Biz Buzz: Aug. 10, 2017

Grand Junction dog owners have a new place to get some swag for their canine companions at Doggie Duds, which opened in June at 216 North Ave., No. 9

Owner Linda Myers sells and makes coats, visors, walking vests, hammocks and many other items for dogs. She’ll also make custom items if anything she has in stock does not fit one particular dog.

Myers said she’s had many dogs throughout the years and used to make these items for craft shows on nights and weekends. When she retired, she decided to give the shop a try.

“My furry friends had passed on so I decided to do this for fun,” she said. “I love the dogs.”

The 40-year Grand Junction resident said she wanted a small shop and stressed that her business is not a pet store so people should not go looking for traditional items such as dog food.

She said her biggest sellers are the fleece coats for dogs.

Thai No. 9, originally slated to open this summer at 129 N. Seventh St., won’t open until the fall, its owners say, as the business is in the process of moving to a new home before opening.

Jo Jo Barnes said that the Seventh Street location did not work out due to a lack of a sprinkler system, but she has found a new home at 539 N. First St.

The Seventh Street building still has the Thai No. 9 sign up, but also now has a lease sign in the window. Barnes said the store sign will move once the new site passes inspection. She anticipates a late October opening if everything goes smoothly.

Thai No. 9 will be a family-owned Thai restaurant owned by Barnes, sister and chef Susie Unaboot and brother Peter Unaboot and will serve only Thai food, not a combination of Chinese and Thai.

Maverick Pest Management is Grand Junction’s newest pest control business, opening in June and owned by Zane Hyland.

Hyland is running the business out of his home at the moment and serves the Grand Valley, Crested Butte and Telluride.

A Colorado Mesa University graduate, Hyland started in the pest control field as a summer job when he worked at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. He decided to focus on pest control since it was a job he could work year round and decided to open his own business.

Hyland says he is a young, hungry entrepreneur who wants to focus on customer service and plans to have strong communication with customers and will follow up after they receive service.

For more information, visit or call 443-4993.

■ Colorado-based Noosa Yoghurt has released a Palisade Peach flavor that will be available throughout Colorado, but only for the summer.

The yogurt is available throughout the state at City Market, Safeway and Albertsons stores.

The company originated in Bellvue in Larimer County and takes its name from the an Australian city where the founder first discovered her love for yogurt, according to the company’s website.

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