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Pawn shops look to shed sketchy image

Pawn shops look to shed sketchy image

“I was thereto buy a pistol, she was there to hock her ring. The broker in that pawn shop deals in almost anything. He’ll pay you for your misery or he’ll sell you someone’s pain, and that twinkle in his greedy eyes says you’ll also be his game.” Conway Twitty sang those “Saturday Night Special”… Continue Reading Pawn shops look to shed sketchy image

Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

Upon first impression, Concours Cars in Old Colorado City may come across more as a museum than a fine European auto shop. A walk through the company’s facilities along the 2400 block of West Cucharras Street is a veritable trek through time: from the streets of post-war France in a black ’55 Citroen Traction Avant,… Continue Reading Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

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Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

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Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

Gearmunk Owners: Erik Boles, Brian McCarrie Business started: March 2014 No. of employees: Three Address: Epicentral Coworking, 409 N. Tejon St. The arena of outdoor equipment can be overwhelming to navigate, especially as a rookie buyer of sporting goods. While companies offer valuable web resources, and outdoor magazines produce seasonal buying guides, there has been… Continue Reading Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

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Old World Designs can bring ancient styles to your home

The new space on the southeast side of 4669 Centennial Blvd. shows off Chris Lobato’s work. In it, crystal vases sit on Venetian mantlepieces, mirrors inside a stone frame, mantles seemingly from the past, new yet ancient architectural features. “This space lets me show what I really can do,” said Lobato in his showroom, a… Continue Reading Old World Designs can bring ancient styles to your home

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The Doodler creates ads on promotional items

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The Doodler creates ads on promotional items

Very nearly any item of merchandise can have a logo and business information imprinted on it. Coffee mugs and ballpoint pens. Calendars and ball caps. Beach towels and flying discs. Businesses use promotional products for individual events or to promote their businesses throughout the year. Specializing in imprinted items from wearables to pens, The Doodler… Continue Reading The Doodler creates ads on promotional items

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Schaefers keep promises, make new ones

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Schaefers keep promises, make new ones

One of the older businesses in town with uninterrupted family ownership, Schaefer Agency has been around more than 60 years as an independent full-service insurance agency. “Most of our business is word-of-mouth,” said owner John Schaefer. “If we take care of our customers, they sell more than we do.” Schaefer’s dad Jack started the company… Continue Reading Schaefers keep promises, make new ones

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Affordable’s aim – satisfy its customers

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Affordable’s aim – satisfy its customers

It’s another Monday morning at Affordable Plumbing and Heat — and the phones are ringing off the hook. “The heat is out at my house.” “My hot water heater is on the fritz.” “Why is my house so cold?” It’s a typical morning for owners Greg and Heidi Smith and their manager, Tom Mudd. “We… Continue Reading Affordable’s aim – satisfy its customers

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Years later, Garman still creates character(s)

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Years later, Garman still creates character(s)

Walking through Magic Town, one finds guests transported back to a day, place and time in the life of the artist who created it, sculptor Michael Garman. Guests see the joyful faces of the guys at the bar, the hopeful face of a child wanting popcorn at the movies, the solemn face of a priest… Continue Reading Years later, Garman still creates character(s)

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’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

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’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

The best time to shop for used furniture at The Consignment Gallery is Friday afternoon. That’s because movers have collected furniture for the week, co-owner Judy Deighton has cleaned it up, and it’s ready to help fill somebody’s home. “A lot of regulars come in on Friday and pull the cream off the top,” said… Continue Reading ’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

Andrea Bednar started smoking because her husband smoked. Now pregnant and tired of the cigarette stench, Bednar and her husband Luke sought an alternative — vaping. “The biggest turnoff about cigarettes for me was the smell,” Bednar said. “My husband smoked, and I couldn’t quit if he didn’t quit. I can’t be around it. “I… Continue Reading Vaping offers alternative to smoking

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