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Business

  • Closure of Black Hawk clinic to affect Clear Creek residents

    As many as 200 Clear Creek County residents could be without a primary-care doctor when Mountain Family Health Center closes in Black Hawk in late November.

    The clinic is closing because the majority of its patients “voted with their feet” and moved to other clinics for care, said Ross Brooks, chief executive of the Mountain Family clinic system. The Black Hawk clinic currently has about 400 clients, down from a high of about 3,000 seven years ago, he said. It has been in business for more than three decades.

  • Taco Bell coming to Dumont

    Motorists wanting to get their Mexican food fix can make a “run for the border” in Clear Creek County when Taco Bell opens in Dumont in December.

    The former Burger King restaurant at 1073 County Road 308 was sold for $550,000 to Palo Alto Inc./Alvarado Holdings LLC, a Denver-based restaurant holding company. The sale closed Oct. 15, according to county records. 

  • Economic incentives could be used to lure hotel

    A hotelier may be wooed to build in Clear Creek County by economic incentives, according to an economic development official.
    County economic development officials plan to “get creative and put together some (economic incentive) options to see what kind of interest there is,” Peggy Stokstad, president of the Clear Creek County Economic Development Corp., said recently. A recent hotel viability study showed a 10 percent profitability gap between what it might take to build a hotel and what its potential revenues might be in the beginning.

  • Log home company looking to expand

    A Dumont company that builds log homes wants to expand and hire up to 30 people.

    Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes currently manufactures its homes off site. After 10 years at the location, owner Dennis Anderson has applied for rezoning at 1501 County Road 308 in Dumont so that he can build the kit homes there.

  • Log home company looking to expand

    A Dumont company that builds log homes wants to expand and hire up to 30 people.

    Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes currently manufactures its homes off site. After 10 years at the location, owner Dennis Anderson has applied for rezoning at 1501 County Road 308 in Dumont so that he can build the kit homes there.

  • The Buffalo roaming to an upscale future

    You’ll be able to buy a piece of the Buffalo Restaurant and Bar as workers get ready for a trendy, up to $1.2 million face-lift scheduled to start in mid-October.

    As part of the remodel, a craft brewery is planned for the historic Miner Street property, with brew to be sold on site, said Dan Ebert, general manager of the Buffalo. A chef consultant is helping the restaurant redesign the menu, which will have several new items made in a completely new kitchen.

  • Dumont pot shop is high on plans for new building

    The Mind Body Spirit 2 retail marijuana store has moved to a construction trailer on the Interstate 70 off-ramp in Dumont.

    A 42,000-square-foot retail store and cultivation building is planned for the spot — slated to open next spring, said owner Christine Nanney, though she did not give a specific date. The building is planned for the vacant lot at 811 County Road 308 and the adjoining land to the east where Quality Auto Body currently is located. 

  • Downieville pot shop gets OK to make edibles for retail sale

    Workers at The Highway marijuana store in Downieville soon will make edible marijuana products for retail sale after getting approval from the county to do so, according to the owner.

    Store owner Ashwani Garg previously had a license to make “edibles,” as they’re called, for medical marijuana use. 

    Garg received needed administrative approval recently from Clear Creek County for the license for retail-sale manufacturing. The application does not require a public hearing or formal action from the county’s three elected commissioners.

  • Incentives eyed to lure hotel to Georgetown Lake site

    Economic development gurus could use financial incentives to lure a developer to build a 125-room hotel at Georgetown Lake.

    But there might be a 10 percent-or-more profitability gap between the cost to build a hotel at a site at Argentine and 22nd streets and potential annual revenue, according to a $17,000 hotel market study done by the Clear Creek County Economic Development Corp.

  • Storage-unit chain expands into Empire

    With a careful eye toward aesthetics and what a small mountain community wants, Roger Kahn has expanded his storage-unit business into Empire.

    Kahn and his wife, co-owner Diane Kahn, recently opened Storage One on the east side of town at 499 E. Mountain View Ave. He said he wants to provide residents a needed service as well as be a good neighbor.

    This is the couple’s fourth storage-unit business in the mountains; the others are in Cripple Creek, Crested Butte and Pine Junction.