Rolling Ridge Deck is on a roll

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

If you’re staying home and entertaining guests more now than in the past, maybe it’s time for a new deck area.

Rolling Ridge Deck Co. in Marshdale designs and builds everything from a simple deck to more elaborate decks with outdoor kitchens. In addition, Rolling Ridge has just gotten into the fencing business.

“Outdoor kitchens are very big right now,” said Barb Streett, who owns the company with her husband, Barry. “People are staying at home more and want to be able to entertain more in style.”

She said the company is installing everything from a simple outdoor grilling area to a fully usable outdoor kitchen with such gadgets as pizza ovens and microwaves.

Nowadays, the company has added fencing to its repertoire because of customer requests. Streett said it seemed that other Evergreen fencing businesses were gone, so Rolling Ridge is filling the need.

Contractors and do-it-yourself-ers can buy decking supplies from Rolling Ridge, too.

“Since we’re up here, we’re not afraid to deliver in the area,” Streett said. “We try to stock anything people are looking for.”

The company is located next to the Timberwolf Design Center. For information, call 303-670-4919.

Foothills Flurries marks 12th anniversary

During its 12 years in Evergreen, Foothills Flurries has remained virtually the same.

The store, located north of Safeway, is considered by its owners to be a lodge specialty store with log furniture, bear figurines and everything someone would want to decorate a mountain home.

Owner Diane Turek and her daughter Lesley Fried, who manages the store, are happy to celebrate this anniversary because people said the store wouldn’t last.

“When we first started, people would say we would never make it. Now people say we’re in a good location,” Turek said.

Fried’s unofficial title is “store bearoness” because of its reputation for carrying bear figurines in all shapes and sizes. However, she said the store carries a little bit of everything.

Visit Foothills Flurries at 3783 Evergreen Parkway or call 303-670-1550.

Furniture consignment store moves down the hill

Design Repeats, the furniture consignment shop in Bergen Park, has relocated down the hill to South Colorado Boulevard and County Line Road.

It has taken over the space that was occupied by another furniture consignment shop, Moosely Seconds, according to Design Repeats owner Susie Ouellette. The new space is twice the size of the shop she had in Bergen Park.

She has kept the Design Repeats name and phone number to help Evergreen customers find the new shop. To find Design Repeats, call 303-670-2900.

Ballard named FirstBank president

FirstBank of Evergreen has a new president, who wants to continue the bank’s community involvement.

Brian Ballard, who has been with FirstBank since 1992, previously was executive vice president of the FirstBank at West Colfax Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. He replaces Jim Davis, who was president of the Evergreen bank for seven years.

Ballard, 42, said he plans to continue the community involvement that has been hallmark of the bank in Evergreen. In addition, Ballard hopes to encourage his bank officers to get more involved.

Alpine Gifts to close in May

Alpine Gifts and Collectibles in downtown Evergreen is closing this month.

Owner Teresa Cabanski said the exact closing date was up in the air, but it would be no later than May 15.

“It’s been a sad thing,” Cabanski said. “It’s the economy. What we have in our store is not something you must have. People’s discretionary budgets are much slimmer. I don’t see the economy turning around very quickly. The writing on the wall says cut your losses.”

2007 wasn’t a great year for the store, at 28135 Highway 74, and 2008 was worse, she said.

Cabanski isn’t sure what’s in her future, but “when one door shuts, another one opens. I don’t think I’ll be (working) in the retail business, though.”

Music store moves to Bergen Park

M&M Music moved last week from the Evergreen North Center to Bergen Village.

While the retail space is a bit smaller, the store now has much more room for music lessons and even an area for musicians to perform, said Julia Meek, who assists with running the store.

The store sells, rents and repairs brass, string and wind instruments, including electric guitars and digital pianos. For information, call 303-674-7725.

Go Paint! expands

Go Paint! in downtown Evergreen has expanded into the space vacated by Polka Dots.

The do-it-yourself ceramic paint shop has added a party room and a retail gallery with wildlife- and Colorado-themed gifts.

"With all of the parties we host, we simply needed more space," said owner Lisa Wood. In addition, Go Paint! is offering mosaics.

Wood said that the shop's size increased by about 33 percent.

"Some may say I'm taking a bold step in these difficult economic times," she said, "but I am confident things will improve."

Contact the store, which is behind Baskin-Robbins, at 303-679-3089.

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