Colfax Avenue: Grass Valley’s up and coming neighborhood

IN THE FOOTHILLS, MOST VISITORS ARE drawn to the historic downtowns—in Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee. But off the beaten path, Grass Valley has an up-and-coming neighborhood called “The Avenue.” Located a few blocks east of downtown Grass Valley, the Colfax Avenue corridor is walkable, architecturally intriguing and dog friendly. It has plenty […]

Colfax Avenue: Grass Valley’s own “Midtown” for shopping and dining

NEW ORLEANS IS KNOWN FOR ITS Garden District—laid out in 1832 and home to Commander’s Palace, a culinary superstar. More contemporary “midtowns” are bustling in Sacramento and Reno. “A half dozen new gastro pubs, craft breweries and cocktail bars have recently opened” in Reno’s midtown district, as the New York Times wrote. Midtown is Sacramento’s […]

Summer Thyme’s expansion exemplifies boom in fresh, local movement

THE FRESH, LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT IS BOOMING in our region. BriarPatch Co-op is expanding in Grass Valley, Tahoe Central Market just opened, and farmers markets and CSAs are going year-round. Nowhere is the boom more apparent than with the new expansion at Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli in Grass Valley, a local institution for real […]