Baking up something good
Salomon and Carmela Silva celebrated a big grand opening of the Coastside Baking Co. recently. The business, at 127 Main St. in Half Moon Bay is a spinoff from the popular Moonside Bakery.
When Thomas and Barbara Grauke sold Moonside in 2022, the retail business went to longtime employee Isidro Contreras, who continues to run the Main Street staple. The Silvas took over the baking component. They sell their traditional pan dulce, baguettes, bagels and more to New Leaf Community Market, Sam’s Chowder House, Safeway, and of course Moonside Bakery, among other places.
The couple credit the San Mateo Small Business Development Center, which connected them with a business adviser who helped them arrange the purchase.
Coastside Baking Co., 127 Main St. in Half Moon Bay
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Push it in Half Moon Bay
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Accolades for spirits
There is more acclaim for the spirits conjured by Jettywave Distillery in Princeton. The distillery recently won two gold medals and one silver medal at the esteemed San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Honored this year were Jettywave’s Single Barrel Bourbon, Coastal Gin and Honey Moon Shine. It was another recognition for the gin, which was noted among the “Best of the Best” at the 2022 Sunset magazine International Spirits Competition.
Long time coming
Coldwell Banker Realty may not have been able to celebrate due to COVID-19 when associates relocated their office to Shoreline Station in Half Moon Bay in 2020, but they held a grand reopening after recent renovations on May 11. The Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau assisted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by Coldwell Banker real estate agents and staff, title company and lender representatives, clients and friends alike.
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