Biz buzz:
Mural coming at Rocky Mountain Natural; CIMT starting non-profit to battle human slavery; Breadbox fetes year 1

       A new sign including an outdoor scene has recently appeared on the east wall (facing 15th Street) of Rocky Mountain Natural Store and Organic Produce Co-op at 1502 W. Colorado Ave. The sign is leading up to a mural that is to be painted on the wall next month, according to owner Patty Barnes.
       New business: Jane's Jewelry (“Designs by Jane and Ron”), 2108 W. Colorado Ave. The business does handmade jewelry work on gems, bone, metals, glass, shells “and more.”
       Avenue Mortgage, which opened in March at 3132 W. Colorado Ave., offers debt consolidation, new mortgages, refinancing and investment properties. Ty Albrecht is the owner.
       The Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy (CIMT), 1490 W. Fillmore St., will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house Sat., June 19 from 3 to 9 p.m. Activities will include food, refreshments , music and complimentary massages.
       The day will also inaugurate CIMT's new non-profit venture: Touching the World - part of a world-wide effort against human slavery, specifically prostitution.
       For more information, call 634-7347.
       Outside the Breadbox, a gluten-free bakery at 1508 W. Colorado Ave., will celebrate its one-year anniversary later this month.
       The business is owned and operated by Rick and Pam Hasty, who learned how to make gluten-free baked goods after their daughter, Rebecca, was diagnosed with Celiac's Disease in 1984.
       Gluten is found in many common food substances, such as soy sauce, food starch and the grain products in bread, cereal and beer. The disease causes a reaction to gluten in the body's intestine that blocks nutrients from being absorbed - a condition that can damage the intestine and lead to death.
       Breadbox's customers include local hospitals and natural food stores.
       The phone number is 633-3434.

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