Gary Moffat

Amgen not a magic bullet

Auburn Mayor Dr. Bill Kirby has twice been quoted in this newspaper saying Amgen “will generate between $1 million and $3 million in revenue for the city of Auburn.” I’m ju ...

City OK’s $60,000 for new electronic sign

Despite some protests, in a 3-0 vote, the city of Auburn allocated $60,000 for a new electronic sign as long as City Manager Bob Richardson thinks the project is a good idea. The l ...

Outdoor permit approved

A business owner’s permit for outdoor seating has been continued for 60 days. July 8 the city granted Alexandra Hastings-Carnahan, owner of Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery, a temporar ...

Old Town business owners divided on park-use permit

Local business owners sounded off Thursday about outdoor seating in Herschel Young Park. On July 8 the city issued a 30-day permit for Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery to use tables in t ...

There’s still real work to be done

In the Auburn Journal’s “Our View: Auburn must get real to win business,” posted online July 8, this newspaper called for a “sense of urgency” from private and public res ...

Restaurant dining in public park OK?

Should an Old Town restaurant be allowed to offer food service in a public park? Some neighboring business owners say yes, while others are saying an emphatic no. In early July t ...

Weed-filled hill gets new look with petanque court

From the street, you might not realize there’s anything back there. And for years it was an empty lot. “It has been a great place to grow weeds,” said Gary Moffat, owner of ...

Wine buffs turn pro with dream acreage

When Mike and Diane Naggiar purchased acreage for a vineyard near the Placer-Nevada county line, their dream was to grow and sell wine grapes. Ten years later, they are not only ...

Auburn business breakfast speakers offer good, bad and hopeful messages

Bracing messages of real-estate reality and entrepreneurial hope challenged Auburn’s business and community leaders Friday to tackle the recession with renewed perception and con ...

Columnist/reporter got his facts wrong on parking

Recent material published in the Journal written by Jim Ruffalo about the City of Auburn’s Walker parking study is bountiful evidence newspapers should bar editorial staff from r ...

Power Breakfast to illuminate strategies for business success

Innovation in a weak economy will be the focus of a Business Power Breakfast April 10 in Auburn. Speakers Michael Lyon, president of Lyon Real Estate; Gary Moffat, owner of Carpe ...

Carpe Vino uncorks a new strategy

When Old Town’s Carpe Vino showcases its new look today, it is also a reflection of owner Gary Moffat’s sense of direction as he steers his business through tough times. He ha ...

Big Love 4 Little $

Have a love interest but lacking in the funds this Valentine’s Day? Don’t lose heart. With a little creativity, it’s not too tough to find ways to keep the spending down whil ...
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