Biz buzz:
Squash Blossom ‘Red’ opening June 8

       The Squash Blossom art gallery will celebrate the color red in its “Seeing Red” exhibit that opens Thursday, June 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 2531 W. Colorado Ave. in Old Colorado City.
       The show will feature the works of six artists “who all find differing ways to create original works incorporating the color red,” according to Emily Lincoln of Squash Blossom. The artists will also be present at the opening, she said.
       The artists are oil painters Thomas Owen, Bunny Oliver and Jeffrey Desautels; kinetic sculptor Mark White; and pastel painters Kathy Beekman and Mary Jo Aardsma.
       The exhibit will stay up through June.
      
       Michele Lawson just opened Coda Café, featuring breakfast, lunch, tapas, desserts, coffee and cocktails. There is also Internet access.
       The address is 3043 W. Pikes Peak Ave., with the parking-lot entrance on the east side of 31st Street a half-block north of Colorado Avenue. The business is open daily, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights, starting in mid-June. The phone is 442-CODA (2632).
      
       Agia Sophia is now open at 2902 W. Colorado Ave. Monday through Saturday. Run by five families in conjunction with the Russian Orthodox Church, the business offers coffee, a bookstore and meeting rooms. The phone is 632-3322.
      
       The Coffee Fanatic is a new business at 2616 W. Colorado Ave. Owned by Ivonne and Timothy Bass, the store sells coffee, nuts, dried fruit and cold drinks to retail customers, and sells wholesale coffee to other shops. The business is open Tuesday through Sunday. The phone is 473-2624.

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