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Convenient or not: Glade Park is still paradise to many

By Penny Stine

Although Glade Park has changed over the years, it’s not a community where anything happens overnight. That can be both a blessing and a curse. Right now, the community is fighting to keep its post office, which has been housed in a ...


Buy a home, take a trip

By Emily Shockley

Local real estate agents and sellers are coming up with some unique ways to sell homes. Ray Rickard, a real estate developer and a Realtor with RE/MAX 4000, said he wanted to garner more interest in six homes he developed in the Woodridge ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 6, 2009

By Staff

Hooters opens Monday at 2880 North Ave. The restaurant offers chicken wings, seafood, salads, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and desserts, plus waitresses in skimpy white and orange outfits. Grand Junction will be the seventh Colorado city ...

Biz Buzz, Nov. 29, 2009

By Staff

Tenacious Brothers Pub, 701 Main St., is open. The neighborhood pub-style bar is located in the former home of the Spotlight Lounge in the same building as the old Cabaret Dinner Theatre. Bob Helmer, known as “Farmer Bob,” of ...

Retailers gear up for Cyber Monday promotions

By Emily Shockley

Gale Felt will spend her holiday shopping season in front of a computer. “I don’t like to shop the mall,” she said. Felt and millions of other consumers plan to shop online for Christmas presents this year. Enstrom Candies, ...

Early snow could be driving sales of ski gear, merchant says

By Amy Hamilton

It’s easy to think the sky is falling when bad economic news, high unemployment numbers and housing-market woes lurk at every turn. It’s somewhat refreshing, then, to learn that the sight of falling snow can change all that. This ...

As expected, bargain hunters are out in force

By Amy Hamilton

Thousands of shoppers who waited in the cold and darkness in front of Grand Junction’s larger retail stores during the early morning hours Friday snapped up deals and crossed gifts off their lists. You might be hard-pressed to find a ...

Season of hope begins for retailers

By Emily Shockley

Mike Chariton, owner of Planet Wines at 420 Main St., isn’t sure what to expect from customers this holiday season. But he suspects they’re tired of penny-pinching. “My hope is that after a year of belt-tightening and ...


Online sales to keep business going after college class

By Emily Shockley

Like many college students, Amber Rich spends a lot of her time on Facebook. Unlike many of her peers, though, she’s on the site to drum up business. Rich, 22, started selling rings, vintage clothes and altered clothes with touches ...

Stores holding back on hiring extra holiday help

By Emily Shockley

In a season when retailers are tightening their belts and only elves seem to be guaranteed a job for the holidays, some businesses still are hiring. Enstrom Candies at 701 Colorado Ave. hired approximately 80 people to help with extra orders ...

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