Briefs: Biz Buzz June 28, 2009

• Fast Eddy’s Sports Bar, 1224 25th St., has moved into the former location of The Metro Playhouse and opened as an environmentally friendly bar.
Sam Cuch, a manager at Fast Eddy’s, said the bar’s owner gutted the Metro building and brought all of the location’s lights, water and “pretty much everything” up to “green” standards. The changes were made to fit city of Grand Junction building code standards, Cuch said.
“It gave us an extra month and a half to get going,” he said.
The bar opened June 17.

•  Bellco Credit Union is set to move into the former Bear Rock Cafe location at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6&50 and 24 3/4 Road.
PCC Construction of Denver is remodeling the building.
The credit union is based in Denver and has 16 branches, including one at 1156 Hill Ave. The new credit union location is scheduled to open in September.

• Appliance Factory Outlet, 2469 U.S. 6&50, is celebrating its pre-grand opening. The outlet is in the former REX building. According to REX’s Web site, the company leased 37 of its retail stores to a third party late in fiscal year 2008 and expects to close its remaining stores this year. The store in Grand Junction was one that closed.

• Locally owned and operated Quik Carry Courier, operated by Julie Huisjen, provides delivery services Monday through Friday. Pickups can be scheduled on a daily, weekly or occasional schedule. Contact Huisjen at 250-2255 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
com with inquiries.

• Hampton Inn, 205 Main St., is offering a new package for guests. Any person who books the Hampton Webkinz Package online at and completes their hotel stay before Aug. 30 in Grand Junction or at any participating Hampton Inn in the United States, the United Kingdom or Canada gets a free Webkinz toy. The toys are plush pets that teach kids educational lessons online.
Guests can choose from Blossom Bird, Springer Spaniel or Guinea Pig at check-in.
For more information, call Tina Minard, Grand Junction Hampton Inn general manager, at 243-3222.

• Beginning Monday, Grand River Psychiatry will be open in the Horizon Park Plaza building, 743 Horizon Court, Suite 106. The psychiatry group includes psychiatrist Truman Esau, psychiatric prescribing nurse Kim Mohr, clinical psychologist Roger Miller and psychotherapist Mark Scofield. To schedule an appointment, dial 254-8600.
uE06E Gold’s Gym in Clifton hosted its grand opening Monday at 3225 Interstate 70 Business Loop.

• Rocky Mountain Health Plan members can now receive counseling and mental health services from new participating member Behavioral Clinical Services, 1600 Ute Ave., Suite 10. To make an appointment with licensed professional counselors JoAnn Zerr and Carl Willoughby, call 241-6500.

• District Manager Bret Pomrenke and insurance agents Michael Baker and Shane Lee, all of Grand Junction, have been inducted into the Farmers Insurance “Topper Club.” The club honors insurance representatives that committed “outstanding achievements” in 2008.

• The Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, will host the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $9 if the fee is paid by noon Monday, or $11 at the door. Hors
d-oeuvres will be served.

• Telluride Ski & Golf will host a meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 6 at the Telluride Conference Center about the future of Telluride activities, including activities such as a zip line in the summer and night skiing during winter. For more information, call Matt Skinner at 970-728-7423.


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