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Biz Beat: Tour company marks decade in Tahoe

Tahoe Daily Tribune file Janez Demsar is the owner of Discover Lake Tahoe, a local tour company.

Discover Lake Tahoe is celebrating 10 years of service as a tour company.

Owner Janez Demsar decided to start up the business in February 1998 because he had prior experience in the industry, he said.

The business offers sightseeing tours, along with transportation for any occasion, such as weddings, special events and airport service.

“We serve Lake Tahoe and beyond,” Demsar said.

Demsar said he enjoys his job because it keeps him out of the office and enjoying Lake Tahoe.

Over the years, Demsar said he’s met quite a few celebrities, including Charles Barkley, Cheech Marin and Lance Armstrong, to name a few. During the weekend of the caucuses, he drove presidential candidate Mitt Romney around.

When asked how he planned to celebrate his 10-year anniversary, he said he planned to work.

For more information, call (530) 542-1080.

Last Monday, Tony’s Cheesesteaks and Ravioli reopened at its new location on 2229 Lake Tahoe Blvd., inside Kings Trading Post.

The new shop is twice as big as the old shop, said owner Anthony Dana. He said he can seat 10 more people than before.

Tony’s also has expanded its menu by offering four different kinds of ravioli, along with its cheesesteaks.

The shop is open all week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call (530) 544-7827.

The classic taco night is back in action since Steamers Bar & Grill reopened two weeks ago after shutting down in July.

The new owners are Dennis and Kelly Scheehan.

On Thursday, the restaurant will celebrate its return with an all-day happy hour.

Steamers still will be offering taco nights on Mondays and Saturdays, steak nights on Fridays and prime-rib dinners on Sundays.

The restaurant is at 2236 Lake Tahoe Blvd. and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week, while the bar stays open until 2 a.m. Call (530) 541-8818.

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