Biz Buzz: PG&E pitches in to Octagon Barn

PG&E has donated $10,000 for the restoration of the Octagon Barn milking parlor.

The historic Octagon Barn and associated milking parlor are on South Higuera Street, just south of the San Luis Obispo city limit.

The money will be used for the first phase of construction, including structural redesign, planning, permitting and engineering to maximize the educational potential of the parlor building, which is adjacent to the barn.

Once complete, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County will make the parlor available to the community for educational purposes and room space rentals.

The donation was announced at a recent holiday lighting ceremony. Restoration work is expected to start next year.

— David Sneed

Galaxy Theatres tickets on sale

Atascadero’s new 10-screen theater won’t open in the new Colony Square until March, but tickets are already on sale.

Galaxy Theatres is selling movie gift certificates in denominations of $10.

A portion of the money will be donated to Atascadero Main Street and the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce.

Every person who spends more than $30 will be given a commemorative T-shirt.

Gift certificates may be purchased through the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, Atascadero Main Street offices or at any of the merchants participating in Main Street’s Downtown Discount program.

— Stacy Daniel