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Business

  • Crafting a beer industry in Evergreen

    Suddenly, Evergreen has a burgeoning beer business.

    Within a year, this town has gone from one tap house to four, two of which brew their own beer. That’s a lot of craft beer.

    While some might say it could be too much for Evergreen, the owners say their establishments will become a destination for craft-beer aficionados who might not drive here for one brewpub, but will for four.

    They hope to do some joint advertising in Denver to tell people about their offerings.

  • Mountains Taxi up and running again

    Mountains Taxi has resumed service and once again began taking reservations on Dec. 17, with drivers hitting the streets on Friday. 

    The interruption in service came after the company was notified of an increase in the cost of its liability insurance just days before the policy was to expire, said Chris Phelps, an owner of Mountains Taxi, which suspended service Nov. 11. The company has found another insurance provider.

  • Evergreen area welcomed new businesses in 2015

    A plethora of new businesses opened in Evergreen in 2015, a pleasant contrast to a half-dozen years ago, when businesses were closing left and right.

    From a French bakery and liquor store near El Rancho to pizza in Kittredge to several new businesses in the downtown area — and everywhere in between — the Canyon Courier takes a look back at some of the business stories found on our pages in 2015.

     

    Kittredge

  • Farmers market moving to school parking lot

    The Evergreen farmers market is moving.

    The market, which has been at Bergen Village for the past 10 years, will now be in the parking lot of Evergreen Country Day School on Swede Gulch Road in the El Rancho area.

    The market will still be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays from June 14 to Aug. 30, according to Loredana Ottoborgo, an owner of Colorado Outdoor Markets.

    This will be the fourth location for the market since it started in 2000. It also has been in the parking lots at Walmart and Home Depot.

  • Lissie’s Mountain Market getting a makeover

    Lissie’s Mountain Market on Highway 73 is getting a makeover and will no longer be a convenience store.

    Owner Larry Juceam is converting the store into what he calls a hodgepodge of items, including vintage toys and video games, in an effort to stay in business. Rumors that the space would offer exclusively marijuana paraphernalia are incorrect, he said.

  • Fund established to assist local victims of disasters, tragedies

    In the wake of disasters such as flooding and wildfires, community residents have organized fund-raisers and made donations to victims, says Evergreen resident and attorney Beth Andersen.

    To facilitate assistance to businesses and residents in need of help, the Evergreen Chamber Community Fund has been established. An arm of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, the fund has been organized as a separate nonprofit with 501c3 status.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Rookies gives local ballplayers practice options

    Evergreen’s weather makes it nearly impossible for kids involved in softball and baseball to practice outside during the off-season.

    It’s one of the reasons that Steve and Susie Nuccio have opened Rookies on Meadow Drive, an indoor space for kids to practice baseball and softball techniques.

    It’s not simply a couple of batting cages, Steve Nuccio said.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Garden totems a growing sideline

    Evergreen garden designer Kathryn Boylston has learned if she can’t find something she needs, she just has to make it herself.

    Boylston, who works at Sundance by Design on Meadow Drive, wanted a feature that would provide what she calls “vertical interest” in gardens she was designing.

    She went to ceramic artists she knew, but they didn’t make what she was looking for. So she creates ceramic totems as part of ceramics classes she takes at the Arvada Center.

  • Ambary set to sell hemp extract with reputed medical applications

    Owners of Ambary Gardens LLC are almost ready to sell a "nanogel" online that tastes like cake icing and is made of hemp extract from plants grown at a Kittredge greenhouse. The substance is used to treat things like epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer's disease, the company says.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New bookstore set to write its own story

    The floor of soon-to-be Where the Books Go is filled with stacks and stacks of new and used books.

    By Oct. 1, when the bookstore is expected to open, the more than 9,000 books will be on shelves, awaiting browsing book lovers. For now, each pile is topped with a sticky note to delineate the genre.

    Where the Books Go is across from Da Kind Soups on Meadow Drive. Owners Kim and Scott Innocent of Bailey are excited to welcome the community into their new venture.