Dave and Ann Brach, who own two storage facilities in Grand Junction, are getting ready to open their third site in mid-to-late June.
Brach's Interior Storage will boast 173 units in a climate-controlled facility at 2497 Power Road, Unit 20. The facility is across the street from Brach's Self Storage. Brach's Mini-Storage is at 411 Brach Drive.
"Climate-controlled storage is novel for the valley, as only temperature control facilities do not address humidity control," Dave Brach said in a press release.
The interior storage facility is a 20,000 square-foot, two-story metal building with a cargo lift and carts to assist customers moving their goods. The site includes computer-controlled temperature and humidity sensing for accurate environmental control for goods that are sensitive to heat, cold and humidity.
Brach's Interior Storage will also boast drive-in bays for loading and unloading outside of the elements. The units can also accommodate tall items.
For more information, visit brachs storage.com.
■ El 7 Mariscos y Mas, a Mexican restaurant specializing in seafood, has a new permanent location at 2966 North Ave., Unit 4.
The restaurant moved in March 5 after spending the past four years as a food truck operating at 2856 North Ave. between the old Maxim Motors site and the LeMaster Motel and Trailer Park.
"We wanted a place for people to sit and have lunch or dinner," said Lizbeth Ochoa, the daughter of the owners. The business is owned by Martha Noriega and Luis Lopez and the restaurant is mostly staffed with family.
Ochoa said the truck area had some outside seating, but the owners were ready to expand.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to Mexican-style seafood, the restaurant serves burritos, tacos, quesadillas and homemade corn tortillas. With the new location, El M7 Mariscos y Mas is now offering Mexican-style snacks and shaved ice with syrup made in the restaurant from natural fruit.
"We're super happy," Ochoa said. "People have been supporting us."
■ Palisade's Sinclair gas station and Dino Mart, 309 W. Eighth St., has a new owner in Kameron Okuma.
Okuma took over the business Nov. 1, 2018.
The Dino Mart is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. The gas pumps are open for 24 hours.
Okuma said a friend owned the business before him.
"It's been an experience," Okuma said. "There are a lot of kinks to work out, but business is picking up with spring and summer tourism."
Okuma added that the mart is starting to sell boat tube accessories and other merchandise in addition to general convenience store items. The shop is also selling some CBD products from Colorado companies.
Okuma and his wife moved to the Grand Valley 10 years ago from Seattle. He previously worked for the Department of Corrections.
The Dino Mart has a staff of three in addition to Okuma. He said he could be looking to add a part-time employee for the spring and summer.
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