Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Gathering Place and General Store as a Salute to Small Businesses

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Rancho Cordova – On Wednesday, August 7th, Assemblyman Ken Cooley honored the Herald Store as the 8th Assembly District’s 2019 Small Business of the Year.

Every year, members of the California State Legislature take time to honor a small business from their district. “Small businesses play a critical role in supporting the economic well-being of California, and I’m privileged to honor the Herald Store as my district’s Small Business of the Year,” said Assemblyman Cooley.  “Herald Store deserves special recognition for its long-time support of the community, and for business owner Andrew Reyes’ acumen to uphold the store’s tradition of the famous Herald Porch Club where locals gather and engage to tackle problems in their community.”

Since 1993, Andrew Reyes has owned and operated Herald Store, a gathering place for locals with over a century of history.  In 1911, Volaski S. Quiggle built the Herald Store, then known as Quiggle & Warren, with land purchased from the Central Valley Traction Line. Quiggle added a granary and incorporated a post office, a telephone exchange, and a depot across the street for an electric car system connecting Sacramento to Stockton. Over the years, the “Herald Store” property had been owned by descendants of Lack Quiggle who still live in the Galt/Herald area.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our local statesman,” said Mr. Reyes. “I am thankful to be here in Herald.  The Store and its front porch is the best place to connect with the community, and get a free lollipop if you get the candy wrapper with the man aiming an arrow at a star.”

Assemblyman Ken Cooley represents the 8th Assembly District which includes the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Herald, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Wilton and other portions of unincorporated Sacramento County.   For more information, please visit:


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