Brad Squires and Matt Brunner wondered what would happen to the agricultural land that housed Tom Tomich Orchards — the sole remaining commercial fruit operation in Orangevale — when the business shuttered in 2017. Would that really be the end of an era?
It’s around 1992, and a long-haired dude in his early 20s is sitting with his friend at Taco Loco, a popular Mexican eatery on J Street in Sacramento. They’re eyeballing the customers, waiting to pounce.
A promotional effort created by the City and supported by the
Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, the Barrel District is an
attempt to unite these craft beverage manufacturers and brand
Rancho Cordova as a distinct destination for beer and