Biz Buzz: Sept. 22, 2013
■ Ron Nunnery said he plans to return Central Station nightclub, 2993 North Ave., to its country-and-western roots with the same kind of live music that made the place a sensation when it was called The Rose.
An opening date has not been announced.
Nunnery said the club, known at various times as Decades, Axis and Rum Bay, is undergoing cosmetic upgrades and deep cleaning to prepare for the return of customers who enjoy cold beer and dancing to country music.
The 8,300-square-foot building, constructed in 1926, had been listed for sale with a $799,000 asking price, but negotiations with potential buyers in Wyoming were inconclusive as of Friday, a spokeswoman for the listing agent, Hill and Homes Real Estate, said.
■ Tattoo artist Seth Jordan returned to Colorado with his family recently after more than two years working on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jordan started his new job at Raw Canvas Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery, 507 Main St., last week, explaining he moved to Grand Junction so his 5-year-old daughter, Haleigh, can obtain a quality education and enjoy the western Colorado lifestyle.
“This is a great next step for my family,” Jordan said.
The ink artist said he can draw just about any type of tattoo, but specializes in illustrative realism, like portraits.
“I’ve been tattooing for 13 years, so there’s really nothing that I shy away from.”
■ The Tropics Hawaiian Barbecue, 2740 Highway 50, Suite 112, across the parking lot from City Market, just started delivering its fresh-to-order menu of Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai and American-style meat and fowl marinated and grilled with sweet barbecue sauce, spokeswoman Danielle Conyers said.
The new, all-woman ownership team from Cambodia oversees the preparation of a variety of Asian food available from $7 to $10. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day but Monday. Call 242-2068 for delivery or check out the restaurant’s Facebook page for more information.
■ BernaB’s restaurant, 2913 F Road. No. 101, open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week, is known for the home-style breakfast and lunch menu of chef David Fitzpatrick, especially the big $9.99 weekend buffet, owner Jim Brown said.
Fans of the restaurant should know that Brown and his wife, Berna, opened in August a new coffee shop nearby called Cool Beans. Located just two doors down from the restaurant, Cool Beans offers the same friendly customer service coupled with a variety of quality coffees and a huge variety of gluten-free muffins, cookies and brownies that blow away the tired stereotype many believe about gluten-free baked goods, Brown said.
■ Massage therapists who fit the mold have a chance to get in on the ground floor of an affordable franchise business opportunity coming soon to Colorado, Structura Body Therapies CEO Martin Metzler said.
As little as $60,000 buys the pre-screened franchisee six weeks of training in the proprietary methods Metzler says already set his company apart.
“The treatment centers have a core focus on structural integration body therapies. Structural integration focuses on the connective tissue and the fascia flow of the body, which allows trained therapists to eliminate ailments, instead of providing merely temporary relief by focusing solely on the symptoms of the pain,” Structura spokeswoman Rosie Gillam said.
Metzler said his team of experts will guide the franchisee through location selection, leasing strategies and the creation of a business plan designed to increase their chances for success.
Three corporate clinics are currently operating in Ogden, Utah, with one franchise already launched in Chandler, Ariz., and another planned for the Front Range, Metzler said. Visit http://www.structurafranchise.com for more information.