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Loaded Joe’s in Avon gets a facelift

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AVON, Colorado – Loaded Joe’s is open just about all the time – about 360 days a year. So a remodeling job didn’t keep the Avon coffeehouse closed very long.

Owner Kent Beidel decided that after being open since early 2005 in the Avon location – there’s also a store in Vail – it was time to freshen things up. So the crew shut the place down Oct. 5 and 6 and got to work, replacing some flooring, taking out the lounge on a short pedestal in the middle of the space and putting in some fresh – or at least re-upholstered – furniture.

“Things can get a little tired,” Beidel said. “We wanted to keep it current, keep it nice.”

Sarah Langston, who handles marketing for Loaded Joe’s, said the big work got done while the shop was closed, but that other changes will happen on the fly.

“We hope to have it all done by early November,” Langston said.

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While the Vail location was just remodeled two years ago, Beidel said there will be a few subtle changes at that store, too, just to reinforce that the two shops are run by the same people.

And this fall’s re-do isn’t the end.

“We’ll have a second phase coming in the spring,” Beidel said.

But you can guess that Loaded Joe’s will be open most of the time then, too.

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