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Business Beat: Furniture consignment store opens near Bergen Park

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Evergreen once again has a furniture consignment store.

It’s New to Me opens this week in the Hiwan Barn on Evergreen Parkway. Owners Mary Boland and Kevin Bryan have 2,000 square feet filled with furniture, lighting, art accessories and rugs.

They have gotten the ball rolling by stocking the store with gently used items from their interior design business. They are looking for more furniture to sell on consignment.

“We knew that Design Repeats had been successful up here,” Bryan said. “When it moved to Centennial, we knew the time was right to open our own shop.”

Design Repeats had been located in Bergen Park and moved earlier this year.

“We’re very excited,” Bryan said. “Everything is falling into place.”

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For information, call 303-674-3060.

Salads, healthy fare available at EverGreens

Evergreen Mountain Market is moving forward with its green theme.

In addition to offering bio-fuels and a small recycling station, it now offers real greens … as in romaine and baby greens.

Josh Narro, co-owner of the market, gas station and convenience store at 5071 Highway 73, has opened EverGreens, what he calls a healthy fast-food alternative.

“There are a lot of places to eat in Evergreen,” Narro said. “But there’s really no place to get a nice fresh healthy salad. I wanted to bring something different (to Evergreen) as well.”

While EverGreens is primarily a salad place, it does offer sandwiches and smoothies to complement the salads. The nine salads all have Evergreen names, such as the Brook Forest Caesar, the Bergen BLT, the Hiwan and the El Rancho.

Narro has a cooking background and has owned several businesses in Denver. But now he’s focusing on his eco-friendly food.

The menus are small to use less paper and are printed on recycled materials. All of the containers for the sandwiches are made from recycled products.

“We are very eco-conscious,” Narro said.

EverGreens is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call in orders early at 303-670-0452.

And as the menu touts, “All you need’s a fork.”

Dare Boutique offers contemporary women’s fashions

A women’s clothing store opened in August in Bergen Park specializing in what owner Mona Beer calls casual contemporary updated fashions for women.

Dare Boutique at 1260 Bergen Parkway caters primarily to women ages 30 to 50 with the kind of clothing styles you would find in Cherry Creek — but you don’t have to drive down the hill.

“We have something for everybody,” she said. “We’re very customer-service oriented. Each customer gets lots of one-on-one attention and help.”

Beer said she decided to open the store after Bleachers clothing store closed earlier this year.

“I thought Evergreen still needed that type of store,” Beer said.

This is Beer’s first foray into owning a clothing store. Beer, who lives in Genesee, was a full-time mom and worked in property management and bookkeeping. When her son started college, she wanted to find a career she would enjoy.

“Our clothes are well-priced, yet we keep everything very fashion-forward,” Beer said.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Bistro Blue renamed

It’s a new name but the same great Mexican food for Rio Del Sol, formerly Bistro Blue in downtown Evergreen.

The new name was unveiled at Evergreen’s Chili Cook-off in September to help introduce the name to the public, said chef Brad Neuendorf. The restaurant went Mexican last February.

“The name Bistro Blue really didn’t fit our Mexican food,” Neuendorf said. “We made the name change to separate ourselves from what we were to what we are now.”

The menu has some Mexican food staples and some out-of-the-ordinary dishes, Neuendorf said. The lunch menu has expanded, and the Mexican lunch buffet has been deleted.

“We want to remind everyone that we’re just changing the name,” Neuendorf said. “We’re not going anywhere. We’ve just changed our moniker.”

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