Grand Junction-based civil engineering and architecture firm Vortex Engineering is moving to a new office in downtown.

Vortex will move out of its current location at 2394 Patterson Road, Suite 201 and into an existing building at 861 Rood Ave. Vortex has been in business since 2003.

The move is to accommodate the company's growth in recent years.

"We've just had a really successful past couple of years," special projects coordinator Lisa Cox said.

The company has 13 employees, six of whom have been added in the past two years. It also works with associates, Cox said.

Cox added that the company could hire two or three more employees in the coming months. The company bought the building it will move to so it can grow further if warranted.

"We love the energy downtown," Cox said. "We do business with all the municipalities in the area so the new location allows us to walk to meetings."

Vortex will leave its current space Aug. 23 and reopen in its new home Aug. 26, Cox said.

The firm is led by CEO Robert W. Jones, who is licensed as a professional engineer in 36 states. Vortex has a national client base and works with clients through the duration of their project.

■ Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., is now closed Sundays, according to owner Mark Smith.

The store had been open seven days per week for the past 24 years, but decided to make a change to help the quality of life for the staff, Smith wrote in an email.

"Sunday was our busiest day of the week and so this decision was not easy," Smith wrote. "However, our staff is happier and more energized and our Monday traffic has increased so we have no regrets."

The shop's new hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

■ Fruita's Family Dollar store is set to celebrate a grand reopening after renovating the store.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the store, 1668 U.S. Highway 6 & 50 and features gift basket raffles, giveaways, free samples and entertainment. The first 50 customers that day will receive a gift card and reusable shopping bag.

"Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Fruita community and we are excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store," Family Dollar spokesperson Jim Van Slyke said in a press release. "The refreshed store will provide even greater values and convenience to our shoppers."

The store open is seven days per week. Stores the size of the Fruita location typically employ between six and 10 people.

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