BizBuzz, Feb. 13

■ A popular Mexican restaurant known for its green chile and tamales reopened at a new location downtown, 118 S. Seventh St., the place where a pub known as Tenacious Brothers formerly operated.

Maria Maestas is tenacious, but her new restaurant is a shrine to Mexican dining, not a pub. 

She can seat about 120 people at one time in the 4,500-square-foot facility.

“I can’t wait,” she said.

Maestas closed the doors of her Orchard Mesa location on Dec. 22. It’s been close to two months that the dining public has missed out on enjoying her work.

The restaurateur plans to construct a new, 5,000 square-foot building to operate from starting in 2015, but must temporarily relocate until the new space is completed.

■ According to the Grand Junction Business Improvement District, the rundown on downtown for Valentine’s Day looks like this:

626 on Rood, 626 Rood Ave., is taking reservations for today, Friday and Saturday. Or, phone ahead and pick it up when you want. Call 257-7663.

The Rockslide, 401 Main St., is featuring a specialty menu including parmesan-crusted ribeye steak with lobster tail, snow crab cakes with roasted red bell pepper, chocolate fondue, and a variety of wine specials. Call 245-2111.

Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave., is reserving dinner for two with a bottle of wine for $50. Call 424-5840.

Loree’s, 336 Main St., is taking reservations for Valentine’s Day. Check the Sentinel for a coupon to buy one meal and get one half off from the breakfast or lunch menu this weekend. Call 549-4059.

Barons on Colorado, 539 Colorado Ave., hosts a “Lonely Hearts Club” featuring the band Dirtylektrik. Call 245-0995.

Downtown Coffee, 644 Main St., is selling white chocolate and raspberry latte for $3.50 all month. Call 549-4519.

Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., is selling heart-shaped chocolate covered ganache brownies all month. Call 241-2740.

Gelato Junction, 449 Main St., is giving away a free milkshake with lunch all month. Call 245-4759.

Enstrom, 701 Colorado Ave., is selling milk, dark, and white chocolate-dipped strawberries. Call 242-1655 to order.

Vine Yoga, 216 S. Second St. Bring a partner to class today or tomorrow and each receives a pass for a free drop-in class.

The Office of Business and Tourism at the City of Montrose invites special event organizers to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at the Montrose Pavilion. Two sessions are offered to accommodate busy schedules: morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Each session will include a review of the 2014 Special Events Strategy, a rollout of the new policy and processes for applying for special event funding, a networking session to encourage cross-promotion among organizers, and strategies to help boost tourism and event attendance.

The strategy is available online at The new policy and application process will be available online on Monday, March 10.

■ The Community Development Achievement Awards Program, sponsored by the Montrose Community Development Department, was established in 2009 to recognize and encourage exceptional development in the community. The award is designed to encourage best practices and reward those who display exemplary creativity and dedication to improving Montrose.

The Community Development Department is accepting nominations for projects completed in 2013 until Thursday, March 6. The city’s Planning Commission will review nominations in March and determine the 2013 winners. Formal awards will be presented at a city council meeting in April.

For the past four years, winning projects have fallen into four categories: commercial, residential, sustainability, and landscaping, and the 2012 awards included an additional category to honor the work of nonprofit organizations.

To nominate an exceptional project within Montrose completed in 2013, please submit the nomination form with a brief description, contact information, and a picture or pictures of the project under construction. For more information call 240-1481.

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