The Ripon Rotary Club and its President John Mangelos are showing their concern for Ripon shops by creating “OPEN” signs that will be more visible to residents looking to find open stores and those offering curbside order pickups.
Mangelos had 32 large signs printed and handed them out throughout the community with the assistance of Rotary member Jill Davisson Mathews and her two children.
“We just wanted to assist the family-owned businesses on Main Street and beyond. A lot of them are open but their signs become part of the scenery the public is used to seeing. The large white and blue signs are more noticeable,” he said, “paid for by Rotary.”
The 32 signs now in front of stores include the Ripon Road House, Matter of Taste, Isabella’s sandwich and donut shop, Taqueria Ripon El Calpete, Las Casuelas Mexican Restaurant, Pizza Plus, Burgess Bakery, Brothers’ Restaurant, The Fina Restaurant, Austin’s Coffee Shop, The Vine House, Ed’s Taco Shop, Primo Tequila Bar, The Vault, Natural Pathways and Health, China Bowl, Small Cakes, My Thai Restaurant, Sana Market, Happy’s Indian Restaurant, Esmerelda’s Restaurant, Canal Street Grill and Mt. Mike’s Pizza.
Mangelos has five signs left for any business still in need and wishes to contact him.