal class July 14 and July 28, and a teen yoga camp July 24 to July 27. They will also be having kids day yoga and cycling (check their website or their Mindbody app for dates and times). You can see Mountain Yoga Studio’s ad in this week’s paper.

Scott Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Shoes in Uptown Susanville, has a huge selection of ladies’ sandals just in time for summer. He also has his full line of boots, sports and casual shoes. There is currently a sale on select footwear, so head on up to 714 Main St. in Susanville and get ready for summer.

Johnny and Lena Purcell, owners of Johnny’s Painting and House Repair, have been helping their clients with their home improvements for more than 15 years. They take jobs large and small and deliver quality, professional services in a timely manner. With the nice weather here, now is the time to schedule your home improvements, painting or build the deck of your dreams. Be sure to see their ad for more information and call for a free estimate.


Manjit Ahuja, left, owner of Touch of Thread and Naeem Akhtar recently opened their shop at 22 North St. in Uptown Susanville. Threading is a an ancient technique dating back to the Egyptians that is an all natural, chemical free way to remove unwanted facial and arm hair for men and women. They also have a great selection of unique boutique Indian imported clothes for women in small to plus sizes, gifts and home accessories. After having their shop in Sacramento for 10 years, the couple moved to Susanville to be closer to their family. Be sure to see their coupon in this week’s paper for storewide specials. Photo by Laura Tew