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Rug gallery going out of business

By Emily Shockley

A flood, a trade embargo and two years of construction convinced brothers Moe and Mori Torabbeigi to close their business, Persian Rug Gallery at 438 Main St. President Barack Obama signed a bill last year that banned U.S. businesses from ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 18, 2011

By Staff

Greg Lee believes if more people knew the truth about refilling printer cartridges, his business would take off. The co-owner of Monument Inkjet said it’s safe to refill cartridges, “It really is.” And it’s a lot ...

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Coloradan’s business was blowing in Tibetan wind

By Dennis Webb

Aaron Pattillo’s “what if?” business idea came in an unlikely place, nearly 5,000 meters high on the Tibetan Plateau. There, Pattillo, who grew up in Glenwood Springs, and Brit Julian Wilson took the edge off the ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 11, 2011

By Staff

When Carla Kohls announced in October her store, Real Deals on Home Decor, would close its doors in mid-December, she also mentioned again the business was for sale, as it had been since the spring. She wasn’t banking on being able to ...

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Four GJ businesses make top revenue list in Colorado

By Emily Shockley

Four Grand Junction-based businesses made this year’s list of the Top 250 private businesses in Colorado. ColoradoBiz magazine ranks the state’s private businesses each year by which brought in the most money in the previous year. ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 4, 2011

By Staff

As the owner of the Taco John’s restaurant in Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, Jason Stanfield cringed when reports came out last week about the Colorado Department of Revenue seizing and closing the Taco John’s restaurant at ...

Room for more: Tortilleria La Milpa hopes to attract more customers with new space

By Emily Shockley

Tortilleria La Milpa co-owners Antonio and Luz Barragan will have triple the space to make tortillas and tortilla chips when their business opens next month in a new building at 514 30 Road. If all goes as planned, the Barragans will move out ...

Biz Buzz, Nov. 27, 2011

By Staff

Cheryl Burnett wishes all of the people who say liquor sales are recession-proof were right. But the past few years of economic recession brought fewer and fewer customers to Bottle Shop Liquors, 725 Pitkin Ave., and she said it’s no ...

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Former Colorado legislators partner in pawn, gun shop with a lighter, brighter touch

By Charles Ashby

Lauri Clapp and Ray Rose have several things in common. Both are Republican, both are business people, and both served in the Colorado House, even sharing an office together for some of their time under the golden dome. Now, the two former ...

Biz Buzz, Nov. 20, 2011

By Staff

After 12 years of retirement, Ray Teetsel said he was “just getting bored,” so his thoughts turned to running a small business. That yielded Yore Emporium, 510 30 Road, where the 68-year-old buys, sells and consigns items, just a ...

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