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Business

  • Business Beat: Furniture consignment store opens near Bergen Park

    Evergreen once again has a furniture consignment store.

    It’s New to Me opens this week in the Hiwan Barn on Evergreen Parkway. Owners Mary Boland and Kevin Bryan have 2,000 square feet filled with furniture, lighting, art accessories and rugs.

    They have gotten the ball rolling by stocking the store with gently used items from their interior design business. They are looking for more furniture to sell on consignment.

  • El Rancho Trading Post moving to Web only

    El Rancho Trading Post, a family-run business for more than 23 years in the Evergreen community, is leaving bricks-and-mortar and moving exclusively to its online location, www.elranchotrading.com.

    Owner Cam Goodman and daughter Ché Rippinger have seen the retail Southwestern business change and develop over the years. Cam Goodman has recently experienced significant health setbacks that made returning to work less likely.

  • Business Beat: Daniel Diamonds plans gem of a new home

    Daniel Diamonds will be moving into its new building on Castle Court in North Evergreen in January.

    The 12,000-square-foot building will house the jewelry and gift store in about 3,000 square feet, with other tenants renting the rest of the three-story structure, according to Karen Alkayam, who owns Daniel Diamonds with her husband, Danny.

    “A huge array of businesses has been contacting us (about renting space),” Karen said. Those businesses, she said, are a mixture of current Evergreen businesses and some interested in opening here.

  • Dentist brings vines and tigers to Evergreen

    A jungle has taken over All Kids Dental.

    Trees, vines and animals are everywhere — in the reception area, in the treatment rooms, in the checkup area. This is not just a couple of pictures on the wall. This is the jungle. Really.

    The new pediatric dental office at El Rancho is built with a jungle theme. The dental office’s décor makes it appear to kids and adults alike that this is not your ordinary dental office. And that’s the way dentist Brianne Pyszka wants it.

  • Wood Cellar offers diverse menu, versatile space

    The Wood Cellar Bar and Grill is trying to get the reputation as a neighborhood restaurant with good customer service, quality food and reasonable pricing.

    The restaurant in Bergen Park, in the former Tanglewoods location, has been open since July 1 and is owned by Tabor Cowden and Buck Glenn.

    The two used to work together at Trinity Irish Pub at El Rancho and decided to open a place of their own.

    Cowden, who lives in Evergreen, said the menu has something for everyone — healthy, not-so-healthy, kids. You name it, it’s there.

  • Love or money? Employers face a choice

    American carmakers are desperately struggling to survive, and we are watching and hoping that the last bastion of our once proud manufacturing sector will not become extinct. There are many Monday morning quarterbacks who point out what might have given them a longer and better future. So I might as well offer my two cents.

    Twenty-five years ago I was part of running a business in Michigan. Even then I remember second-guessing the way Detroit worked.

  • Seasonally Yours makes some sweet additions

    Seasonally Yours is the little store in downtown Evergreen that has grown up.

    The store has expanded into the area formerly occupied by Alpine Gifts and Collectibles, and it now offers taffy and fudge.

    Its new name is Seasonally Yours, Evergreen Taffy Co. and Fresh Fudge, Too! All of that is hard to fit on a business card, but “it says just about everything we do,” said store owner Janice Stutters. “We’re fun and funky with Seasonally Yours,” which has unique gift items. The store now carries 30 varieties of taffy and 12 kinds of fudge.

  • Home tour raises funds for Mount Evans Hospice

    Mount Evans Hospice benefited to the tune of $1,550 during a luxury home tour the weekend of June 27-28.

    The tour of six homes in Cub Creek Ranch and in Genesee was more than just a way for the public to see homes selling for $2 million to $3 million, said Chris Haught, event organizer and a real estate agent for Fuller Sotheby’s.

  • Floyd Hill design center a one-stop shop

    It’s safe to say that handcrafted log furniture is more widely found in mountain homes.

    Rocky Mountain Log Furniture sells custom items from its stores on Meadow Drive in Evergreen, on Miner Street in Idaho Springs and in Grand Junction. It has just expanded its reach by renting space at the Rocky Mountain Home and Design Center.

    The center, on the north side of Interstate 70 at Floyd Hill, houses Colorado artisans who make and sell everything for homes from lighting and flooring to furniture and windows.

  • Cat Lodge is the ultimate in feline accommodations

    There are people who like cats, there are cat lovers ee" and then you have Mike and Susan Nocket.

    They are in a league of their own when it comes to loving felines.

    The couple love cats so much that they have remodeled their house into a cat hotel called the Evergreen Cat Lodge, with 32 small rooms for felines that owners can rent. Each room, which is roughly 50 square feet, is decorated like a room in a house. Some have living room chairs and electric fireplaces; others have beds; some are garden rooms and play rooms.