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Biz Buzz: New ukulele shop adds color to Roseville Square

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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Roseville Square is a little brighter with the opening of a new store specializing in what has been dubbed “the happiest instrument on earth.” The Strum Shop offers more than 125 ukuleles for sale, private instruction and group classes and will be featuring guest performers from time to time.

“The first thing you’ll notice when you come in is a whole wall of rainbow colored ukuleles,” said owner Stu Herreid. “It is such a happy instrument. I’m at the happy place.”

Herreid said the shop is built around the store’s ukulele club, Uke University, which meets the first Saturday of each month and has around 100 members.

“We are a hands-on shop,” Herreid said. “Please, come in, pick one up and play it because we know you’re going to get hooked.”

The shop also carries guitars and other acoustic musical instruments. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Speaking of Roseville Square, Namaste Nepal Restaurant will soon be opening its doors offering Nepalese cuisine. Owner Govinda Dhakal said Nepalese food walks a fine line between Chinese and Indian cuisine.

“It’s not too sweet, and it’s not too spicy,” Dhakal said.

The restaurant will offer a buffet lunch and dinner, banquet facilities, catering and free delivery within a five-mile radius. Dhakal is shooting to get the restaurant open by June 1.

Sacramento-based Squeeze Inn is jumping on the mobile food wagon with a new food truck. The truck will be selling its burgers with the famous “cheese skirt” at Roseville’s Downtown Tuesday Nights event on Vernon Street.

A new tap room is coming to Roseville at 9205 Sierra College Blvd. Final Gravity Taproom and Bottle Shop will be taking over the 1,835-square-foot space where Corrina’s Dessert Café once resided.

They will be offering local, craft brews, wine and a small food menu, specializing in West Coast, Northwest and Belgian beers. Owner Amy Ruthnick said the tap room is slated to open in July.

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