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Biz Buzz, Jan. 23, 2011

By Staff

Chris Turpin said he owned a little coffee shop in Jefferson County 15 years ago, but the venture lasted a mere nine months. Marriage and raising a family called for a better-compensating career choice. But the Fruita resident who works ...

012011 Alpine Motel

Collbran’s only motel reopens

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The Alpine Motel at 103 Spring St. in Collbran is once again open for business after 17 months on the real estate market. Collbran resident Jim Matarozzo recently bought the 14-room hotel for $262,500. Matarozzo said Wednesday in a phone ...


January closures part of economic ‘churn’

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The menus have been torn from the drive-through lane’s lighted boards, the sign hovering over North Avenue painted over and the logo veiled at Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard. The drive-through restaurant at 2301 North Ave. is one ...

Biz Buzz, Jan. 16, 2011

By Staff

Hearing-aid center Miracle-Ear got a new owner and shortly thereafter a new location to finish out last year. Lisa Marie Norris bought the business at 3094 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Unit A, on Nov. 1 and moved it to 2232 N. Seventh St., ...

010611 Energy efficient biz

Energy efficient projects good for the bottom line, and environment

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Palisade Pharmacy’s $70,000-plus investment in a solar-power installation in the fall is “a fair amount of money,” admits owner Walt Jorgensen. But in no more than four years, the investment will pay for itself, he ...

Biz Buzz, Jan. 9, 2011

By Staff

Three stores in Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, are slated to close soon. Women’s clothing store Rave, music and video retailer f.y.e. (For Your Entertainment) and build-your-own-teddy-bear store Teddy Bear Stuff’n Factory ...

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Resumption of Downtown Uplift work has merchants jittery, jolly

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Main Street merchants vary in their feelings about Monday’s start of the second phase of the Downtown Uplift project. Some see the construction as something to be endured. Others see it as a necessary means to a much-anticipated end. A ...

City digs long overdue infrastructure upgrades

By Amy Hamilton

After a water main broke in September,  swamping several businesses in the 400 block of Main Street, the city of Grand Junction is more than eager to see work started on replacing it. A 55-year-old, 10-inch cast iron line will be ...

Biz Buzz, Jan. 1, 2011

By Staff

Cafe Rio will open Tuesday between Bedroom Gallery and Subway in Mesa Village at 2412 F Road. The restaurant will host a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m. opening day and donate $2,500 to School District 51. The Mexican restaurant chain, which ...

Recession recovery in valley looks to be slow

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The recession that saw unemployment in Mesa County reach 10 percent this month isn’t going away anytime soon, an economics professor at Colorado State University said. “This is going to be a pretty slow recovery,” Martin ...

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