Biz Buzz, Sept. 29, 2013

■ A new Grand Valley babysitting service started by a Colorado Mesa University graduate recently announced it is open for business.

Kristie Clark, founder of Sitters in a Snap, said her new company provides pre-qualified and responsible on-call babysitters to families in need of professional and affordable care.

The sitter agency allows parents to call either “on a moment’s notice or far in advance” to book a babysitter for as few as three hours or as many as several days, Clark said.

“Babysitting agencies were started because some services are a little bit too important to seek entirely through an online database,” Clark said. “As a parent, you must demand the best care for your child.”

Call (970) 549-1139 for more information.

■ Grand Junction’s newest attraction, Spin City, 637 24 1/2 Road, opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, featuring roller skating, laser tag, bowling, and arcade games, marketing coordinator Lexi Russell said.

Skaters and other thrill-seekers who just can’t wait can buy a VIP skate pass that allows entrance into Sneak Preview Night on Oct. 10. VIP passes can be purchased at Skaters can also register to win a free VIP pass on the Spin City Facebook page.

The fun center’s first Teen Night starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 18, featuring popular music, door prizes, glow swag and food.

■ Grand Junction-based LOCO convenience stores recently signed an agreement for the first Fazoli’s Italian quick-service restaurant to be developed on the Western Slope, spokesman Brad Ritter said.

It will be LOCO’s first venture into food service and the franchise business. Locations where the new food service will be offered have not been announced.

There are seven LOCO convenience stores in Grand Junction and Fruita at 2249 Broadway, 1904 N. 12th St., 107 Grand Ave., 573 32 Road, 2902 Patterson Road, 722 Horizon Drive and 555 Raptor Road in Fruita.

Pandora’s Piercing, formerly located at 1150 N. 25th St., recently completed its move downtown to 418 Main St. and is offering 20 percent off everything in the store to celebrate.

Co-owner Jennifer White said she and her husband, Marshall Stoddard, decided to make the move to take advantage of a “much larger location and a much brighter neighborhood.” 

Look for the banners out front along Main Street to find your way to the new location, White said.

■ The old Litton Warehouse at 433 South Ave. is now called Lewco Warehouse Co. and features 90,000-square-feet of inside storage and three acres of outside fenced storage.

“The inside is fully sprinkled and cleaned up and security cameras are in place. The exterior speaks for itself,” spokesman John Spendrup said.

An exterior multi-color electronic sign is available for lease at $65 a month and can be used to sell items stored at the refurbished warehouse, Spendrup said.

■ The Grand Junction Area Realtor Association announced its Realtor of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Affiliate of the Year last weekend. Tony Perry was honored as Realtor of the Year, Davienne Jacobson was honored as Rookie of the Year, and Kelly Romatzke was honored as Affiliate of the Year. 

“All three of these people are valuable assets to the Grand Junction Realtor community. They were selected not only for their success in business, but also for going beyond the call of duty for our community,” spokeswoman Linda Romer Todd said in a news release.

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