Biz buzz:
New owner at Mountain Moppets

       Mountain Moppets, a children's store in Old Colorado City for the past 20 years, recently changed hands. The new owner is Tracey Owens, who previously had an online retail business. She bought the business, at 2532 W. Colorado Ave., from Ginny Wesley.
       The store specializes in clothing for newborns to age 16 (girls) and to 12 (boys). There are also accessories and educational books.
       The phone is 633-3473
       The Old Town Learning Center was recognized with a Community Servant Leader Award July 20 during Building the Dream, the second annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day. The Westside daycare was honored for commitment to hiring and employing individuals with developmental disabilities.
       Organizing Building the Dream was a collaborative effort by the Resource Exchange and other agencies serving the developmentally disabiled population, including Westside-based Goodwill Industries.
       Cottage Style has expanded to include its “Backyard” at 1711 W. Colorado Ave. Open year-round, the roughly 40-by-25-foot open-air space includes old doors, windows, shutters, screens, yard art and project pieces.
       Cottage Style has been on the Westside for about two years, offering furniture finishing and reupholstering and a variety of used items. The owner is Meg Nisbet.
       The business is open Monday to Saturday. The phone is 635-4456.

       Personal Velocity, a full-figure consignment boutique, recently opened at 1812 W. Colorado Ave.
       Owner Hilary Sension-Gates has about five years experience in retail. This is her first shop. The business offers women's clothes (sizes 12 and up), jewelry and accessories - all on consignment.
       Call the shop for hours of business. The phone is 685-3311.
       The website is

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