Business Beat: Overseas Cafe plans grand opening

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

The Overseas Café at 1552 Bergen Parkway, Unit 305, is planning a grand opening from Tuesday, June 1, through June 6.

The restaurant will be giving away a free cup of coffee and a cookie on those days.

Regular hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Willow Creek owner offers family-friendly dining

The owners of Willow Creek restaurant in Evergreen want to be known for being special — but not snobby.

The food ranges from hamburgers to caviar, with many options in between, says owner and chef Curtis Lincoln. He and his wife, Kristopher, are adamant that patrons at the restaurant, in the former Aspen Grill location in the Lakepoint Center, get good food at reasonable prices.

For parents, the restaurant is perfect, Curtis said. The Lincolns, who have a seventh-grader and a first-grader, want the restaurant to be family friendly.

“I defy a kid to come up with something they want that I can’t make,” Curtis said. He makes macaroni and cheese from scratch and will put together anything he can to please a younger palate.

The Lincolns came to Evergreen in 2006, moving into the home that Curtis’ family bought in 1915. Back then, it was a dairy farm on Upper Bear Creek Road.

While Curtis didn’t live in Evergreen as a child, he visited his grandparents and grew to love the area. He worked occasionally at the Tivoli Deer restaurant, which used to be in Kittredge.

After years of traveling and working in restaurants around the country, the Lincolns decided to settle down. Curtis worked at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver before taking on the task of opening Willow Creek.

Kristopher says they have kept a notebook as they’ve worked in restaurants about what to do and what not to do, what they liked in restaurants and what they didn’t like.

Curtis says it’s nice to work in Evergreen, where he’s closer to home and family. He’s been in the restaurant business for 25 years, and his vision is to create a community-oriented restaurant.

In addition to working at the restaurant what feels like 24/7, Kristopher works one day a week as an esthetician in Littleton.

Curtis says owning the restaurant just feels like the right thing.

Willow Creek is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and on Monday, and offers brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit willowcreekevergreen.com or call 303-674-9463.

Remodeling completed at Highland Haven

Highland Haven Creekside Inn has remodeled its gardener’s cottage suite with a king-size bed, dark wood paneling and a moss rock fireplace.

Owner Gail Riley describes the room as “Arabian Nights meets Colorado Chic.” She said her husband, Tom, and son-in-law Blake did the remodel, while she and daughter Roxy did the decorating. As part of the remodel, the bathroom was enlarged.

Highland Haven, which has operated continuously for 31 years, was named one of the top 10 most romantic inns of the year by www.iloveinns.com and one of the nation’s top 10 most romantic cottages by Sunset magazine.

For information, call 303-674-3577 or visit www.highlandhaven.com.

Lakeshore Café reopens

Lakeshore Café is back in business after a much longer hiatus than owner Roxanne Thomas intended.

Thomas had hoped to reopen the restaurant, located in the Lakepoint Center, by Jan. 1, but a series of delays struck.

“I kept telling people we’ll be open in another two weeks, and then another two weeks,” Thomas’ daughter and co-owner Alexis, told customers recently. Thomas’ son Chris is the chef and also a co-owner.

The restaurant is serving many of the old favorites — a variety of breakfasts and lunches.

It is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Attachment Institute directors provide training in Japan

The co-directors of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and Attachment Treatment and Training Institute are traveling to Japan to give seminars on the therapies they provide.

Michael Orlans and Terry M. Levy will give seminars at the University of Tokyo, School of Social Welfare and the Aichi Children’s Hospital. The teach about corrective attachment therapy.

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