LYONS MARIGOLD is SEMIFINALIST: More than a dozen Colorado restaurants and chefs were named semifinalist for the 2024 James Beard awards, the James Beard Foundation announced in a news release Wednesday. Many consider the James Beard awards are considered top honors in the hospitality industry. The James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards were established in 1990 and the first winners were chosen in 1991.This year’s finalists will be announced on Wednesday, April 3.
FRIZZLE FARM: Message from owners: 12/23/23: We have some sad news and some happy news: Sadly, we have decided that moving to Lyons and living at Frizzle Farm is not the best course for us. We will miss our sweet animals and the wonderful community of Lyons. We do have some great news, though. We sold Frizzle Farm to a wonderful couple. Meet Hannah and Nick. They are ready to continue the dream, and they are already spoiling the animals more than we did. Warmly, Sue and Bryan
REALTOR LAURA LEVY announces 1/20/24: After a couple of months of deep discussions with representatives of the university, I’m excited to share that the University of Colorado Boulder has a proud new partner… and an official Realtor of the Colorado Buffaloes!
REBECCA LOUZAN says: We just launched our new website design for Onda Creative Group. I’ve run this consulting business for 13 years this year, and I’m really thrilled with the direction it’s taken in the past 6 months. I work primarily with sole proprietors and CEO’s, to grow or create structure for their small + medium-sized business. Please take a look at our new website and let us know what you think.
BUSINESS / Construction on Broadway: The Town says they are aiming to complete it “spring of 2024” === Weekly Construction Updates: see our ARTICLE this week === Lyons Automotive wants everyone to know that they are open “DURING CONSTRUCTION”.
MO JO’s — message: Don’t forget Margarita Wednesday at Mojo Taqueria! 6$ coin margs and 6$ hibiscus margs all night long.… well until we close at 8
MARIPOSA reopens soon — message: Lyons we’ve missed you dearly. we are In construction model. reopening March 11th; remodeled with a fresh new concept. introducing breakfast. Late night and new menu options! new hours. new menu.
LYONS DAIRY BAR
6 Messages gathered this past week from Owner:
the Dairy Bar has a kid’s special, and there is a little confusion, so let me break it down for you: It is on Fridays after 5p.m. Each adult must order a sandwich and fries combo (eg, burger and fries), and then the child gets a kids meal free. They have a few different ones: Each kid’s meal comes with fries and a drink. The meals are: hamburger, hot dog, mini corn dogs, mac and cheese wedges, chicken tenders. no substitutions. — All Bakery items are by custom order only.. most are done over the weekends. However, if a customer is needing an order on one of the days we are closed, they might be able to accommodate folks.— ice cream cone special: buy 1 full price and get a second one for what today’s high temperature is (they will tell you the temp). — They have had to cut back on their hours due to slow business. — They probably have the cheapest prices on sandwiches in town, since they are carry-out only. (No dining room since COVID shut it down). — Their bakery will be making a limited number of cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Items will be ready for pick up on TUESDAY, February 13. Order now! === See our ARTICLE “letter to editor”
OSKAR BLUES: starting February 10th, they will only have (free) Saturday concerts, starting at 7 p.m., no cover, for the winter months. === their rare “ticketed event” — Big Bill Morganfield & Delta Sonics (Blues) — was a sell out! === this seems to be a trend lately in Lyons, that the big names come to town for a fee, and people gobble up the tickets! Moxie’s has also done this. So, when you see it, buy it fast.
Lyons Chamber of Commerce, making a comeback?
Last summer Dan Siddall resigned as Chamber president, and the new Administrator left unexpectedly, quickly, in September 2023. Someone posted on Facebook “where is the Chamber? what happened” and Emily Crane and Erin Foudy, past staff at the Chamber, said they were lacking any applicants for president or administrator, and there has been no events or volunteering since then. Some people posted that they would volunteer to run for president/administrator; and some suggested that folks/businesses in town meet, maybe at the library, and discuss what they want out of a Chamber, and do a serious membership drive, and elect officers.
Crane/Foudy then announced that they will be putting together a meeting of the officers and devise to a plan to reinvigorate the Chamber. Then, they will consider having an open meeting for all businesses to attend and give their suggestions on what they want to see in a Lyons Chamber of Commerce — We will keep you informed of what happens.
===Business News Around Town===
Parkway Food Hall, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont — Longmont’s very first food hall opens this May, providing new options for dining and fun for the region. The 16,000-square-foot all-day food hall will be open all day. We will keep you posted as major developments happen.
The Vinyl Cafe, a new record store, located at 716 Main St. in Longmont. With nearly nearly 4,000 albums, there’s something for everyone. Go for: 1960s pop, country, reggae, classical, funk, soul and many more.
SMALL BUSINESSES: on TV they reported the US Census says Colorado ranks #1 in new business start ups in 2023. And in BIZ West they say that 2021 records show we are 5th in the US for the highest proportion of small business start ups, with 61%.I’m unclear why they would publish an article in January that quotes 2021 statistics, but it’s still interesting.
HISTORIC BUILDING SAVED: High Plains Bank, Longmont, moved into their new offices in January. The two-story building at (4th &) 385 Main St. was originally constructed in the early 1900s. It underwent 18 months of architectural renovations and construction. It is a 2-story building made entirely of red brick. Watch for it next time you’re in town… a rare sight.
BOULDER DINNER THEATER: is now closed. Despite crowdfunding efforts to save the theater from ruin, BDT Stage’s home was sold for $5 million to a real estate development firm. The new owners allowed the theater to reopen and do one last show (Fiddler on the Roof). The property is said to become a grocery store and affordable housing.