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Business

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Menchie’s no stranger to community support

    If you participated in Evergreen’s Freedom Run on July 4th, chances are you received a goody bag at the end of the race, including a coupon for Menchie’s in Bergen Village.
    In addition, on that day, Menchie’s donated 15 percent of its sales to Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Bike, ski store races into Bergen Park

    Bike and ski racers now have a place in Bergen Park to buy their equipment.

    A Culture of Speed closed its doors in Dumont and opened a shop just east of the Whippletree at 1342 County Road 65. The shop operates in the front of the building, while JR’s Landscaping operates in the back.

    Owner Harry Rhulen, who lives in Soda Creek, said the move to Bergen Park was a no-brainer.

  • The Angry Llama migrates home

    The Angry Llama is feeling less mad these days after returning to its Conifer roots.

    The restaurant reopened April 10 at the Conifer Crossings building, the Angry Llama’s original space.

    “We really wanted to come back to Conifer,” said Cortland Coffey, student director for Journey Community Church. “A lot of people missed having a place to just come and hang out.”

  • Loaf & Jug employee honored for service to customers

    Taking care of customers is what it’s all about for Christy “Red” Mills at the Loaf & Jug in Bergen Park.

    Her rapport with customers led to her receiving the company’s President’s Choice Award for outstanding customer service.

    Mills was one of four employees selected from among the company’s 3,000 locations in seven states and received a Waterford crystal vase.

  • Village Gourmet celebrates 30 years of good tastes, times

    The Village Gourmet is a shop that appeals to the senses.

    When you walk into the Bergen Park kitchenware and gift shop, your nose is greeted with the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. Samples always are available by the door.

    Your eyes see the vibrant colors of everything from dishes and kitchen gadgets to gourmet food and cookware.

    Your fingers can touch the soft towels and shiny pot and pans.

    If you walk to the back of the shop, your taste buds can partake in handmade chocolate truffles.

  • Lack of business prompts closure of El Rancho restaurant

    The historic El Rancho restaurant has closed, and it remains uncertain whether it will reopen under new operators.

    Mark Johnston, who has leased the restaurant from property owner Doug Antonoff, closed the establishment in November because of financial losses.

    “There just wasn’t enough business to sustain it,” said Johnston, who lives in Detroit. “We were doing about $1,000 in business a day with $3,000 in costs. You can do the math. I just couldn’t go any longer.” About 20 employees were laid off as a result of the closure.

  • Thrills, chills — and a few spills — at 18th annual Ice Fest

    Waiting in line to take their first leap into icy waters at the Evergreen Lake Plunge on New Year’s Day, three friends were wondering what to expect.

    “Horrible!” proclaimed 11-year-old Dylan Barker while making his way toward the warmth of the changing room with buddies Hunter Fildey and Cody Boscoe, who dived with him.

    The three boys were in good company, with more than 250 people jumping into lake during the event, which benefited Drive Smart and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s special-needs program.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New yoga studio stretches offerings in Bergen Park

    Bergen Park has a new yoga studio in the Bergen Village shopping center.

    Called True Yoga, the studio offers 33 classes a week in both traditional and hot yoga taught by 20 instructors. It also has a retail area, and full bathrooms that include showers.

    Classes are available at all times during the day, including early morning, morning, lunchtime and evening.

    Owner Beth Pearlman is no stranger to Evergreen. She was a teacher at both Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools before deciding to open the 1,800-square-foot studio.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: CCT changes location, adds permanent stage

    Colorado Children’s Theatre has moved, setting up its theatrical shop in Evergreen North next to Yarn West.

    Mom-and-daughter theater arts teaching team Karen Tobey and Kerri Monnerat are thrilled with their move into the space at 3731 Evergreen Parkway, leaving their location on Meadow Drive.

  • Evergreen’s petal-pusher dances downtown

    Cupid made her mark in downtown Evergreen last week in honor of Valentine’s Day.

    Cupid could be seen, as she put it, tiptoeing and dancing through the downtown area tossing rose petals.

    “I just wanted to spread love in downtown,” said Cupid, also known as Tricia Wales. Wales, who works at the Holly Berry flower shop, is president of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.