COMINGS AND GOINGS: Pint House Bar and Grill opens
The Pint House Bar & Grill has joined Yuma's downtown social scene, having opened its door this weekend at 265 S. Main St. where Carla Renee's previously was located. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, and can be reached at 782-0499 — the same phone number as Carla Renee's.
The Pint House is the business of Amy Biallas, a longtime local mixologist-bartender at Red's Birdcage who jumped at the chance to create and operate her own establishment.
It offers 45 different beers on tap, including craft, specialty and import. The establishment will also have typical bar food such as wings, burgers, chicken and even steamed clams on its lunch and late night menu developed by Chef Steve Grimes.
The Pint House will have six large-screen TVs so you can catch the game, and it has an outdoor patio dining area.
By the way, Carla Renee Gravley, owner of Carla Renee's, couldn't be reached by press time for comment about the closure of her restaurant on Oct. 31, almost to the day six years after opening the doors on Nov. 4, 2006.
Paul Bensel Jewelers, 264 W. 32nd St. in the Big Curve Shopping Center, is closing sometime in early 2012, owner Paul Bensel confirmed. He will start running inventory reduction sales Nov. 16 in time for holiday shoppers looking for custom jewelry he designed and made. The store can be reached at 344-3344.
Bensel has been in business for 32 years. He intends to continue making custom jewelry out of his home after closing the store.
Anthony and Nan Bain have sold Anthony's Deli , 2100 S. 4th Ave., to Pacido and Maria Lopez, who own Estrellita (Little Star) Meat Market. The Lopezes plan to move their meat market in March to the former deli and also expand into a restaurant with the additional space there.
In the meantime, the meat market will remain open in its current location at 2500 S. 4th Ave.; phone 317-0827. The market has been in business for 14 years.
Some big changes have come to the Quechan Casino Resort restaurants.
The buffet line at the Ocotillo Cafe has closed down and the restaurant now is a full service family-style eatery. The new look even features a children's menu for those 6 and under, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites for the adults.
In addition, Sidewinders Bar & Grill has gotten a makeover of sorts, changing over from a night spot to a sports bar theme with new sports-bar menu and new hours of operation. Sidewinders will now operate from 4 p.m. to midnight (Arizona time) Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. (in time for a late breakfast) until 2:30 a.m. weekends.
Teri Ingram has moved her picture framing shop, Teri Did It, to a new, larger location in the Westward Village, 3300 S. 8th Ave., Suite C. After 15 years in the patio, she has moved up front and has expanded her custom framing business to include original artwork by several local artists. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. After hours appointments are also available by calling 726-5351.
To celebrate the move, Ingram is hosting an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Teresa Nunnaley, a licensed massage therapist with 30 years of experience, has moved to a new location. Previously with Rinata Day Spa, Nunnaley is now at Amare Rejuve Medical Day Spa and Laser, 2191 W. 4th Ave.
She specializes in a variety of therapeutic and relaxing massages, body treatments and energy work. For an appointment, call 783-4612.
A new cupcake shop has brought gourmet cupcakes to Yuma, born out of a love for cupcakes. Catherine's Cupcakery is an online cupcakery, offering local catering and delivery of cupcakes made from scratch. There are many varieties to choose from, including the signature Richest Red Velvet Cupcake.
The cupcakes are available for $1.50 each, half a dozen for $9 and a dozen for $18. To order, call the “cupcake hotline” at 345-8194.
Pauline Cameron is the business owner and baker.
Gila Mountain Realty announces that Larry Morehouse (503-0190) and Judy Morehouse (503-0189), both formerly of Coldwell Banker Crimson Sky Realty, and Joanne O'Connor (1-916-213-1147) have joined the real estate office. In addition, Elizabeth Amon is the new office manager.
They join Angie Kranz, broker/owner, and Linda Bauch, associate broker. Gila Mountain Realty is located at 11242 S. Foothills Blvd. in the Foothills Village Shopping Center and can reached at 342-0700.
Keith Taber and Tera Amavisca from Bad Influence Marine have opened a new boutique next door named Bad Influence Boutique.
Located at 4742 E. 30th Place (off Avenue 4E in the Curtis Industrial Park), the boutique carries clothing for men, women and children, jewelry, accessories and home decor items. In the summer, the shop also will carry bathing suits and summer wear.
Bad Influence Boutique is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The shop can be reached at 580-3173.
Burger King on 4th Avenue has submitted plans for exterior renovations and interior dining room and restroom remodeling, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official.
In other city of Yuma building activity, Kircher reported:
• A certificate of occupancy has been issued for cath lab renovations at Yuma Regional Medical Center, a $250,000 project.
• Building permits have been issued for another YRMC project to create some new dialysis stations, a $700,000 project.
• Grading permits have been issued for site work for a multitenant medical building in Tuscany Plaza on Lot. 25.
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