Steamboat businesses are trading spaces downtown
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It’s business as usual, but the addresses will be different for several recognizable stores that have found new homes in downtown Steamboat Springs.
“Right now, business is good,” said Lisa Popovich, program manager for Main Street Steamboat Springs. “That’s when some businesses move from one location to what they think is a better location.”
Popovich said it’s a good sign that the businesses are staying downtown.
“We are doing good here, but we think we can do even better up there,” said Phillip Rhodes, general manager of Remember Me. “We expect to have more foot traffic, and it’s a bigger space after we move.”
The store is moving from 703 Lincoln Ave. to the corner of Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue once their new space is finished, sometime in August.
“It’s going to be all hands on deck,” Rhodes said. “We are going to try to not be closed if possible. We are going to try our best to get into the new store without having a day off.”
The store, which sells clothing, home decor and unique gifts, is among a small group of downtown business owners who are playing a game of musical chairs as the sun begins to set on the summer season in Steamboat.
Also on the move is All That, which sells men’s and women’s clothing, bath products, jewelry, vinyl records, gift items and novelties. At the end of August, the store will move down the street from 601 Lincoln Ave. to 811 Lincoln Ave., which currently houses The Shoe Chalet & Boutique.
“We are going to continue to sell music and do special orders,” All That manager Wendy Zwaan said. “We are going to have everything that we had.”
All That owner Kim Haggarty said the move makes sense, because the space will be smaller and the perfect size for what the store offers its customers. She will also be paying less in rent.
Cold Stone Creamery has moved out of its former space at 827 Lincoln Ave. Owner Paul Van Engelenhoven closed the store but is offering Local Ice Cream Shop ice cream at the Subway restaurant he owns in Curve Plaza.
The space formerly occupied by Cold Stone will become The North Face store, which is being opened in partnership with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
In another shift, Ranch Organic, which was located at 24 Fifth St., has moved across the alley and now shares space with Steamboat Floral.
To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209, email jrussell@SteamboatPilot.com or follow him on Twitter @Framp1966.
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