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What's Up In June 2023: Notable happenings in our local communities.

Drink EEZY (, a company dedicated to producing 100% sustainable wines, is opening a tasting room and retail store at 11225 Trade Center Drive, Suite 250, in Rancho Cordova.

Drink EEZY


Shred Beer Co.(@shredbeer)—spearheaded by experienced brewers and co-founders Amy Heller and Zack Frasher—is scheduled to open this month at 4480 Yankee Hill Road, Suite 100, in Rocklin and will offer “highly aromatic and flavorful hoppy offerings, bright lagers, eclectic styles, and an extensive barrel program.”

Shred Beer Co.


Create a custom hat at Folsom’s newly opened Rancher Hat Bar ( In addition to selecting your hat style, embellishments, and getting it branded, burned, and/or shaped, the shop—sited at 306 Riley Street—also sells Western wear (boots, dresses, jewelry, etc.) and provides fun photo ops.

Rancher Hat Bar


Placerville Biergarten opened at 696 Main Street and serves a variety of local craft beers and wines alongside German-inspired food and other light bites (bratwursts, hot pretzels, paninis, and potato salad). In addition to a 1,200-square-foot beer garden, inside activities include pool and foosball.

Placerville Biergarten


Granite Bay Brewing Company (@gb_brew_co)—which focuses on quality beer made in small batches with attention to detail—is open and pouring pints daily at 8601 Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay.

Granite Bay Brewing Company


Community-owned natural foods grocery store Briar Patch (, which has been supporting a sustainable and local food system in the foothills since 1976, is expanding to Auburn (2505 Bell Road). Slated to open in August, shoppers can expect fresh, locally sourced, 100% certified organic produce alongside freshly prepared foods, a “wine alley,” inside dining area, “cheese island,” and more.

Briar Patch


Tea Bar & Fusion Café (, aka TBar, is opening a 2,846-square-foot location in Rocklin's Blue Oaks Town Center. Known for their tea-based beverages (frozen, frosted, sparkling, steamed, and iced options), as well as healthy fusion bowls and wraps, this will be the Northern California chain’s fourth café.

Rocklin welcomed Beyond the Fig Wine Merchants ( to 5035 Pacific Street. Open Wednesday-Saturday from noon-6 p.m., the family-owned shop sells almost 300 wines from around the world—many from unfamiliar grapes and regions—in a variety of price points (over half are under $30). Using small importers and distributors allows them to carry bottles not found at grocery stores or restaurants. In addition to online shopping and shipping (in California), they also have a wine club.

Beyond the Fig Wine Merchants


Kids Empire (, an indoor entertainment facility with activities like floor-to-ceiling climbing walls, play structures, a dance floor, and drop-in ball pit, plus a fully stocked snack bar, is opening at 10309 Folsom Boulevard in Rancho Cordova.

Global semiconductor manufacturer Bosch ( is acquiring assets of Roseville-based chipmaker TSI Semiconductors ( and expanding its business by making silicon carbide chips, which will enable electric vehicles to have greater range and more efficient recharging. Over the coming years, Bosch plans to invest more than $1.5 billion in the Roseville site and convert the TSI Semiconductors manufacturing facilities to state-of-the-art processes.

Bosch is acquiring assets of Roseville-based chipmaker TSI Semiconductors


El Dorado Hills Town Center is welcoming Boring Rose Brewing Co. ( to 4363 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 110. Expected to open later this summer, the lush beer garden that's part taproom part plant shop is designed to bring the outdoors in and will serve traditional and experimental pints along with charcuterie boards.

Boring Rose Brewing Co.


School of Rock Folsom (—a business that combines one-on-one music lessons (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, and drums) with group band practices—opened at 9480 Madison Avenue in Orangevale.

Red Hawk Resort + Casino Hotel (—a luxuriously modern 156-room property with ample amenities (including a pool and state-of-the-art fitness center), floor-to-ceiling windows, and sweeping foothill views—opened in Placerville. The world-class entertainment destination also features 2,000 slots, popular table games, award-winning restaurants, and the Apex amusement center, featuring a multi-story indoor electric karting track, 18-lane interactive bowling center, golf simulators, virtual reality arcade, and expansive sports bar with outdoor seating.

Red Hawk Resort + Casino Hotel


Four high school juniors and seniors received 2023 Young Artist Awards at a reception at Placerville’s Switchboard Gallery. The four awards—Richard H. Bush Award for Music, Joey Cattone Award for Visual Art, Lanny Langston Award for Theater, and Jane Van Camp Award for Nature-Inspired Art—went to Jayce Kaldunski (theater), Anandita Gupta (visual art), Anandita Ewing  (music) and Macie Douglas (nature-inspired art). Congrats!

Jayce Kaldunski (theater),  Anandita Gupta (visual art), Audrey Ewing (music) and Macie Douglas (nature-inspired art).


Approximately 90 members of the Folsom community gathered at Willamette Wineworks to witness longtime resident and philanthropist Claudia Cummings present a generous donation to the Folsom History Museum ( Her gift will help support the construction of a 1,000-square-foot expansion (the “Claudia Cummings Community Pavilion”) to the museum, in addition to allowing significant improvements to Pioneer Village and helping to kickstart the Chinese Heritage Museum’s interior design work.

Claudia Cummings presents a generous donation to the Folsom History Museum


Folsom-based SAFE Credit Union ( awarded $20,000 to Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada ( The nonprofit plans to use the grant to help fund its transitional housing program, which provides shelter and resources for up to 80 veterans each night. Annually, SAFE awards up to $120,000 in grants focusing on its three pillars of philanthropy: veterans, health care, and education.

Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries—which manages 81 developed parks, 300 acres of street landscaping, two recreation centers, three libraries, three pools, two golf courses, a Native American museum, and 19 Adventure Club sites for before/after school childcare—is one of four finalists for the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park & Recreation Management. The winner will be announced at the 2023 National Recreation and Park Association Conference in October.

Friends of Lakes Folsom & Natoma (, in cooperation with the California State Parks Foundation (, broke ground on a 4,000-5,000-square-foot native plant nursery, interpretive gardens, and greenhouse at Black Miners Bar. Located in a secluded area of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area where a ranger’s residence is present, the “cottage” will eventually be repurposed and renovated to serve as an office with space for meetings, small educational functions, and storage. The project is scheduled to take five years to complete.

Do you know a local senior who needs a helping hand? Through August 1, Folsom Community Service Day is accepting applications for the “Neighbors Helping Seniors Initiative”—a unique category of projects that aims to help local seniors who need assistance with tasks like gutter cleaning, weeding, pruning, painting, or other light exterior maintenance. Find the application and more information at

In honor of Debra Linn—associate publisher at STYLE Magazine, devoted wife, loving mother, respected businesswoman, and prominent community member who passed away last June—her husband, children, and Bethel Lutheran Church made blankets and received food donations for the Placer SPCA. The donation was made in Debra’s name.

Placer SPCA


By Megan Wiskus
Rancher Hat Bar photo by Selena De La Torre Photography,  Beyond the Fig photo by Gabe Nitz. Claudia Cummings photo by Taylor Gillespie ©stylemediagroup. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.