Biz buzz:
30th Street businesses still open

       Despite what the city roadwork signs might imply, you can still drive along much of 30th Street between Fontmore Street and Colorado Avenue.
       Proprietors of one store in the shops near the Eagle Stop store north of Uintah Street have reported a 40 percent drop-off in their business since the project - to replace an antiquated water line - started in mid-September.
       The 30th Street project area is south of the stores, between Colorado and Platte avenues (in fact, it's now limited to Kiowa to Platte), and that's what the electronic signs say. However, there is concern that the signs may be discouraging non-local motorists from going down the street at all.
       Latest reports are that the project will wrap up in early November.
      
       A Brakes Plus store has opened at 740 Abbott Lane (across the street from Wal-Mart). The owner/manager is Mike Beres. The store is open Monday through Saturday, specializing in brakes, alignments and oil changes. Phone is 575-9300.
      
       Deanna Kisel, owner of Everybody Loves Dinosaurs, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., just returned from a “dig” in New Mexico. She came back with some pyrite (the mineral known as fool's gold) to give to children at the Oct. 30 “Peak Street” event in Bancroft Park, as well as selenite (also a mineral) and opalized petrified wood.

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