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Business

  • Home cooking, atmosphere dominate at The Den

    When Glenn and Lisa Kastner opened their new restaurant in Marshdale, they wanted a name that summed up their appreciation for their beloved mountain community.

    “We live up here in the mountains, and there are plenty of animal dens around here,” Glenn said. “A den is inviting; it’s home. We wanted to have a place that felt like home.”

    Since opening June 8, The Den has been serving pizzas, burgers and pasta to hungry mountain residents.

  • Fine art gallery to open in former Foothills Flurries building

    The first time Katinka Frazier saw the former Foothills Flurries building north of Safeway, she knew she had to buy it for an art gallery.

    You see, 18th- and 19th-century art is Frazier’s passion, and she’s always wanted to own a gallery and antique shop to help foster the same passion in others.

  • Another outdoor market coming to Bergen Village

    Bergen Village will have two outdoor markets this summer: the annual farmers market on Tuesdays and a new Hummingbird Evergreen Market on Sundays.

    Both will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farmers market opens June 3 and will continue through Aug. 26. The hummingbird market opens June 8 and will run through Aug. 24.

    This is the 15th year for the farmers market, which is operated by Colorado Outdoor Markets, and it promises to have more food this year.

  • Highland Haven celebrates 35 years in business

    Thirty-five years is a long time to be in business, and Highland Haven Creekside Inn achieved that landmark this year.

    “It’s so nice to be in this community for so long,” said Gail Riley, who along with her husband, Tom Statzel, runs the bed-and-breakfast on the east end of downtown Evergreen. “We have all this history, and all of Evergreen has all this history with us.”

    Riley said the secret to the inn’s success is reinvesting in the property so it never stagnates, and offering top-quality service.

  • Big R to move into former Albertsons building

    Big R, a ranch and farm supply store, will move into the former Albertsons building in June, ending several years of speculation about what should be done with the empty shopping center.

    The store will be in addition to its sister store in the Conifer King Soopers shopping center, which opened in 2011 and expanded earlier this year. Bobby Winstead, the Conifer Big R manager, will take that position in Evergreen. The new Conifer Big R manager will come from a store in Elizabeth.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Sip-and-paint comes to Evergreen

    Evergreen now has a sip-and-paint studio.

    Tucked in the corner of the Lakepoint Center, the Old Paint Bar allows would-be artists to sip tea and create beautiful paintings under the helpful eye of artist Nan Hill.

    Until the business gets its liquor license, you can also bring in your own wine, and once it has a license, it will sell wine to customers.

  • Evergreen chamber honors community volunteers

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to those who serve the community and the organization during the annual Honoree Celebration at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on March 6.

    “This was a special occasion for us because we would not be able to provide the level of services we do without the commitment and devotion of these generous people and organizations,” said Lin Browning, chamber president.

  • Chamber’s newest leads group creates more networking opportunities for businesses

    To help local businesses make vital connections, the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce has formed leads groups. Representatives from non-competing businesses network and become acquainted with each other during weekly meetings, which are held at various locations in Evergreen.

    To create additional opportunities for those who would like participate, a new leads group has begun meeting on Friday mornings at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Evergreen North businesses in a big shuffle

    Several businesses in Evergreen North will be playing musical chairs in the next several months.

    The Evergreen Christian Outreach furniture resale shop will move into space that became vacant when the Kitchen and Bath Design Center closed. As EChO remodels the space and moves there incrementally, Artful Journey and Shipping Depot will move into the front of the former furniture shop. The entire move should be done by May.

    It may sound a bit confusing, but it makes complete sense to the businesses.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Forget me knot — the secret to tying shoes

    Evergreen resident Eileen Sloan never dreamed she would invent a product that helps youngsters learn to tie their shoes.

    The teacher-turned-entrepreneur has created EZLeaps, a plastic device and a seven-step process to help alleviate the frustration of shoe-tying for youngsters. Nordstrom stores are selling the product and teaching Sloan’s process during shoe-tying classes in its stores nationwide, and the devices are available at Twigs in downtown Evergreen and HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park.