Latest News – January 23

Leadville Business News

“Frank is Back” at Saturday’s Discount Store

Not much goes unnoticed around these parts. So when the sign first appeared, the texts, photos, and messages on social media started pouring into Leadville Today. “Frank Is Back,” reads the sign along Highway 24, in front of the popular Saturday’s Discount store, south of town.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Frank Is Back! You can find him at Saturday’s Discount.

So, yes, it’s true, Saturday’s ownership has ricocheted back to Frank Nickel. 

Frank Nickel (left) and daughter Lanora Sibert (right) Back for the Second Act at Saturday's Dsicount .

Frank Nickel (left) and daughter Lanora Sibert (right) Back for the Second Act at Saturday’s Discount .

As some regular readers may recall, Nickel sold the discount store to Gregg Kall back in October of last year (STORY).

While Nickel was not in the store yesterday, his daughter Lanora Sibert was, and relayed the following information:

  • Frank Nickel is the owner of Saturday’s Discount, again!
  • Nickel took back ownership on December 30, 2014.
  • The store has been taken off the market.
  • Winter Hours are the same: Daily from  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Frank Is Back! Stop in and see him!
Saturday's Discount: same as it ever was!

Saturday’s Discount: same as it ever was . . . Frank is Back!

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Chef Matt Roberts Heads to Mt. Princeton Resort

This week, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort announced that Chef Matthew Roberts of Leadville, was hired as Director of Food & Beverage/Executive Chef.

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Chef Matt Roberts is now the Head Chef down south at Mt. Princeton Resort. Roberts was a well-known and liked culinary guru at Twin Lakes Nordic Inn.

Most recently Chef Roberts held the position of General Manager/Executive Chef of The Twin Lakes Inn. Under Roberts direction, the Inn raised the culinary bar with a superior dining experience in the picturesque village of Twin Lakes. 

Fortunately, the seperation was amicable. And as a show of co-operation between the two popular Arkansas Valley destinations, Mt. Princeton is making Chef Roberts available to advise the Twin Lakes Inn’s management following his departure.

“All of us at The Twin Lakes Inn appreciate Matt’s many contributions as we re-opened our 1879 establishment,” said managing partner Marjorie Nash. “We’re glad Matt is keeping his talents in this beautiful valley and we look forward to seeing him when we visit Mt Princeton Eesort or when he visits Twin Lakes.”

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Chef Roberts poses with Leadville Trail 100 Champion Rebecca Rusch in front of the Twin Lakes Nordic Inn during last summer’s race season. Photo: Leadville Today.

Prior to Twin Lakes, Chef Roberts honed his culinary talents in Vail, Telluride, Denver & Santa Fe. Chef Roberts will be changing the  Buena Vista resort’s Princeton Club Restaurant menus as early as mid-February, as well as introducing a new spa menu, and banquet selections.

According to Mt. Princeton’s management, Chef Roberts will be challenged with reinventing several of the resort’s menus, to match the sizeable growth the popular tourist attraction has shown through its aggressive expansion in recent years. New offerings will include weekly, multi-course dinner specials, “Sushi at the Spa” events, & culinary training in conjunction with Colorado Mountain College.

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First Leadville Jet Setter Parks in New Airport Hangar

Wasting no time in making a return on the investment, the first jet owned by a group from Kentucky, found shelter in the new Hangar One at the Lake County Airport in Leadville Today. The Grand Opening ceremony was held last Saturday, Jan. 17 at America’s Highest Airport.

Wasting no time in making a return on the investment, the first jet, owned by a group from Kentucky, found shelter in the new Hangar One at the Lake County Airport. The Grand Opening was held last Saturday, Jan. 17 at America’s Highest Airport.

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