Biz Buzz: Aug. 13, 2017
After years of requests from customers, Taqueria Guadalajara now has a second location after opening Taqueria Guadalajara 2 at 683 Horizon Drive, Unit 112, next to Safeway.
Manager Eduardo Landeros said the restaurant opened July 31 and complements the original location at 719 Pitkin Ave.
“Customers would always ask for us to expand, but parking was limited so there was not much space to expand to,” Landeros said, adding that people can now go to whichever restaurant is closer to them.
The menu is similar to the original location, serving a la carte tacos, burritos and tostadas. But the new restaurant has added items, serving a shrimp cocktail, enchiladas and nachos.
It doesn’t have a liquor license to serve beer, but Landeros said that should be coming in about a month.
■ Usually accounting and baking don’t go hand in hand, but for Tatiana Gilbertson, they’re two things she feels she’s good at.
Gilbertson spent years baking as a hobby but after seeing that she could make some money on the side, she decided to start Mountain Bakers.
Now she is an accountant by day, baker by night and can make detailed birthday cakes for kids as well as gender-reveal cakes.
“I think it’s a creative outlet,” she said. “I had baked before but started really with my son’s first birthday cake. I enjoyed it so much and started taking classes.”
She said she had made cakes for several of her friends’ children’s birthday parties and then for some of her son’s friends, and later for friends of their friends. From there, it just sort of took off for her.
After some encouragement, she officially launched Mountain Bakers, which operates out of her home.
“I love seeing kids’ faces when you make something they really wanted. It’s a lot of fun,” she said.
For more information, visit facebook.com/mountainbakersgj or call 219-5671.
■ Vinally Inked, a full-service copy center that also specializes in decals, custom coffee mugs, T-shirts, banners and pretty much anything else, is now open on North Avenue.
Owners Jullie and Harley Morrell have had their shop at 2860 1/2 North Ave. open for five months. Jullie had previously owned a decal business for a couple of years that was located across the street from the new place. She also worked for a copy center for 14 years.
Jullie said what sets her business apart is the willingness to do anything for the customer.
“We pretty much don’t say no to anybody. We’ll do whatever,” she said.
Jullie enjoys the constant change of pace and said customers frequently visit to buy items in the store or to order custom products. She said the store also has both wood and metal art from Mexico.
For more information, call the shop at 314-7322.
■ Delta’s bakery on Main Street has a new name and new owners who took over the shop in April.
Sweets on Main, 802 Main St., was formerly called Valley View Bakery. The shop serves baked goods as well as breakfast burritos and sandwiches.
The name change occurred on April 14.