Biz Buzz:
MAT: Shows at new, old venues

       The Millibo Art Theatre, which plans to relocate to the Ivywild area in June, will host a fundraiser Saturday, March 9 to help pay the cost of moving to and preparing the new site.

Gemma Wilcox will give four performances of her solo show, "Magical Mystery Detour," March 14-17 at the Millibo Art Theatre, 1367 Pecan St. MAT will move permanently to a larger location in June.
Courtesy of Millibo Art Theatre

       Performing will be Broadway actress/singer Susan Dawn Carson, following a reception at 7 p.m.
       Tickets are $50, with limited seating. The address is 1626 S. Tejon St.
       Started in 2001 by Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree, MAT has been in a 90-seat venue at 1367 Pecan St. since 2008.
       “The expansion will allow for bigger productions and more space for the developing MAT Theatre School,” a press release states.
       Coming March 14-17 at the Pecan Street site, solo performer Gemma Wilcox will offer her new “Magical Mystery Detour,” with more than 20 characters. Shows will be 8 p.m. March 14-16 and 2 p.m. March 17. The cost is $20.
       For more information, call 465-6321 or go to
       Upstairs collectables
       Janeen's Shop at the Top of the Stairs is a new resale collectables store in Old Colorado City.
       The business, owned by Janeen Bohannon, is up a flight of stairs at 2425 ˝ W. Colorado Ave.
       Offerings include antique glass, kitchenware, collectables, furniture, household items, linens, jewelry and Western wear.
       The shop is open daily.
       She chose the location for the numbers of tourists and the special events that go on, “especially on this block,” Bohannon said.
       She'd previously owned “several different shops in Texas with my mother and sister and sold the same things,” she said. “I love antique anything but especially antique glassware.”
       The phone is 337-3631.
       Mardis Gras at club
       A Mardi Gras event will feature bands from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Loveland Friday to Sunday, March 15-17 at the International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave.
       Times will be 7:30 to 11 p.m. Prices vary each day. For more information, call 633-0195 or go to.
       Warehouse being built
       The moving company, Two Men and a Truck of Colorado Springs, recently began construction on a 16,500-square-foot storage facility across the street from its office at 3220 Fillmore Ridge Heights.
       Franchisee Eric St. Pierre, who also owns a Texas franchise with business partner Jeff Walker, said the warehouse should be ready by summer.
       “There is a need to provide customers with a full-service move, including storage,” he said. “Many customers need storage while a new home is being built or remodeled.”
       Two Men and a Truck is a franchised moving company in North America.
       For more information, the local office phone is 576-6683, and the website is

Westside Pioneer/press release