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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: EagleVail Swimming Pool

Name of business: EagleVail Swimming Pool

Physical address: 450 Eagle Road, Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-949-1203

Email: swimmingpool@eaglevail.org

Website: eaglevail.org

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The EagleVail Swimming Pool offers lap swimming, swim team, swim school and recreation swimming.

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

The pool is divided into seven different sections for recreational swimming. There are two sessions per day. We have implemented an online booking system that allows the guest to reserve a specific picnic area with the accompanying pool section. The picnic areas and pool sections allow the guest to maintain six feet distance at all times.  All guests shower before entering the pool. Every picnic area and any multi-touch surface areas are cleaned by pool staff between sessions.

Lap swimming reservations are set up to allow a maximum of two people per lane.  Swimmers are encouraged to start at opposite ends of the pool and to shower before entering the pool. Swim team is being offered this summer with a limited number of participants. There are no spaces available. Swim school is being offered with parents involved in the water as part of the lesson. The Saturday sessions start July 11 at 10 a.m.  Space is available. Please go to eaglevail.org to learn more.

How can the community support you?

Please go to eaglevail.org and pre-book a time at the pool. We do not take drop-ins.

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

Our website is the best source of information regarding the pool. We also have regular postings on Facebook and a weekly email blast. Please spread the word!

What’s the response been?

The guests are very happy to see the cleanliness and organization at the pool. We have had feedback from cancer patients, pregnant ladies, local and visiting families that is a pleasure to use the facility.

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

This summer we will most likely stay as we are. There has been an increase in COVID cases in Eagle County and we intend to continue to provide a safe and friendly environment for swimmers.

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: Nova Guides

Name of business: Nova Guides

Physical address: 7088 Hwy 24 Red Cliff, CO 81649

Phone number: 719-486-2656

Email: info@novaguides.com

Website: www.novaguides.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are currently offering ATV and side-by-side unguided rentals for one or two hours, guided Jeep tours, guided fly fishing on our private lake and archery lessons.

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

We are taking prepayment and staggering check-in times to lower person-to-person contact. All employees are temperature-checked upon arrival to work and all employees will be wearing masks. All high-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly after every use and our check-in process has been expedited to limit time spent inside our lodge. Our focus is to get customers checked in efficiently and then get them outside to enjoy the fun side of social distancing on our 55,000 acres of trail system.

How can the community support you?

Give us a call to make reservations! We would love to get people outside for some fun-filled adventure. We are currently running specials/discounts.

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

Give us a call or visit our Facebook Page. We are also sending email marketing blasts to anyone who has signed up for our email list.

What’s the response been?

The response has been incredible, however business is slow. Customers appreciate the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the Colorado high country and they feel safe due to the policies and procedures we’ve implemented. With all of our experiences being outside, social distancing is a natural occurrence and person-to-person contact is limited. Our employees are excited to be back at work and seeing our customers enjoying a much-needed break from quarantine.

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

We will continue to keep our cleanliness and social distancing procedures in place as long as required and as long as needed to keep our customers feeling safe. We plan to open up our guided ATV and guided side-by-side tours before the 4th of July weekend. Once Eagle County is approved to move into “Phase 3 a.k.a. Black Phase” allowing for maximum guest counts of 250 persons, we will increase our current limit of 50 persons. We hope the “new normal” will encourage our community and tourists alike to enjoy safe, socially distanced, outdoor recreational activities.

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: Continental Divide and Point Breeze Cabins

Name of Business: Continental Divide and Point Breeze Cabins

Physical address: Tennessee Pass

Phone number: 970-925-5775

Website: www.huts.org

What goods or services are you offering?

We have two cabins, Continental Divide and Point Breeze, which are members of the 10th Mountain Huts. These cabins are located on Tennessee Pass and are 21 miles south of Minturn on Highway 24, about a 35-minute drive. These two cabins are available for nightly rentals. Each cabin sleeps eight people and they are designed for single-party use. The cabins provide easy access to multiple hiking and mountain bike trails, a campfire area, an authentic tipi, remnants of a historic mine and extensive forest to explore.

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

We are single-party use cabins, primarily families. We have upgraded furnishings for safety and use cleaning and health measures as approved by Lake County.

How can the community support you?

Rent a night or two by calling 970-925-5775 or going to huts.org for availability. When you rent, invite another family to join you by having them rent the second cabin.

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

Join the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, $35.00 annually for email updates or text Lee Rimel, 970-390-4256.

What has the response been?

Excellent. Many nights are reserved. Most people are renting two nights to provide adequate time for experiencing all of the trails including the Colorado/Continental Divide Trail, which traverses the Continental Divide. The trail from Tennessee Pass to Camp Hale is a classic mountain bike ride. The Mitchell Loop Trail offers lush forest, old beaver ponds and a chance to view moose. It is a superior hike and a cherished mountain bike ride. Hike or ride clockwise!

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

We will continue to provide a backcountry experience with the comfort of a fully equipped cabin for guests’ security and comfort.

Open for Business: Eagle Climbing and Fitness

Name of Business: Eagle Climbing and Fitness

Physical address: 700 Chambers Ave., A7 Eagle, CO 81631

Phone number: 970-328-0893

Email: info@eagleclimbing.com

Website: eagleclimbing.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

 We are excited to offer climbing, yoga and fitness for all ages and abilities. We have adult climbing workshops, fitness and yoga classes and are looking to add more yoga classes soon. We have kids climbing day camps every weekday throughout the summer.

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

We’ve implemented several social distancing, hygiene and personal responsibility measures throughout our facility adhering to the county’s Public Health Order. We are requiring that all participants read and sign our guidelines to show understanding and commitment to following our new procedures. We’ve also set up an online reservation system for members and guests to participate in climbing, yoga or fitness offerings. 

How can the community support you?

Come on in and enjoy climbing again or for the first time! New customers can purchase gift certificates, punch cards, memberships or day passes. Old members can unfreeze or renew their memberships. And we’d love to see new faces in our classes, workshops and day camps! 

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

Check out our website and social media: (instagram.com/eagleclimbing and facebook.com/eagleclimbing) or just give us a call.

What’s the response been?

People are so grateful that we’re open again. People are excited to climb, learn new skills in our workshops, and parents are incredibly psyched that we’re offering day camps. We are so thankful to everyone who helped support us through our closure and continue to support us now that we’ve reopened.

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

We will continue building strength in our community by creating and offering responsible classes, workshops, and camps, while collaborating with the Health Dept. to maintain appropriate protocols as we move through the Transition Trail Map. Our goal is to keep our community healthy, happy and strong!