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Business

  • From the Vine promises a fresh approach

    Fresh ingredients in breakfasts and lunches plus a variety of wines inspired the name for the new restaurant in Kittredge: From the Vine Market and Eatery.

    Located in a 1,300-square-foot building just west of Comfortable Home on Highway 74, the restaurant has been open about a month with great success, according to owner Kathleen Johnson.

    Johnson and her husband, Dan, own and operate Comfortable Home, and they decided to add a restaurant to their repertoire. They want the restaurant to be known for its fresh, fast food.

  • ‘Brighter’ days ahead for real estate?

     Real estate is still a buyer's market these days, but the picture is beginning to look a bit brighter for sellers than it did in 2008 and 2009, when the average price of a house in Evergreen/Conifer dropped 3 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

    In this case the term "brighter" refers to the perception that the worst of the housing downturn is probably over, and that prices have hit bottom and are slowly starting to come back after the bursting of the nation's real-estate bubble. But many factors still are holding back the housing market.

  • Kitchen at the Creek offers American fare with a French twist

    The time was right for two friends to open a restaurant together on Main Street in downtown Evergreen.
    Kitchen at the Creek has been open for almost two weeks, offering American cuisine with a French influence. The restaurant is open for dinner six days a week, with menu items including seafood, pizza, pasta, steak and chicken ranging in price from $10 to $16. There are also gluten-free and vegetarian menus.

  • New Mexican restaurant to spice up Bergen Park

    Evergreen is getting a new Mexican restaurant at the end of March.

    Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant is moving into the space vacated by Fiesta Jalisco in the Marketplace at Bergen Park.

    Owner Rodrigo Sanchez has four other restaurants in the Denver area, and he will add Evergreen to the list as soon as the restaurant’s liquor license is approved.

  • New furniture store open in Bergen Village

    Why would a new furniture store in Bergen Park be named 7801 Home Furnishings?

    Because Bergen Park’s elevation is 7,801 feet, of course.

    That’s the name that owner Richard Schaefer came up with for his store, which opened in mid-December.

    The store in Bergen Village has packed beautiful new furniture, accessories, paintings and home-decorating gifts into a small space. Schaefer says customers can buy items off the floor or order custom-made items.

  • Caffe di Lucca to become EverBean

    A new name and a short move are in the works for Caffe di Lucca.

    The coffee shop, which bills itself as the “Cheers” of Evergreen, will soon be called EverBean, and in April it will move three doors down to the eastern end of the Lakepoint Center.

    It’s time for some changes for the coffee shop, according to owner Cheryl Pankonien, who with her husband, Alan, bought the shop in September 2010. The Pankoniens want to make the shop their own.

  • Brook Forest Inn coming back to life under new owners

    A couple with ambition, imagination and a healthy supply of entrepreneurial instinct have purchased the historic Brook Forest Inn and are determined to turn it into a destination hotel, restaurant and wedding venue.

    Jon and Melissa Barton of Barrington, Ill., 41 and 40, became the new owners of the national historic location on Aug. 9 and immediately closed it for two months and began a massive kitchen renovation.

  • RMAE Foundation stung by online ID theft

    An Evergreen nonprofit foundation became the victim of a common form of corporate identity theft after a member of the board of directors altered the foundation's listing on the secretary of state's website.

    The Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen Foundation, like dozens of entities in Colorado and elsewhere, was unwittingly victimized by a flaw in the online process that takes advantage of a third party's ability to change information on the secretary of state's website without using a password.

  • New recycling service opens in Evergreen

    Chilo Dominguez, who worked at the recycling station behind King Soopers for years, is opening his own recycling business in Evergreen.
    Called Dominguez Services, it will offer recycling pickup to residences.
    Right now, he’s keeping his routes in Evergreen, but he hopes to expand to Conifer soon.
    Dominguez said customers don’t need to sort the recyclables, and he will provide the containers. He will pick the recyclables up every other Tuesday or Friday and cart them down the hill to a recycling station.

  • New salon aims to keep customers relaxed, in style

    When Gina Larzalere decided to open a hair salon in Marshdale, she was looking for a name that would encompass how people feel in the shop.

    She settled on “relax.”

    The Relax Salon and Color Studio opened in early October at 6941 Highway 73 in the space vacated by Stefano’s Bakery and Deli. It’s decorated in what Larzalere calls a modern Southwestern style. She very concerned with how people feel when they are in the salon, so she plays a relaxing, eclectic mix of music and burns scented candles.