Downtown Grand Junction Chef of Il Bistro Italiano Receives Citizenship

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On February 6th, 2013, Brunella Gualerzi will be a US citizen. This has been a long-time coming and well-deserved. After spending half of her life here in the United States, Brunella is ready to embrace her citizenship and the Downtown Grand Junction Association as well as her award-winning Il Bistro Italiano will be glad to see this momentous occasion.

Bistro Italiano Restaurant is located at 400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO  81501.

On February 6th, 2013, Brunella Gualerzi owner of Il Bistro in Downtown Grand junction Colorado will become a U.S. Citizen

"I'm excited to be able to vote." exclaims Brunella. "I live here in the valley, employ a full staff, and pay taxes. I'm ready for my voice to be heard."

On February 6th, 2013, Brunella Gualerzi will be a US citizen. This has been a long-time coming and well-deserved. After spending half of her life here in the United States, Brunella is ready to embrace her citizenship and the Downtown Grand Junction Association as well as her award-winning Il Bistro Italiano will be glad to see this momentous occasion.

The process to gain citizenship in the United States is a long one taking around 4 months to complete. Study of the United States history, geography, and language are a must and Brunella has risen up to the challenge and passed her civic exam with flying colors.

Brunella started the process way back in 2006 but her attempt was, unfortunately, cut short. Her nephew in Italy was sick and needed a transplant. This delayed Brunella for the time being since she needed to return to Italy and help him during this painful process. Several years later in 2009, she was ready to start the process again but was again delayed in doing so. This time her nephew provided her with an international trip and since applicants aren't allowed to be gone more than a couple days from the application process, the proceedings were again detained. Her plans were thwarted a third time in 2010, but finally in 2012, she was able to complete the entire process.

Brunella has graced the United States with her presence for over 22 years now. Her most famous, and fabulously tasting, achievement is her dedication to Il Bistro Italiano. Her efforts have even won her an Open Table's Diner Choice Award.

"I'm excited to be able to vote." exclaims Brunella. "I live here in the valley, employ a full staff, and pay taxes. I'm ready for my voice to be heard." Brunella has certainly earned that right. She has been a faithful part of the Grand Junction and Downtown community for a long time. People smile at her and frequent her restaurant often, most certainly for her exotic and authentic cuisine and her rich smile too.

She has worked hard to make Il Bistro what it is today and she's ready for a break. She and her husband, Ron, have put up the business for sale and she's ready to embrace her next adventure. First of which includes buying a trailer and seeing this great country she is now a part of; with her dogs too, of course.

Few make as good of an impression as Brunella does and when she sets off for her travels, she will be sorely missed. For now, be sure to stop by her restaurant, wish her congratulations, and be sure to smell the food, and taste some too along the way.

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