Biz Buzz, Oct. 18, 2009

Tom and Tara Suplizio are opening a veterinary clinic in Mesa at 10911 U.S. Highway 65, across from the Wagon Wheel Restaurant.

The grand opening will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23. Vaccinations will be 50 percent off, and free hot dogs and drinks will be served.

The clinic is a satellite branch of the Suplizios’ Animal Medical Clinic in Grand Junction. The Mesa location will be named Mesa Creek Veterinary Clinic and offer exams and vaccinations by appointment each Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 434-4094.

Mega Wraps will set up shop soon in the food court at Mesa Mall. The restaurant will offer wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups, salad and breakfast items. It will open in the outgoing Cinnamon Street space next to A&W.

“Shoppers want healthy options in the mall food court. One of the most frequent requests we get on our market research surveys is for a soup and salad restaurant. This concept is just the option shoppers have been craving,” said Jammie McCloud, Mesa Mall marketing manager.

Mega Wraps, which also will offer catering services, is scheduled to open in early November. Construction on the restaurant begins today. For more information about Mega Wraps and to view their menu, visit

Crossroads Fitness has extended its hours. Effective Oct. 1, the downtown location at 225 N. Fifth St. is open 4:55 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The 2678 Compass Drive location is now open from 4:55 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

National outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) awarded a $5,000 grant to the Colorado National Monument. The grant will allow School District 51 teachers to check out camping gear from the monument on a reservation basis. No fee will be charged for the rental. The gear can be used in the monument to help kids learn about camping and exploring nature near their hometown.

“We are so grateful to REI for their continued and active support of educational endeavors at the monument,” monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo said.

REI has a Grand Junction location at 644 North Ave.

Muzak, the world’s largest provider of in-store music, has designed a custom music set for Qdoba Mexican Grill, which has a Grand Junction location at 2536 Rimrock Ave. The Muzak selection offers a blend of authentic Mexican music with Top 40 hits. The music will be piped through all Qdoba locations within the next few months.

Ace Hardware, which has locations at 569 32 Road, No. 4, in Clifton and at 2140 Broadway on the Redlands, will offer energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs for as low as 99 cents apiece at Colorado Ace Hardware stores, thanks to a partnership with Xcel Energy. The discounted price is available only while supplies last.

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