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Business Beat: Overseas Cafe brings a taste of Europe to Evergreen

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

A new eatery with a European flair has opened in North Evergreen.

Called the Overseas Café, the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch all day, and owners Dima and Luba Karpov hope the restaurant will become a favorite for Evergreen residents and tourists.

Located in the Hiwan Barn shopping center, it will serve Russian, Ukranian, German and Italian foods with a small bakery, smoothies, cappuccinos, sandwiches and paninis. It will also have a kids play room.

“It will be nice and cozy there,” Dima said. “It will be a place to relax or to meet friends.”

The restaurant will be a family affair, with Dima as the owner and Luba as the cook. The couple’s children and some nieces and nephews will work there too, Dima said.

Dima is no stranger to owning businesses in Evergreen. He owns Karpov Design Center near El Rancho. And the couple had a small restaurant when they lived in the Ukraine.

The Overseas Cafe, which opened June 1, will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Check out the restaurant at www.overseas-cafe.com or call 303-674-4488

Wellness Center offers yoga, meditation, massage

The Evergreen Wellness Center is bringing yoga, meditation, massage and other classes to the area.

The center, an offshoot of the Summit Dharma Center, has been open for about a month at 28577 Buffalo Park Road in the former Finesse Express space.

“This is an offshoot of our meditation community,” said Erik Vienneau, the center’s event director. “(The Dharma Center has) been offering meditation and Buddhist philosophy classes throughout Colorado and locally in Evergreen for more than eight years.”

Yoga and meditation classes have already started at the facility, and more will be added throughout the summer, Vienneau said.

“We are working with many mountain-based wellness providers and bringing in nationally recognized wellness facilitators from around the world for daily classes and weekend workshops,” Vienneau said. “All will assist people with their physical, emotional and spiritual wellness needs.”

For more information, visit www.meditationevergreen.com or call Vienneau at 970-390-4318.

Dick’s Hickory Dock set to reopen

Only a few more weeks until Dick’s Hickory Dock reopens in Kittredge.

Owner David Mott says his quest to reopen the restaurant, which has had a long history in Kittredge, has been met with a lot of enthusiasm from residents.

He has extensively remodeled the restaurant and has obtained both a liquor license and a dance license in case he decides to offer entertainment in the lounge area.

Mott also has hired John F. Head as the new chef. Head is one of 92 certified master barbecue cooks in the world, Mott said.

Mott plans to open the restaurant slowly, starting in mid- to late June with a limited menu, and kicking the restaurant into high gear in July.

“(The restaurant) is turning out to have a very nice and pleasant ambience and setting for the local residents as well as tourists to enjoy the summer on a killer patio with quality food, service and entertainment,” Mott said.

Benefit for EAPL

It will be a day for the dogs at the 10th anniversary celebration at The Comfortable Home in Kittredge.

The Comfortable Home is planning a benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 12. As part of the event, EAPL will have pet adoptions and Colorado horse care will bring potted plants to sell. Deb’s K-9 Kookies will have a table set up.

 

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