Biz Buzz: Feb. 3, 2019 | Business – The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mesa Lavender Farms is gearing up to open a new shop Feb. 15 at 545 North Ave., Suite A, the same location that houses Saucy Lulu Catering.

The shop will be open from  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and will have products such as lotions, soaps, dried bouquets, bath bombs and candles. They will also have several CBD-related products such as salves and a tincture geared toward dogs. For product information, visit mesalavender Mail delivery is also offered.

CEO and founder Curtis Swift and Creative Director Kate Keaney will be manning the store. They are at the location most days gearing up for the opening and guests are welcome to stop by or call Swift at 970-778-7866 or Keaney at 970-778-1083.

“We make products here and ship from this location. We are pretty much here from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day,” Swift said.

The lavender products come from two farms on Orchard Mesa and Mack.

Swift has been involved in lavender for several years. He did research for Colorado State University and decided to keep working with lavender after retiring.

Keaney was a student of Swift's and was looking to get into retail. She has a background in art and graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2008.

“Curtis and I complement each other. He does things I don't,” Keaney said. “Together we collaborate and come out with very high-quality products.”

■ Eide Bailly, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, recently moved its office to downtown.

The company moved on  Dec. 14 to 422 White Ave. and now is located on the third floor of the US Bank building. Eide Bailly was previously located at 655 N. 12th St.

“Our old lease ran out and we wanted to be in the middle of the business district,” senior tax manager Kathy Cantu said.

Eide Bailly had been in its former location for 38 years and Cantu said it was “good to freshen up.”

The firm will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the public to see its new space.

The Grand Junction office has seven professional staff members who handle tax accounting.

Eide Bailly is a national firm that has offices in 14 states, including four in Colorado. The company specializes in forensic accounting, international tax, compliance audits and state and local taxes.

■ Taco John's at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, recently closed.

Mall General Manager Paul Peterson said the restaurant decided not to renew its lease, but the mall is actively working with potential new tenants to fill the space.

Taco John's was located in the cafe court between Subway and Teriyaki Express.



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