There are lots and lots of new stores opening up here in Winter Park, Colorado. Our town just seems to be booming with all the restaurants opening and the Rec Center open for the first day and all this just in time for Christmas.
First we have the Fraser/Winter Park Rec Center open for the very first day to what looks like universal approval here in the Fraser Valley. We will be visiting this coming week and will let you know how the final product turned out. From what I have seen it looks spectacular (I can’t wait to steam my old bones in the steam sauna).
Last night Alberto’s had a soft opening to get some of the kinks out before tonight’s official Grand Opening. I heard that the food was terrific and the space looks just as good. For those not on the know, Alberto’s is brought to us by the folks that own the Tabernash Tavern. They have redone the space in Cooper Creek Square that most recently housed the Green Olive Italian steakhouse. We will try to make it out to Alberto’s in the next week and let your know about their operation.
The Cosmic Dog Mexican Grill is also opening tonight. I popped my head in today and the space looks pretty cool. I got a chance to talk to Fernand, the owner, and he says they should be serving up some burritos tonight. He also said he was exhausted from their push to get open in time for the Winter Park holiday season. I can’t wait to have a burrito this week. Nice work Fernand on the space, it looks great.
Lastly there is Ziggy’s Doughnuts. Our very own hot fresh doughnut factory located next to Fontenot’s Cajun Cafe in the Kings Crossing Retail Center. Talked Ziggy today and he says they should be open by the 3rd of January. Ziggy’s will have coffee, fresh donuts, and some video games set among a cool interior with counter service and tables and chairs. Would be great if Ziggy could figure out a way to offer some wine and beer, anywho, I’m am satisfied with hot donuts for now though.
So our little enclave of heaven up here in the Colorado Rockies just seems to be booming with all these openings. It looks like the economy is tuning around and vacationers ans skiers are starting to return to the hills. We got some unexpected snow the last few nights and everyone here in Winter Park is getting ready for Christmas. All seems well in the Winter Park part of the world.
Chris December 18th, 2009