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New Mexican restaurant to spice up Bergen Park

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Evergreen is getting a new Mexican restaurant at the end of March.

Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant is moving into the space vacated by Fiesta Jalisco in the Marketplace at Bergen Park.

Owner Rodrigo Sanchez has four other restaurants in the Denver area, and he will add Evergreen to the list as soon as the restaurant’s liquor license is approved.

“What we offer is real authentic Mexican food,” Sanchez said. “Our food is really traditional. If you ordered the posole or the mole or the carnitas here and then you went to Mexico, the dish would be the same.”

He said the restaurant is known for the fresh ingredients in its food, its seafood dishes and the 400 kinds of tequila ranging in price from $4 to $100 a shot.

The Sanchez family is all about restaurants. There are Tequila’s restaurants all over the country, and all are locally owned by members of Sanchez’s family.

The restaurant will be open from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Creations and Libations

Evergreen resident Debbie Kerr is offering people a fun outlet for their creative juices through her new business called Creations and Libations.

Kerr, an artist with foothills-based Artists With Altitude, is offering two-hour painting classes with something extra at The Four Elements in downtown Evergreen.

Here’s how it works: For $30, a person gets a painting lesson, morning muffins or evening snacks, a mimosa at the Sunday class or a glass of wine at the Wednesday class, canvas, brushes, paints, aprons and music.

“It’s a real fun time,” Kerr said. “You have a finished painting at the end of two hours, and you must leave your inner critic at the door. It’s all about relaxing and having a good time.”

Each class can hold up to 30 participants, so the classes might be a good way to have a birthday party with friends or just to meet people. And, Kerr said, it’s an usual way to have fun without driving down the hill.

Kerr is no stranger to teaching art. She taught at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for eight years.

The next Creations and Libations classes are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20.

To make a reservation, e-mail Paintingss@msn.com or call Kerr at 303-670-0891.

Lexota works on typical Evergreen vehicles

Tucked away on Industrial Way in El Rancho is a repair shop that focuses exclusively on Toyota, Lexus and Subaru cars.

Lexota owner Dave Willhardt has been at 29340 Industrial Way for eight months after spending years at Stevenson Toyota and at an auto repair shop in Conifer. The 1990 Evergreen High School graduate says he opened his own place in Evergreen to be closer to home.

Besides, he said, in Evergreen there are tons of cars. He is a one-person repair shop with two bays, and his focus in his 20 years as a car repairman, including certifications, has been on Toyota, Lexus and Subaru vehicles.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call Lexota at 303-526-9633 or e-amil info@lexota.com.

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