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Coffee House with a Mission

Ricardo Cruz, who grew up on a coffee farm in Guatemala, and Stephen Kia, who grew up in Nigeria where his parents were Christian missionaries, have opened the Rock Coffee House at 4808 Townsend Avenue (at Yosemite Drive). They buy coffee from Guatemala and elsewhere, employ local college and high school students and plan to send the profits to clean water projects in Africa. The Rock is bright and airy, comfortable and relaxed. My recommendation: Try the Jumay, from Jumaytepeque, Santa Rosa, Guatemala. The Rock is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday / 4808 Townsend Ave (at Yosemite Dr.)




Eagle Rock Salon Suites

Several salons have now opened at the Eagle Rock Salon Suites, which provides customizable work spaces to beauty and personal self-care professionals in a community like setting. The salons – Ink Charm, Tammy’s Skin and Lash, Bare, Feign Beauty, Massage by Rose and Hair by Katerina – are in addition to the Bella Mia Salon and Spa that anchors the site and is owned by Jackie Brown, who also owns the Eagle Rock Salon Suites. You can join Jackie and her son, Robert Brown, the general manager of Eagle Rock Salon Suites, as well as the other beauty professionals for food, music and fun at their grand opening and community appreciation event on Sunday, Apr. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Eagle Rock Salon Suites / 1110 Colorado Boulevard

Bill Hendrickson, MBA, publisher of the Boulevard Sentinel, has extensive small business management, marketing and sales experience in corporate finance and real estate development and plays a not terrible game of golf.