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‘Dixie Girl’ Restaurant Opening Downtown

Denise Lane to open Dixie Girl in May. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

In a few weeks time the space occupied by Central Avenue Grill, which closed Saturday night, will be transformed into a cool, urban edgy styled eatery called the Dixie Girl.

Local business leader Denise Lane began formulating the idea for her new restaurant three years ago and today assumes ownership of the property at 1801 Central Ave. Her goal is to open the Dixie Girl for lunch on Memorial Day, May 28.

She is required to wait 100 days before she can implement her liquor license so she’ll spend the time


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End of an Era: Central Avenue Grill Closes Down

Min Park, center, speaks with community members who turned out this evening at Central Avenue Grill for one last event before the restaurant, which is in bancruptcy, closes for good. Park and his wife Monica thanked people for their support over the years. Donations from tonight’s event went to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Monica Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau, left, and Michelle Donahue of CB FOX Kidz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Michael


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Sierra Club Pajarito Group Hosts Regina Wheeler Talk

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Chief Executive Officer Regina Wheeler of Positive Energy Solar Electric Systems and Solar Advisor Karlis Viceps of Positive Energy will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 in the Upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.  

The Sierra Club Pajarito Group is hosting the talk.

Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and has 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and optimizing operations.


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Central Avenue Grill Owners to Host Farewell Event Saturday Night

Central Avenue Grill owners Min and Monica Park are hosting a community appreciation party from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday to thank Los Alamos for its support as they prepare to shut down the restaurant at 1789 Central Ave.

One free drink and appetizers will be provided – a $5 donation is encouraged – all proceeds are to go to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

 

 


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Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery Opens in White Rock

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Owner Mike Luna of Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos may be in the midst of a business upsurge … it seems that a new venture is popping up nearly every week, and now Los Alamos has a brand new custom embroidery business to add to the mix.

Mike Luna, longtime resident and former owner of Home Run Pizza of Los Alamos, has opened doors to Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery.

Cruiser’s specializes in commercial embroidery, including caps, shirt, and jackets on a grand scale and is fully capable of handling very large orders.

“I have worked


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Gas Pumps Removed at Shamrock Gas Station

Gas pumps have been removed from the islands at Shamrock on Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for a Smith’s fuel center to be built at the existing Shamrock gas station site at 1239 Trinity Dr.

Smith’s will lease the property at the corner of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street from Polk JT Properties.

Smith’s new fuel center will be adjacent to the Smith’s Marketplace store in Trinity Place.

The new fuel center will allow Smith’s reward cardholders to purchase discounted gas.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of March 13-20, 2012

  1. The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb, Philip Taubman
  2. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  3. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  7. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  8. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  9. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  10. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
*local or regional author
 

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Postdocs Invited to Deal Stream Summit

General session facilities at the Hyatt Resort. Courtesy Photo

The first New Mexico Postdoc Industry & Entrepreneurship Exploration Day event is set for 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa.

New Mexico Postdoc Industry & Entrepreneurship Exploration Day aims to help New Mexico postdocs from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico explore opportunities outside of academia or the national laboratory setting.

At this pilot event, New Mexico postdocs are invited to learn about industry


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Ideas Flourished at the Chamber’s Annual Marketing and Promotions Fair

Executive Director Jean Gindreau, left and Kate O’Donnell of PAC 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit flowed through the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce’ s annual Marketing and Promotions Fair held inside the Coffee House Café at 723 Central Ave. Wednesday.

Theone-stop shop provided a venue for all Chamber members to find out more about how to promote their business and non-profit organizations.

Hot topics at the event included details of exactly how much it will cost to carry out their marketing plan, what resources are available through


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Calling All Entrepreneuers and Other Interested Parties

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) is meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Hive in White Rock.

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will give a presentation to LAEN explaining membership benefits.

Members and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

The Hive is at 134 N.M. 4 next to Metzgers.

For information, contact David Jones, The Hive Steward and Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network Member at 695-2017 or visit www.hive505.com


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