This month of February we seem to have a large number of businesses opening, re-opening, expanding, and more. This includes many local entrepreneurs. The list has become too lengthy to include in the “NOTES FROM YOUR EDITOR,” so we are posting two weeks of notices here. We may go back to putting them in the “NOTE” weekly news column, so be sure to check both for LYONS BUSINESS NEWS.
Business News 2/18/21
EXERCISE IN THE PARK: FITNESS IN THE PARK by COACH KERN. — Coach Nate Kern says: Hello Lyons! Coach Kern here to remind you all that our amazing weather continues to allow me to offer outdoor fitness classes right here in beautiful Lavern Johnson Park. Come join me for a fun-filled, energetic class that’ll help you start off this new year right! $10 drop in- $8 Senior and Children Rate. Message me to find out how to get your first class FREE, and how to join. Classes held Tuesdays 10 am, Fridays 10 am, and most Saturdays at 10 am, weather permitting. All you need is a mat and a water bottle. Plenty of space to maintain a safe and socially distanced environment. Kern Health and Fitness Coaching. I also offer personal training and health coach services to those looking to make lifestyle change, find their ideal weight and live with more vitality. I live in Lyons. My wife and I are the park host at LMJ park. My email is email@example.com Phone; 435-6911582 Phone is best way to reach me.”
HEALTHY FOOD You-Tube PROGRAM “Gut Health”: Many of you remember Kat Toucke and her pet services (dog walking) and more. She had to move to a colder part of the state due to her Muscular Dystrophy getting worse. She settled in Ouray in a “tiny house,” and is very happy, and sends greetings to all her old friends! She also went back to school so she is a Certified Health and Lifestyle coach specializing in gut microbiome. Kat has started a YouTube channel called “Conquer MS, Where Life Begins with Redesign.” BUT! wait Folks, you will find that anyone who wants to eat healthier will find interesting things: 1 week each month is “What’s in your Food?” – This week, she interviewed Steve Hale of Western Heritage Farms in Montrose, Colorado. “This was an informative interview not only on grass fed cattle and the amazing practices used to raise them, but also soil health, water conservation, and sustainability. This channel is all about Gut Health, Strategies and fighting inflammation and can be applied to anyone.” 1 week is “wisdom from the trails,” and 2 weeks are “tiny house kitchen episodes with recipes.”
RALPH’s MARKET – This little colorful building holds a lot of vegetables and fruits! And more. During COVID-19 he has been putting together bags of fresh items for $20 every Tuesdays. You should call him, at least the day before, to place your order. (970) 308-3888 He usually has about 20 different vegetables, plus optional herbs. It is located on the corner of 4th and Broadway, across from Lyons Automotive bldg. (He can also use some glass jars for canning.)
MARGARITA TRUCK: The La Mariposa Margarita truck is in Lyons every Thursday. Place your orders at (303) 823-5595 and we will deliver food and of course MARGARITAS to your door! 3-mile radius from our Lyons location. – The restaurant is open seven days a week, with 25 percent capacity.
DEFINED MOTION: We are thrilled to announce our re-opening! Defined Motion will reclaim its rightful identity of amazing children, inspirational instructors, bumping tunes, creativity, expression, inventive dance moves, stunning choreography and community! Sessions starts IN PERSON February 22nd (limited to 7 students per class & masks required for ages 5+). We are beginning small with far fewer classes and reduced class size so please be sure to register ASAP.
SPIRIT HOUND NEW WHISKY== releases Four-Year Rye Whisky on February 20 and 21. Presale bottle online orders are available online here on February 15 at 8 a.m. Every bottle purchase comes with an invitation to join head distiller, Craig Englehorn, at 6 pm on Sunday, Feb. 21 for an online Zoom tasting event and discussion. == You can also make a reservation for the tasting room, patio container, or outside seating to sit down and try the whisky before purchasing – we’ll have some delicious new cocktails, too.
Pre-Order: Bottles are $64 +tax. There are a limited number of bottles, so we highly suggest preordering. Curbside pickup is available Saturday & Sunday noon-2 in our parking lot at our volunteer tent. Otherwise you are welcome to pickup in the tasting room any time over the weekend. We do presales so folks can purchase and pickup with minimal contact (and to avoid creating a crowd). We allotted 20 cases for presale; and once it’s gone the rest (13 cases) will be available starting on Saturday.
Rye info: 70% rye, 30% malted barley. Aged 4 years in brand-new American oak. Tasting notes: nose is fruity, bright, and spicy, with notes of pink peppercorn, cherry cream soda, and musky vanilla. Mouthfeel is silky with herbal flavors of sarsaparilla and fennel balanced by dried cherries and butterscotch. A sweet finish with a hint of white pepper spice that builds as the whiskey sits on the tongue.
APPLE VALLEY ARTS – Mosaic Class – Becky Jacobson: I offer fun, relaxing, small classes in my lovely studio in Lyons, Colorado. I’ll present a complete overview of mosaics, including materials, adhesives, substrates, cutting techniques and more, with an emphasis on hands-on creating. As your piece of art comes to life, you will receive lots and lots of personalized instructions and suggestions. I have been a mosaic artist for well over ten years and have lots of knowledge and passion to share. I practice social distancing as much as possible and try to follow Covid protocols. Go to our website or call (720) 234-9722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PINEWOOD SPRINGS – Repair Businesses
The Pinewood Springs Facebook page voted to keep commercial companies off their page, and they set up a separate page for them to advertise on. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/899859534112114 Each business has written something about themselves, and it is amazing! It covers a wide spectrum of contractors, classes, skills, entertainment, repairs and more. (so far it’s been all local area people).
