BUSINESS BEAT: Rib Crib’s former home gets new owner, renovation

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

The building that formerly housed the Rib Crib restaurant on Meadow Drive has a new owner and several new tenant prospects.

The 12,000-square-foot, three-story building just north of Da Kind Soups has been renamed Meadow Drive Village, though owner David Hatch figures it will be at least 10 years before people know the building by that name.

Hatch, of Highland Renovations North LLC, lives in Louisville but travels regularly to Evergreen to oversee the building’s remodel. He began with adding some landscaping soon after purchasing the building on Oct. 1.

“We’ve done a ton of landscaping,” Hatch said. “It was the first thing, so people would know there was a new owner, and things are getting spruced up.”

He said one of the most significant changes to the interior will be an elevator, so it will be a fully accessible building. Plus the building, which was built in the 1970s, is getting an extensive interior face-lift.

Some of the tenants being lined up are an attorney, skin aesthetician, a chiropractor, plus a couple tenants who have remained there for several years.

Hatch hopes to have an open house in February.

“It is very comfortable for me to have this building,” Hatch said. “I’m getting to know Evergreen pretty well now. It was a good investment.”

Alpine Ridge Spa plans a move

Alpine Ridge Salon & Day Spa is planning to be one of the major tenants in Meadow Drive Village, hoping to move into the first floor of the building by May.

The spa won’t be moving far — just across the parking lot from its present location at 27985 Meadow Drive. Owners Pat and Marian Burgess are excited about the move.

The couple are looking forward to the exposure of being on the first floor of the building. In addition, being on the first floor will be more convenient for customers, he said.

“The spa will be laid out a lot differently and be more user friendly,” Pat Burgess said. “It’s going to be really nice, and we’ll make the space more functional.”

Foothills Flurries to close

Foothills Flurries will be closing within the next several weeks unless owner Diane Turek can find a buyer.

The lodge specialty store in the log building between Safeway and the post office is closing because Turek says she doesn’t have enough time to keep the store going in addition to the other businesses she and her husband, Roger, own.

The Tureks also own Fruit of the Vine Spirits & Wine and the West Ranch Center at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road.

Diane Turek said her daughter Lesley Fried had been commuting from Longmont to run Foothills Flurries, but the drive has gotten to be too much.

“I never tried to sell it,” Diane said of Foothills Flurries, which is known for log furniture, bear figurines and everything someone might want to decorate a mountain home. “If someone came up to me in the next few days wanting to buy it, I’d be giddy happy that it would carry on. It seems crazy to close it, but I’m worn out.”

The store will begin its liquidation sale this weekend. Visit Foothills Flurries at 3783 Evergreen Parkway or call 303-670-1550.

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