Business Briefs


A new restaurant, BZ's Last Stand & Hacienda, will open Wednesday at 18 Calle Guanajuato Way, where Pilaf was located before it closed in November. BZ's will serve Tex-Mex food and will feature and authentic taqueria downstairs and a cantina upstairs, said owner Beasy McMillan, who also owns Cucina Biazzi and has founded a number of Ashland restaurants. On Wednesday the restaurant will open for breakfast and lunch and next month the restaurant will open for dinner. The restaurant will be open for additional hours in May. For more information call 488-6470.

The Pita Pit, at 145 E. Main St., closed in early February but will reopen on Monday under new ownership. Daniel Kessler and his wife, Jessica, now own the business. They don't plan to change anything about the eatery except the customer service, which they hope to improve. Eli and Jennifer Clark previously owned the business, according to Daniel Kessler. For more information call 482-7482.

Infuse Hair Design, a new hair salon at 688 E. Nevada St., will open next week. Owner Cindi Wilson will cut and color hair at the full-service salon. Wilson previously worked at Hair It Is in Ashland and she has been styling hair for 27 years. For more information call 552-1152.

Matthew Shuldberg is taking over Joel Hodge's orthodontist practice, which will be renamed Shuldberg Orthodontics, because Hodge plans to retire later this year. The practice is located at 1144 Iowa St., suite B. Shuldberg previously worked as an orthodontist in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information call 482-2514.

Southern Oregon native Jon Snowden now works as a State Farm agent in Ashland, at the company's 1253 Siskiyou Blvd. office. Snowden is a third-generation State Farm agent. He graduated from Southern Oregon University and was a project manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation before becoming an agent. For more information call 482-2461.

Unreal Cycles Inc. recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Ashland. The company sells high-end racing bicycles through its Web site, The lower cost of living and the cycling environment in the Rogue Valley prompted the company to move, said Lewis Hollingworth, vice president of Unreal Cycles. For more information call (800) 303-2927.

— By Hannah Guzik

If you know of any Ashland businesses that have just opened or closed, contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or

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