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Title: Former US 101 through Nipomo
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 18, 2021, 06:00:45 PM
The community of Nipomo is located on US Route 101 in southern San Luis Obispo County and .  Within the community of Nipomo the original alignment of US Route 101 can be found on Thompson Avenue.  US Route 101 through Nipomo was replaced by the current "Nipomo Mesa Freeway" which was completed north of Nipomo Creek through the community during 1957. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/07/former-us-route-101-through-nipomo.html
Title: Re: Former US 101 through Nipomo
Post by: sparker on July 19, 2021, 05:38:45 AM
The community of Nipomo is located on US Route 101 in southern San Luis Obispo County and .  Within the community of Nipomo the original alignment of US Route 101 can be found on Thompson Avenue.  US Route 101 through Nipomo was replaced by the current "Nipomo Mesa Freeway" which was completed north of Nipomo Creek through the community during 1957. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/07/former-us-route-101-through-nipomo.html

To those of us in the specialty audio business, Nipomo has special meaning; the original production facilities of industry giant PS Audio were located in a small industrial park just off the Tefft Street overcrossing of US 101.  The company's original principals, Paul and Stan (hence "PS"), were graduate assistants at Cal Poly SLO, which maintains one of the best-known audio engineering programs in the country; their original production staff circa 1978-79 were Cal Poly undergraduates!  The facilities moved to SLO itself for a time in the early '80's; but moved back to Nipomo later that decade after Stan left and sold his share of the company.  Paul, a Santa Maria native, sold the company around 1994 and its new owners subsequently moved it south to Ventura County.  Paul reacquired the PS name and re-started the company in Boulder, CO years later; it flourishes to this date with sales in the millions.  But it "cut its nut", so to speak, right in Nipomo.