Biz Buzz:
Jake & Telly’s – part of name changes

       Most people know the restaurant at 2616 W. Colorado Ave. simply as Jake & Telly's, and that's unlikely to change. But officially, owners and brothers Jake and Telly Topakas announced a name change this week. The name formerly ended with the words “Greek Cuisine and Wine Bar.” Now the full monicker is Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna.
       According to Jake Topakas, a taverna is a traditional Greek eating and drinking establishment.
      
       Focus Dog Training and Boarding recently opened at 630 W. Vermijo St.
       The 10,000-square-foot training and boarding facility includes a 7,000- square-foot kennel and “doggie playroom.” Up to 13 dogs can be kept overnight and 6 during the day.
       Owners Bryan Piard and Rick Walkley are certified master dog trainers with a total of 23 years experience.
       The goal at the kennel is to “create a positive environment in which your dog can thrive in a structured relaxing environment, rather than an environment that facilitates the learning of undesirable behaviors while you are away,” Piard said.
       The business is open to the public Sunday through Friday. People are asked to call for an appointment. “This allows us to ensure a quick turn around for drop offs and check-ins,” he said. “It also keeps the lobby area free of multiple dogs, a potential negative experience for our customers if dogs that are waiting for service are misbehaving.”
       For more information, call 229-7013 or e-mail bryan@focusdogtraining.com.
      
       Harris Group Realty is sponsoring its fifth annual Coat the Community Drive. In conjunction with the Springs Rescue Mission, Harris volunteers will be accepting donations of new or lightly used coats, mittens, sweaters and other winter wear until Friday, Nov. 13.
       The Harris office is in the Kissing Camel Office Park, 2950 Professional Place, Suite 205, just east of Coronado High School.
       For more information, call 227-9900.
      
       An opening reception for painter Kathryn McMahon, glass-blower Donna Gordon and jeweler Ronee DelBianco will highlight the November Art Walk Friday, Nov. 6 at the Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave. Performing will be acoustic guitarist Chuck Haas.
       With 14 participating Old Colorado City galleries in all, the Art Walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

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