Business News and Notes for Sept. 19

Crafts store moves to new site on Yampa

KS Kreations is enjoying a spacious new facility on Yampa Avenue.

The craft store moved earlier this month from 543 Yampa to 523 Yampa.

"We needed room for classes and it became available," owner Sandi Mansfield said of the new location.

Mansfield is the "S" in KS, her co-owner and daughter, Kandee Dilldine, is the "K."

The storefront used to be home to J & R Cyclery, which closed its doors this summer.

Mansfield said the new location provides room for about "twice as much stuff."

The owners plan to expand inventory, but Mansfield said they won't go overboard.

"We'll do a few more things," she said.

The old store, which KS occupied for three years, did not have enough room for the store's craft classes, which include cake decorating, needlework and scrapbooking.

Mansfield said she hopes to host about three classes every week.

For more information on the classes, stop by the store.

Hotel may expand

Frank Moe, owner of the Best Western Deer Park Inn, plans to increase the hotel's size by about 50 percent.

Moe will meet with the city of Craig Planning and Zoning Commission today to discuss adding 21 suites to his hotel on Commerce Street in Craig.

Best Western has 45 rooms now, but if the plan goes through, it could have 66 rooms and three new stories, plus an elevator. Moe said the new rooms will be extended-stay suites with kitchens. "The extended-stay market is under-served," Moe said.

Dentist gets new site

Now that Moffat County commissioners have sold the courthouse annex, the dentist who bought the property is looking forward to moving in.

Dushan Voyich said the new property will be a great location for a dental office, but it needs some work.

"We basically have to change everything inside there," Voyich said of the former fast food restaurant.

The single-pane windows are a drawback and will have to be changed, Voyich said, but the building has a lot of plumbing, which is important for a dental office.

"I'll be able to mold it into what I want," Voyich said. "It will make a nice dental office when I'm done with it."

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