Business Briefs, Aug. 26, 2008 |

Business Briefs, Aug. 26, 2008

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New Thai restaurant in Grass Valley

Taste of Thai has opened in the Alpha Building in downtown Grass Valley, and offers lunch, dinner, take-out and catering.

Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch Tuesday through Sunday, and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. It’s closed Mondays, according to an employee.

The business, at 204 W. Main St. #103, offers food that is “authentic, fresh, flavorful and healthy,” the employee said.

The owners, a family that emigrated from Thailand, has three other restaurants in Sacramento and Roseville, she added. The person listed on the business license taken out with the City of Grass Valley, Vitavat Lumpongpoung, could not be reached for comment.

Ivy builds dental on Auburn Street

A new dental clinic is expected to open on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley in January.

Bruce Ivy, owner of Bruce Ivy Construction, said he was building a new office for Dr. Lindsey Robinson, a pediatric dentist at 453 South Auburn Street.

“We did the groundbreaking ceremony last week,” Ivy said. The construction work is expected to be finished in November, he added.

“It’s going to be a state of the art pediatric dental facility,” Robinson said. “We’ll be able to accommodate our special needs patients better.”

Get your scrapbooking supplies

“Words on Paper,” a store selling cards, books, stationery and journals, has moved from its old location on Argall Way in Nevada City’s Seven Hills district to 143 Mill Street in Grass Valley.

The store re-opened its doors at its new venue last, owner Julie Hiramatsu said.

“I loved where I was, but it was kind of out of the way,” she said. “So we came here to be more accessible to the entire county.”

Steemson joins Vector

Vector Engineering Inc. of Grass Valley has hired Mark Steemson, Ph.D., as senior process consultant in the company’s Brisbane office.

The graduate of Australia’s University of Queensland is an expert in the emerging technkogy of nickel laterite heap leaching and has worked in the field internationally. He has 20 years of experience in the area of minerals processing and chemical engineering.

Vector has 450 employees in the United States, Australia, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines. Vector is owned by Ausenco, based in Brisbane, Australia.

Do you have news to share about your business? Contact Staff Writer David Mirhadi at or 477-4239.

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