Business Beat: October 23rd, 2008

The Mexican Restaurant located across from the zoo plans to be open by this weekend. We’ve told you before that Tio Lalos is re-opening. The restaurant was in town 4 years ago, but owner Eddie Villarreal says he had to close it because he was involved in some other projects. But it’s back, and his family members will operate Tio Lalos, which means Uncle Eddies. The menu will be much the same as before. New owners of the Guest Lodge on North Hill. The men who own the Vegas, Greg Pekovich, and Bruce Walker, have purchased it and don’t plan any immediate changes. The Guest Lodge offers long term stays, and Walker says when the Vegas is full, it’s helpful to have the Guest Lodge available. A new owner of Kirby Vacuum Service of Minot. Judy Hall was a repair tech with the store for many years, but has now purchased the business and relocated from downtown Minot to her home at 1541 7th Street SW. She handles both sales and repair. The 83 Surplus store will be closing sometime in the not too distant future. It’s at 3415 North Broadway. The owner of the surplus store is retiring after many years in business. Computer Hobbies is a store in Berthold, that has been around a few years, but this year the owner moved into this building on Main Street. Buddy Hanrahan sells computers and offers a variety of services. Even though he’s located in a small town, he says he jumped at the chance to buy the building and remodel it. (Buddy Hanrahan, Computer Hobbies) I wanted to invest in the town, and I think it’s going to work out well. Also in Berthold, two new hair stylists right on Main Street in the same building as the Meat Shop. They are Tessie’s Hair Raising Salon with Tessie White and The Hair Clinic with Jessica Schwartz. For Business Beat, I’m Carla Burbidge.



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