MOB Factory has closed its large indoor skate park on Bryant Drive, changed its focus to more retail sales and opened in a Bergen Park building next to the Whippletree.
The business has gone more boutique style, focusing on clothes, art and skateboards, according to Kyle West, the store’s event coordinator and marketing director. Plus, the move to Bergen Park allows MOB Factory to be more visible.
The MOB Factory shares space with JR Landscaping. Both businesses are owned by J.R. Iannaccone.
“J.R. was a skateboarder since day one,” West said. “Plus, he’s always paying it forward and giving back to kids. He’s trying to redefine the skateboard/snowboard industry to make it more respectable.”
Instead of a full skate park, now MOB Factory has one half-pipe in the corner with a comfortable couch so other skateboarders can watch. The indoor skate park on Bryant Drive opened in 2008.
MOB Factory is planning a pumpkin patch harvest on Oct. 8 and a grand opening on Oct. 15.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 303-674-1784.
New owner at Stagecoach Sports Grill
Stagecoach Sports Grill has a new owner whose plan is to bring a fresh flare to the menu.
The restaurant on Evergreen Parkway is now co-owned by Joyce McNichols and Phil Winnicki. Winnicki had been a partner in the restaurant with Troy Tyus, who decided to take a break from the restaurant business.
McNichols, who handles the day-to-day operation of the restaurant, said she has a background in hotel management.
A new menu has been implemented, carrying some of the standard favorites such as ribs but adding taco salad, new appetizers and sweet potato fries. There’s a seafood item every evening, plus a kids-eat-free program on Tuesdays.
“The biggest change,” said McNichols, who has lived in Evergreen for two years, “is that everything is going to be fresh. We’re getting away from frozen and prepackaged foods. We’ve just picked it up a notch.”
For example, the roasts for French dip and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are being cooked fresh at the restaurant, and McNichols says it makes a big difference in the taste.
There will be new beers and wines, and the owners are trying to expand their catering business from the restaurant.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 303-674-4633.
Men’s Consignment Shop closes
Evergreen’s Men’s Consignment Shop has shut its doors after about six months in business.
The shop on the frontage road along Evergreen Parkway near Boone Mountain Sports was not doing as well as owners Jeff and Chris Chase had hoped, Jeff Chase said. Once the couple sold the hot dog cart that went along with the shop, it was time to close the consignment shop.
“I was hoping that guys would come for lunch, then turn around and buy or bring stuff to the consignment shop,” Chase said. “That never materialized.”
Dick's Hickory Dock on the block again
Dick’s Hickory Dock is up for sale again.
Owner David Mot, who has kept the restaurant open for the past two summers, is trying to sell it for health reasons. He’s hoping to find a buyer who will continue to run the restaurant in the manner he envisioned.
He said if a buyer is not found, he will try to run the restaurant next summer, though he won’t be able to personally manage it.
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