Governor Jared Polis issued an order to close restaurants for on-premises dining on March 17, and has now issued an order that allows them to reopen, effective May 27.
For the last two months, restaurants have only been allowed to offer takeout or delivery meals. This is a list of restaurants and retail businesses that have storefronts in Lyons, indicating which ones are open, closed, or takeout only, as of May 27.
New safety guidelines require workers to wear masks, and require customers to wear them when not eating. Tables must be spaced at least six feet apart, and sanitized between parties. Reusable or shared menus and condiments are not allowed. Restaurants can serve either up to 50 percent capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer. Takeout orders must have their own designated area. Stringent cleaning rules must be followed. The guidelines say outdoor dining service is encouraged, but restaurants will need to obtain proper permits to expand patio seating.
Restaurants are also encouraged to provide a sign-in sheet to notify people if there is a COVID-19 outbreak at the establishment. Bars do not fall under these guidelines, and must remain closed until further notice.
The Lyons Board of Trustees passed an amendment to the emergency resolution detailing some additional requirements for businesses and patrons. It is now required that all employees and patrons wear masks instead of strongly encouraged. It is also required that businesses display signs at each entrance. Children under 12 and those whose medical conditions preclude it and do not have to wear masks, as well as some other exemptions listed. The Town will be helping with signage and is working on sourcing PPE.
A couple of Lyons restaurant owners said that they will wait until their customers and employees feel it is safe enough to open. Some have said that they might extend their hours and days later in June, and that they will watch what happens at other restaurants in town.
Special Events: The Fork will have live music Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. on the patio. The Let it Bee honey store hopes to have an event Sunday, June 7, possibly with costumes, wild feed tastings, an herb tour, and more. It will be a combination of a Zoom meeting and live casual events on the site. The Lyons Den, is hosting live music and an artisan fair Saturday, May 30, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Businesses opening inside for dining, plus takeout:
(See photographs below for more information, such as hours)
La Mariposa (303) 823-5595 will be opening its patio for dining today, and on Monday will also open indoor seating for dining seven days a week.
Lyons Den Restaurant & Taphouse (303) 823-2322 opened May 27 inside, and outside on its large sandstone patio. Hosting live music and an artisan fair Saturday, May 30. Lyons Den is closed on Mondays.
Mojo Taqueria (303) 823-2321 will be making a decision in a week about when to open. Daily hours will change gradually, as will the use of existing indoor and patio areas, based on safety considerations.
Pizza 66 Pub and Pizzeria (303) 823-6262 hopes to open by the second week of June inside. The restaurant will be opening up its new “garage door” to the Main Street sidewalk, which will offer bar seating for meals, and a couple of outside tables.
Smokin’ Daves BBQ & Taphouse (303) 823-7427 opened May 27, seven days a week, with indoor seating and the patio area in front of the Hogwash storefront.
The Fork (303) 823-5014 is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a limited menu. Meals will be served on the outdoor patio, which has been extended into the parking lot behind the building.
Open for takeout only:
Barking Dog (303) 823-9600 (probably will not open inside in June)
The Stone Cup Cafe (303) 823-2345 (will not open inside in June)
Bella La Crema (303) 823-8666 (opening mid-June)
Julie’s Thai Kitchen (303) 823-2327 (probably will not open in June)
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (303) 823-6685 is being renovated, so there is no indoor dining. Customers can order a takeout meal over the phone or at the street side window, and drink and sit in their front or back patio areas.
Lyons Dairy Bar (303) 823-5800 order at window or phone in takeout order.
Retail businesses that are open are asking patrons to wear face masks and social distance, which staff will also do.
Brian Bradley Fine Arts Gallery (303) 440-5045, Hwy. 36 & 66, open every day
Gatherings of a Lifetime – (402) 469-0045 – closed
Lyons Quilting (303) 823-6067 – open by appointment
Nicholas Angelo Fine Art – online orders
Ralston Antiques (303) 823-6982 – closed
Red Canyon Art – (303) 823-5900 open
Reruns (303) 823-2473 – open weekends, as of May 29
Western Stars Gallery & Studio – (303) 747-3818 – open
Health and Wellness services:
Bud Depot – (303) 444-1564 open by appointment
Dr. Johnston, dentist – (303) 823-6006 open by appointment
Hempsual and HempCBD – (720) 773-2237 – open
JJ Booksh-Asnicar, LMT (303) 709-9090 – massage therapist; goal to open June 15
Little Yellow House – Taryn Pinson – Massage Therapist (970)988-0394; Julie Smith & Carol Conigliaro – Acupuncture (720)775-2849
Stillwater Clinic & Apothecary (303) 823-9355 – store open; tele-medicine appointments
Lyons Physical Therapy (303) 823-8813 – open
Lyons Veterinary Clinic (303) 823-6767 – open curbside; appointments and retail
Pilates of Lyons (720) 934 7887 – open, limited
Other Services & Sales:
Lyons Automotive – (303) 823-6760 open normal hours
Gateway Automotive– (303) 823-0516 open normal hours
West Main Tire and Auto– (303) 823-0106 – open normal hours
Bank of the West (303) 823-9800 drive through open, inside open by appointment
Let it Bee Honey & More Store (720) 301-4477 takeout; open
Living Arts Floral – (303) 823-6733 order online
Green Goo – online only
Karen’s Hair Design – (303) 823-5456 open by appointment
Lyons Classic Pinball (303) 823 6693 – closed
Lyons Mane – (303) 823-6736 open by appointment
Lyons Redstone Museum (303) 823-5271 – open for research by appointment
Lumber Liquors – (303) 823-5278 drive through window/inside open/7 days
Ralph’s Farmstand – (970) 308-3888 weekly online orders
Redstone Cyclery – (303) 823-5810 open
Redstone Liquor – (303) 823-9006 takeout; drive through window
St. Vrain Market – (303) 823-5225 – open
Spirit Hound Distillers – (303) 823 5696 liquor takeout orders
Stone Mountain Lodge – (303) 823-6091 – rooms/cabins open
Uniquely Lyons (souvenirs) online only
Wee Casa Tiny House Resort (720) 480-0427 – tiny trailer houses open
All photographs by Kathleen Spring. For corrections, updates, or additions to these lists, please write Kathleen Spring at email@example.com.