Biz buzz:
Goodwill needs more furniture, housewares for evacuees

       Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is “in critical need” of furniture and houseware items to continue providing to local Hurricane Katrina evacuees, according to a press release. Items can be donated at the Goodwill donation dock, 2307 W. Colorado Ave., Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       Specific items needed include tables, chairs, dishes, glasses, utensils couches, bedroom sets and lamps.
       For more information, call 633-8793.
       Cathy Thompson of Westside Dog Grooming, 1710 W. Colorado Ave., is collecting donations for the ASPCA to help animals that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The phone is 475-2620.
       Because of the need for additional interior and exterior renovations, the Ranch House American Grill & Market's opening at 575 Garden of the Gods Road has been delayed to sometime in October, according to a spokesperson for business owners Mike Callicrate and Ken King.
       The market, which had briefly opened last week, will remain closed during revisions to that area of the building.
       The restaurant/market, which will specialize in meat from Callicrate's Ranch Foods Direct company, has been under construction for several months at the location of the former Hungry Farmer restaurant. The previous opening date had been announced as Labor Day weekend.
       Thunder & Buttons, 2415 W. Colorado Ave., is adding a comedy night, called “Stand Up or Shut Up,” the last Wednesday of the month. People can sign up at 8 p.m. to perform, with the first act going on at 8:30. The feature will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 28.
       Michael J. Pach, owner of AdventureCam Photo on the Westside, will give a presentation of his photography and poetry at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., Friday, September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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