Biz buzz:
New businesses open on Westside

       Samba Brasil is a new Brazil-specializing shop at 410G S. Eighth St.
       Owners Rich and Luciana Alvarado offer coffee, native cuisine (finger foods and mini-cakes), drinks, clothing and hand-made jewelry. Wireless internet is free to customers tapas-style finger foods including coxinha (stuffed croquets), pĺo de queijo (cheese bread filled with your choice of paté or meat), and mini cakes. Samba Brasil also provides opportunities for Portuguese language lessons and monthly Brazilian dinners.
       Samba Brasil is open evenings Monday through Saturday. The phone is 633-1990.

       Café Molina Restaurant, 511 N. 30th St., recently opened at 511 N. 30th St. Owned by Sylvia and Hermenegildo Molina, the business serves lunch and dinner and is open seven days a week.
       Types of cuisine include burgers, steaks, shrimp, salads and Mexican food. The phone is 477-0077.
      
       Terry Love brings 20 years of experience to his new shop offering leather repair and sales at 1927 W. Uintah St.
       The business name is Love's Shoe, Boot & Saddle Repair.
       Love, who started at age 14 doing saddle work for his uncle, has previously worked at Westside Boots and at Andy's in the Rustic Hills Mall.
       Love's is open Monday through Saturday. The phone is 634-4511.
      
       Peak Auto Service, 1723 W. Colorado Ave., has begun offering Budget moving-truck rentals in addition to vehicle repair. The phone is 634-3052.
      
       Westside Counseling, owned by psychotherapist Dianne Peck, has relocated to 2532 W. Colorado Ave. She has had her business on the Westside since 1995. She offers a range of counseling services, including individuals, couples and domestic violence matters. Appointments can be made by calling 635-4980.

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