Biz Buzz: Hill's Kitchen set to open in August

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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Chef David Hill, owner of The Chef’s Table in Rocklin, has announced plans to open his newest restaurant, “Hill’s Kitchen,” in late August.

The new restaurant will occupy the vacant space left behind by Pause Lounge and Kitchen, which shut down earlier this year, at Stone Point Plaza on Eureka Road.

The restaurant will specialize in sustainable seafood and chops and feature house-made beer in collaboration with the Auburn Alehouse.

Hill said the restaurant’s signature dish will be the cioppino, a tomato-based “fish stew” that was created in San Fransisco in the late 1800s by Portuguese and Italian fishermen.

“We’re going to warm up the interior with a lot more wood,” Hill said. “We want to make it a place where people want to come and stay, instead of just coming in, getting a quick bite and then leaving.”

The First Friday event will return to the Fountains at Roseville on Friday, July 6. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and include an expanded free kids’ zone with special appearances by Cinderella Company stars Snow White and Rapunzel.

Bring your cameras, phones and video for pictures with the special guests.

Live music will be performed by Swift Country starring Kaylee Starr (Taylor Swift Tribute). There will also be artisans and crafters up and down scenic main street plaza, and music by AllStarDJ with street dancing by Twin Cities Dance.

G & Z’s/Acura NSX show will showcase super performance cars. For more information, visit or call (916) 786-2679.

Roseville’s Skatetown Ice Arena is offering summer weekday public sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $11. The ice skating arena is also offering new “Go Karts on Ice.”  Kids who come to Summer Camp Cool, Hockey Camp Cool or who book a birthday party get to ride on the go karts for 30 minutes.


The Placer Green Business Program was renewed for a second year by approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a recent Roseville City Council meeting. 

The MOU extended the program and allowed $2,250 in program funding to be transferred to the Business Environmental Resource Center that manages the program as part of the existing Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program. 

The free program allows Placer businesses to certify facility improvements and business practices that increase environmental sustainability in the areas of energy and water efficiency, solid waste recycling and reduction, green building, alternative transportation and pollution prevention (air and water). 

Local McDonald’s franchise owners Mark and Rosanna Ruiz were recently chosen as recipients for the McDonald’s Corporation’s elite Golden Arch Award.  The Golden Arch Award is the highest recognition that a McDonald’s franchise owner can receive.  

Only 1 percent of the company’s 34,000 restaurant owners are presented this award bi-annually at the McDonald’s Worldwide Convention.

The couple currently owns and operates seven restaurants in Placer County, including locations in Roseville, Lincoln, Rocklin and Colfax. 

Roseville’s GALLINA LLP announced their merger with Seattle based firm, Merrill Carlson, PLLC, effective July 1. The merger introduced new leadership in Seattle, including Kirk Merrill, Eldon Carlson and Chris Carlson.

GALLINA LLP’s Novato-based partner, Teresa Arrighi, has been announced as the Regional Managing Partner of the Pacific Northwest Region and the newest member of the Executive Committee.

Larry Taylor, GALLINA LLP’s Managing Partner, expresses that the business philosophies of the two firms are very similar.

Under the terms of the agreement, Merrill Carlson will assume a new name, GALLINA Merrill Carlson LLP.

Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced that it has added veteran financial advisor Patty Estopinal to its Roseville office. Previously, Estopinal was senior vice president for investments with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

KidsFirst Board Chair Gayle Garbolino-Mojica announced the appointment of Lisa Velarde as the new Chief Executive Officer of KidsFirst, formerly named Placer County Child Abuse Prevention Council.

Velarde has been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since the beginning of this year. Her role will be to oversee all aspects of the daily operations of the agency, including managing the three family resource centers situated throughout the Sacramento Region, as well as taking the lead in the community to create a greater awareness of the complex issues around child abuse prevention and treatment.


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