New businesses popping up around Steamboat Springs |

New businesses popping up around Steamboat Springs

Scott Franz
Yampy's is one of the new businesses slated to open soon in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Scott Franz

— For the first time since before the Great Recession, retail spaces in downtown Steamboat Springs are almost at capacity.

“I would say it was probably before the downturn that we last had this kind of vibrancy downtown,” Main Street Steamboat Springs Manager Lisa Popovich said. “And I think a lot of it has to do with the economy, but also with realtors working with business owners to create pop-up opportunities.”

A few businesses in the downtown area are currently working to open, including Moose Knuckles Bar and Grill, at 1009 Lincoln Ave., and Yampy’s, which will offer signature coffees, crepes and creative cocktails.

While Yampy’s is still under construction, residents and visitors can still sample a taste of what will be offered by viewing its menu at

Yampy’s is opening in the newly redeveloped Yampa Valley Electric building at 910 Yampa Street.

Downtown isn’t the only area seeing new business activity.

Follwing are a couple of other highlights.

Hot Springs plans developing

Old Town Hot Springs has submitted a planning proposal to the city to convert its existing tennis courts into additional park spaces.

The planning application notes that an expansion is planned for the facility in 2018, and this additional parking will be needed to cover new parking demands after some of the other parking in the area is consumed by the project.

The Hot Springs recently formed a new committee of community volunteers, Hot Springs board members and staff to examine facility improvements in the coming years.

Expansion talks at the Hot Springs have been heating up in recent years.

Board members have floated a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the existing building that would accommodate more training rooms, workout rooms and locker rooms, as well as expanded pools and new racquetball courts.

New petcare facility

Looking for a place to drop off the dog for a while?

Peace, Love and Pet Care has you covered.

The local business recently celebrated the opening of a new facility at 984 Captain Jack Drive.

The business offers doggy daycare and luxury lodging for pets.

To learn more about the business, visit

New Yoga studio

Rakta Hot Yoga has plans to open a new studio in the Fox Creek Condominiums off Hilltop Parkway. Planning documents at the city show the studio is planning to open with associated retail and office space.

To learn more, visit

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10


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