Sub Shoppe has new owner, new menu

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

The new owner of the Sub Shoppe has made the transition from sound engineer to restaurant owner.

“I’m self-taught in the culinary field. I enjoy very good food,” said Stefan Phillips, whose shop is on Highway 74 next to Conoco in Evergreen. “One of the things I prided myself on doing was learning to cook good food.”

Before moving to Evergreen last year, Phillips worked as a touring sound engineer. He said he learned a lot about good and bad food while on tour because the staff was at the mercy of various caterers.

He has tried to dress up the location by adding new counter space and dress up the menu by adding salads and other items.

Phillips said that because he’s spent a lot of time in various regions of the country, he has been able to bring the cuisines of those regions to his cooking at the Sub Shoppe. He’s especially proud of adding barbecue to his menu on Fridays and Saturdays.

This is a small operation for Phillips, who has one employee. Inevitably, if you stop in, you’ll be served by the owner.

Phillips bought the shop Aug. 1 after moving to Evergreen from Maui. He says he loves the mountains and having seasons again.

The new hours for the Sub Shoppe are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

To reach the restaurant, call 303-674-6190.

Therapist uses special technique to alleviate pain

Evergreen native Brent LaGrange is a physical therapist, athletic trainer and massage therapist.

He said he sought training in all three because he saw people who were in pain and weren’t getting better. He wanted to find out why.

That’s when LaGrange found Muscle Activation Technique, or MAT.

The overall goal of MAT is to use a systematic approach to balance the muscles in the body.

“By identifying the muscles in your body that are not functioning properly,” LaGrange says, “we can wake them up or stimulate proper neurological communication, which causes them to accurately respond to messages sent from the brain. Once this line of communication is established, pain often disappears completely, and body mobility is greatly increased.”

MAT can be for anyone — elite athletes, people who have suffered injuries skiing, folks with arthritis and everyone in between. LaGrange has been working with members of the Colorado Rockies and Colorado Rapids.

“This is most beneficial to the everyday person,” he said. “My message is to try to reach people before (a debilitating injury) happens. Maintenance is what it takes.”

LaGrange tries to make the process easy on clients by bringing his portable massage table to people’s homes or offices. After the first session, LaGrange says, clients get a series of simple exercises to work on before the second session, which will be scheduled a few weeks later. LaGrange recommends a minimum of three sessions for clients.

LaGrange, whose business is called Conquest Muscle Activation Technique, is accepting new clients and can be reached at 303-859-2078.

Bears Auto now rents U-Haul trucks

Need a U-Haul truck or trailer to move things around? You don’t have to go down the hill to rent one. Instead, go to Bears Auto.

“I think it’s a good fit for the area,” said Barry Ogden, owner of Bears Auto, 27659 Highway 74. People can rent vehicles at Bears or, if they rent a U-Haul elsewhere, they can drop it off at Bears.

Ogden added the service Oct. 1 to supplement the services he already offers, such as auto repairs and a full-service gas station.

“It seems to be working very well for most people,” Ogden said. “It helps us build a rapport with new customers in the area because we have an additional service.”

For information, call 303-674-5866.

Bicycle Outfitters moving north

Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters, which has been in Bergen Village for six years, is moving a half-mile north.

The full-service bicycle shop is moving to the El Rancho Town Center by Feb. 1.

Owner Tony Song said he has been satisfied with his present location, but the new location gives him the option to buy the space. In addition, he can design the new space to better fit the needs of his customers.

He said he is also hoping to attract clientele from Golden and Genesee.

“I’m hoping for (the transition) to be as seamless as possible,” Song said.

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