Biz buzz:
Art Walk on despite shuttle shutdown

       The final Old Colorado City First Friday Art Walk of the year is still scheduled Friday, Oct. 5, despite the late elimination of the shuttle bus that has connected Old Town and downtown art galleries during the monthly event since last spring.
       In its second year, the Art Walk encourages people to visit galleries between 4 and 8 p.m. Often demonstrations or new exhibits are provided.
       Sharon Wolff of Gunter-Wolff Gallery, one of the event organizers, said she didn't think the loss of the shuttle would make a big difference for most of the 12 participating Old Colorado City galleries.
       Although some saw a benefit from the vehicle carrying art-lovers between the two areas, I don't think the shuttle service had that much impact, Wolff said. Plus, it didn't always seem to run that regularly, she observed.
       Reliability of drivers was a key reason for cancelling the shuttle, according to a press release from the Smokebrush Foundation, the member of the downtown art consortium that had been running the buses.
       One Art Walk participant - Murphy Beds of Colorado, 1301 W. Colorado Ave., which includes a local-art gallery - had relied on the shuttle because of the store's location between the downtown and Old Colorado City, commented owner Bill Kennedy.
       Wolff emphasized that the First Friday Art Walk will start up again next spring, either in March or April.
      
       Restaurante Sabores del Peru is a new eatery at 511 N. 30th St.
       The owners are Luis & Claudia Pagan. Drawing on family ties to Peru, the restaurant specializes in the cuisine of that country.
       The business is open Tuesday through Sunday. The phone is 447-9646
      
       Adrienne Kania, D.O. has joined the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation's Centennial Health staff in the recently opened facility at 3480 Centennial Blvd.
       Dr. Kania is an internist and is board certified in osteopathic manipulative therapy.
       The foundation is a local nonprofit, focusing on medical care to seniors.
       The phone is 635-9057.

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