Business Beat: Evergreen Kennel expands, adds doggie suites

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

The barking you hear at Evergreen Kennel and Grooming has a happier sound now that the buildings have been renovated.

Owner Anik Egloff has renovated the 2,200-square-foot building next to the main kennel at 30596 Bryant Drive. She has added a 700-square-foot indoor doggie day-care room, which came in handy during the recent week of frigid cold weather.

And the other side of the building has been converted into overnight suites with tiled walls, windows, and pet cots with sheepskin coverings.

“It’s just a bit quieter, calmer, more secluded,” Egloff said. “I didn’t realize that people were really looking for suites.”

She also has added webcams throughout the facility so dog owners may look in on their animals.

“This is especially helpful for people who haven’t boarded their dogs before,” Egloff said. “They can check to make sure their dogs are happy. Hopefully it will draw people who are nervous about leaving their dogs and want the capability of checking in on him.”

Egloff’s journey to owning a kennel and grooming business took the circuitous route. She was an appraiser and decided to become a dog trainer about 10 years ago. She spent a few years working for Freedom Service Dogs, which rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to assist people with physical disabilities.

Then, in 2003, she had the opportunity to buy Evergreen Kennel and Grooming.

“Once I got into working with dogs, I knew it was my ultimate job,” Egloff said.

She’s planning an open house in 2010 so dog owners can check out the remodeled facilities. Contact the business at 303-670-9792.

Fringe moving to Bergen Park

Most people don’t think of the holidays as a time for moving, but Fringe does.

The store in the Safeway shopping area that sells gifts, toys and a variety of quirky items is moving into the Bergen Marketplace next to Village Gourmet.

The new location will have 500 square feet of additional space so owner Sharon Tenney can expand her line of toys.

“We’re just excited,” Tenney said. “The customers seem real excited, too.”

Fringe will remain in its present location through Dec. 27 for its after-Christmas sale. Then Tenney will pack up and make the move, so the store can be open by Jan. 2 in the new spot.

It’s hard to describe exactly what Fringe offers. It offers gifts, baby items from newborns and toddlers, toys for ages newborn to 12, something for tweens and teenagers, cards, wrapping paper, cocktail napkins, invitations, journals, “kind of something for everyone,” Tenney said.

She named the store “Fringe” when she opened in 2005 because she thought it worked with the unique items she offers.

“I like that the name is on the edge,” she said. “I try to find things you can’t find anywhere else. We’re unique and different.”

Contact Fringe at 303-679-1294.

Sattva Massage opens studio

Sattva Massage has moved to downtown Evergreen.

The business is now in Evergreen Mountain Village, 4602 Plettner Lane. Owner Harry Banek has been giving massages to Evergreen residents for several years.

He started by providing on-site seated massage at Vitamin Cottage in Bergen Park, sessions in his home studio and traveling to clients’ homes. In 2008, he set up a small studio in the Hiwan Barn.

More clients meant the need for more space, so Banek decided to move and opened up his new studio in November.

Banek can be contacted at harry@sattvamassage.com or 303-565-0791.

Have tips about businesses in Evergreen? Contact Evergreen resident Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com.