Biz Buzz: Oct. 12, 2017

Downtown Grand Junction is getting a new eatery, bar and a place to watch some soccer when Goat and Clover Tavern opens Monday at 336 Main St.

Owner Randy Gulden has been working on getting the establishment ready for the past two months in what was the former home of Ella’s Blues Room, which closed earlier this year.

The restaurant has a patio area out front and is decorated with a red, British-style phone booth outside the front door.

Gulden, who has owned the Boston’s restaurant franchise at 2404 Patterson Road since 2008, said the restaurant will be British-, Irish- and Scottish-themed and serve burgers, fish-n-chips, steaks, salads and salmon. He said the location was ideal for the new business.

“I really liked the downtown location,” he said. “It’s a great spot by the hotels. Grand Junction could use an English-Irish flair.”

The restaurant may have some early openings in a few months for European League soccer games and Gulden said the place will be a good spot to watch the World Cup next year.

The restaurant will employ about 50 people.

■ For Graig Medvesk, working at auctions was a side job as he spent his days in the real estate industry. But that all is about to change as Medvesk is launching GT Auction and Realty later this month at 225 S. Second St., in the old Mesa Pawn building.

“I enjoyed the auction world more than real estate,” Medvesk said. “I just put it together.”

GT Auction and Realty will hold its first auction at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, but Medvesk said the time is subject to change.

The auction inventory is public consignment and people can bring their stuff in to sell with GT Auction and Realty keeping a portion of the sale as commission. Call 629-9520 for more information on bringing stuff to sell or coming to purchase.

Medvesk is a Colorado native who said he has worked at auctions up and down the Western Slope, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.

He added that the city, which owns the Mesa Pawn property, was slated to tear the building down, but will keep the building for now.

The auctions should occur about once a month.

■ Attorneys Ashley Whitham and Brandon Tryon have joined up to form the Whitham Tryon Law Group, which started Oct. 1. Their office is at 150 Main St. Suite B.

Whitham has been practicing law in Grand Junction for about five years, while Tryon is a former public defender.

The pair will focus on criminal defense and family law and is marketing toward men, who Whitham said often get the “short end of the stick” when it comes to law.

She said joining with Tryon was a natural fit.

“We’ve just been longtime friends in Grand Junction and have the same goals and morals when it comes to criminal defense and family law,” Whitham said.

Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza, 683 Horizon Drive, is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday to celebrate its new owners who took over in July.

The shop is now owned by Geoff Mueck and his parents, Ed and Kim. Customers on Friday can register for prizes given out that day and throughout the month. The grand prize of a tailgate pizza party for 15 people will be awarded Nov. 19.

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