Biz Buzz:
International couple open studio

       Studio 313, a husband-wife endeavor encompassing two new businesses - Yogafied and Admire Photography - recently started at 313 N. 24th St.
       Corinne Andrews is the owner of Yogafied, which offers small-size yoga classes for all ages; while her husband Simon handles portraits, weddings and other types of photo work with his Admire Photography.
       An open house for both businesses, including refreshments and a display of Andrews' “Alternative Energies” photo collection, is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m.
       Corinne was raised in Colorado Springs. Simon is from England. They've travelled a great deal, including stays in Japan and India, where Corinne received her yoga certification.
       They moved to Colorado Springs three years ago.
       Both businesses are open by appointment at 439-6487. The websites are and
       New tapateria coming
       Pleased with the success of his Pizzeria Rustica, Dave Brackett is working with his wife Laura to open another European-flavored restaurant half a block away in Old Colorado City.
       Having gained a needed variance last week, “Tapateria - Old World and Colorado Tapas And Wines” is now slated to open in October, after some renovation takes place inside the space at 2607 W. Colorado Ave., according to Dave Brackett. Military retirees (like himself) who have spent time in Europe and eaten at Spanish tapaterias “will be all over this,” he added.
       The business will feature about 30 types of Spanish-style tapas using “high-end ingredients,” including imported cheese and ham, Brackett said in a recent interview. Also offered will be Spanish as well as Colorado wines.
       In May 2008, Brackett opened Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave., with the concept of making pizza in the authentic Italian style.
       Free demo at gallery
       Local artist and pastel instructor Marlene Kort, who exhibits at the Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave., will conduct a live demonstration in the gallery's “Teach Me Now” series Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
       Admission is free. Reservations are requested at 520-9494.

       Tattoo shop opens
       Six Crows Tattoo recently opened at 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 109.
       The business is owned by Lonnie Markus. Between himself and his two other tattoo artists, there is a total of 21 years experience in the business, he said.
       Six Crows specializes in American Traditional (folk art) and Japanese Traditional style and also offers custom tattoos and wall flash (reg. choices).
       Hospital-style sterilization is used.
       The business is open daily.
       The phone is 635-0650.

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