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Open for Business: Lookout Lobby Bar at The Westin

Name of business: The Lookout Lobby Bar at The Westin

Physical address: 126 Riverfront Lane

Phone number: 970-790-6600

Website: www.westinriverfront.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Lookout is now open from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can enjoy live local music Fridays through Mondays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Lookout is also hosting a special Sunday cocktail class each Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

Westin guests will be treated to a refreshed lobby experience this summer, including expanded dining and cocktail menus from The Lookout Lobby Bar. The new menu includes a variety of bites, snacks, salads and boards, including the cheese and charcuterie board and a seafood board featuring smoked trout pate, salmon rillette and tuna confit. Enjoy a cup of Red Bird Farms chicken soup or a delicious Sweet Corn or Wild Mushroom Flatbread. Sandwich choices include a bison burger, crispy Red Bird Farms chicken or a wild mushroom French dip. Large plates include grilled salmon with kale, sweet corn, roasted fingerling potatoes in aged balsamic or a grilled flatiron steak with wild mushrooms, farro spring vegetables and a bourbon demi-glace. The Lookout also serves an extensive list of wines by the glass, seasonal cocktails and Colorado craft beers.

How can the community support you?

Visit The Westin Riverfront for a delicious cocktail, snack or meal!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings? 

Our website: www.westinriverfront.com

What’s the response been?

Our employees are excited to be back at work and creating delicious meals and cocktails to share with our community.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

The Lookout has implemented extensive new safety precautions, including enhanced cleaning protocols and set social distancing guidelines. The Westin Riverfront staff is required to wear gloves and masks.

Open for Business: Rocky Mountain Raclette

Name of business: Rocky Mountain Raclette

Physical address: On-site caterer

Phone number: 970-343-9299

Email: info@rockymountainraclette.com

Website: rockymountainraclette.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Catered picnics, raclette grill dinners, raclette cocktail parties, raclette date nights

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We are following all COVID-19 guidelines by the Eagle County Health Department.  We are wearing masks and are encouraging outdoor dining whether it’s at your house or on a picnic! Luckily for us, all of our experiences are private in the comfort of your own home, which is a safer approach during COVID-19.

How can the community support you?

Booking a picnic or raclette dinner! Gift cards are always an option too. 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Check out our website and follow us on our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

What’s the response been?

We are hoping to stay busy this summer since we are not a traditional restaurant. What we can provide is a safe dining experience at your home or try one of our unique dining offerings out in Mother Nature.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

We are optimistic and determined to make the best dining and customer service experience possible right now! Nothing is changing in terms of our regular menu and we have added additional options to encourage social distancing.

Open for Business: Altitude Bar and Grill

Name of business: Altitude Bar and Grill

Physical address: Evergreen Lodge 250 S. Frontage Rd. W. Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-306-2619

Email: daver@evergreenvail.com

Website: www.evergreevail.com/dining

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are currently offering dining, patio and takeout service.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We have adjusted by practicing social distancing, employees face masks, frequent hand washing, sanitizing stations, frequent cleaning of common areas

How can the community support you?

They can support us by dining at our restaurant and ordering takeout.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Facebook is the best way to stay up to date

What’s the response been?

The response from locals and hotel guests have been great and we appreciate their support

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

The plans going to forward is to continue social distancing and sanitation as we protect our customers and hotel guests

Open for Business: Minturn Country Club

Name of business: Minturn Country Club

Physical address: 131 Main St, Minturn, CO 81645

Phone number: 970-827-4114

Website: minturncountryclub.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Minturn Country Club is a “you pick it, and you grill it steakhouse” type of restaurant offering a full menu of USDA choice and prime steaks, seafood and chicken.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

Per Eagle County guidelines, we provide All U Can Eat Salad, in lieu of our salad bar. We provide poly gloves and your personal tongs for grilling.

How can the community support you?

We are open and have dine-in seating and are operating per state and county guidelines.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Look for our ad on the back page of the Vail Daily for nightly specials. Please visit us on the web, Google Minturn Country Club or check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What’s the response been?

Our employees and customers both have been ecstatic that we are back open. It’s unfortunate that events, such as the Lacrosse Shootout have been canceled. Lost revenue can never be made up, which hurts us all, especially our servers.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We plan to continue to open more seating and getting back to normal as permitted by the state and county.

Open for Business: Edwards Corner Farmers Market

Name of business: Edwards Corner Farmers Market

Physical address: 56 Edwards Village Blvd. Edwards, CO 81632

Phone number: 970-926-6226

Email: office@remonov.com

Website: edwardscornerfarmersmarket.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are happy to have the Edwards Corner Farmers Market running again this summer. We’ll have 15 vendors every Saturday through Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be featuring locally grown fresh produce, meats and eggs along with a local massage therapist, tamale vendor and more.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

The Edwards Corner Farmers Market will be adhering to both State of Colorado and Eagle County COVID-19 regulations including mandatory face masks and one-way traffic flow.

