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Biz Buzz, Jan. 29, 2012

By Staff

When Commercial Refuse Service started in the spring of 2009, it had one truck and one employee. “I was the one, with a telephone growing out of my ear,” said Rick Beckner, who now co-owns and manages the trash-hauling business at ...

Buffalo Wild Wings to open near mall

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Buffalo Wild Wings will open in the former home of Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille, 2412 U.S. Highway 6&50, in late spring or early summer. The national restaurant chain is known for boneless, Buffalo and New York-style wings with ...


New boss at Taco Bell

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Ken Basinger, who went to work in 1977 as a Taco Bell assistant manager trainee “with no intention of ever making it a career,” now owns a chain of Taco Bell restaurants. Basinger on Jan. 1 completed the purchase of the Taco ...

Biz Buzz, Jan. 22, 2012

By Staff

Earl Ritter bit into a hot dog Thursday at Daylight Donuts, 1410 North Ave., because his blood-sugar needed it and because, well, he could. The Grand Valley’s second Daylight Donuts opened Thursday, and in addition to being nearly twice ...

Slow economic growth to continue, audience told

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U.S. economic growth in 2012 could look a lot like last year — plodding but steady. Or, as Federal Reserve economist Mark Snead described it, “Groundhog Day,” the comedy where Bill Murray’s character repeatedly wakes ...

Biz Buzz, Jan. 15, 2012

By Staff

Where two 2,500-square-foot buildings once served Fuoco Nissan at 741 N. First St., one much larger structure will remain when construction concludes this spring. The 13,000-square-foot building is taking shape with the concrete poured and ...

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Palisade Cafe reopens with new owners, new attitude

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Opening and operating a business — particularly one that depends on patrons’ willingness and ability to part with disposable income — during a recession is a tall order. Just ask Margie Latta, who ran the Palisade Cafe and ...

New ownership for Mesa Mall

By Staff

Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest shopping-mall owner, has assumed full ownership and operation of Mesa Mall as part of a division of assets between Simon and previous mall owner Macerich. The transfer of ownership took effect ...

Callahan-Edfast sold; few changes expected

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The owners of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary have sold the business to a Fort Collins-based funeral-service provider, but the Grand Valley’s oldest and largest mortuary will continue to operate much like it has over the last 102 years. Owners ...

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Funeral homes have new owners

By Amy Hamilton

When they lived in Texas, Jeffrey and Barbi Gentry visited Colorado on vacations and fell in love with the snow and the pine trees. Though they haven’t sampled them yet, they’ve heard about the magnificent peaches that grow in ...

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