Biz Buzz:
Firefighter benefit honoring 9/11

       In honor of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America, Boriello Brothers Pizza will donate all proceeds from the daily sales at its five locations Sunday, Sept. 13 to the Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Association (IAFF Local 5).
       This will include the Boriello at 229 S. 8th St.
       Local firefighters will be assisting Boriello Brothers employees from noon to 7 p.m. with pizza preparation, dishwashing and serving, according to a press release.
       Life's Essential Coaching is a new service being offered by two Old Colorado City business owners - Ed Holbrook of Desert Sage and Richard McDaniel of Unforgettable Images.
       Their service offers individual and group life coaching,
       For more information, call Holbrook at 233-2974 or McDaniel at 520-0462, or email WeCanHelp

       The Gold Hill Mesa development will hold a grand opening for its new fitness center Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gold Hill Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, #200.
       The community center was created primarily for Gold Hill residents, but it is also open to the public, and all are invited to the opening, according to Stephanie Edwards, spokesperson for Gold Hill.
       “It's not only a gym, it's actually more of a 'wellness center' with a massage and Pilates studio,” she said.
       The center manager is Kathleen Harper.
       More information is at 633-2202 or at
       A range of personal-improvement services are available at Holistic Positive Programming, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. Suite 17.
       The grand opening, featuring live music and refreshments, will be Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
       According to owner Ray Otero, the business addresses such issues as self esteem, weight control and test preparation.
       Otero has a masters in social welfare from UCLA, and he was a college professor for 16 years in California.
       The business is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment. Spanish is spoken.
       The phone is 360-0800. The e-mail is memo3
       The Amsterdam Hookah Lounge recently opened at 3020B W. Colorado Ave.
       Along with legal smoking through a hookah (water pipe) and the availability of non-alcoholic drinks, the business offers various types of entertainment on different nights, including gaming, movies, karaoke, live music, a DJ dance party and poetry readings.
       Owner Reza Hassani also sells hookahs and their accessories, and space can be rented for private parties.
       The business is open daily. The phone is 694-8490, and the website is
       Boutique 2421 Point5 is the name of a new shop at 2421 ½ W. Colorado Ave.
       Owners Sue Oksa and Karen Holloway sell their own creations - gemstone jewelry, women's tops, skirts and handbags they've sewn, hand-dipped incense and homemade soap.
       Also available are etched wood designs and stained glass from local Colorado artists, plus other jewelry, women's clothes and accessories and collectible items.
       The business is open daily.
       The phone is 476-2345; the e-mail is boutique
       The Nail Addict is leasing space in one of the cottages at the former Buena Vista school site.
       Owner Janette Sintas is a licensed manicurist with more than 10 years experience. She offers health and beauty services for fingernails and toenails.
       The address is 1616 W. Bijou St., Cottage #3.
       The school property is now owned by City Parks, with a community center (the West Center) in the buildings just to the west.
       The Nail Addict phone is 205-4913.

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