Comings and Goings: Yuma Palace set to open Monday
After getting a badly needed sprucing up with paint both interior and exterior, refurbished landscaping and refinished parking lot, Yuma Palace will open its doors for diners Monday morning at 350 E. 32nd St. where Mandarin Palace was located for many years.
The new restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week and can be reached at 726-6669.
The restaurant will feature Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes in a fine dining atmosphere. It also has a sushi bar and a liquor license, although the lounge has been removed. The balcony area has been refurbished for meetings and small receptions. Future plans include adding hibachi tables.
Yuma Palace is the project of Chuan Bao He, who previously was the chef at Asian Star, and friends Lin Qui Chen and Hua Xiang He, both longtime restaurateurs.
Stan Mohn, who opened a bakery in San Luis, Ariz., in 2010 but sold it for health reasons, has taken it back and reopened it. The bakery, Panaderia Kika, is located at 1485 N. Main St., Suite C, in Plaza Aztec near the San Luis Walmart.
Panaderia Kika provides Mexican and American pastries and other baked goods such as wedding cakes. It's open from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and can be reached at 627-2999. People are invited to stop by for a cup of coffee and fresh pastry to enjoy onsite or take with them.
Mohn had been the executive pastry chef at Circus Circus in Las Vegas for four years before relocating to the border area, where his wife has property in San Luis Rio Colorado, Son.
As for what the name means, Panaderia is Spanish for bakery and Kika is the nickname for Mohn's wife.
The new 2013 Yuma Visitors Guide, produced by the Yuma Visitors Bureau, is now available and bursting with all kinds of tasty information about the area. The guide is available at the Yuma Visitor Information Center, now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at the Quartermaster Depot, 201 N. 4th Ave. It also is online at www.visityuma.com.
The young lady on the cover toasting Yuma's authentic flavors is Miranda Ferguson, a Yuma native who loves camping in the dunes in the winter and cools off at Martinez Lake in the summer. Her beautiful plate was styled by Chef Alex Trujillo, who'll be joining forces with Tina Clark this season to offer cooking classes in “Tina's Cocina,” where this cover photo was taken (see page 20).
After being away for a couple of years, Laura Lago has returned and reopened her business, Tara's Herbs. Lago, a community and family herbalist, offers herbal consultations, lectures and workshops on herbal products, special herbal formulation and an in-store inventory of more than 200 bulk herbs, spices, tinctures, teas and essential oils. She also has some gifts and imports for sale.
The store is located at 1185 S. 4th Ave., Suite K, and can be reached at 782-0950.
JV Farms Inc. has purchased some land from William and Lois Britain at 4330 W. Riverside Drive. Vic Smith, president of the farming company, explained that the parcels are near the events center operated by the Britains but do not include it.
His tentative plans for a couple of the parcels are to install structures with retractable roofs for research into extending the growing season here for certain crops into the warmer months of the spring and fall.
Yuma podiatrist Dr. Dale Feinberg recently completed training for the most up-to-date laser treatment of fungus nails. The CoolTouch VARIA Breeze laser vaporizes the fungal spores and uses a cryogenic spray to cool the nails for a painless procedure.
Dr. Feinberg has offices at 1951 W. 25th St., Suite B, in Yuma, and 11364 Foothills Blvd. in the Foothills. To schedule a consultation, call 317-8900.
Two local hairstylists have relocated. Julie Porter and Amy Vanrachak have left Diva's Hair Studio and both are now with Amara Rejuve Salon, 2191 S. 4th Ave.
The two stylists specialize in hair cuts and color. Vanrachak has 20 years experience and Porter 10 years. For an appointment, call Porter at 246-0099 or Vanrachak at 210-9106, or the salon can be reached at 783-4612. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Sierra Ridge Subdivision, located between Yuma East in the Foothills area, is again building houses after being stalled for 6-/1/2 years due to the problems Far West was having with its sewer facilities. With those problems taken care of, development of the subdivision is back on track, reported Brian Householder, Spartan Homes and Construction.
Sierra Ridge is a semi-custom home subdivision with a variety of floor plans ranging from 1,300 to 2,314 square feet. All homes are energy efficient. Buyers are welcome to make some design modifications to the home they elect to build. Phase I has 51 lots remaining,with two homes currently under construction.
To visit Sierra Ridge, take the South Frontage Road 1 mile east of the Fry's Shopping Center to Avenue 12E. Go 1/4 mile south on Avenue 12E to Sierra Ridge. For sales information contact Cheryl Leifeste at 941-2391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previously located in Westward Village, The Ink Station moved last week and is now open for business at Southgate Mall in a kiosk near the front entrance. The business provides toner for copy machines, new ink and laser cartridges, servicing of printers, copiers and fax machines (no charge to check them out), copying services and printing of fliers.
The 11-year-old business is owned by Steve and Shirley Schell.
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