Biz buzz:
New Westside businesses

       The Vietnamese Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday at 3043 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       The recently opened restaurant serves a dinner menu all day, offering authentic and tradional Vietnamese food. Customers can dine in or take out (no delivery).
       Owner and chef Dung (pronounced “Yung”) My Tram started out helping her mother when she had a catering business in Vietnam. Also in Vietnam, she owned a photography business and worked as an electrician. Tram continued both professions after coming to the United States, working 22 years as an electronics technician in Colorado Springs and now, in the restaurant, selling/displaying her photography.
       For more information, call 520-9599 or go to
       La Perla Tapatia, a Mexican taqueria, has opened at 511 N. 30th St.
       The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
       The owners are brothers-in-law Sergio Laureano and Eduardo Aceves. Previously with the Bon Appetit catering service, they have 10 years experience as chefs.
       The location is in the small shopping center near the Eagle Stop store.
       The phone is 228-6006.
       Bite-size food items are the province of the new Bite Me! Snack Options in Old Colorado City.
       The junior-size offerings include desserts, salads, appetizers and quarter-size sandwiches.
       Open Tuesday thru Sunday, the business is at 2521 W. Colorado Ave., #101.
       Owner Cheryl Schmidt says she uses original recipes with daily changes and everything is fresh, baked or boiled.
       The phone is 358-7854.
       Owner Charlie Irwin has relocated his Attic gift shop three blocks west to 2716 W. Colorado Ave. The phone is 302-2962.
       Armonie Antiques has moved across the street to 2521 W. Colorado Ave., Ste. 102. The owners are Petre and Angela Maianu. The phone is 473-6049.

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