Developer David Leer talks about his residential project in downtown Escalon, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
Developer David Leer talks about his residential project in downtown Escalon, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com
Developer David Leer talks about his residential project in downtown Escalon, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com

Marijke Rowland writes about new business, restaurant and retail developments. She has been with The Modesto Bee since 1997 covering a variety of topics including arts and entertainment. Her Business Beat column runs midweek and Sundays. And it’s pronounced Mar-eye-ke.