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Business Beat: Scrambl'z stirrin' up breakfast again soon

Scrambl'z Kountry Kitchen on McHenry Avenue in Modesto will be reopen next week. (Joan Barnett Lee /
Scrambl'z Kountry Kitchen on McHenry Avenue in Modesto will be reopen next week. (Joan Barnett Lee /

Scrambl'z is back.

The Modesto breakfast spot on McHenry Avenue will reopen under the same name, but with a new owner, next week.

First opened in 2005, Scrambl'z had locations in Modesto and later Turlock that both closed abruptly last June because of slow sales.

New owner Bobby Dhillon, a Fremont-based restaurateur, took over the Modesto spot at the beginning of this month and plans to continue the eatery's breakfast fare.

Dhillon did not buy the Turlock location, which remains closed.

Scrambl'z, 1445 McHenry Ave., will serve breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The site, which for 30 years was a Lyon's restaurant, will retain its previous look with some additions to the eclectic inside decor.

Its menu will feature a broad array of breakfast favorites including speciality crepes, pancakes, waffles, and eggs and bacon.

"The concept is it's a fun place to eat and will be the best breakfast place in town," said general manager Gurp Shergill. "It's very family oriented, and there is a lot of stuff to look at (on the walls)."

Owner Dhillon has 18 years of experience in restaurants and owns Maxim's restaurants in Stockton, Tracy and San Jose, and the American Diner in Sunnyvale. This is his first restaurant in Modesto.

Most of the restaurant's 80-some employees have been hired. Shergill said Scrambl'z should be open by the middle of next week.

The restaurant needs to acquire its liquor license before the adjoining bar can open, which Shergill said will take at least another month.

For more information, call Scrambl'z at 522-3141.

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Get a cut and color and everything you'll need to maintain that cut and color at the Beauty Care Outlet.

The new beauty shop and supply store was opened by Modesto sisters Michele and Natalie Gamble this month in Roseburg Square. It carries a large array of professional products including hair care, makeup, nail supplies and other accessories.

The shop, at 817 W. Roseburg Ave., has a two-station salon that offers full-service styling from coloring to highlights and perms. It sells beauty products by Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Kenra, Redken and other professional brands as well as styling accessories such as hair driers, flat irons, curling irons and more.

"We have anything that anyone could need," said Michelle Gamble. "They can get their hair done and all their products. It is basically a one-stop shop."

Michelle and Natalie Gamble are both licensed cosmetologists.

For more information call the shop at 529-1976.

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