Biz buzz, Dec. 1, 2013

■ Popular southside Mexican restaurant Las Marias, 2692 U.S. 50, No. E, will soon be closing, according to a notice posted on its door. The closing will make way for the homecoming of Conchita’s Mexican Restaurant, which operated at the same location before moving to its present site, 625 24 1/2 Road, near Fisher’s Liquor Barn, 2438 Patterson Road.

“We’re coming back home,” Conchita’s owner Dan Zambrano said. “We’ve been requested in that area. Our customers have been requesting us for a long time up there. We’ll be keeping both stores.”

Zambrano employs people who have been working with him more than 15 years, from the time the restaurant first opened. Several will be helping him open up the second location by the spring of 2014, he said.

■ Because of the success of the ‘En Fuego’ pop-up diner earlier this month, Lee Mathis of Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes is pairing up again with Duncan’s Gourmet Food Truck for another flash restaurant experience on Thursday at Peach Street Distillers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The theme food for Thursday’s culinary event is gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Survivors of the sizzling hot En Fuego menu will get a chance to experience a milder form of the chef’s creative cuisine as long as the food holds out.

Margaret Ann Csikos is breaking out with her MAC Design Studio by opening a new showroom, open by appointment in the upper level of 2387 River Road, No. 103. Csikos plans to offer high-end designer artwork and accessories acquired from end-of-the-season designer sales in Las Vegas. The high quality items will be offered at closeout prices, Csikos said.

Csikos kept overhead low by operating the design business out her home for the past six years, but a growing clientele has made it possible to expand operations.

With an extensive background in interior design and construction, Csikos said she can transform any residential or commercial space.

She is available to consult on designing new construction, remodels, furnishings, artwork, accessories, lighting and flooring.

“I can do custom window treatments and custom bedding. I do all of that,” she said.

Csiko holds a certificate of interior design from The Institute of Interior Design in Las Vegas, Nev., and is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She has been working professionally in the interior design field for more than 20 years and has been involved in the design of several award-winning homes in western Colorado.

“I’m kind of an advocate for the client to make sure they’re getting the most for their money, that it looks beautiful and that they’re happy with it. For information, visit or call (970) 201-2517.

Shayna Wilson and Evonne Stites recently opened an independent movie rental kiosk, Get It Now DVD, located next to Bookcliff Gas, 2896 North Ave.

The Get It Now DVD and Blu Ray kiosk holds 250 movies with new titles stocked every week, Stites said.

Go online to to sign up, view current and upcoming movies, reserve movies for rental or suggest movies to stock. Customers can rent or purchase movies at the kiosk, she said.

“We chose to do this business because we wanted to provide high quality movies at competitive prices to our customers, with the added advantage of quality customer service from people who live locally,” Stites said.

Get It Now DVD contributes movies to the Veterans Administration and Operation Interdependence in support of U.S. veterans and troops.

“We plan to continue to give back to our customers,” Stites said.

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