Business

New Restaurant to Replace Central Avenue Grill

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Daily Post has just learned that longtime local business leader Denise Lane is taking over the location of Central Avenue Grill.

“I will be opening a new restaurant in this location this summer,” Lane said.

The fate of Central Avenue Grill has been in question for several months since owners Min Sung Park and Sohyank (Monica) Park declared bankruptcy last August in U.S. Federal Court in Albuquerque.

The Park’s have been operating Central Avenue Grill, 1789 Central Ave., as well as their Osaka Grill and Seafood restaurant Read More

Window Washers Put a Shine on LANB

Even banks need spring housecleaning … Los Alamos National Bank has its windows washed twice annually – March and September. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More

Building a Downtown Creative Community Moves Closer to Fruition

LACDC News:

Following is a trip report from last week’s visit by PLACE representatives:

Welcome to PLACE, and to our first communication about Los Alamos. We will use this communication tool to keep you up-to-date on our efforts to build a new Creative Community in downtown Los Alamos.

We just returned from a very successful site visit. We were there to determine if the necessary ingredients were in place for us to build a successful new multi-use, sustainable community within the downtown, and more specifically, the downtown Creative District.

Here is a very brief overview of our findings: Read More

Brownell’s Closeout Sale Draws Mixed Feelings

Brownell’s Hallmark Owner Steve Brownell, center, shares with customers the website that shows where he is moving to in Kansas once he closes the store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Brownell’s Hallmark store’s final days are marked with a store sale. 

With Steve Brownell’s looming retirement, customers were pleased for the opportunity to purchase items marked down as much as 75 percent but expressed sadness to see a local treasure closing down. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hallmark Manager Peggy Rustin rings up sales Tuesday Read More

Two Forums Packed with Information and Resources for LANL Employees Eligible for Voluntary Separation Set for Thursday

UNM-LA SBDC News:

The UNM- Los Alamos Small Business Development Center is hosting two community forums this week to provide LANL employees eligible for voluntary separation with information about opportunities and resources available to them. 

Both forums take place on Thursday, March 15:

  • The first forum will is noon–1 p.m., in conference room #202A at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road.
  • The second forum is 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock.

The forums will include representatives from organizations with resources available to help scientists Read More

Sunday Business Spotlight: Farm Bureau Financial Services Opening Local Satellite Office

By Mandy Marksteiner


Al Aglialoro confers with Paula Glover, President of Stewart Central Title. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner


Al Aglialoro, an insurance and investment agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services, is opening a new office in the Stewart Central Title building located between Ruby K’s and El Parasol


Aglialoro is immediately looking forward to helping the Los Alamos National Laboratory employees who may or may not accept the “voluntary separation program,” and help make important decisions about their separation package and their 401Ks, so that they can feel as Read More

Violation Forces Central Avenue Grill to Temporarily Suspend Alcohol Sales

By Carol A. Clark


Central Avenue Grill Owner Monica Park in front of her Central Avenue restaurant Friday. Courtesy Photo


An alcohol compliance sweep by agents from the Special Investigations Division (SID) of the Department of Public Safety resulted in two local violations.


Servers at Central Avenue Grill in downtown Los Alamos and Phillips 66 in White Rock sold to underage operatives on the evening of Jan. 4.


“Katrina Butler at Central Avenue Grill and Casey Christiansen at Phillips 66 were cited for selling alcohol to minors. They will receive felony referrals to the District Attorney’s Read More

Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network Elects Officers

Newly elected board of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network from left Vice President Richard Sayres, President Andy Andrews and Secretary Bill Sellers at the Hive in White Rock Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The first election of officers for the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) concluded this evening with the following results:

  • President – Andy Andrews
  • Vice President – Richard Sayre
  • Secretary – Bill Sellers

LAEN adopted its by-laws Feb. 23 and appointed a nomination committee including David Jones and Jung Hong to Read More

Former Chairman and CEO of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. Sentenced for Foreign Bribery and Kickback Schemes

WASHINGTON—Albert “Jack” Stanley, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. (KBR), was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by participating in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a separate kickback scheme, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison for the Read More

Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High School. Read More

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