San Miguel Mercantile will reopen for business Friday

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

The San Miguel Mercantile will reopen on Friday.

Mike and Miki Landseadel-Sanders have enjoyed a month of traveling to visit family and friends. They’re home now and ready to welcome everyone to their unique shop.

Shoppers find a delightful, eclectic mix of antiques, old stuff, an assortment of the popular Republic of Teas, heritage seeds, Sticky Fingers Scone mixes, local art, gift baskets of foods from Morning Glory Farms and much more. Check out their website and visit their page on Facebook.

The Chamber of Commerce is hard at work preparing for the Car Show to be held on Aug. 22 and 23. Find details at www.discoversanmiguel.com, or call Mike Sanders at 712-3120.

The August fundraiser planned to raise money for the proposed farmers market has been canceled for now.

San Luis Obispo County wants the historic Sims Hotel razed if owner Jaqueline Marie cannot bring it up to code soon.

Built in 1893 as Makin House, the two-story brick hotel needs a complete restoration. In the opinion of a structural engineer who evaluated it, the building can be saved.

The hotel sits on a large lot on the corner of 13th and L streets. The adjacent historic 2,400-square-foot 13th Street Barn has been repaired and maintenance performed. It is ready for business. Marie has held occasional estate sales there.

However, she is unable to take on a project of such scope as the hotel would require. She hopes to sell the property to someone who can and will restore it.

For information call her at 550-8114.

For information on San Miguel events, history and opportunities to volunteer, visit www.discoversanmiguel.com.