Biz Buzz:
Market celebrates 1st year in Old Town

       The Garden of the Gods Gourmet is planning a three-day open house - including food samples - to commemorate its first anniversary at 2528 W. Cucharras Street in Old Colorado City.
       The open house will be Friday to Sunday, April 7-9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will mark the start of the market being open seven days a week.
       Offerings at the market, which has existed five years in all, include fresh local products, take-home foods (prepared on site) and catering services.
       A roof is going in over the patio in front of Amanda's Fonda restaurant at 3625 W. Colorado Ave.
       Manager Christine Elkes said the area will remain open-air, covered by a clear plexiglass roof and augmented by bamboo shades and a fireplace, making it less sensitive to weather changes.The hope is to have the work done by late April, she said.
       The patio seats 36 people.
       Author Steven Havill will be at the Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m., to sign copies of his new book, “Statute of Limitations.”
       The book is the latest in Havill's series of mystery books set in Posadas County in southeastern New Mexico.
       Old Colorado City organic vitamin and supplement supplier Desert Sage has moved to a new location. The business, owned by Kim Pray, is now in the Old Town Plaza, at 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 109.
       Desert Sage is open daily. The phone is 632-2516.
       Two new stores have also opened in the Old Town Plaza. They are:
  • Old Colorado Music Box Shop, owned by Don and Joyce Levey, in Suite 106. The store sells unusual music boxes and clocks. The business is open Tuesday through Sunday. The phone is 471-2726.

  • Red Palm Fashions
  • , owned by Deb Dufford and Christine Farrell. It will join Crying Out Loud in Suite 110. Dufford had started Crying Out Loud, which sells children's clothes and other items; now she and Farrell will be partners in both enterprises. The new business sells women's clothing, including their own design line, called Red Palm Fashions.
           The shop is open daily. The phone is 636-2626.

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