Biz Buzz: Dec. 1, 2016

If you live in Palisade, you can now enjoy homemade foods delivered to your door.

Palisade Cafe 11.0 started home delivery of its full menu this week in the 81526 zip code. And that will include their homemade Spanish paella hitting the menu in January.

John Sabal, the restaurant’s owner, said the decision to offer on-demand delivery of everything from the chef’s freshly made soups to their house-made desserts is one that has elicited a positive response from locals. Delivery requires a $10 minimum order and includes a $3 delivery fee.

“People are very excited,” Sabal said. “Especially when it’s bad weather and people aren’t going to want to go venturing outside, we’re here for them.”

The restaurant also recently started a loyalty program through, where diners can earn rewards for returning and eating.

The menu, featuring locally sourced foods, is most current on the restaurant’s Facebook page, and orders can be placed by calling 464-2888.

■ A business that has supplied local fish and tank supplies since 1969 is on the move again, opening a new location in the mall near 29 and Patterson roads.

Western Slope Aquatics — now at 2905 Patterson Road, No. 1, next to Tanfastic just west of Safeway — had to switch from their location at 2893 North Ave. because the building they were in recently changed owners.

Ami Martin, a third-generation owner at the business who grew up working in the store, said they offer fish and supplies for fresh and saltwater tanks, as well as corals and fresh plants for aquariums.

Martin said new customers come into the hobby all the time, and while saltwater tanks can be more complicated up front, “after your tank is fully established, as long as you keep up on your weekly water changes, you’ll be good to go.”

Call 245-6987 for all your aquatics questions.

■ Custom furniture business Fruition Studio, at 816 1/2 S. Seventh St., is close to celebrating one year in business, owner Gabe Sheker reports. He’s been building fine furniture and restoring antiques, though, for more than 30 years, and his specialty is applying advanced finishing techniques using layers of colors and glosses to create depth and reproduce antique patinas, according to his company’s website.

It’s a particularly tricky time for furniture, Sheker says, when the dry air of winter can cause shrinkage, cracks and warps to antique furniture. While he can offer tips for folks to care for their furniture themselves — usually involving the application of oil and then wiping it off — people’s best bet is to leave it to the experts at Fruition. They’ll be spending the month reviving antique furniture pieces “so that they shine vibrantly for the holidays,” according to Sheker.

Call him at 368-3819 to ask about your specific furniture pieces.

■ In local personnel news, national financial product distributor Primerica announced Jack D. Muller has been advanced to regional leader within the company, the largest independent financial services marketing company in North America. His local office is located at 1119 N. First St., Ste. F, in Grand Junction, and his telephone number is 424-5653.

In other personnel news of note, Unifirst Mortgage announced that Glen Whaley has joined their Grand Junction team of lending professionals. Glen is a Grand Junction native, and brings years of experience working with and in the real estate community to the job. Reach him at 241-4453.

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