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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.

Latest News – August 18

Leadville Business News

O’Reilly Auto Parts Store to Open By October

Considering all of the booms and busts the Leadville economy has gone through over its history, it’s no surprise that all of the support businesses and services that provide life’s day to day necessities, ebb and flow with that same tide.

O'Reilly Auto Parts is slated to open this October. Jobs available now!

O’Reilly Auto Parts is slated to open this October. Jobs available now!

 So it should be an encouraging sign that another automotive parts store is opening soon in Lake County. O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 1920 N. Poplar Street is slated to open in October.

“Right now the plans are to open that store in late summer, early fall,” said Mark Merz, Director of External Reporting and Investor Relations at O’Reilly Auto Parts.O'Reillys_logo copy

Located off what is commonly known as Hwy 24 North, the new 6,400 square foot building is conveniently located next to the Stop ‘n Save and across from Safeway in the commercial corridor.

For those unfamiliar with O’Reilly Auto Parts, it is part of a chain of auto parts stores that started with one store in Springfield, Missouri, in 1957. It has since grown to include more than 4,100 stores in 42 states. The corporation is headquartered in Springfield.  The closest sister store is in Salida, there is also one in Glenwood Springs and several on the Front Range.

Bing-Bang-Boom! The framework was in place by July 24 for the new build at 1920 N. Poplar.

Bing-Bang-Boom! The framework was in place by July 24 for the new build at 1920 N. Poplar.

“A new store will generally employ 8 – 12 team members,” said Merz, “Some full time, some part time.” They have already hired a manager who is currently being trained at one of their other stores. However,  they are taking applications for other positions, including: Drivers, Parts Pros, Retail Specialists, others.  For more details on job opportunities, call the number that’s on the banner in front of the new building: 1-888-OREILLY. Or job-seekers can also apply online: HERE.

Things went up quick once they got going, as shown in this July 30 photo. A sign of things to come?

Things went up quick once they got going, as shown in this July 30 photo. A sign of things to come?

 

And remember, if you need assistance with your online application, the Leadville Colorado Workforce Center is available to help you. They are located at 115 W. 6th Street in Leadville, 719-486-2428.

“We are a ‘grow from within company,’ so there are a lot of great opportunities for people,” said Merz.

Opportunity, now that’s a hopeful word. One that might mean, things are on their way up! Could another grocery store be far behind?Obit_Spacer_Thin

Scarlet Mural Reveal Party: A Leadville  Classic

The crowds came out last Wednesday, Aug. 13 for a sneak peak at a new mural and a double header of music that had the place rocking well into the night! 

Scarlet Bar owners Chuck and Lee stand in front of the new mural with artist Lexie Palmore and her husband Jim McMillen. The mural will eventually be installed on the outside north wall of the building which is located at the corner of 4th Street and historic Harrison Avenue.

Scarlet Bar owners Chuck and Lee stand in front of the new mural with artist Lexie Palmore and her husband Jim McMillen. The mural which characterizes some of Leadville’s Legendary characters, will eventually be installed on the outside north wall at the corner of 4th Street and historic Harrison Avenue.

The pizza party and unveiling of The Scarlet‘s Pabst Blue Ribbon “Legends Mural,” saw a packed house with endless pizza combos from High Mountain Pies, and an inter-generational mix that had the older crowd coming out early to support the new art piece, and the younger set hanging late to jam out.  

Leadville Artist Lexie Palmore’s mural design depicts a number of well-known Leadville characters, and hopes to be installed before the snow flies!

Local favorite band Leadville Cherokee got the house swaying with the opening set. And the nationally acclaimed Black Lillies lived up to their reputation with some good jams for the main act. The evening ended in a late night jam session with both bands rocking the crowds til they couldn’t dance no more!

Thanks for helping to keep the downtown music and arts scene alive, Chuck and Lee, and everyone at The Scarlet Bar.