For an experienced businessman like Bob Corman, the Shops at Beeler Park looked like the perfect place for his third Paws’n’Play pet store. It’s location at E. 56th Ave and Central Park Blvd. has lots of cars going by each day, and it’s surrounded by newly developed Stapleton neighborhoods with lots of dog owners.
“We make every single one of our pierogis by hand and from scratch; it’s very labor-intensive and then we boil them and then we package them.”
“Are you really worried about getting an oil change in a time of pandemic?” asks Mohamed Mouaddine when queried about his April workflow at Amina Auto Repair.
This month: 1) Census 2020 Is Here; 2) Stapleton Farmers Market Gets a Reboot; 3) Blood Banks Are Facing a Shortage; 4) RTD Service Reductions Planned for May to Start April 19; 5) Senior Housing; and 6) Denver Initial Economic Relief Package for Businesses, Employees.
“No antibiotics. No feed lots. Locally sourced.” Justin Herd, owner of Local Butcher at the Oneida Shops in Park Hill easily sums up his shop’s values and unique market niche.
It’s not just princesses who are regulars at Park Hill’s oldest neighborhood-owned and -operated pizzeria. All sorts of characters are regulars at the restaurant that Morgan McKay’s parents opened in 1996, and which she bought back about four years ago.
Mayor Hancock announces citywide stay at home order and closure of non-essential businesses from March 24 to April 10. That follows Gov. Polis’ statewide order for all businesses to cut back their on-site staff to at least 50%. Social distancing orders remain in effect.
For bakery founders Sam Butarbutar and Wenter Shyu, both raised by immigrant parents in the U.S., “third culture kid,” or TCK is suggestive of their creative take on food and community.
Asal Danesh worked as a Munich-based Lufthansa flight attendant for eight years before deciding it was time to grow some roots. So she gave up her nomadic lifestyle and planted her feet in Denver, where much of her family has resided since the 1970s. Along with her business partner and brother Donnie, she opened Honey Hill Café in Park Hill in May 2019.
When Muluye Hailemariam first arrived in the U.S. as a teenager, she had precisely $38 in her pocket. “I started from zero,” she says, and smiles broadly as she discusses her life and her business, Kabod Coffee, located on the corner of Northfield and Central Park Blvds.