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Barry Peterson was looking for something new after 20 years with the Modesto Irrigation District. He and his wife, Shana, decided to take their competition barbecue team and turn it into a business.
A couple of years ago, Linda Ellenwood retired. She thought she would enjoy hanging out at the Oakdale ranch she runs with her husband. And she did for two years. A reseller for 30 years, she decided to turn her hobby into a profession and opened Femme Bricouleuse about six weeks ago.
For many folks, "the chopping block" isn't a good thing. But for John Pallios and Denise Pallios Zagaris, the Chopping Block represents a new start at an old business.