Biz Buzz:
Space Foundation begins GoG move

       The Space Foundation will move to its new location off Garden of the Gods Road the week after Independence Day.
       At 4425 Arrowswest Drive, the international, space-advocacy nonprofit will have more than three times as much space as at 310 S. 14th St., where the 28-year-old organization has been since 2002.
       “The plan is to pack up on Wednesday, July 6 and move out of this building July 7 and 8,” according to Carol Hively, a spokesperson for the Space Foundation. “Our first workday in the new building will be Monday, July 11.”
       The new locale is a two- story, 45,715-square-foot office/warehouse space. The nearly $1 million purchase was funded primarily by the El Pomar Foundation and its internal Ackerman Fund, in exchange for the Space Foundation's agreement to remain in Colorado Springs for 15 more years.
       The organization has been seeking a buyer for its 14th Street building, but has no sale announcement at this time, Hively said.

Dressed formally for a recent-years Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour (a fundraiser for the Old Colorado City History Center), Holden House proprietors Welling and Sallie Clark stand in front of the home's fireplace and their collection of nutcracker dolls. The couple started the B&B at 1102 W. Pikes Peak Avenue in 1986, and celebrated its 25th anniversary June 9.
Westside Pioneer file photo

       Holden House's 25th
       The Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1102 W. Pikes Peak Ave., celebrated its 25th year in June.
       Started by Sallie and Welling Clark June 9, 1986, the Holden House is one of the state's oldest B&Bs under the same ownership. Inn awards over the past 25 years have included “Best Bed & Breakfast Inn for an Anniversary” (Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine), “Top 50 Inns in America” (Inn Times) and “Best Inn Buys” (Bed and Breakfast/Country Inns Magazine), plus historic preservation and guest service awards.
       When asked about the business' longevity, Sallie Clark said, “We've learned to adapt to the changing needs of the tourism and bed and breakfast industry while balancing our personal lives and employing a competent and dedicated innkeeping staff.”
       A county commissioner since 2005, Sallie also serves as volunteer marketing chair for the state bed and breakfast association. Welling is a research scientist for a national defense firm and is the volunteer president of the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN).
       The Holden House offers five guest suites, each with private bath, sitting area, luxury accommodations and gourmet breakfast included.
       For more information, go to or call 888-565-3980.
       New business in food
       FaerieTales Bakehouse and Catering recently opened at 1015 W. Colorado Ave. (the site where La Petite Maison had been for many years).
       Run by the mother-and-daughter team of Marty and Lindsay Williamson, FaerieTales is a full-service catering company, bakery and restaurant, open daily except Monday.
       A special fundraiser buffet at the business will be held the evening of Saturday, July 9, with all the proceeds going to help find a cure for blood cancers.
       Marty grew up in the resort business helping her parents run a lodge in Minnesota (she later taught for 20 years), and Lindsay had a similar exposure to food preparation before attending culinary school at Johnson and Wales University in Denver and then working in the Vail Valley for several years at restaurants and resorts.
       Moving back to Colorado Springs in 2005, Marty and Lindsay joined up to start the FaerieTales personal chef business. Next they added the baking and catering elements, and the restaurant is new.
       The phone is 375-5651. The website is
       Indian market and fair
       A craft fair featuring Native American artisans and food will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 at the Colorado Springs Indian Center and Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th St.
       The times for the Summer 2011 Indians and Friends Market will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10.
       Admission is free. The public is welcome.
       The market will be in the church parking lot. Inside, videos will be shown - one of last year's American Indian Forgiveness Walk and another documenting the ill treatment Indian youths received in boarding houses in previous years.
       According to Trinity Pastor Jerry Boles, the purpose of the market is only partly for sales; “it's about forgiveness and coming together as a community.”
       For more information, call 599-8630.
       Acupuncture clinic opens
       Springs Community Acupuncture will be open for business Tuesday, July 5.
       The clinic is at 2828 W. Colorado Ave.
       An open house is scheduled July 9 from 3 to 5 p.m., with a day of free treatments to the community July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       Open Tuesday through Saturday, the business is run by Hannah Beachy, a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado who has been studying that method of healing since 2000.
       The phone is 464-5211. The website is

For the July 1 Art Walk, the Velez Gallery is featuring handpainted cornhusk flowers by Aztec artist Joel Garcia and his family. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m.
Courtesy of Velez Gallery

       Rodeo meets art
       Studio A, part of the Second Floor Studios above the Michael Garman Museum, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., will have a rodeo theme for Old Colorado City's First Friday Artwalk July 1.
       The free, self-guided tour of a dozen participating galleries will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
       Another recently announced Art Walk exhibit will be at Velez Galleries at 2506 W. Colorado Ave. - new handpainted cornhusk flowers by Aztec artist Joel Garcia and his family.
       Studio A painters Jo Gaston, Susan Hinton and Tammy Meeske will exhibit new watercolors, with subjects including Western landscapes, bull riders, cowgirls, leather boots and saddles, chaps, aging cowboys and horses, a press release states.
       Upcoming local rodeos, both at the Norris-Penrose Event Center, are Ride for the Brand July 2 and Pikes Peak or Bust July 13-16.

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release