The Rebirth of Main Street

ONCE THE EPICENTER OF RETAIL, America’s malls are struggling: “An Ode to Shopping Malls — farewell, pleasure palaces of days past,” The New York Times reported. “A historical anachronism,” the New Yorker declared. “The culture that spawned satire like Mallrats seems increasingly dated, ever cartoonish,” The Guardian concluded. Our historic downtowns across America — including […]

National Exchange Hotel Co. purchases the National Hotel for its flagship brand launch

Editor’s note: Managing Partner Jordan Fife, whose National Exchange Hotel Company is acquiring The National Hotel, emailed our magazine this press release: Famed historic hotel, The National Hotel, has been acquired by The National Exchange Hotel Company and will be the launch of the brand’s flagship location in Nevada City, CA, which has been named […]

Nevada City on cover of Sunset: praised for its arts scene

Nevada City has been named in a number of “best of” lists, including one in Outside magazine, as we’ve regularly reported (examples are here, here and here). Now Sunset magazine has named Nevada City No. 1 on its 2017 “Best Value Towns” list. In an interview, Sunset also cited the town’s arts scene: “It has a long […]

Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

“When thinking of California, many people are familiar with cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Golden State is also home to many picturesque small towns and villages that will inspire every visitor,” according to 101USA.com. “We’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest places to be found in […]