Biz buzz:
King Soopers reno to last till June

       A “very extensive” remodeling of the Uintah Gardens King Soopers is underway and will continue into June, a spokesperson for the grocery store chain said this week.
       “It will look like a completely different store,” said Trail Daugherty from the King Soopers Denver office. “There will be new flooring, shelving and even some outside changes.”
       Although the store's 74,000 square feet will not be expanded, the work will add some departments and expand others. New will be a coffee shop with seating and a one-hour photo department. Expanded will be the deli and meat and seafood areas, Daugherty said;
       The number of employees will also be increased, although he did not have specifics at this time.
       The store has been in the Uintah Gardens center since the 1970s. The decision for an upgrade was based on an “ongoing analysis” of the marketplace and individual King Soopers stores. “We felt it was time for this store,” Daughterty said. “Everyone is pleased to be doing this. It should be a beauty. We hope the customers will be pleased with the outcome.”
       The Colorado Window and Door Co., 2682 Wheeler Ave., has opened a downtown-area showroom.
       Grand opening specials are continuing through March at the two-level, 2,000-square-foot site at 315 S. Wahsatch Ave., which is open Monday to Saturday.
       The family-owned business has been on the Westside since 1997. The owners are Eric, Leif and Elke Lenberg. The Wheeler Avenue location will be used mainly for warehouse, storage and fabrication work, with another building to be added at some point in the future, Leif Lenberg said.
       The phone is 471-3819.
       The Colorado Springs Shrine Club will sponsor a St. Patrick's Day Dinner Saturday, March 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. (after the downtown parade).
       A $10 donation is requested, with proceeds going to the Shriners' hospitals. The traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner will be served at the Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St.
       Reservations are necessary. For more information, call 632-3881.

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