Chilo Dominguez, who worked at the recycling station behind King Soopers for years, is opening his own recycling business in Evergreen.
Called Dominguez Services, it will offer recycling pickup to residences.
Right now, he’s keeping his routes in Evergreen, but he hopes to expand to Conifer soon.
Dominguez said customers don’t need to sort the recyclables, and he will provide the containers. He will pick the recyclables up every other Tuesday or Friday and cart them down the hill to a recycling station.
He will accept plastics 1 through 7, phone books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, tin cans, aluminum cans, glass bottles, cardboard, scrap metal and aluminum, and office paper.
Dominguez says he already has more than a dozen customers and hopes that others will remember him from his days at the recycling center and will sign up for his service.
“It will be slow at first, but I think it will work,” he said.
For more information, contact Dominguez at 720-291-9732
Auto body shop expands
L&H Auto Body has moved farther up Bryant Drive to the former Rocky Mountain Academy building. The full-service auto body repair shop is remodeling the former school and is using temporary bays to do its work.
Once complete, the shop will have offices and several bays to do auto body work and painting. The business has been in Evergreen about a year, though it has its main shop in Wheat Ridge, where it’s been in business for more than 60 years.
It also has shops in Minturn and Silverthorne, according to Lance Colaiannia, who works at the Evergreen store and son of the owners. His stepfather, Randy Massey, owns the stores. The name L & H comes from two brothers, Larry and Howard, who owned the shop in Wheat Ridge years ago, Colaiannia said. Massey bought it about 20 years ago.
The business does collision repair, full automotive body work and some restoration work, Colaiannia said. When the building remodel is complete, it will also be able to provide water-based paint for vehicles, which are much better for the environment. For more information, call 303-670-4900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
coming to Evergreen
When a door closes, another opens. While Action Gymnastics near El Rancho closed its doors in mid-November because of the economic downturn, a new gymnastics studio is expecting to open in January.
Flipz Gymnastics Academy will be co-owned by Ennis Hudson, who has worked as the assistant girls’ gymnastics coach at Evergreen High School, and Mark Bogoger, the owner of large gymnastics studios in Lafayette and Broomfield.
Hudson said the partners have been looking for the past six months for space in Evergreen for a gymnastics academy that will have both competitive and recreational classes for toddlers through adults.
They hope to sign a lease for space by next week. They have looked at the demographics of the Evergreen area and expect to attract about 500 students, Hudson said.
“We want to really develop a national competitive program,” Hudson said. “We want Evergreen to be a go-to option for the Western Slope and for the surrounding communities.”
In addition to gymnastics classes, there would be dance, circus arts and parkour classes. Parkour is a form of outdoor gymnastics, but Flipz would offer it indoors.
Baby store moves north
Baby Going Green is now going in Bergen Park. The shop, which caters to moms who want to use cloth diapers and carry their infants in sling-like devices, has moved out of Kittredge and into Bergen Village next to Bergen Park Paints.
Owner Kathy Reynolds has tripled the size of her store so she can offer more classes for moms and babies. She plans on having mommy-baby sign language, Spanish, French, yoga and music classes. Plus she is continuing with her classes on cloth diapering and baby carriers.
Reynolds opened her store in Kittredge earlier this year, and she made a quick decision to move to Bergen Park. She opened the new store the day after Thanksgiving.
“I needed more space, and (this location) is more convenient for customers,” Reynolds said.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 303-679-1314 or visit www.babygoinggreen.com.
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