Palisade will have a brand new restaurant in downtown at 336 Main St.
Peche Restaurant will celebrate its grand opening Thursday, serving what owners Matt and Ashley Chasseur are calling American fare.
"We want to be multicultural and driven by creativity with food that is in season and sourced thoughtfully," Matt said. "We won't close any doors."
Peche replaces Inari's, which recently closed so the owners could retire.
Both Matt and Ashley have extensive experience in the restaurant industry. Ashley has worked in restaurants for nearly 15 years, and has also worked in the nonprofit sector.
Matt has a long culinary history and most recently worked at the High Lonesome Ranch. He's also cooked in London and Chicago, among other places, and went to culinary school in New York.
Matt said his goal in putting the restaurant together is to make a gathering place for anyone in the Grand Valley.
"We noticed that everyone is so hard-working," he said. "We wanted a place that catered to everyone. We wanted to create a place where people can stop and have a place to come to enjoy the company they are with."
After moving to the area roughly five years ago, Ashley said she and Matt have always loved Palisade and thought it was a great place to open a fine-dining restaurant that is smaller and with a community base.
"Even when Matt and I talked about opening a restaurant, we always wanted it to be in a location that was smaller and more quaint," she said.
Peche will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit pecherestaurantcolorado.com or search for the restaurant on Facebook.
■ A Grand Junction business made Colorado Inno's list of the state's coolest companies in 2019.
Growl Agency, a design and marketing firm is the lone Grand Valley business on Colorado Inno's list, which was released Aug. 2.
Colorado Inno is a digital media and events company.
The article listing the state's coolest businesses noted that Growl donates a portion of its profits to local dog nonprofits and dog rescues. The company will also participate in the area's outhouse race, where the team will build, decorate and race an outhouse on wheels.
Growl co-owner Greg Olson said he seeks to lead by example in the community and showcase that the Western Slope is a great place to live and run a business.
"We are proud to be recognized as a company that has a strong culture with great perks and benefits," Olson said in an email. "We align our values to help hire, motivate and retain employees. It is one of the big reasons we moved to the Western Slope."
■ A Biz Buzz item that ran Sunday, Aug. 4 contained an incorrect website for All Professional Animal Care. The correct site is allprofessionalanimalcare.weebly.com.
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