Biz Buzz: Oct. 1, 2017
Grand Junction hotspot Enzo’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant will move into a bigger location to serve more customers promptly, according to co-owner Kelly Favale.
The owners recently closed on the building at 707 Horizon Drive, which previously held Sushi & Rok. The restaurant had been leasing its current location, 759 Horizon Drive, and hopes to make the move by the end of November.
“We’ve done really well there for eight years, but have outgrown it a little bit,” Favale said. “We’ve had some long waits. This way with the newer building, we can get in some larger parties. That will be nice.”
Favale noted that some wait times on a weekend had approached an hour and she hopes that will be significantly decreased with the new building.
The restaurant will also be open seven days a week after the move and add a Venetian lounge that will offer a more late-night feel with a bar and summer menu. The patio will be near the Bookcliff Country Club golf course.
Favale said the restaurant’s logo will also change, only because the word “trattoria” in the logo means “small Italian restaurant.”
“I think it will be a new hotspot,” Favale said.
■A new food trailer is set to make Grand Junction home as the Spaghetti Mill plans to open Oct. 17 in the parking lot at 2422 F Road between the Alpine Bank branch and Boston’s restaurant.
Scott Dvorak, who previously ran Coco’s Restaurant in town from 2000 to 2004, will be running the business with his son, Matthew, and will be on site from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
“I just really enjoy cooking, came up with some good recipes and decided to start doing what I really loved,” he said.
Spaghetti Mill will offer family-style Italian cuisine with all fresh ingredients and will be available for catering during the day.
Dvorak will park the trailer in the lot during hours and cook on site. Overnight, the trailer will stay at the Business Incubator where Dvorak will do the prep work.
■ The Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29½ Road, is sponsoring a job fair on Thursday and is noting a changing of the tide as more employers are looking for workers, but there are fewer job seekers at the center.
“Our job orders are up over 30 percent from this time last year. Full-time permanent job orders are up over 60 percent from this time last year,” Workforce Director Curtis Englehart said in a statement. “With the lowest unemployment rate we have seen in 10 years at 3 percent and job orders up, now is a great time for our job seekers to obtain the career they have been wanting. We have close to 50 employers signed up to participate in this job fair, all of which are hiring.”
The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a session exclusively for veterans from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
For information on the fair either as an employer or job seeker, call 248-7560 or visit the Mesa County Workforce Website at mcwfc.us.
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Note: A previous version of this story included an incorrect address for the current location of Enzo’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant