April 1, 2008 Business Digest

Subway gets facelift

The Subway Restaurant at 801 E. First St. is closed for remodeling.

Work started Saturday and the restaurant will be open again on Thursday, said owner Gary Patel.

Willett Construction is installing new seats, new signs and new wallpaper.

Thai restaurant opening soon

A Thai restaurant will open soon at 221 N. Prince St.

Owner Boon Mee said he has ordered his equipment and expects it to arrive in the next month.

Mee said he decided to open a Thai restaurant in Clovis because there isn’t one here.

Cattle exports to Mexico can resume

American ranchers can resume exporting beef cattle to Mexico, according to a news release issued by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM.

Mexico barred live cattle imports in 2003 when an isolated case of “mad cow” disease was detected in a Canadian-born dairy cow in the state of Washington. In 2006 Mexico’s ban on dairy heifers was lifted. New Mexico ranchers now can resume exporting live beef cattle, according to the news release.

“The past few years have been hard on our state’s cattle ranchers. Finally, New Mexico’s ranchers are able to resume exporting live cattle, including breeding bulls, to Mexico,” Bingaman said.

In 2002, before the ban, the United States exported more than 90,000 beef cattle to Mexico; since the ban, it’s been zero, according to the news release.

Business digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sarah Meyer. She can be reached at 763-6991 or via e-mail at sarah_meyer@link.freedom.com