Business News 2/11/21
FITNESS online — 4EVER YOUNG FITNESS–Austin Boone who grew up in Lyons, for 30 years! has an online fitness program, which you can connect to on Facebook. He says, “Hey guys! I wanted to put this out there. I host virtual fitness classes every M,W,&F @10am here on Facebook. They’re low impact chair-based classes perfect for beginners or seniors. Working on chair yoga, balance & flexibility & strength and conditioning. I would love to have y’all in class! Come have fun with us.” Go to my Facebook page “4Ever Young Fitness” (classes are listed under the events section.)
JACARANDA food truck =Message from previous owner/chef Modou Jaiteh: Ricky Spana, who has been pivotal and an original member of Jacaranda, will take over the reins, and the menu will eventually pivot into another direction (see recent posts on Pilipino Adobo and Korean BBQ). in the meantime, some current favorites; stewed black-eyed peas and peanut butter stew (Domoda) will gladly remain, and for those that it pertains to, everything on the menu is now gluten free.
WESTERN STARS Gallery & Studio is having a Valentine’s Day event on Saturday February 13th.
OSKAR BLUES GRILL & BREW is now open INSIDE at 50 percent capacity. Go take a look at their recently updated interior. Modernized but still cozy. They are open seven days a week.
DEFINED MOTION Dance Studio & exercise == 2/5/21 – see update 2/18/21
GOOD BYE Wayne & Debbie ANDERSON! – From Spirit Hound: Customers who have spent much time at our distillery or attended any Spirit Hound-sponsored outside events have probably had the pleasure of meeting our Outside Sales & Marketing Director – and business partner – Wayne Anderson… We’re sad to announce that Wayne, along with his family, is leaving us to start a new chapter of life in Georgia. Wayne will be around over the next several months to make the transfer of responsibilities as smooth as possible, so you’ll have a chance to catch him and wish him well on his new adventures. …Wayne has been integral in making Spirit Hound what it is, and we both wish him the best and want to thank him for his loyalty and hard work on behalf of our close-knit distillery. Cheers, Wayne!
GATEWAY REALTY has a new Sales person! —“Ian Phillips has been an important part of the Lyons community for the last nine years and is probably a very familiar and friendly face to many of you. Having started his life in Colorado as a New York transplant, Ian brings first hand experience on the process of relocating and becoming a first-time home buyer. Whether you’re buying, selling, or curious about the market, Ian is a fantastic resource for all things Lyons. We consider ourselves very lucky to have such a positive force join our team!” (PS If you need to remember what he looks like, you can see his “portrait/photo” on the Front page of the 2/11/21 Recorder newspaper, right after the list of this week’s articles.)
==========Valentine’s Day Ideas=========
LYONS RESTAURANTS, BAKERIES, MARKETS, GIFT SHOPS: Go to our article this week for a full list of what restaurants, gift shops, etc. are open, and which are having specials.
Support your LOCAL SHOPS and RESTAURANTS!
Don’t forget that you can always buy a Gift Certificate!
That includes for exercise class, massage, oil-change, groceries, haircut, (apothecary) herb-bags, picture framing, haircut, meal, gift shop, floral arrangement, CBC products, quilting material, pet products, and more!
BELLA LA CREMA: We will be open February 13 and 14 for our special dinners; and after that we are going to be open Thursday-Sunday, beginning the 17th.
January Business News
MAIN STAGE BREWING COMPANY – the building that was previously The Fork, and before that two Mexican style restaurants will now be a pub. Andy Crawford and Eric Kean, and more, will be working on it; and we’ll bring you more news when we get it. They promise to honor the historic aspect of the building, including keeping the famous painting on the wall!
The LYONS DAIRY BAR is expanding. They have taken over the store front that was next door to them, and converted it into a store. To reflect this change, their new name is The Lyons Dairy Bar, Specialty Bakery, and Candy Shop. They are offering numerous kinds of candies, such as Jelly Belly, and fresh baked items like cinnamon rolls and cookies, as well as pies (slices or whole), and vintage sodas and quality coffee. They will be doing custom items, like birthday and wedding cakes.
BAKERY OUT OF HER HOME: APRIL MORNING is a Gluten-free and Vegan baked goods! Right here in Lyons! Donuts , Bread baked fresh. Specializing in bakery items that use high end ingredients and are gluten free and vegan. Owner April Krause was supposed to get going last spring but then the pandemic happened, so she is really getting started now January 2021. View all April Morning baked goods and price brochure on Facebook. Text or email: email@example.com or (303) 493-1952. She delivers her orders to homes in town of Lyons.
ST VRAIN MARKET: READY TO BAKE MEALS: everyone is all “hot” about the food trucks in town, but let’s not forget about the St. Vrain Market. They make many different “Take and Bake” or “Heat at Home” meals throughout every week. Some of the most popular and thus regular ones include: Shepard’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Steak Stroganoff to name a few. Simply place the oven-safe, recyclable container (not the lid) in your over for 35 minutes at 350 degrees and enjoy!
FARM STAND, located at the front of the Lyons Farmette, on Highway 36, is now open and selling eggs. They have a new flock of Rhode Island Reds and Amber Links who have been laying consistently. The hens have just begun converting to an Organic, specialty formulated mix. It is open 8 – 6 p.m., every day. Although the door is closed, the stand is open. The eggs are $6 a dozen, and it is on a “trust basis” (no sales person is present).
There is a new Italian food truck by the U-Pump It gas station, which replaces the “coffee truck.” (The Red Tablecloth truck continues to serve food on Tuesdays and Thursdays in The Stone Cup parking lot; see their Facebook page for more info)