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Russell Solomon first started selling records out of his father’s store next to the Tower Theatre before going on to found Tower Records.|Photo via City of Sacramento
Last week, we asked you which local business you’d like to see make a comeback in Sacramento. With 250+ responses across our newsletter and Instagram, it’s clear denizens of the City of Trees love their small businesses.

Here are some of our favorite answers we received:

“Biba’s, it was always such a treat to eat the spinach lasagna.” — Sharon L.

“Tower Records, it was such a great place to go, browse, and buy music. I miss having a place to explore racks of music.” — Dan P.

“Luau Garden, our family spot. Best food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, great location. Buffet style.” — Shonica M.

“Hot City Pizza, great pie and beer selection” — Tara P.

“Luis’ - because it was classic and yummy.” — Sara C.

“The Yoga Seed Collective. It was a worker owned yoga studio and the only affordable space in town. They had classes that were open to everyone and classes that were specific to groups like LGBTQ, BIPOC, & people with disabilities. It was the best 🥹🥺" — @elainesvibe

“Tamaya on 22nd and J… Their spicy secret sauce!!” — @midtownmaddy

“Hot Italian is dearly missed.” — @thepinktake

“The Rave, Cattle Club, Camelot, California Skate.” — @cupkate_001

“Muntean’s on J. Because where do I even get soup now?” — @kosmickrab_

“Burger Inn on K Street, and The Bread Store on J Street.” — @ashleykissiah

“Pressed Coffee + Records was such a great space with a friendly staff, good food, coffee, and stellar record collection. Never seen a place like it. It will be missed!” — @davidrwinston22
Thursday, Feb. 22
  • “Longshot” | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7-10 p.m. | Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento | $10 | See this absolute fever dream of a film, accompanied by live music ahead of the screening.
  • Chris Estrada | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $32.05+ | Laugh along with this comic, who co-created and starred in Hulu series “This Fool.”
  • Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7 p.m. | Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, 2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento | $58+ | Enjoy 30+ years’ worth of music with this world-renowned instrumental artist.
Friday, Feb. 23
  • Emo Night Sac | Friday, Feb. 23 | 8 p.m. | Press Club, 1119 21st St., Sacramento | $10 | Bust out the skinny jeans and eyeliner (and see if you can spot our city editors) at this nostalgia-fueled party.
  • Fourth Friday Jam Session | Friday, Feb. 23 | 7 p.m. | Fox & Goose, 1001 R St., Sacramento | Cost of purchase | Groove to the tunes of Sour Diesel Jams and sip on a Jammin’ Whiskey Sour — which is only available for a limited time.
Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Jukebox R&B Brunch | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Midway Bar & Grill, 330 Third St., West Sacramento | $15 | Eat, dance, and sing along at this brunch party that’s sure to bring the vibes.
  • Madonna - The Celebration Tour | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 8:30 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $44+ | Honestly, does anything really need to be said about Madonna? She’s freaking MADONNA.
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News Notes
  • Golden 1 Center will host the CIF 2024 State Basketball Championships on Friday, March 8 + Saturday, March 9. Tickets starting at $10 can be purchased online or at the arena’s box office.
Plan Ahead
  • Sacramento’s Free Museum Weekend returns next week, Saturday, March 2 + Sunday, March 3. Make sure to pre-register for each of the 20+ museums you’d like to visit, as space is limited.
  • Elk Grove’s Youth Commission is hosting a free event focused on addressing the mental health of local teenagers. Path to Positivity will be held this Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Wackford Community Center (9014 Bruceville Rd.) beginning at 12 p.m. Sign up your teen now.
Real Estate
  • Check out this 3,000-sqft, $3.19 million Carmichael home up for sale. Features include a stone fire pit in the living room, imported Swedish flooring, and incredible views of the American River. (Sac Bee)
  • The Sacramento Kings teamed up with former player Lanny Smith to create a limited-edition hoodie. Fans will have their chance to purchase one of the 150 sweaters during tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs — so buy your tickets now. (Sac Biz Journal)
Coming Soon
  • Bon appetit — Florida-based patisserie Le Macaron French Pastries is opening its first Northern California location in Downtown Sac. A mid-March opening date is projected for the pastry shop at 1011 Seventh St. (Sac Biz Journal)
    ✈️ I want to get away, I want to fly away
    Sculpture of a red rabbit titled "Leap" by Lawrence Argent in Sacramento International Airport's Terminal B
    The obligatory sculpture photo to let everyone know you’ve landed in Sac.|Photo by SACtoday Staff
    Traveling via plane is fun — jetsetting over beautiful blue waters or rolling hills, taking in cloud formations, and landing in a completely different location in a matter of hours is unlike anything else.

    The whole navigating the airport part? Less exciting. To help make your time at Sacramento International Airport — or SMF — as smooth as possible, we’ve created a guide that covers everything from gates to details on nonstop flights.

    What to know

    • Map it out | If you’re like us and need to completely visualize a place before you step foot inside, these maps of the entire airport will be your saving grace.
    • Food and drink | We’ve curated a list of the 20+ dining options available at SMF for hungry travelers from coffee kiosks to burgers — with some changes on the horizon.
    • Reminder | Starting May 7, 2025, you need a REAL ID to board commercial flights in the US.
    • Flight status | While we recommend staying updated via your respective airline, you can also check the airport’s dashboard for your flight status in a pinch.
    What seat are you in when flying?
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    B. Aisle seat
    C. Middle seat
    D. I don’t have a preference
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