Hilton Garden Inn expected to open this week
The Hilton Garden Inn, 310 N. Madison Ave., is expected to open for travelers by the latter part of this week, said Ken Hammac, general manager.
The four-story, 150-room hotel can be reached at 783-1500 and reservations are now being taken.
Located on the edge of the Colorado River, the hotel is a key component in the Pivot Point joint venture between the city of Yuma and La Jolla-based C.W. Clark Inc. It joins the nearby Pivot Point Conference Center that was completed last fall and already has been the venue for several events.
The hotel was designed to reflect the historic character of the downtown.
The new law firm of Garcia, Hengl, Kinsey & Villarreal, P.L.C., (GHKV) is located at Western Financial Plaza, 1790 S. 3rd Ave., Suite 2. The office can be reached at 276-4349.
The firm was founded by John S. Garcia, Ryan C. Hengl, Brandon S. Kinsey and Arturo I. Villarreal, all formerly of Byrne, Benesch, Garcia & Villarreal, P.C.
With more than 25 years of combined experience, the firm's partners will continue to practice in the areas of real estate, business planning, contracts, estate planning, commercial transactions, contested trusts and estates, general civil litigation and creditors rights.
Quizno's Classic Subs at 712 S. 4th Ave. has been closed. Owner Reagan Dahl said he is focusing business on his other three locations at Yuma Palms Regional Center, the Big Curve Shopping Center and the Foothills.
Dr. Lee Hieb is closing her practice at 2051 W. 25th St., Suite B, on June 10.
The office will remain open until July 1 for patients to pick up their records. For more information, call 344-8220.
The Yuma City Council last week approved the transfer of a liquor license from James Shaffer at the former Sky Chief Bar and Grill, 1530 E. 32nd St. Frank Ruiz had applied for the transfer as the agent for the Long Bar, planned for 278 S. Main St.
Aqua, the newest feature at the Q - the poolside party and nightclub at the Quechan Casino Resort - opens with a splash Wednesday. Beginning at 7 p.m., the grand opening will feature a full bar, music by Yuma's DJ RAM, the Q Girls and special guests from Thunder From Down Under (who will be performing at Paradise Casino on Thursday). Private cabanas are available. Call VIP services at 1-760-572-1624 to reserve.
The second in the series of Aqua Parties at the Pool will take place on May 21 featuring Geena the Latina from KHTS 933 in San Diego and MTV Tre for a video top 10 countdown.
Residents and visitors alike are invited to come join Trail Rides of Yuma for a trip back in time to the 1700s and 1800s.
Silver Bullet Motorsports has been offering trail rides in Rocky Point for two years and now is providing the same exciting experience to the Yuma area. The trail rides are provided from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to various locations like Fortuna Mines, Martinez Lake and Picacho as a guide points out petroglyphs, mines and scenery. One ride takes people to the Martinez Lake area under the stars, followed by dinner.
Vehicles are 2009 Sand Viper models with roof closures and seat belts for passengers' safety. Guides will be CPR certified and will carry two-way radios and a GPS at all times. Rides will be classified as beginners, intermediate and extreme.
For more information, visit silverbulletmotorsports.net. For reservations, call 344-2117.
Silver Bullet Motorsports, owned by Rick Ricardo, sells and services Joyner sand rails.
Permits have been issued for tenant improvements to a 2,600-square-foot space at Tamarack Center, 7875 E. 24th St., for EZ Tyme Exercise, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma assistant building official.
Permits also have been issued for tenant improvements for a 4,000-square-foot space on the third floor of ProMed for Sun Quest Laboratories.
Kircher also reported that plans have been submitted for a 3,300-square-foot shell office building to be constructed by Hall Construction at Tuscany Plaza, Lot 11.
Pet ownership can be a wonderful experience, except for the problem of indoor pet "accidents" that create permanent stains and odor on carpeting and even the floor underneath.
Homeowners now have a new way to combat the problem with a pet urine removal treatment introduced by Chem-Dry. The treatment is specially formulated to eliminate the pet urine odors that normal cleaning cannot.
"As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent," said Steve Kambourian, manager of Action Chem-Dry in Yuma. PURT begins a chemical reaction when it comes in contact with the urine crystals that has shown good results in breaking down the odor-causing components, he said.
Chem-Dry provides both commercial and home cleaning services and products. For more information, call 726-4020.
John Mitchell, owner with his wife of John and Margie's Ranch House Restaurant, 4340 E. Highway 80, called to say he's made the difficult decision to close for the summer because of the lack of business. He plans to reopen on Oct. 1.
"I appreciate and thank the people who have supported us," he said. "I had hoped to stay open for the summer to build local clientele."
However, he said, "sales have been too slow to keep going for the summer. Business just isn't there."
Mitchell said he's still available for catering at the restaurant for groups of 100 or more. He also is continuing to offer offsite catering. For more information about catering, call him at 502-1280.
With the decision to close his doors as of May 3, Mitchell found himself with extra food, some of which went to Crossroads Mission and the Salvation Army. Bobby Brooks, owner of Brownie's, bought the remaining perishables for his own restaurant.
Speaking of Brownie's, Brooks said he's cut back his hours for the summer because of slow business and now is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. He'll continue his regular hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.
"I'm trying to be conservative," he said, explaining that by cutting back on hours he hopes he won't have to lay off anyone.
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