There are always some store shuffling after and before ski season and this year has been no exception.
This summer we saw the opening of The Library and Emilies Wine Bar right on Highway 40 here and they both have been great additions to the restaurant choices in the WP and the Fraser Valley.
Now leading up to the 2011-12 Winter Park/Mary Jane ski season opening the Winter Park Trading Post sports gear consignment and Surf and Turf Restaurant, Strips and Tails will be opening before start of ski season.
The Winter Park Trading Post will be housed in the old Caldwell Banker building right in US Highway 40 across from Fraser Valley Hot Dog. Strips and Tails is opening in the old Hideaway Bar spot at the end of US 40 across from the Winter Park Lodging Company new offices Pine Tree Plaza. Steve Bromberg is proprietor of Strips and Tails. Steve presently operates The Bistro at Iron Horse in the winter and Mackinaw’s Bar and Grill on Lake Granby in the summer.
I don’t have much word on the Winter Park Trading Post but it sounds like it will be like most sports gear consignment stores in ski towns. One of our favorites is Boomerang Sports in Steamboat Springs, CO. As I said Winter Park is definitely in need of a consignment sporting goods operation.
So, ski season will be here soon and we are ready for some new shops, eateries and a whole bunch of fresh snow.
Chris September 30th, 2011