What's Up In February 2023: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
Asha Urban Baths (ashaurbanbaths.com)—a communal gathering place to restore well-being through heat and water (pool, sauna, steam room, salt lounge, massage, and more)—is expanding to Folsom. The 6,389-square-foot space at 9611 Greenback Lane is expected to open at the end of the year and have a similar setup as their Sacramento location along the Broadway corridor.
Folsom has a new interactive, all-you-can-eat restaurant at 510 Natoma Station Drive, Suites 100 and 200. Tao’s Hotpot & Shabu serves “hotpot”—where diners add their choice of thinly sliced meats and vegetables into a tabletop pot of simmering soup stock (pick from broths like tonkotsu, spicy beef, and miso).
Historic Folsom has a handful of new businesses on the block! Vosswood Permanent Jewelry (vosswood.com), located at 815 Sutter Street, Suite A, features custom-made, durable bracelets and anklets (sterling silver, gold-filled, and 14k gold) that are welded closed after being designed and fitted; Orange House Wood Studio (orangehousewoodstudio.com)—a husband-and-wife team that handcrafts hardwood cutting boards, laser-cut earrings, wine caddies, coasters, and more—opened at 815 Sutter Street, Suite B; and Little Society (shoplittlesociety.com), which sells soft, breathable kids’ clothing, along with toys and accessories, is sited at 813 Sutter Street, Suite F.
Premier beach and relaxation footwear retailer Flip Flop Shops (flipflopshops.com) opened a location at the Folsom Premium Outlets (13000 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 906). In addition to shoes from over 90 notable brands, the store also sells accessories and apparel.
Smile & Company (smileandcompany.com), a cosmetic and general dentistry practice in Folsom that specializes in providing an exceptional and unique experience, is expanding to Roseville. The new location at 240 Conference Center Drive, Suite 120, is expected to open early this summer.
Beyond Wellness (livebeyondcbd.com), a women-owned business whose main goal is to bring the most-potent, solvent-free cannabidiol and full-spectrum products to the community (lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, tinctures, dog treats, and more) with a focus on sustainable business practices and accessible pricing, opened a storefront in the El Dorado Hills Town Center at 4420 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 130.
Tous les Jours (tljus.com), a global franchise featuring French- and Asian-inspired baked goods (including out-of-the-ordinary offerings like taro buttercream bread, cheesy garlic croissants, kimchi croquettes, and sweet potato mousse cakes), is coming to 9400 Fairway Drive, Suite 120, in Roseville.
One-on-One Fitness (folsomwellness.com), a boutique studio that specializes in senior fitness and post-rehabilitation programs, opened at 990 Riley Street in Folsom. Along with personal training and group exercise classes, the business also features nutrition counseling, massage therapy, and more.
Expect appetizers, burgers, pasta, weekend brunch, over 25 different Moscow mules, and more at Folsom’s soon-to-open House of Mules Cocktails & Kitchen. The 3,444-square-foot space at 13385 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 900, will also have over 20 TVs, a spacious patio, and weekly events like karaoke and trivia nights. For opening updates, follow them on Instagram @houseofmules.
High-Hand Brewery, located on the premises of High-Hand Nursery & Café, is scheduled to open this month. In addition to 12 house-brewed craft beers in a variety of styles (including IPAs, a Smash Pale Ale, Prickly Pear Gose, and Tangerine Kolsch), the space will also feature spirits, wine, food, and live music. For opening updates, follow them on Instagram @highhandnursery.
Beloved Folsom eatery Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro (bacchushousebistro.com) gifted over $79,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California (shrinerschildrens.org). The money—which will provide a child with 7-10 days of critical care—was raised through the restaurant’s Hollywood-caliber tribute to The Wizard of Oz that included a series of special fundraising dinners.
Congrats to the Folsom Lake College Women’s Soccer team for being ranked number eight in the entire nation and number three in California. In addition to the prestigious rankings, the team was also honored with a handful of individual awards: Grace Filiau was named “Defender of the Year”; Averi Pieri, “Attacker of the Year”; and the coaches, “Northern California Staff of the Year.”
Applications for Wickline Scholarships (up to $2,000 each) awarded via Women’s Fund El Dorado are being accepted through March 11. To be eligible, students must be female and 22 years of age or under, reside on the western slope of El Dorado County, plan to attend an accredited educational or vocational institution between this summer and next spring, and demonstrate financial need, among other criteria. Visit womensfundeldorado.org/wickline for more details.
Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin (soroptimistloomis.com) is hosting a free Stop Trafficking Awareness Workshop on February 25 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. Speakers include Placer County Deputy District Attorney Devan Portillo, Stand Up Placer Human Trafficking Services Coordinator Kayla Reeser, and Roseville Police Department Detective David Tuggle. To RSVP, email [email protected].
Hundreds of people gathered at Green Valley Community Church for the swearing in ceremony of El Dorado County’s new sheriff: Jeff Leikauf. A Cameron Park resident and 32-year veteran of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Leikauf’s vision is “a modern approach to traditional law enforcement values; total enforcement on crime and criminals; total care for victims, witnesses, and the community; and total professionalism, through training and by example.”
Dr. Art Pimentel began his new tenure as president of Folsom Lake College (flc.losrios.edu) last month. Pimental has over 17 years of higher education experience and an extensive background that includes roles in fiscal management, community outreach, government relations, and more; he looks forward to increasing access to higher education by focusing on closing equity gaps and improving student achievement.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is seeking docents ages 21 and up to help host school tours, assist with story times and youth day camps, participate in community events, and other ongoing activities. The training course begins February 13 at 9 a.m.; the fee ($40) includes training materials. To register (deadline is February 6) and for more info, email [email protected].
by MEGAN WISKUSAsha Urban Baths photo by Marcella J. Photography. Tao's Hot Pot & Shabu photo ©Wuttisit - stock.adobe.com. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.