Category: Business

Downtown Atascadero is Bursting with New Business

The sleepy downtown Colony District in Atascadero is no longer sleepy. The area has been reinvigorated in 2018 with empty store fronts being filled in with new businesses.
“There’s a lot [going on],” Atascadero Chamber of Commerce CEO Derek Kirk said. “One of the most exciting things is Anna & Mom is celebrating its one year in business on August 17.”

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Hearing Aid Specialists of the Central Coast

Native to the Central Coast, Peter Lucier found an early calling and passion for the hearing impaired as a young man in High School. A close friend’s father suffered severe hearing loss and Peter was able to see firsthand the effects it had not only the individual but the family members as well. This ultimately developed his passion and desire to become a licensed hearing aid dispenser. Peter studied and received hands-on training at the world headquarters of Starkey Labs with company founder, Bill Austin. In addition, Peter underwent advanced training in the smallest, nearly invisible style hearing aids, and continued his education by traveling to Denmark to learn directly from the European hearing aid manufacturers.

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Arlyne’s Flowers & Gifts, Since 1950

Arlyne’s Flowers and Gifts, now located at 6485 Palma Ave., has been a staple flower shop in Atascadero since Al and Arlyne Casper and Charleen and John Bliss opened the business on the side of the Carlton Hotel on Traffic Way in 1950. The property, a duplex, where the flower shop is now was purchased in 1954. The Bliss family lived in half of the duplex and operated the flower shop in the other half.
At that time, Arlyne’s Flowers also offered Western Union services.

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