Readers’ Corner: GV losing Miner Moe’s Pizza to NC |

Readers’ Corner: GV losing Miner Moe’s Pizza to NC

Scooplet: Nevada City is gaining a business at the expense of Grass Valley.

Miner Moe’s is coming to the Seven Hills business district in Nevada City from the Pine Creek Shopping Center near Raley’s supermarket in Grass Valley, its home since 1992. The storefront at 102 Argall Way in Nevada City, formerly a take-out pizza joint, is covered with newspaper, and a contractor is quietly working inside. A taped phone message for Miner Moe’s in Grass Valley said: “We hope to see you folks in the middle part of November. Right now, we’re in transition from one location to the next.”

We hear through the grapevine that the Miner Moe’s on Colfax Highway will be put up for sale, rather than open as a pizza parlor, because the owners are frustrated with being held up so long by state and local regulators. We like your pizza – welcome to NC!

Also in Seven Hills, P.J.’s of Nevada City, a stalwart deli, is under new ownership and is expected to reopen next week after an extensive freshening up.

Pumas, not lions: We enjoy getting our newsroom staff out from behind their PCs (or Macs in our case) to meet you informally. At Quail Ridge Senior Living, residents wanted to know about the two bronze “lions” in front of The Union’s building just up the street from them. As we reported on Feb. 9, 1979, the castings are artistic representations of California pumas, created in 1910 by the late Arthur Putnam. We also know that the children of our staffers like to climb on them. Come visit and see the pumas!

Smart sixth-graders: Joan Gootherts sent this: “The first annual ‘6th Grade challenge’ drew a big crowd at the Community/Senior Center last Thursday night. The ‘fun’ raiser to benefit the Community Center raised about $9,000. The questions and answers in literature, math, science and the arts were developed by an outstanding group of sixth-grade teachers, who also chose their brightest achievers to represent Pleasant Valley, Lyman Gilmore, Seven Hills and Union Hills Schools.

“An engraved trophy will be shared for a year by tied first- place winners Walker’s Office Supplies/PGE, Nurse on Call and The Terminators. The students were awarded similar engraved versions of the larger trophy.”

Sleepy hamlet? Nevada City’s music scene is featured in an Oct. 12 spread in the Boston Globe: “Welcome to Nevada City, Calif., a sleepy little hamlet that’s on its way to becoming the next great music city,” it reads. It talks about Grass Roots Record Co. and founder/musician Marc Snegg, and musicians such as Aaron Ross, Mariee Sioux, Lee Bob Watson and Lindsay Clark. Just remember, you read all of this here first. As for the “sleepy” reference, well, don’t believe everything you read in a newspaper. It can get kind of rowdy!


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