Biz Buzz: Yardhouse hiring more than 200 positions at Fountains

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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The Yardhouse restaurant is getting set for its grand opening on July 26 at The Fountains in Roseville. The company is currently conducting interviews from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at The Fountains until June 4. General manager Mark Brandenburg said the restaurant is looking to fill about 250 to 275 positions in all areas of the restaurant.

“The qualifications of the people coming through have been phenomenal,” Brandenburg said.

Originating in Long Beach, Yardhouse Roseville will feature 130 beer tap handles with an eclectic menu described as “New American Fusion,” specializing in seafood, steaks, salads, pastas, burgers and more.

Bartender and master mixologist Chris Dooley has left Pause Lounge and Kitchen in Roseville and will be taking his mixology skills back to Ella Dining Room & Bar in Sacramento. Dooley said the change took place after owners Jake and Lucas Elia temporarily closed the restaurant and underwent substantial menu and staffing changes.

PRIDE Industries has joined the campaign to help build the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento. Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education and environmental stewardship. The design will be an exemplary “green” building that serves as an environmental teaching lab.

“The state-of-the-art Powerhouse Science Center will offer an important resource for developing next-generation scientists, engineers and technology leaders, thus ensuring a vibrant and competitive economy for all,” said Michael Ziegler, president and CEO of PRIDE Industries.

Mikuni Kaizen, a new concept in the Mikuni Restaurant Group, is now open at The Fountains at Roseville. Mikuni Kaizen is a new concept meaning “continuous improvement” in Japanese. This next level of Mikuni cuisine is meant to enhance the sushi Mikuni is already famous for with an expansion of izakaya, or tapas-style dining. This adds a second Mikuni location in Roseville.

“We are very happy to be joining Restaurant Row in The Fountains,” said Mikuni CEO Haru Sakata, in a statement. “We like that the center is very community focused and West Roseville is a very active, expanding residential area. We think Mikuni Kaizen will do very well here.”

Sutter Roseville Medical Center is one of seven hospitals affiliated with the Sutter Health network recognized by the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force with a “Certificate of Excellence” in January. A prestigious honor awarded bi-annually, only 36 hospitals across California received awards for key quality achievements in 50 categories. More than 240 hospitals across the state voluntarily submit data to CHART for review. 

Charity Navigator has announced that the Placer SPCA has received its highest rating, four stars, for the fifth consecutive year. “Placer SPCA consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger, in a statement. Five percent of all charities rated nationwide have received the coveted four-star rating for five or more consecutive years. A four-star rating means donors can be confident that contributions to the Placer SPCA, local companion animal welfare experts, are put to the best possible use.

KXTV News 10 reporter Jonathan Mumm is retiring from full-time television work at the end of May and will be teaching classes this summer at the music studio and theater workshop venue he owns with his wife Roberta in Roseville — the Roseville Performing Arts Studio on Vernon Street. His classes will include an Introduction to Voice Over Technique and a History of Film, as well as overseeing students as they work both behind and in front of the camera in a program called “Let’s Make a Movie!” Mumm will also be working with acting students in the studio’s theater workshop and will be directing his own musical, “For Me and My Gal, a High Flying Romance.” Mumm spent nearly 28 years with News 10 and has been honored with five Emmy Awards.


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