Biz buzz:
Bargain Mart to move to Baker’s site

       Bargain Mart, located in the old Race Car Museum, 135 Manitou Ave., will be moving into part of the former Baker's Hardware location in the Red Rock shopping center in the 3100 block of Colorado Avenue Oct. 1.
       Owner Jim Krug said he will be leasing the western portion of the space (which had Baker's rentals). “We're doing very well where we're at, but Red Rock is a little bit more convenient,” Krug said. “We figure we'll double our business.”
       The shopping center ownership will be preparing the new space between now and October. This will include installing a new door, two bathrooms and bringing the space up to building codes, he said.
       Bargain Mart specializes in discounting reclamation items - those that are taken off the shelves of regular grocery stores because they have passed their sell-by date.
       Krug and his wife, Diane, have been running the store since last November in cooperation with John Fowler, who had previously started a similar store (now called Extreme Bargains) off Fillmore Street.
       The Museum of Orthodoxy recently opened in the Old Town Plaza, 2501 W. Colorado Ave. The collection includes more than 400 religious and secular artifacts from the Byzantine and Russian empires. A guided tour by museum owner Timothy Buchanan costs $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 to 17. The entrance is to the left of the door to the Book Sleuth bookstore. The museum is downstairs. For the business schedule or tour information, call 635-1390.
       Meteorite specialist Anne Black will be in All that Glitters Fine Jewelry Saturday, Aug. 5 in conjunction with the Perseid meteor shower occurring from mid- July through Aug. 25. The store, at 2518 W. Colorado Ave., will also have meteorites (and jewelry made from them) on display.
       Cottage Style owner Meg Nisbet has expanded her store to include the shop just west which was formerly La Bohe'me Gypsy Bazaar (now an on-line store). Cottage Style, which offers antique and restored furniture and other “oldie” items, now takes in 1706 and 1708 W. Colorado Ave.
       Holly Leaf has moved from 25th Street into a storefront at 2514 W. Colorado Ave. The holiday-specializing gift shop is open daily.

       Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD) is enrolling children and families for its free preschool and infant/ toddler programs in the coming school year.
       Programs include Head Start and Early Head Start. Income-qualifying is necessary. Fore more information, call 635-1536 or visit

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