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Business

  • Auto parts store eyed for A-frame on Bryant

    A new O'Reilly Auto Parts store could be built this summer on the spot on Bryant Drive where Gallerie Quilt currently is located.

    The iconic A-frame building at 30406 Bryant Drive would be demolished, and a 6,500-square-foot auto parts store with about 20 parking spaces would be built in its place, according to preliminary plans received by the Jefferson County planning department. The land is currently listed for sale at $549,000.

  • A promising year for business activity in Evergreen

    In a year that saw the stock market soar and the overall economy improve, Evergreen had more businesses opening than closing, a welcome trend compared with the past few years. It was also a year for businesses moving and getting new owners.

    Following is a recap of some of the business stories that appeared in the Canyon Courier in 2014.

    The new businesses

  • Craft-beer pub set to open in downtown Evergreen

    The owners of Revival Brews craft-beer pub hope this time will be the charm in the space on the east end of downtown Evergreen.

    Owners Brett Yoho and Jay Newman expect the pub, which will have 12 beers on tap and about 30 beers in bottles and cans, to open in January. They are waiting on final inspections before they can open.

    They want the restaurant to have a family feel, with classic pub food served from the kitchen and an eclectic selection of brews, wines, liquors and cocktails. They also want it to be affordable, with menu items between $5 and $12.

  • Owner of Observatory property seeks rezoning

    The owner of the land across from El Rancho where the Observatory restaurant once thrived is hoping to rezone the property to continue to allow a billboard along Interstate 70 and future commercial development.

    Steve Richards, president of Mile High Outdoor, which owns the 7 acres north of the RTD Park-n-Ride along Evergreen Parkway, has submitted a pre-application for the rezoning and plans to submit a formal application in January.

  • Evergreen Downtown Business Association names managing director

    Evergreen resident Linda Castle will begin her new position as managing director of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association on Jan. 1. She is replacing former EDBA president Trish Wales, who resigned last summer.

    “We are delighted to welcome her in this position, and know her expertise will further the success of our community events and activities, and will add to the economic vitality in our unique arts, cultural and commercial district,” said EDBA board member Joan Mickelson.

  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: A crystal-clear idea for a new downtown business

    Crystals have come to Evergreen.

    Marlon and Rene Ferreira, who moved here in August, have opened the Crystal Garden in the yellow house on the east end of downtown. They offer rocks, crystal sculptures, carvings and jewelry ranging from tiny pieces to the huge, illuminated crystals in a small garden west of the shop.

    Quartz, mica, labradorite, lemurian and tourmaline are among the available crystals and rocks.

  • Luke's Farm for sale

    Luke’s Farm — the place with a tepee on Ruby Ranch Road — has closed its doors after 18 years in business.

  • Recycling center at King Soopers now charges $3

    You now have to pay $3 to drop off your recycling items at the formerly free private center behind the Bergen Park King Soopers.

    Commodities prices for glass, paper and other recyclable materials aren’t high enough to operate the center for free, said Preston Loos, owner of the recycling center, which was affiliated with the now-closed EDS Waste Solutions Inc. transfer station on Highway 73. The King Soopers site is at 1173 Bergen Parkway.

  • Local Mutual of Omaha branches acquired by Centennial Bank

    Don’t be surprised by the name change on the signs — Mutual of Omaha Bank branches in Conifer, Evergreen, Golden and Idaho Springs are now owned by Centennial Bank.

    Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. It closed on Friday, Oct. 24. New signage went up over the weekend, and all Mutual of Omaha workers remain employed at the bank branches.