Author: Heather Young

Traffic Records brings nostalgic vibrations to downtown Atascadero

Traffic Records at 5870 Traffic Way in Atascadero is one of the newer businesses in the downtown Colony District. Manuel Barba opened the store in March with his partner Dawn Neill.
“I didn’t think I’d be opening a record store at all,” Barba said. “I just knew I would do something with music.”
The location in downtown Atascadero opened up and Barba said when he did the math, it was clear that Atascadero was the place to open a record store.

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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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Woods Humane Society Breaks Ground

Woods Humane Society broke ground on a North County spay and neuter clinic in May. The prefabricated house was delivered in mid-June and is planned to be operational by mid-July.
According to the nonprofit, the clinic will enable Woods Humane Society to meet the pressing needs of dogs and cats in North County. In 2017, the clinic in San Luis Obispo performed 4,264 spay and neuter surgeries.
“Really, what this is going to do is rise to meet the need [in the North County],” Woods Humane Society Director of Marketing & Community Programs Steve Kragenbrink said. “Two-thirds of the animals going into animal services are from North County.”

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