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Crit21
06/04/2006, 03:54 PM
I stopped by Fishy Business yesterday looking for koi and started talking to the guy who was cleaning Kin's tanks. I thought it was odd Kin would be hiring a new employee when he seems to have no customers. The guy's name is Keith Beranek. It turned out he and his wife will be the new owners as of July 1st.

He said he wants to apply Trey's practice of low prices and high volume. It'll be good to have more choices in town, particularly in an area dominated by one shop. I'm sure there's room for everyone. Good luck, Keith!

COreefer
06/04/2006, 04:32 PM
In other news....

That new fish store on FIlmore has closed down. Tropical Treasures or whatever.

ReefJerk
06/06/2006, 10:33 AM
Is Fishy Business the place at Maizeland and Academy?

Leopard Wrasse
06/06/2006, 10:40 AM
Yes

Crit21
06/06/2006, 11:12 AM
Some people don't realize that a while back he relocated from the shopping center on the NE corner of Maizeland Rd and Academy Blve to a small building across Maizeland (Academy Place and Maizeland Rd).
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&country=US&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&addtohistory=&cat=&address=2395+academy+place&city=colorado+springs&state=co&zipcode=

IsThisNameTaken?
06/06/2006, 11:28 AM
A new owner?... that's gotta be good news. The old one certainly came off clueless. I felt like I time warped to an LFS back in 1985.

Crit21
06/06/2006, 11:44 AM
Frankly, being able to go in there without fear of attack by that **** dog would be an improvement.

calvin415
06/12/2006, 09:44 AM
I know it's still not July 1, but anyone been in to check it out recently?

Crit21
06/12/2006, 10:59 AM
Not since a week ago Friday. He did tell me that he wants to improve the tank lighting though. I think he wants to start stocking corals. Heck, I'd be thrilled just to have the ceiling lights on.

calvin415
06/12/2006, 11:22 AM
LOL!!! I know what you mean... He used to have a nice shop way back when, but what I've seen as of a couple years ago, I don't understand how he stays in business... Who are his customers!?!?!?!?

Deuce67
06/12/2006, 12:31 PM
I went in there last week. It could use some clean up and some of the ceiling tiles replaced. Some anthelias for corals. Few nice fishes. A really nice pair of saddleback clowns was available too.

Martin's Reef
06/12/2006, 09:12 PM
Back in the early 90's when the store use to be at the corner of Murray and S.Carefree (I think that's the street?) it was a nice store! It was one of a few stores that had salt water and some corals. Ken was even building custom glass tanks. I even had one built by him in 1992 and still had it up and running until last year.
But I know what most of you are saying! I was in there about 5-6 months ago when I was visiting family and a few friend and the place was a dump!:confused: I hope that the new owners turn it around. I did have a lot of great experiences there!

JME,
Martin

P.S. Too bad Reef Pirates went out back in the mid 90's!