If anyone needs proof that things change in Placerville, they should take a look at the new digs for Precision Eyecare at 118 Main St. What was previously an abandoned gas station is now a two-story upscale building with beautiful landscaping out front.
And in the finest tradition of Placerville the optometrist is living above his business.
Last month the Placerville City Council handed out a beautification award for Daniel Morrill and his new optometry office.
This publication also received a beautification award for turning the long-abandoned Blockbuster Video rental place into the new home of the Mountain Democrat. Our new offices were actually originally a bank. Now it is a well-lit office with windows on three sides and an upstairs view of the scene along Ray Lawyer Drive. Our new address is 2889 Ray Lawyer Drive. Come by and renew your subscription in person so you can see our new office.
The building we moved out of at 1360 Broadway will reopen this summer as a Tractor Supply Co.
After renewing your subscription you can read your newspaper while enjoying lunch at Torino’s Italian Restaurant at 251 Main Street. We’ve sure been waiting a long time for a successful restaurateur to revive that building, which formerly had been Casa Grande and Vesuvio’s Pizzeria. Jose Rodriguez operates Cascada and Brick’s, proven successes.
Change is good.