How can the community support you?

Support our local vendors by attending this year.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

You can keep up to date by visiting us at https://www.edwardscornerfarmersmarket.com/

What’s the response been?

Our local Eagle Valley community is excited for the Edwards Farmers Market to return this year after a long COVID-19 pause which obviously has created a new normal that we will have to live with for a while.

Open for Business: Riverwalk Theater

Name of business: Riverwalk Theater

Physical address: 34253 US Hwy 6, Edwards, CO 81632

Phone number: 970-855-2182

Website: riverwalktheater.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

The Riverwalk Theater is open for business running classic movies and serving our full concessions menu as well as soft-serve ice cream and beer, wine and cocktails on our exterior patio. We also have private show buyouts where $125 will get you a private show for up to 25 people and you can watch one of the four movies we have booked for that week. Call to reserve this unique offering for you and your family and friends.

We are also operating our recently launched coffee shop that is focused on serving high-quality products from local vendors and made fresh to order. We also recently teamed up with local private chef Eli Gerstein from Mr. G’s Cusine to launch our Smokin J’s pop-up barbecue concert.  Smokin J’s is focused on smoked brisket.  We are also trying to do some live music and have partnered with The Fossil Posse to offer some kids dinosaur workshops on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.  

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?  

We are currently operating the theater at less than 25% capacity to allow for proper social distancing and we continue to make cleaning and sanitizing a top priority. We now offer a service where you can buy out the theater for your group of 25 family members and friends.  

How can the community support you?

Come visit us in a manner that you feel comfortable with. For some that might be coming with their family to a movie and for others that might be grabbing a beer and some BBQ on our exterior patio. How about coming down for a soft-serve ice cream cone or grabbing your morning coffee? We are a business based on community and really find ourselves needing support from that very community now.  

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Stay up to date by visiting our website and Instagram (@riverwalktheater) or Facebook (@riverwalktheateredwards ) accounts.

What’s the response been?

We had a great response initially when we opened our walk-up window for barbecue and ice cream but things have cooled a bit as more restaurants have opened. We are getting some traction on the Edwards Supply Company coffee concept but it is a really tough time to start a business. The theater has been really slow and to a degree that was expected, but I did not expect it to be as slow as it has been.  

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?  

We plan to keep evolving and working to be a business that brings value to our community.

Open for Business: Bookworm of Edwards

Name of business: Bookworm of Edwards

Physical address: 295 Main Street C101 Edwards, CO 81632

Phone number: 970-926-7323

Email: thebookwormofedwards@gmail.com

Website: www.bookwormofedwards.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Bookworm is a full-service independent bookstore offering titles for adults and children, including books in Spanish. We carry a wide selection of gifts and stationery. Dine on our patio or carry out from our cafe! We have the following by either going to our website or giving us a call: virtual events and book clubs for adults, Snack Time Story Time every Wednesday at 3:30 with children’s authors and illustrators, gift cards, book subscriptions, soup meal service, curbside pick up and home delivery.   

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We have created a gift page for our website as well as groceries and curbside pick up. We are doing virtual events and upping our soup subscription orders. We also have book recommendations on our social media accounts.

How can the community support you?

Gift cards are a great option. We also have book subscription and soup subscription services that make great gifts. Buy our gifts online. Keep buying books from indie bookstores!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website is the best way to get up to date information on what books are in stock. It is also how you should place orders, not through social media platforms. Staff picks are on our website and our social media platforms are great for keeping up with video and written book reviews and recommendations and seeing the newly added gifts that link to our website.

What’s the response been?

We have had an amazing response from our customers. Soup subscriptions are up and people are buying them to give to front line/essential workers. We also raised over $65,000 to keep the store open through our GoFundMe page. We are so grateful for all the love our customers and community have shown us. 

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

The Bookworm is still a full-service independent bookstore with a wide selection of gifts and stationery. Dine on our patio or carry out from our cafe in Riverwalk in Edwards.

