Biz buzz:
Loft garages built behind Waycott

       A four-unit garage recently was built off the alley behind the historic Waycott Building, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. - one for each of the new residential loft apartments on the top (third) floor.
       Each garage unit is 12 feet wide by 25 feet deep, allowing “room for a little bit of storage,” said Janelle Walston of the Walston Group, who designed the loft plan.
       Sitting above Meadow Muffins on the first floor, the Waycott's second and third floors were remodeled as the Old Colorado City Lofts over the past winter after area developer Berry Craddock bought the building in 2003. The second floor is designated for work space.
       Walston said she has sold two of the residential lofts and is actively marketing the other two. “It's pretty critical to have parking,” she said. Instead of telling people they can park anywhere in the parking lot behind the Waycott, “You come home and the space belongs to you.”
       The Westside Safeway has joined a statewide campaign to raise money in the fight against muscular dystrophy, a muscle-wasting disease.
       Through Labor Day weekend, the store on West Colorado Avenue will offer customers MDA mobiles at checkout counters for $1, $5 or $10. Each mobile buyer will receive a coupon toward a package of Safeway cookies, and the mobile sales proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
       Desert Sage Natural Foods, 2631 W. Colorado Ave., will sponsor a free presentation on weight control by a consultant of the LEARN Program Tuesday, Aug. 23. The program, from 6 to 7 p.m., will offer a “Weight Loss Readiness Test” for those in attendance.
       For more information, call 632-2516 or e-mail
       The Pineapple Daisy-Fresh Fruit Designs opened last week at 2919 W. Colorado Ave. Owners Linda and Matt Orist and Eva Leonard offer “edible arrangements” using various types of fresh fruit. The store includes a gift shop. The phone is 593-9162.

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