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Ramona Tan becomes a family business venture

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Family ties are important to the mother/daughter business duo at Ramona Tan.

“At any given moment we have four generations in this salon working,” said Venetia Farmer, co-owner and cosmetologist at Ramona Tan.

“I like the convenience of having a family-owned business,” said her daughter and business partner, Onaletia Petersen.

Bookstore opens a new chapter in Ramona

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Books! Books! Books! is back.

The used bookstore that once occupied a space by the Old Ramona Hotel Gallery is again at 835 Main St., but in the rear of the parking area. Like the previous bookstore, it is stocked with thousands of books.

Stars’ new owners make changes

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The new owners of Stars Petroleum Inc. in Ramona say they have revamped the business and are hoping residents will stop by and give the gas station a try.

They also want the word out that former owner James Kurtenbach has absolutely no involvement in the business.

“It has nothing to do with him anymore,” said Terri Kjonegaard, who owns the station with her husband, Tim.

New shop fills window, flooring needs

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Between window treatments and flooring, the owners of a new little shop in downtown Ramona say they have those items covered.

Candace Regel and Mike Agha opened The Blinds Spot and Regal Floors on Oct. 1 at 707 Main St., just two months after Ramona Interiors moved out of that space.

Kountry Kitchen owners want customers to feel at home

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Kountry Kitchen owners Mike and Theresa Adams have strived to create an atmosphere that will make their customers feel right at home.

And many customers do. Regular customers come in every morning to the downtown Ramona restaurant, grabbing their initialed coffee mug, said Theresa.

Kountry Kitchen’s array of coffee mugs, each with a different design, is a hallmark of the eatery, one that was carried over after the Adamses purchased the

Little Caesars pizza returns to Ramona

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A family that has operated Little Caesars pizza franchises throughout California has opened one at 1853 Main St. in the Kmart shopping center.

“My family has been franchisees of Little Caesars for 25 years and I’ve been working for them since 13 years old,” said Andrew Feghali, who operates the Ramona store with his uncle, Eli Feghali.

This is the fourth store the two partners operate. They also have franchises in Lakeside, La Mesa and Santee.

Yogurt shop dream finally comes true

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Just over a year after she originally intended to open a yogurt shop in Ramona, Carla Westhoff celebrated the grand opening of her All About Yogurt store.

“Finally!” Westhoff exclaimed just before the store opening last weekend.

Readers may remember Westhoff’s dilemma last year when she leased a space in the Stater Bros. shopping center on Main Street and was informed by the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) that she would need to pay for additional

Yogurt Barn opens in Sun Valley shopping center

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On a Friday afternoon, the new Yogurt Barn in Ramona’s Sun Valley Shopping Center was bustling with customers.

“It’s always busy after school,” said Lauri Youngblood who owns the shop with her husband, Jeff.

She also noted that the Yogurt Barn was holding a fundraiser for Ramona Rebels Cheer with 25 percent of her sales that day going to the cheer team.

Rios opens Stallion Cigar Club on Main Street

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Ramona cigar smokers no longer have to go down the hill for a fresh cigar.

Jerry Rios has opened the Stallion Cigar Club at 2344 Main St., next door to Wilson Glass, and says he has the freshest cigars in town.

“I love cigars and I was tired of driving down the hill,” said Rios, a Ramona resident.

Law firm opens on Main Street

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Two attorneys residing in Ramona have opened Toothacre & Ames LLP, a law firm, in the Day Promenade building at 850 Main St.

Scott Toothacre and Casey Ames bring more than 25 years of combined legal service to Ramona in the areas of civil litigation, business law, employment law, estate planning, personal injury and wrongful death, and DUI (driving under the influence) defense.

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