Ashland Business Grapevine

FUN MEXICAN FOOD AT TAQUERIA PICARO

March 2022

FUN MEXICAN FOOD AT TAQUERIA PICARO
It’s been a long and winding road for Jeven Showers, owner of Taqueria Picaro at 76 N. Pioneer Street in downtown Ashland, as he got his start in the food industry fairly early.
“I started my journey into the restaurant business in my mom’s kitchen growing up,” he said. “She is a great cook (love you, Mom!). I got a job as a dishwasher in Mt. Shasta back in the 90s and never looked back.

ONE PEAK MEDICAL COMES TO ASHLAND

March 2022

ONE PEAK MEDICAL COMES TO ASHLAND
OnePeak Medical, a growing regional network that provides healthcare primarily in underserved areas, recently added Ashland to its list of clinics.
 
“The clinic comes at an important time as communities struggle to safely resume daily life amid the pandemic,” said owner Nisha Jackson, who founded the company in 2015.

GOLD & GEMS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

February 2022

GOLD & GEMS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

It’s been a long and rewarding forty years for Gold & Gems Fine Jewelry, located downtown on the Plaza at 25 N. Main. It all started in 1982 when Richard Hansen, who had moved his family to Ashland in 1972, assisted a friend in his jewelry business. His career began as a manufacturer’s wholesale rep, traveling through the country selling to retail jewelers.

GREENLEAF’S “SECOND EDITION” ON THE PLAZA

January 2022

GREENLEAF’S “SECOND EDITION” ON THE PLAZA

It’s not easy taking over an iconic Ashland restaurant that had been serving downtown Ashland for over 35 years, but that didn’t deter Brent Brakebill, Frank Ortega and Mari Mendoza when they bought Greenleaf Restaurant (49 N. Main on the Plaza) from Daniel Greenblatt in February 2020.

NEW NEIGHBORS: ALCHEMY AND CHATEAUBRIAND 36

January 2022

NEW NEIGHBORS: ALCHEMY AND CHATEAUBRIAND 36

It’s been an interesting ten years for the Gibbs family. First, owners Michael and Laurie Gibbs welcomed their son Drew into the Winchester Inn and Restaurant (35 S. 2nd) as a co-owner. Drew grew up in the business and found a calling in the world of wine, going on to become a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. 

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