Biz Buzz:
Transfer vehicle donated to CPCD

       American Medical Response (AMR) recently donated an ambulatory transfer vehicle to benefit Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD), a Westside-based nonprofit agency that provides early childhood development services for needy children and families.
       The vehicle, a 1995 Collins, is equipped with a wheelchair lift, which will allow CPCD employees to transport large furniture and other items to and from its 40-plus classroom locations within El Paso County and its central office. Its safety features may reduce potential injuries and associated costs to CPCD and its employees, according to Jennifer Lange of CPCD.
       Artist Garden LLC won't be opening in Old Colorado City until June 2, but owner Meghan Shaver is working now to find local artists and crafters willing to join the business's member association and “help promote each other and the appreciation of art in our community to include the youth.” Currently the manager of the Westside's ArtSports gymnastics school, Shaver has also worked as a graphic artist and taught art classes in Colorado Springs.
       She said the shop's idea is to “create an affordable way for new or unknown artists and crafters to become a part of the art circle, sell their work and find success with their art.”
       The store will be at 2423 ¾ W. Colorado Ave. For more information, call 291-3121.
       The Cottage Style and Gypsy Bazaar stores will coordinate a Street Market & Bazaar Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., donating a portion of the proceeds to support Habitat for Humanity. The sales event (including antiques, collectibles, furniture, recycled clothes, luggage and jewelry) will take place in the parking lot behind the shops at 17th Street and Colorado Avenue. For more information, call 635-4456 or 205-1788.
       El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., will kick off its 25th annual Miniatures Art Show with an opening reception Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Items in the show cannot exceed one-sixth of their actual sizes. The show will continue through May 21. For more information, call 634-4075.
       The Colorado Tee, a new clothing and souvenir shop at 2524 W. Colorado Ave., is planning to open before May. The store will be open 7 days a week. The owners are Shemi and Tina Shlomo. The phone is 520-1885.
       Liberty Cleaners just opened at 730 N. 19th St. The business does dry cleaning (except leather cleaning, which is sent out), alterations and laundry. The owners are Kyungsoo and Ingyung Soo. The manager is Helen Marshall. Business days are Monday through Saturday. The phone is 477-6936.
       Members of law enforcement personnel from the Pikes Peak Region worked as celebrity hosts and wait staff at the Texas Road House restaurant, 595 S. 8th St., April 22 to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. All of their tips are to be donated to Special Olympics Colorado.

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