Open for Business: Terra Bistro

Name of business:  Terra Bistro 

Physical address: 352 E. Meadow Dr. Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-476-6836

Email: www.terrabistrovail.com

Website: terrabistrovail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are offering thoughtfully sourced and prepared dinner for dine-in service and takeout. Our menu highlights produce that represents summer in the mountains of Colorado while maintaining the service and health-driven cuisine that has been quintessential to Terra Bistro for over 25 years. In addition to our normal a la carte menu option, we will be continuously creating and offering three-course takeout meals for two or more throughout the summer, to offer Terra quality dinner in the comfort of your home. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We are offering contactless online ordering (go to the website for link) and family-style menu selections and dinners you can pre-order up to 72 hours in advance. Social distancing tables in the dining room, all staff/guests required to follow local and state protocols. Offering to-go cocktail kits and specials on wine bottles from our cellar. The staff at Terra Bistro has always taken sanitation practices and safe work environments very seriously. In addition to our daily sanitation practices, we have further upped our levels of sanitation standards, from always wearing masks on property to ensuring our takeout orders are put together with as little contact as possible. The customer’s safety and wellness have always been and always will be our number one concern.

How can the community support you?

Make a reservation for dinner or plan a Terra To-Go night out in your own home.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Social media and our website will be updated as we expand the menu. Keep an eye out for amazing family-style specials. 

What’s the response been?

We are very happy to be open and are so ecstatic to offer quality food, beverages and service to our Terra Bistro community once again. It has been a slow start, but we want people to know we are here and ready! It may be an interesting new beginning to what the restaurant industry will be like, at least in our near-future. However, we are looking forward to learning and relearning how to make the very best dining experience for our customers, both new and veteran.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We will focus on maintaining the highest degree of health and safety for our guests and staff while eagerly seeking to get back to providing the amazing dining experience we’ve been perfecting for the past 26 years.

Open for Business: Boone’s Wine and Spirits

Name of business: Boone’s Wine and Spirits

Physical address: 65 Market St. Eagle, CO 81631

Phone number: 970-328-9463

Email: info@booneswineandspirits.com

Website: www.booneswineandspirits.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Everything we always have! We’ve got an excellent selection of wine, spirits, beer and fun accessories. Shop in-store, online or via our app. You can call in your order too. Then pull into our numbered spots for easy pickup! We also offer next day delivery Tuesdays through Fridays. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

Boone’s has made sure to maintain a clean facility and use masks to protect our customers when we have contact. Our online store and app have become essential business tools and helped customers easily get what they need. We’ve numbered our parking spots up front for easy quick curbside pickup. We are also offering next day delivery Tuesday through Friday to bring our excellent selection right to the customer’s door.

How can the community support you?

Keep on coming by! Summer is here! And even if we have to sit six feet apart, it’s the perfect time for summer drinks to start making their way to our patios and tables. Don’t forget Boone’s for those little fun gifts and accessories for any special occasion. We can set you up with a great gift!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website, email list and our Facebook page.

What’s the response been? 

Everyone has been great. One of our customers told us they wish everyone’s curbside pickup ran as smoothly as ours did. With so many things in flux and changing, we’re proud to say one thing that hasn’t changed is our superior customer service!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Our doors are back open! We have a safe and healthy store for our great customers. We ask people to wear masks. We also have hand sanitizer available and an easy checkout line to facilitate social distancing and safety for our staff and customers. 

Open for Business: Minturn Saloon

Name of business: Minturn Saloon

Physical Address: 146 N. Main St. Minturn, CO 81645

Phone number: 970-827-5954

Email: Info@MinturnSaloon.com

Website: www.MinturnSaloon.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Known as one of the ten most historic and iconic restaurants in Colorado, the Minturn Saloon is back serving Saloon classics from our Mexican and specialty menu (ribs, duck, quail, steak) and we now offer “Americana comfort food” sandwiches and salads. We open at 3 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays with socially distanced seating on our outdoor, riverside deck and in our dining room.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

To address the coronavirus situation, we have instituted protocols for sanitizing and cleaning according to Eagle County and other state agency guidance. Our menu has been revised with an emphasis on food is “to-go” friendly. We have family dinner kits and “to-go” margarita kits (with and without tequila) and other specialty cocktails and bar beverages. We will have on-line ordering and contactless payment systems very soon.

How can the community support you?

The community can support us by coming in for dinner and enjoying our relaxing environment. The Minturn Saloon is a great place to once again join with friends and family over a wonderful dinner. Take advantage of our takeout options.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

See our new menu and other information on our website, Facebook and Instagram. Also check out the new Facebook group, Vail Valley Food and Drink, for updates on many valley restaurants.  

What’s the response been?

Response from customers has been fantastic! People are happy to be back at the Saloon, have commented that they feel safe and relaxed, and are appreciative of the safety procedures we have in place. Our staff feels safe as well.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Going forward, we will continue to evolve as Eagle County does. We hope to offer more new specials and menu items, as we try to make these trying times an opportunity to become a better restaurant. See you at the Saloon!