Yuma, Ariz., to See New Hilton Garden Inn

$20M hotel project is beginning to move along


It's open Tuesdays through Saturdays, starting at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast or a coffee fix. Closing is 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays. As a souvenir of its Wellton origin, the restaurant's phone number is 785-3267.

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Small Fry's also has joined the growing lineup of restaurants serviced by Dine-in Delivery, a business by Josh and Holly Lederer that will order, pick up and deliver meals from area restaurants to homes and businesses.

Dine-in Delivery now has contracts with Buffalo Wild Wings, Burrito Grill, Bella Vita, Beverage Shop, Hawaiian Barbecue, India House, Quizno's Subs, Sesame Kitchen and Nestle's Toll House Cafe. Mad Greek will be coming soon, Lederer said.

Customers can now go online to to make their selections and place their orders.

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Barbara Bowles was born and raised in Germany, and now she wants to share all those good German foods she grew up with. She has started a catering business, Daf Bratwurst Haus, specializing in German foods although she can cook about anything, said husband William.

People may already be familiar with her cooking from various downtown events. Or they can get a taste with a couple of events this coming weekend: the Vigilantes anniversary shindig Saturday in downtown Yuma, and the archaeology expo Friday and Saturday at Yuma Crossing Park.

After that, she will set up regular shop from 9 a.m. to closing Fridays and Saturdays at Bobby's

Territorial Harley-Davidson, 2550 E. Gila Ridge Road.

For more information, call 329-4777 or e-mail .

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Hometown Computers is looking to open a store in Yuma, but the location and opening date haven't been established.

In the meantime, Yuma-area residents and businesses can receive service from two Imperial County stores. The El Centro store can be reached at 1-760-352-3006 and the Brawley store at 1-760-344-1449.

Besides offering retail sales and repairs, Hometown Computer has a Web development team that can design a network for your office or even your home, from two computers to a hundred.

Outside internet access from DSL, Cable, T-1 or faster modes can all be supported with firewall and virus protection.

And the company has preventive maintenance agreements, whereby a technician will come by monthly to ensure computers are free of viruses and all components are in good working order, said Ernie Martinez of the Brawley store.

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Dan Ellis is in the process of developing a mini-storage facility on Avenue 29E about a mile south of Coyote Wash in Wellton. Wellton Hills Self Storage, as it will be called, will have enclosed storage spaces 10-by-10 feet, 10-by-20 feet and 10-by-30 feet.

He expects to be open by mid-April and is now taking reservations. To reach him, call 345-3509 or 246-3719.

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Mr B's Bicycles has turned 30 and in that time grown into three stores. It was started by his parents in March 30, 1977, in a small shop "the size of a bedroom" with five bicycles, said Donnie Bennett, who now owns the business with his wife, Jennifer.

"Thanks to Yuma, it's been 30 years ... that means 30 percent off," Bennett said of the anniversary sale he is running through March. The 30 percent off applies to a number of items, including bicycles, clothing and fitness equipment.

Over the years, Bennett said, the business has sold thousands of bicycles and given away thousands to charitable organizations -- "that's the neat part." It also has hosted hundreds of bike rodeos and clinics to promote safe biking.

Stores are at 1701 S. Avenue B, 1870 S. 4th Ave. and 11242 S. Foothills Blvd. For more information, visit .

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More fast food is coming to Somerton. A Jack in the Box will be located on the corner of Musgrove Avenue and Main Street, said Bradley Holcum, a Somerton developer. He said the Jack in the Box corporation has leased a parcel on a three-acre commercial site he is developing.

Holcum said he expects construction could start on Jack in the Box by late April and hopefully be open by fall.

The site has two other parcels, one of which is still available for lease. If interested, call 627-2900.

Copyright (c) 2007, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business News.