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OPINION: Saying goodbye to Hollister's Progresso Tamale Parlor - We'll miss you!

Saying farewell to a local favorite restaurant

Our family said goodbye to Hollister's Progresso Tamale Parlor last night with a pre-Christmas feast of cheese, chicken and shredded beef enchiladas, warm flour tortilla chips, rice and beans.

After 77 years, they're closing Dec. 23 :(

We'll miss your delicious food, Progresso! Thanks to the Zuniga family for feeding us so well for so many years!


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Julie Finigan Morris (Julie Finigan Morris)

Julie Finigan Morris is a journalist and business owner. She has worked as staff writer for several news organizations, including Thomson Newspapers in Washington D.C., McClatchy Newspapers and Scripps News Service. She is also the Co-Founder and Owner of Morris Grassfed and has lived in San Benito County for more than 25 years. Morris has also worked in corporate communications, marketing, and the non-profit sector. She is a founding board member of BenitoLink and currently serves on its Editorial Committee. She recently published her first novel, Exit Strategy. Visit her online at


Submitted by (Linda Beltran) on

I worked there for 17 years, my sister retired from there last year after more than 40 years, my middle sister and younger brother worked there wasn't our family business, but it was a big part of our family, just the same. I was lucky to dine there last Saturday before the closing, but it'll be tough to go back home (Hollister) and not go there for a meal. It's the end of an era for sure!

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