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Justin and Tyler Fukae have appreciated meeting people who also have a passion for sustainability. In mid-March, the Lakewood couple opened Sabel at 507 Taos St., which offers a variety of home, bath …
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Justin and Tyler Fukae have appreciated meeting people who also have a passion for sustainability.
In mid-March, the Lakewood couple opened Sabel at 507 Taos St., which offers a variety of home, bath and body products.
“You’d be hard-pressed not to find something you want or need in here,” Justin said.
Sabel’s focus, the two said, is offering sustainable and functional products, such as bamboo utensils and chapstick with non-plastic packaging. Plus, most items are locally made.
Starting Sabel has been an exciting. Justin recently finished serving in the military, and the two have always wanted to open a business together. But, it seemed like a very intimidating process, Tyler described.
When the Fukaes visited Georgetown over the fall and on New Year’s Day, they met the owners of The Barking Loop, who told them about starting a business and provided encouragement. They also saw the space at 507 Taos was for rent and decided to open Sabel there.
One downside has been drawing people off Sixth Street, Justin described. The couple has put out sidewalk chalk as one way to attract foot traffic, and also plan to start serving tea and coffee on the patio area this summer or early fall.
Overall, things are going well. The two described how they’ve already developed repeat customers, including several locals, and that sales have been pretty even across all sections.
Tyler added that he’s thankful for how everyone’s welcomed them to the community, and said opening Sabel has been a great learning process.
Justin commented: “Now we get to tick another thing off the bucket list.”
Sabel is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Operating hours may change at a later date.
For information, visit sabelhome.com or follow sabel_home on Instagram.
Georgetown business blooms
Ron Grady’s décor at 511 Rose St. has been flying out the door as quickly as he’s bringing it in.
“It’s hard to find things to bring in to replace them,” Grady said.
Everything from the food to the furniture is for sale at Georgetown’s 511 Rose, which opened on May 11.
The business has a full food menu, along with bourbon, vodka, tequila, scotch, wine and Coors beer. It also sells furniture and décor, which is constantly changing as pieces are sold.
“It’s been wild and crazy,” Grady said of opening 511 Rose. “It’s exceeded my expectations.”
Customers so far have been a mix of locals and tourists. Grady said he’s sold pieces to people from across the United States, and bartender Cassandra Van Rooyen said some nights, there are a lot of Empire and Idaho Springs residents.
The venue features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and Grady said the place has a “rocking atmosphere” during the performances.
Grady is also particularly proud of 511 Rose’s food. He credited Chef Travis Smith, who previously ran Evergreen’s Bistro Colorado and has won multiple international food competitions.
Along with the regular menu, Smith offers a daily special, such as the Sunday brunch. Some dishes are even selling out, and the cold-smoked salmon has been a particular favorite, Smith and Grady explained.
Grady, who owns 511 Rose with his wife, Terri, said they initially bought the building as a short-term venture. But, during renovation, he found artifacts dating back to the 1870s. Being immersed in that history helped him fall in love with the building and he hopes to preserve it for future generations.
511 Rose is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
For information, visit 511rose.com.
Two Brothers Deli opens bookstore next door
Nothing beats curling up with a smooth drink and a good book.
Now, there’s a spot on Miner Street to do exactly that, and it’s just one door down.
Two Brothers Deli has opened a bookstore, One Door Down, at 1428 Miner St., adjacent to the deli. The business hosted a grand opening on April 24.
Along with an assortment of books, One Door Down also sells cocktails, smoothies, coffee, games, greeting cards and other gifts.
Dyllan Smith, general manager of Two Brothers Deli and One Door Down, said the latter will also offer wine in the near future. It also plans to offer book club meetings as well.
The bookstore has been very well-received, Smith said, explaining, “Locals are excited to have a bookstore.”
The deli’s smoothies are always a hit in the summertime, and now One Door Down’s frozen cocktails are gaining popularity as well. On the book side, he said that the auto/biography/memoir, thriller and local interest sections have seen the most interest.
Deli customers are free to bring their food over to the One Door Down side and relax with a book and/or beverage, Smith explained.
“It’s a more relaxed environment,” he said of the bookstore.
Smith asked people to let staff know if they have any suggestions on book selection, adding, “It’s still new to us. We’re still having fun with it.”
One Door Down is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day — the same hours as Two Brothers Deli.
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