Briefs: Biz Buzz October 26, 2008

For people who have had the jitters in Palisade, a new coffee shop is open. Mumzel’s Crumpets, Cups and Cones, an old-fashioned-style ice cream and coffee shop, now occupies the front portion of Arts and Antiques of Palisade, 101 Third St.

The shop serves Silver Canyon coffees out of Boulder on recommendation of the daughter of the store’s co-owner, Melinda Eastham. They also serve Meadow Gold ice cream.

The building was built in 1903 and housed a dry-goods store back then and numerous other businesses since.

Will the new coffee place have WiFi? People have pitched the idea.

“It just doesn’t quite fit into the antiques,” Eastham said.

•  Pretty Things and Scentsations in Grand Junction have moved upstairs from their former lower-level locations, and now are near the owner’s pole-dancing studio in the breezeway, 634 Main St., Suite 102.

•  Blink Coffee Co., 11011 U.S. Highway 65 in Mesa, is hosting a new taste from overseas. It just got in the new red tea, or Rooibos. Employees recommend the white version, called the Red Symphony.
“Rooibos is definitely new to the area, if not the state,” said Lorraine Ball, director of operations for the shop. “The tea comes from South Africa, and you can make it into lattes, cappuccinos, everything. The Red Symphony is white chocolate, rooibos tea, steamed milk, whipped cream and honey drizzled on top.” She likened it to the taste of a pumpkin pie. The damages? $3 to $4, depending on size.

•  Ski Aspen for less: Aspen/Snowmass officials will be here between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today at Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods, 445 W. Gunnison Ave., to sell this year’s discount pass. The seven-day Classic Pass gives holders access to any of four mountains, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands or Buttermilk, for $274, with no restrictions. The price is up from last year’s $259. Youth ages 7 to 17 and college students can get the seven-day pass for $209.
The four-day Classic Pass costs $169 this year for adults, while youths and college students can get it for $139.
The passes include the buyer’s photograph and have to be purchased in person at Gene Taylor’s. For more information, call 800-525-6200, ext. 4475, or 970-923-0475.

•  Tangle, which sells fine knitting yarns and hosts a variety of classes, has moved to 525 Main St. More information: 245-1088.

•  Until at least mid-November, Cinema at the Avalon is hosting ladies’ night each Monday night. Women get in for $5.50. This Friday, the Cinema at the Avalon hosts its Halloween movie, “Nosferatu,” at 7 p.m., followed by a party for the public. Members get a free glass of wine or beer. More information: 242-2188 or

•  A Front Range restaurateur has been inquiring as to the Wine Country Inn’s plans for its space, but no one’s sure yet if he’s serious. For now, the inn is focusing on its catering operations for events.

•  Word is a real estate agent was recently seen showing interested parties the store vacated by Tucan Coffee House, 239 S. Main St. in Palisade.

•  Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza, the Harley-Davidson H.O.G. team, the Salvation Army and the Army National Guard will put on a Turkey Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 at 683 Horizon Drive. Climbing walls and other activities will be available. The sponsors encourage people to bring a turkey and come play.

•  Bank of Colorado is welcoming the public to vote on the student artwork at its location at 200 Grand Ave. from now through Nov. 7. Winners in each grade will receive savings bonds.


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