Article Last Updated: Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 - 10:58:44 pm PDT
Planners OK bottle distribution warehouse
By Jeff Mitchell
FAIRFIELD - City planning commissioners this week approved the construction of a massive wine bottle distribution plant on the 2600 block of Stanford Court.
Voting unanimously Wednesday, the panel approved Saint-Gobain Containers' request to build a 1.1 million-square-foot wine bottle distribution and warehouse facility on a 55-acre undeveloped parcel off Stanford Court near Air Base Parkway and Peabody Road.
The company currently operates two existing smaller distribution and warehouse facilities in the Cordelia area. The intent of the new project is to combine the operation under one roof. The operation primarily serves the West Coast wine industry.
Panel also says yes to coffee kiosk
FAIRFIELD - Red Top Road park and ride commuters will soon be able to perk up faster thanks to the Fairfield Planning Commission's approval this week of a drive-thru coffee and beverage kiosk.
The prefabricated kiosk will be called Cafe Xpresso and will be located at 120 Red Top Road on a 5,372-square-foot city-owned lot that will be leased to applicant and cafe developer Richard Bordeaux.
The commission voted 5-1 Wednesday to OK the project with Commissioner Stan Silverman casting the lone dissenting vote.
Silverman opposed the project out of a concern the business might encourage drivers to not fully concentrate on the road while consuming beverages purchased at the kiosk.
Biz Bits . . .
Copart Inc. officials this week announced the opening of its ninth salvage facility in the state of Florida. Located in Hialeah, the new yard is a 22-acre greenfield facility and will add needed storage capacity in Florida, a company spokesman said earlier this week.
Fairfield-based Copart is the largest provider of vehicle salvage disposition services in the nation.
Solano Community College officials recently announced that two introduction to biotechnology classes will be offered this fall.
The classes will start Aug. 22 and Aug. 25 at SCC's Vacaville Center and at the college's main campus in Fairfield. For more information or to register online, call 864-1006 or go to www.solano.edu.
Solano Community College's Small Business Development Center is offering a "Business Planning for Financing" seminar Aug. 4 to help existing, start-up and potential small business owners prepare to borrow.
The seminar will begin at
6 p.m. at the center. Cost is $25. Reserve a seat by calling 864-3382 or registering online at www.solanosbdc.org.
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