BizBuzz, Thursday, March 13
■ Roasted Espresso and Subs, 502 Colorado Ave., is reportedly the first local business to offer a cannabis-seed boost to its food products.
“It kind of tastes like a bland peanut,” a shop spokesman said. “I can add cannabis seeds to your sandwhich or throw them in the blender.”
High in Omega 3 & 6, as well as fiber, essential fatty acids, protein, and vitamins, Hemp Heart brand cannabis seeds make a healthful addition to fruit smoothies and protein shakes, according to a news release.
The seeds can increase energy while regulating blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reduce creeping, mid-day junk food cravings.
Call 245-5626 for more information.
■ Mac Daddy Motorworx, 476 28 1/2 Road, is a full-service automotive repair shop for all makes and models, specializing in European, classic, new, and fleet vehicles. The shop offers services from basic oil changes to engine rebuilds, as well as electronic auto diagnostics, brake system services, A/C diagnostics and repair, and more.
The shop has a large and comfortable waiting room equipped with two televisions, a kids play area, pool table, free coffee, and even an air hockey table. Mac Daddy is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Craig Wieland was the lead technician with Mac Daddy Motorworx since it opened in 2008. He purchased the business from the previous owners in January.
“Car repair can be stressful, overwhelming, and confusing, but I will be honest, prompt, and easy to work with,” Craig Wieland said. According to family lore, Wieland first showed an aptitude for mechanical work at the age of four when his uncle sent him an old lawnmower engine. After a trip to the local parts store with his mom, he proceeded to take it apart and put it back together, “and it actually worked,” Wieland’s wife, Traci, said.
Wieland’s tendency just grew stronger as he worked through high school as an automotive machinist at Marino’s Automotive Machine Shop in Santa Cruz, Calif., the town where he grew up.
After graduation, he received his technical education from Deanza College of Automotive Technology in Santa Clara, Calif.
Throughout college and after he graduated, Wieland worked for Circle Star Motors, an independent Mercedes repair shop. There, he learned from both dealer and independent training centers and gained extensive knowledge in Mercedes Benz and other vehicles, Traci Wieland said.
Wieland moved to Grand Junction in 2004 and worked for West Star Aviation as a line technician responsible for all ground service equipment, she said.
He returned to automotive repair and worked for Grand Junction Subaru until he was hired as lead technician for Mac Daddy Motorworx in 2008. Wieland still annually updates his Mercedes Benz training.
Wieland and his wife enjoy their 4-year-old son, Jake, who is already showing the same mechanical tendencies Craig did as a child, Wieland said.
■ For the past 31 years, the Colorado Lottery expended funds for parks, recreation, open space, conservation and wildlife projects. Over that time, the lottery gave more than $5.5 billion in prizes to players and returned more than $68.2 million dollars to Mesa County alone, according to state officials.
During 2013, Grand Junction retailers produced more than $3.5 million in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the city and state. Examples include more than $400,000 spent to renovate Suplizio Baseball Stadium and $250,000 that contributed to the construction of the Lincoln Park playground, arboretum and trails
In 2013, the lottery returned more than 93 cents of every dollar in profits and prizes, officials said. For more information, visit http://www.coloradolottery.com.