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

Improve your energy levels and fuel your metabolism while sculpting and defining your muscles at BODYROK ( in El Dorado Hills. The studio—which offers a 45-minute Pilates-inspired, strength-training class using their custom reformer—is scheduled to open in late October at 1006 White Rock Road, Suite 120.



A fast-casual hibachi restaurant, Hibachi Town (, opened in Folsom's Broadstone Marketplace at 2770 East Bidwell Street, Suite 400. The approximately 1,400-square-foot eatery offers hibachi grill-prepared proteins (chicken, steak, and seafood), as well as fried and steamed rice, noodle dishes, and grilled vegetables.

Hibachi Town


Bennett’s Westside Grill—the newest location from Bennett Hospitality Group (, which is behind beloved restaurants like Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market and Bennett’s American Cooking—opened at 6604 Lonetree Boulevard in Rocklin’s Blue Oaks Town Center. In addition to a full bar (with margarita machines!), the eatery includes American-style comfort fare with ample keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, plus a spacious, climate-controlled patio and private dining for 60.


Bambolina's Bra & Lingerie Boutique (—formerly known as Full of Chic Specialty Boutique and located at 594 Main Street in Placerville—closed its doors and is moving to the El Dorado Hills Town Center (2023 Vine Street, Suite 105). The new business, which is opening next month, will specialize in women's intimate apparel (loungewear, pajamas, shapewear) and provide bra fittings and mastectomy supplies.

Fowler Ranch Farm Brewery is slated to open next month at 3111 Lincoln-Newcastle Highway in Lincoln. Located on the same property as Fowler Nurseries (, the kid-friendly brewery will include a taproom with both indoor and outdoor seating, edible landscaping, along with rotating beer taps (made primarily using hops grown on-site) and cider.

Popular Portland-based ice cream brand, Salt & Straw (—known for their unique, monthly rotating flavors (many vegan!) like honey lavender, pear & blue cheese, and cinnamon snickerdoodle—is opening a scoop shop this fall in the Fountains at Roseville at 1013 Galleria Boulevard.

Salt & Straw


Roseville welcomed Moon Tea House (@moontea.roseville) to 1990 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Suite 130. In addition to handcrafted milk and fruit teas, smoothies, coffee, and tasty fried snacks—all made using top-tier ingredients—the trendy boba shop also offers “rainbow cups” that change color when different drinks are poured into them.

Moon Tea House


The Ville’s Barber Shop ( held their official grand opening last month at 328 Riverside Avenue. Roseville’s newest barber shop offers haircuts, beard trims, fades, and other services in an environment that boasts a classic barbershop feel with a modern twist.


Congrats to Jennifer Bassett, the founder and executive director of Hands4Hope (, who was honored as one of this year’s “Women Who Mean Business Award” recipients—an annual program presented by the Sacramento Business Journal that celebrates exceptional women who have made significant contributions in their respective industries.

Jennifer Bassett receiving the Women Who Mean Business Award


Folsom broke ground on Prospector Park and Fire Station 34—two highly anticipated projects in Folsom Ranch. Prospector Park, located at 4578 Sparrow Drive, will feature a multi-use sports field, lighted ball field, sports courts, picnic areas, nature zones, a dog park, and play area with dueling zip lines, a roller slide, and 20-foot rope climber—all designed with sustainability and eco-friendly practices in mind. Fire Station 34 will be equipped with modern facilities and advanced firefighting equipment, helping to ensure the community's safety by improving response times and expanding coverage.

Prospector Park and Fire Station 34


Placer County Association of Realtors (PCAR) honored a group of 30 graduating Placer County high school seniors with the association's annual $1,000 scholarship award. Each recipient was chosen based on their commitment to the community. Since PCAR’s inception in 2011, the organization has awarded deserving students and nonprofits with over $786,000.

Placer County Association of Realtors


Congrats to Jeff Runquist Wines ( for being named “Golden State Winery of the Year” and Lewis Grace Winery ( for winning “Best of Show Red” at the California Commercial Wine Competition—where an esteemed panel of 39 world-class judges tasted, appreciated, and judged 1,846 unique wines from across the state. To read the complete list of winners, visit

Snooks Candies & Chocolate Factory


The California Public Utilities Commission approved a second area code (837)—also known as an “overlay”—to the 530 regions, which serves counties like Placer, Amador, and El Dorado, among many others. The 530 area code is projected to run out of available prefixes during the third quarter of 2025; the 837 area code will ensure telephone numbers continue to be available to meet the demand while minimizing customer inconvenience.

The “candy man” of Folsom, John Snook, and the patriarch of Snooks Candies & Chocolate Factory (—a business that’s been crafting high-quality confections with old-fashioned flair for 60 years—passed away in June at the age of 90. Known for his friendly demeanor and contagious smile, Snook was a loving husband to his late wife of 63 years, Jeannine, and is survived by six children. Rest in peace, John!

Bennett's Westside Grill photo by Goodie Digital Marketing, Moon Tea House photo by Claire Navarrete @clairenavarrete. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.