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Biz Buzz, April 22, 2012

By Staff

Pablo’s Pizza’s absence from Fruita didn’t last long. When Ted and Merrilee Okey closed the restaurant Dec. 31, Dawn Davis got to thinking perhaps the pizzeria in Kokopelli Plaza, 456 Kokopelli Drive, Unit C, was the right ...

Biz Buzz, April 15, 2012

By Staff

■ Rick Gibson said he and his wife, Judy, fielded three phone calls Thursday morning in which the caller said, “We thought you were closed.” No, the owners of Gibson RV’s told them, the dealership merely moved for the ...


T.J. Maxx to open in Borders’ spot

By Tim Harty

National off-price retailer T.J. Maxx will open a store in Grand Junction this year, filling the void left by Borders when the bookstore vacated its anchor site at the Grand Mesa Center in April last year. T.J. Maxx real estate spokeswoman ...

Biz Buzz, April 8, 2012

By Staff

Mike Chariton said when he sells the last bottle of wine at Planet Wines, he will hand over the store key to his landlord and walk away with a smile and no regrets. Chariton is liquidating his inventory — everything is 15 percent off ...

Slump in price of natural gas stalls pipeline plan

By Staff

Depressed natural gas prices will result in at least a year’s delay in a proposed natural gas pipeline project south of Rifle. Pending approval, the 22-mile, 16-inch-diameter pipeline was to have been built this summer by Bargath LLC, a ...


Former athletic club employee plans return to business

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Jodie Reed has wanted for 16 years to go into business on her own. More recently, Reed has focused on a place that could house her dream. Now that dream is becoming reality in the spot she has is mind. Reed will open Bliss Day Spa & ...

Biz Buzz, April 1, 2012

By Staff

Climbing rent at his previous location put Mike Morris and his video-game store where he originally thought it was destined to be: Clifton’s commercial district. Morris, who operated Gamerz Planet at 644 North Ave., No. 1, in Chinle ...


Mechanical engineer tries hand at selling commercial real estate

By Amy Hamilton

There was a time she would wear steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sometimes a hard hat. These days, Theresa Englbrecht, 49, has switched gears from her training as a mechanical engineer and works high-dollar deals selling commercial real ...

Biz Buzz — March 25, 2012

By Staff

When a restaurant is named Jimmy’z Hamburger, of course, it serves hamburgers. And they’re fresh, never frozen, one-third-pound, hand-packed patties, according to Jennifer Duarte, who opened the restaurant with her husband, Ramy, ...

Biz Buzz, March 18, 2012

By Staff

You don’t hear this one often: “The recession is the best thing that could have happened to us.” But Back Porch Music owner Dwight Erickson said it Thursday. The economic downturn forced him to re-evaluate his business and ...

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