Biz buzz:
New building for In Motion at West Wind Center

       In Motion Physical Therapy, a 12-year-old business which has been located near Colorado College, will be moving to a larger, customized facility in the West Wind Center at Centennial Boulevard and Garden of the Gods Road.
       Business owner Brian Surage also owns the building, which has been under construction this summer just north of the new Ace Hardware store.
       The facility is scheduled to open in October, he said. In addition to Surage's physical therapy, other on-premise care-givers will include an osteopathic physician, a dietician, a nutritionist, and an Olympics-class wrestler teaching classes in that sport, he said.
       The 8,200 square-foot building will allow 6,000 square feet for the In Motion clinic - including a 2,600 square-foot gym - with the remaining space allocated to two retail units that Surage plans to lease out.
       The clinic in the present location is 3,200 square feet, including a 1,200-square-foot gym. “It gets a little tight in there,” he said.
       The larger gym is part of his goal to be “more sports-oriented.” A wrestler himself who once competed at Rutgers University, the 48-year-old therapist said he hopes to become the oldest American ever to qualify for the Olympic wrestling trials in 2008. “I live what I do,” he said.
       Surage had to seek a new In Motion location because the property owner, Colorado College, plans to turn the site (at 801 N. Cascade Ave.) into an art history building.
       “I've been looking for quite a while,” he said. “I found out it's better to buy and build.”
       As for the area of town, it's near where he started his business (Rockrim-mon). “I love that part of town,” he said.
       The Mason Jar restaurant is spending about $100,000 on upgrades, according to Stan Wolf, one of three partners who own the eatery at 2925 W. Colorado Ave.
       The goal is to accentuate the look and feel of the Colorado mountain region. Much of the work so far has involved interior remodeling in the dining areas, including new hardwood floors, carpentry craftwork and wall décor. Still to come are a sit-down bar and smoking area with televisions, Wolf said.
       An addition on the east side of the building is envisioned in about a year.
       The Mason Jar has been in business for 23 years.
       Artist Jason Baalman has opened the Eclectic Asylum - offering custom artwork, silk clothing and portraits - at 101 S. 25th St. in Old Colorado City.
       The business is open daily except Tuesday and by appointment mornings and evenings. The phone is 633-3162.
       Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #1, will have a reception for new work by artist Lorraine Sheppard Saturday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is titled “New Beginnings.”
       For the second straight year, the Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn has made the list of “Best Bed & Breakfast/Country Inns for a Honeymoon/ Anniversary” in Arrington's Inn Traveler magazine.
       The award is determined by responses from inngoers.
       Offering five guest suites, the Holden House was the Westside's first bed and breakfast when it opened in 1986. The proprietors are Welling and Sallie Clark.
       La Boheme Gypsy Bazaar, owned by Gail Juliano, recently opened at 1708 W. Colorado Ave. The business sells vintage clothing and accessories. Services provided are (by appointment) tarot readings, reiki, massage classes and conversation salons. The business is open Wednesday through Saturday. The phone is 635-9916.

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