Biz Buzz:
Coats & Cans Drive until Nov. 15

       Donations of still-good winter clothes and canned food are requested for the annual Coats & Cans Community Drive, which started Sept. 16 and will continue through Nov. 15.
       Items can be dropped off during working hours Monday to Friday at the Harris Group Realty office, 2950 Professional Place, Suite 205 in the Kissing Camels Office Park off West Fillmore Street.
       Clothing can include coats, mittens, sweaters, scarves, snowsuits and hats.
       This is the ninth year Harris has undertaken the drive.
       On this year's effort, the firm is teaming up with Catholic Charities and Lighthouse Ministries Pantry, a press release states.
       For more information, call 227-9900.
       Simpich does 'Hansel'
       From Sept. 25 to Nov. 10, the Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre will present an original adaptation of “Hansel and Gretel.”
       The Simpich Showcase is at 2413 W. Colorado Ave.
       Performances will be Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Admission costs are $12 to $14.
       The show uses marionettes hand-carved by David Simpich, who also is the puppeteer and adaptation author.
       For more information, call 465-2492 or go to
       Giving items 'new life'
       Hardcore Rummage recently opened at 2648 W. Colorado Ave.
       The business offers a wide variety of used, repaired and repurposed items, some from trips that owners Julie Simcox and Jason Piper have made across the country, shopping at flea markets and antique shows. “I enjoy revamping and giving new life to old furniture,” Simcox said.
       The business is open Tuesday to Sunday.
       The phone is 685-6865. The website is
       New Vietnamese eatery
       The owners of the former Saigon Grill restaurant in the Red Rock Canyon shopping center have opened at a new location at 2628 W. Colorado Ave.
       The business is named the Pho 65 Vietnamese Restaurant.
       Vietnamese specialties make up the menu for now, but owners Trung Thien Nguyen and Julia Smith said they will be adding other types of Asian food.
       The owners also noted that they are not part of the new Saigon Grill on the east side; they do not own that name.
       Pho 65 is open Monday through Sunday.
       The phone is 636-2120.

Westside Pioneer/press release