Evergreen bizbeat: Restaurant fundraising, a new men's shop and jiujitsu

Deb Hurley Brobst
Posted 12/29/22

The owners of Troutdale Tavern are committed to giving back to the community.

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Evergreen bizbeat: Restaurant fundraising, a new men's shop and jiujitsu


Troutdale Tavern’s community nights

The owners of Troutdale Tavern are committed to giving back to the community.

Craig Caldwell, who opened Troutdale Tavern in May 2022 where Stagecoach Sports Grill used to be, opens the restaurant to nonprofits on Tuesdays. Caldwell provides the kitchen staff, the nonprofit provides the wait staff, and the result is a win-win for the restaurant and the nonprofit.

“Usually when people want to do a fundraiser like a car wash, they have to have a venue, get donations, volunteers,” Caldwell said. “It’s a lot of work. Plus other places that allow fundraisers give 10% or 15% (to the organization). We decided if we are going to do this, we’re going to do it right. When an organization comes to us, we give them back 70% of all food sales, and we write a check on the spot.”

So far, the restaurant has hosted six fundraising nights that have raised more than $30,000 for the organizations.

“They don’t have to have banquet room for a fundraiser,” Caldwell said. “They can order anything off the menu, and the proceeds go to a good cause. We don’t care about tooting our own horns; we care about helping the community.”

Caldwell also co-owns Keys on the Green next to the Evergreen Golf Course and Parkside Café in Bergen Park.

Troutdale Tavern, in the shopping area on the southwest corner of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard, is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, plus Tuesday evenings when a nonprofit evening is scheduled. Nonprofits interested in hosting a Tuesday night dinner should call the restaurant at 303-975-6278 and leave a message for Craig about booking a party.

Quiver opens in Bergen Village

Bergen Park has a new men’s clothing store.

Quiver in the Bergen Village Shopping Center is the dream of Katie and Jim Compton, and they sell what they call casual men’s apparel, snowboards and outdoor gear.

The couple, who are Evergreen residents for six years, had been sales representatives working from home when they decided to open their own store, calling it a dream to sell brands they believe in.

The store’s logo is a Steller’s jay, which is unique to this elevation, with its tail feathers in the shape of a quiver. The couple love to be active outdoors, so they are primed to provide information with first-hand experience to provide information to customers.

Quiver is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 

Evergreen Jiu Jitsu opens

Evergreen Jiu Jitsu has opened inside Nick’s Pro Fitness in Evergreen, providing classes for children and adults from beginners to advanced with an emphasis on self-defense.

Scott Miller, a second-degree black belt who owns the business, has been grappling for 28 years and has 14 years of jiujitsu experience. 

Jiujitsu is different from other martial arts because there is no striking or kicks, Miller explained, so there is less damage to the body. He plans to add a kickboxing program this month.

Classes are available late afternoons and evenings Monday through Thursday, plus open mat time on Saturday mornings. For more information, visit evergreenjiujitsu.com.

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