New stores open in downtown Steamboat Springs as old favorites find new spaces to grow in |

New stores open in downtown Steamboat Springs as old favorites find new spaces to grow in

Marcus Worthen and Amy Johnson
Scott Franz

— New businesses are popping up this summer on both ends of Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs, and some old favorites are finding new downtown spaces to grow in.

Here’s a look at some of the latest downtown business developments.

Back Door Grill expands offerings

The newest burger joint in the downtown area continues to expand its menu and entertainment offerings.

Back Door Grill recently installed a new game room upstairs featuring Ms. Pacman, Big Buckhunter, Attack from Mars and a foosball table.

The bar and restaurant also now feature draft beers and a burger called the Dirty Harry that boasts a donut for a bun. (This reporter can confirm its tastiness.)

If you’re feeling really adventurous, owner David Elias has also introduced a new ghost pepper burger.

Apple returns to downtown

Ski Town Computing’s new digs at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue features a new technology lounge where prospective computer buyers can take the latest Apple products for a spin.

Right now, the iMac with a 5k display is featured in the lounge.

Owner Marcus Worthen said moving to the new space has allowed the business to increase its retail offerings.

Ski Town Computing is an Apple-authorized reseller and service provider.

“We sell everything Apple makes except the Apple Watch,” Worthen said.

The staff also speaks fluent Windows.

New Old Town Square stores

The former Gondola General space in Old Town Square has been converted into two new retail spaces.

Hard Headed sells more than 200 types of summer sports helmets.

You can also find cycling accessories and GoPros to record your next adventure.

Pop into Sunglasses on Main next door for your eyewear needs.

Sports store moves

Boomerang Sports Exchange recently completed a short move into a renovated space.

After five years at 1125 Lincoln Avenue, the store is now just a few doors down in the former Pilot Office Supply space.

Gigi’s Closet opens

Cindy Heyek and Alexa Nachtweih’s latest store in downtown Steamboat features swimwear and lingerie, as well as basic fundamentals for both women and men.

The store, located at 822 Lincoln Ave., also features makeup and skincare products and offers some salon services.

Moose Mountain returns

The popular store has reopened under new ownership just a door away from where it used to be on Lincoln Avenue.

Chris and Lindsay Dillenbeck, owners of FM Light & Sons and Chrysalis, bought the Moose Mountain brand from Jenny Wall.

On the horizon

There are at least two new restaurants on the horizon in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The Pit on Fifth, a new barbecue restaurant, is opening in the former La Mex space at 425 Lincoln Avenue.

Colorado High Five, a new pizzeria slated for Old Town Square, will feature pizzas and salads, wine and beer and live music.

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