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Business

  • Creekside building getting face-lift with repurposed materials

    The abandoned building on Main Street that formerly housed Evergreen Clothing and NAPA auto parts is being renovated with a selection of unusual building materials. The building has been unoccupied for more than a year. 

    The outside will be trimmed in pine boards from a Tom Hayden sawmill in Upper Bear Creek, the floor will be used granite, and the interior will be lined with antique red sandstone brick from a torn-down building in Denver. 

  • Downtown building undergoing makeover

    By Vicky Gits, For the Courier

    The old Evergreen Crafters building, which has been under attack from raccoons and the elements for years, is being partly torn down to create a small gift shop.

    Demolition of the 116-year-old cottage on the corner of Douglas Park Road and Main Street began the week of Feb. 8

  • BUSINES BEAT: Cedar 65 brings Mediterranean flavors to the former Whippletree

    If you’ve been looking for new flavors in your dining-out experience in Evergreen, you might want to try Cedar 65.

    Cedar 65 is in the former Whippletree building in Bergen Park. The Whippletree closed Jan. 30 after nearly 40 years as an Evergreen staple.

    Cedar 65, which opened Feb. 23, wants to shake up Evergreen’s cuisine choices by opening a contemporary American bistro that combines Mediterranean food with art.

  • Echo Mountain owner files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The owner of Echo Mountain Resort has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a move she said will help her restructure debt but shouldn’t immediately affect operations.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Table-making hobby sets up couple for business

    A simple gift of a handmade wood console table has turned into a business for Amy and Doug Golenz of Alpine Blue Home.

    After the two were married about 25 years ago, Doug made Amy the table out of reclaimed wood, and it has traveled with them as they moved across the country.

    Friends would ask for one, so Doug would build it for them, Amy said.

  • After 30,000 patients, Evergreen veterinarian closes practice

    After 37 years and more than 30,000 patients, Evergreen veterinarian T.J. Fogg has hung up the doctor’s smocks he wore daily to his Bergen Park Veterinary Clinic.

    Fogg, who graduated from the Colorado State University veterinary school in 1958, has worked with pets of all shapes and sizes since opening his practice in Evergreen in 1979. Between 1958 and 1979, he had a large- and small-animal practice in Wyoming, and worked in animal medical research.

  • 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.