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Business

  • 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.

  • Tuscany Tavern celebrating 10 years in Evergreen

    A popular North Evergreen restaurant has celebrated its 10-year milestone, and its owners are happy to be part of the Evergreen community.

    “I love the restaurant business,” said Tuscany Tavern owner Rick Egloff. “I love the people. The restaurant venue has come to be a community.”

    The restaurant opened on Aug. 28, 2000, offering moderately priced Italian fare. Egloff wanted it to be a place where families could come to celebrate special occasions and for people to just get a good meal.

  • Park scholarship fund gets $30,000 boost

     The Tuttle Family Foundation has donated $30,000 to the scholarship fund for users of Evergreen Park and Recreation District facilities and programs.

    The scholarships, which are open to park district residents, are made available through the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, a separate nonprofit affiliated with the district. Since the program started, it has made available individual grants totaling $10,000, said Kit Darrow, president of the Recreation and Parks Foundation.

  • Watermark II dips toe in local gift market

    With its trademark checkered brown-and-white floor and its aqua walls, Watermark II in Bergen Village has opened for business.
    The store boasts everything from stationery and cards to unique gifts. One of the more unusual display cases in the store is a huge old-fashioned bathtub with bath products displayed.

  • Ice House still looking for new owners

    The owners of the Ice House Cafe in downtown Evergreen have learned that it’s better not to count your chickens before they’re hatched.

    Charles and Cindy Shirley thought they had found buyers for their coffee shop and music venue in Chris and Dave King, a Denver family group with extensive hospitality and music experience.

    Last week the deal fell through.

    So the Shirleys again are looking for buyers. They are selling the shop located in the lobby of the Evergreen Hotel to pay for medical bills.

  • Hearthfire Books turns the page with new owner

    After more than a year of searching, Hearthfire Books in Bergen Park has a new owner, who says she’s now living her dream of being in the mountains and owning a bookstore.

    Kappy Kling has left the hectic corporate life in Dallas, where she sold enterprise software, in favor of a slower pace as a bookstore proprietor.

    Kling bought the store from Lori Underwood, who formerly lived in Evergreen but now lives in Connecticut. Underwood wanted the Hearthfire owner to be local.