The End: Bergen Park movie theaters close

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

The curtains have closed on the seven screens at Evergreen’s Bergen Park 7.

The theaters, which had been part of the community for 17 years, showed their last movies on Sunday.

Owner AMC Theaters has been trying to sell the 19,370-square-foot structure and the 2½ acres of land for the past several months.

Nearby business owners and patrons are disappointed in its closure but also know that many Evergreen residents are going down the hill to see movies or renting from online movie companies.

A spokesman for AMC Theatres declined to comment about the reason for the closure.

Rumors about the sale and possible closure of the theaters have been spreading in Evergreen for several months.

Big Daddy’s supplies sandwich fare

If you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner, look no further than Big Daddy’s, the new restaurant inside Evergreen Mountain Market.

Big Daddy is Blake Adams of Morrison, the father of four daughters, and he makes sandwiches, burritos and panini, along with the fixin’s. He plans to add soups and chili when the weather gets cooler.

The Hub Deli, which had been in that location for several months, closed in the spring.

Adams wasn’t always in the food business. He had been a subcontractor working in quality control who lost his job after the building market went south.

An avid cook, he wondered if he could operate his own small restaurant.

“I would drive by (Evergreen Mountain Market) for several months, and finally I stopped in and asked about it,” Adams said. “I came up and cooked for the owner, and he liked it.”

Adams plans to have salads available along with a lunch special especially for high school kids once school starts.

“Cooking is my bliss,” Adams said. “Some people knit; some people hike. I cook.”

New pediatrics office opens in North Evergreen

Mountain Pediatrics has been open for about three weeks, and Dr. Valeri Leswing couldn’t be happier with her new clinic for newborns through college students.

Leswing opened her practice on the second floor of the Daniel Diamonds building in North Evergreen, and she says she’s able to use her experience as an emergency room pediatrician as part of her practice.

Leswing, an Evergreen resident with 3-year-old twins, said people might not know that she can take care of many urgent-care needs such as fractures, large cuts that need stitches and asthma issues.

Leswing knows that Evergreen Pediatrics has been the pediatric mainstay in Evergreen for years, but she says that with so many children, another pediatrician can make things easier for families.

She said while her clinic is not open on weekends, she would work something out if an emergency arose.

“I am the small-town, old-fashioned medicine type,” she said. “I like to be involved with my patients. It’s nice that when I’m at the grocery store, I see families who come to my practice.”

Mountain Pediatrics is at 31955 Castle Court, Suite 2 South. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. It is closed Wednesdays and weekends.

For more information, call 303-847-0040.

Mobile spa brings services to your home

Imagine needing a haircut or a massage but not having time to go to a spa or salon.

Then try Voila, a mobile spa business in Evergreen that brings the services to you.

The concept is simple. Owner and Evergreen resident Linda Carlson finds out what the client needs and sends the technician to the person’s home. It’s simple, efficient and time-saving for clients.

“The business just created itself,” said Carlson, a massage therapist herself. It began several years ago when people on bed rest would ask her to come to their homes to give them massages.

“While I was there, they would say, ‘Oh, I really need to get my hair cut or my nails done.’ So I found a group of people who would go to people’s houses and cut their hair.”

And her business was born.

In addition to helping people who can’t leave their houses, Voila has moved into hosting spa parties at people’s homes, corporate events, and providing services at area hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.

When it comes to an in-home spa party, “we just load up everything and set up a party throughout someone’s house. We bring robes, slippers, music and candles. They don’t have to leave,” Carlson said.

Carlson points out that she believes in using as many biodegradable products as possible. Plus, the technicians give back to the community by donating their services to Denver-area battered women’s shelters and donating items to area food banks and animal shelters.

Carlson has expanded her business to cover from Boulder to Colorado Springs, Denver to Silverthorne.

For more information, call 720-891-3221.

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