Dutch Bros plans fourth location in Visalia

Dutch Bros filed their fourth location with the city’s planning department, this location will have a double drive-thru for customers

VISALIA – Visalians are giving their mornings, afternoons and nights a boost with Dutch Bros Coffee, and soon they’ll have plenty more than one location to choose from.

Fast growing Dutch Bros Coffee is now planning a fourth location in Visalia according to a recent site plan filing with the city. This week the company submitted tentative plans for a double drive-thru in north Visalia near Riggin at 3150 N. Demaree, part of the Shannon family development.

They are also working on a new site at Visalia Parkway and South Mooney Boulevard. The Oregon-based company is about ready to open a site on Akers and their single-lane drive-thru is open on Mooney from COS.

Furniture store takes former Best Buy spot
Startup Savon Furniture has leased the former Best Buy building at 4236 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia. The Packwood Creek shopping center 30,000-square foot building had been empty for over 2 years. The furniture store joins competitors clustered along South Mooney.

The noteworthy thoroughfare through town now has four large furniture stores with Mor Furniture, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Ashley Home Stores and now Savon.

Crumbl Cookies on Mooney
Crumbl Cookies will open at 3839 S. Mooney next to the tire store in a new building owned by Johnny George. The franchise cookie store is hoping to open by June. At Crumbl, warm milk chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies are always on the menu, along with 120+ specialty flavors that rotate weekly. Cookies are baked in an open kitchen.

The company first opened in Logan Utah. Since then, the franchise has expanded to over 75 locations in 11 states. There are stores in Bakersfield and Fresno.

Taco Bell on Akers breaks ground
A new Taco Bell restaurant is breaking ground on Akers south of 198 in a new commercial development across from the Lifestyle Center. Taco Bell joins Dutch Bros and several other food related stores clustered nearby. “It’s really a big food court for the area,” developer Harvey May said.

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab a no-show downtown
Central Coast ice cream parlor Doc Burnstein is not coming to Downtown Visalia afterall, real estate sources say. Last year the company was working on a location next to Sequoia Brewing on Main Street, but negotiations fell through.

Sierra Bank grows loans
Sierra Bancorp, the parent of Bank of the Sierra based in Porterville, announced slightly lower net incomes but a big increase in loan volume in the 4th quarter. Sierra Bancorp said their net loan growth was $694.5 million—a jump of 40% based mostly on residential real estate loans. Deposits were up by 21%.

UPS sales climb 21%
United Parcel Service, Inc., with a big complex in Visalia, announced a 21% increase in fourth-quarter sales to $24.9 billion, a record for the company. Sales were spurred by online shopping during the holidays. The company’s operating profit grew 26% in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020.

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