BUSINESS BEAT: Evergreen North businesses in a big shuffle

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Several businesses in Evergreen North will be playing musical chairs in the next several months.

The Evergreen Christian Outreach furniture resale shop will move into space that became vacant when the Kitchen and Bath Design Center closed. As EChO remodels the space and moves there incrementally, Artful Journey and Shipping Depot will move into the front of the former furniture shop. The entire move should be done by May.

It may sound a bit confusing, but it makes complete sense to the businesses.

The EChO clothing and furniture resale space will be continuous, and the new area is being remodeled so the furniture can be easily staged, according to EChO executive director Sharon Smith.

Artful Journey and Shipping Depot both will have better visibility. Shipping Depot owners Gregg and Vicki Spicer are thrilled by the move. Shipping Depot has been in Evergreen North since 1984, and the couple have owned it since 2002.

Since the store is in the back of the shopping center, many people don’t know it exists, Gregg said. Moving to the front will help people find out about the shipping store.

John’s Barber Shop also moves to Evergreen North

The other change at Evergreen North is that John’s Barber Shop opened there this week next to Colorado Children’s Theatre.

John Golba has been plying his hair-cutting trade for 34 years. He spent that time in the building just south of Bank of the West, and he said he will end his career north of the bank.

It has taken several weeks to remodel the space to accommodate his business, and his biggest goal was a smooth transition for his customers. Golba’s phone number remains the same: 303-674-8306.

E-Town Outlet closing

The E-Town Outlet on the east end of downtown Evergreen is closing on March 1.

Owner Jim Sherwood is closing the store because he lost his lease. That’s because Evergreen residents Kenny and Judy Jeronimus bought the building and plan to remodel it, Sherwood said. He hopes he will be able to renegotiate the lease after the remodeling is complete, so he can reopen the store.

“We hope we can work things out,” Sherwood said.

The E-Town Outlet has been open for 15 months, and Sherwood was pleasantly surprised at the following the clothing store had. He will keep open his other store, Evergreen Resort Apparel Outlet, on the boardwalk in downtown.

E-Town Outlet will not disappear completely. The mobile store will be at the summer lake concerts and at the farmers market in Bergen Park, plus it operates at the Lake House when the lake is open for skating.

Sherwood is proud that 90 percent of the E-Town Outlet’s proceeds have gone to support local charities and events.

“I’m very proud of that,” Sherwood said, “and we will continue to do that kind of thing through the mobile store.”

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