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Evergreen’s petal-pusher dances downtown

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Cupid made her mark in downtown Evergreen last week in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Cupid could be seen, as she put it, tiptoeing and dancing through the downtown area tossing rose petals.

“I just wanted to spread love in downtown,” said Cupid, also known as Tricia Wales. Wales, who works at the Holly Berry flower shop, is president of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

The Holly Berry prepared 1,500 roses for the holiday of love, and Wales collected the leftover petals. More than sex gallon buckets worth of petals landed in the downtown intersection, in front of stores and along sidewalks.

Floral shop owner Pam Gilbert said Wales did a great job adding some color to downtown.

Sushi Pond offers much more

Sushi Matt has once again landed in Evergreen.

Matt Morneau, who worked at Sushi Evergreen when it was in Evergreen Mountain Market and then when it was a free-standing downtown restaurant, now has his own spot on Evergreen Parkway in Ponderosa Market and Spirits north of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Morneau has been a sushi mainstay in Evergreen for years, having also plied his sushi-making trade at King Soopers.

About six months ago, he decided it was time to have a place of his own, so Sushi Pond came into being. He offers breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and then sushi and teriyaki chicken the remainder of the day.

He still offers his famous Evergreen sushi roll with spicy tuna, avocado and cucumber with a sweet sauce, and tuna-mango rainbow rolls.

He calls Sushi Pond his corner office, and he can be seen preparing dishes and serving customers who come in for gas and for convenience-store and liquor purchases.

Sushi Pond is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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