Biz Buzz:
Bon Ton’s likes where it is

       The rumor about Bon Ton's Cafe selling out to Starbucks is not true.
       Owner Catherine Barbo told the Westside Pioneer that, contrary to a recent widespread rumor, she has received no purchase offer from the corporate coffee company, nor is the Old Colorado City restaurant for sale.
       “My son is 12 years old and I need to keep this business for when he goes to college,” she said.
       Barbo did not know where the Starbucks rumor started, but it has gotten around so much that she's heard about it from other people herself.
       She has owned the business at 26th Street and Colorado Avenue since 1995.
       With new ownership, Betterway Nursery has changed its name to Fitz's Betterway Nursery.
       The new owners are Rory and Kat Fitzgerald. The business at 701 W. Colorado Ave. is open seven days a week year-round. The phone is 475-2748.
       Ascent Mobile is a new business at 3244 Centennial Blvd. in the Grand View Marketplace. Open daily, Ascent sells Verizon products, phones, accessories & plans. The manager is Jeremy Peterson.
       A grand opening is scheduled March 24, 25 and 26.
       Phone numbers are 227-0500 and 641-2102.
       The Gunter-Wolff Gallery in Old Colorado City has two events coming up. First will be demonstrations, free and open to the public, by local artists Dianna Cates Dunn and Terri Sanchez Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, from 2 to 7 p.m.
       From April 1-30, there will be a show by painter John Sherman and potter Jerry Rhodes with an opening reception Saturday, April 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.
       The demonstrations will be the third so far this year by a pair of artists at Gunter-Wolff. “Every month we're trying to do something a little different,” co-owner Sharon Wolff said.
       The gallery is at 2605 W. Colorado Ave. For more information, call 520-9494.
       The Law Firm of Lee K. Rosenbaum, P.C., just opened at 1902 W. Colorado Ave. Ste. 110.
       Rosenbaum, a 23-year Colorado Springs resident, also purchased the building. Hours are by appointment. He specializes in personal injury and civil litigation.
       The phone is 634-0102.
       A new tenant at 1902 W. Colorado Ave. is Russell A. Parker, D.O., P.C. Located in Suite 100, Parker specializes in mesotherapy and lipotherapy. Hours are by appointment. The phone is 633-6376.
       Bethany Liddiard, assistant inkeeper at the Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, was recently honored as the 2005 Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper of the Year by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association in a ceremony at the Broadmoor Hotel's recently opened Broadmoor Hall. She has been employed by Holden House owners Sallie and Welling Clark for four years.

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.