JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO — Many Colorado businesses are not only adhering to public health guidelines, but some are coming up with creative ways to keep customers and employees safe.
Jefferson County has launched the 'Open for Business Spotlight," which highlights businesses that are going above and beyond to create safe environments amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Jefferson County Commissioners Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe and Lesley Dahlkemper visited with business owners who are emphasizing public safety. The visits were filmed and a series of videos has been posted on the county's YouTube channel.
To be featured, a Jeffco business must be:
Following public health guidelines
Taking action to emphasize the safety of employees and customers
Creating an atmosphere that will make customers feel confident that they can safely visit the business.
>> Community members, visitors and business owners can submit businesses for the Jeffco Open For Business Spotlight campaign here.
Some of the first businesses that were featured include:
Bivouac Coffee - Evergreen
African Grill and Bar - Lakewood
Virgilio's Pizzeria and Wine Bar - Littleton
Arbor Family Medicine - Westminster
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Latest featured businesses:
Little Britches Boutique, 26437 Conifer Rd., Conifer:
Little Britches Boutique is a consignment store in Conifer that specializes in children’s clothing:
Emilio's Almost Famous, 10081 Wadsworth Pkwy, Westminster:
Emilio's Almost Famous is a neighborhood Mexican cantina that serves homemade dishes such as green chili, tacos, empanadas and enchiladas:
The Evergreen Gallery, 28195 CO-74, Evergreen:
The Evergreen Gallery represents more than 90 of the most talented and recognized artists in Colorado:
Colorado Credit Union, 10026 W. San Juan Way, Littleton area:
Colorado Credit Union serves more than 18,000 members across employer groups and communities in our state:
Joyride Brewing Company, 2501 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater:
Joyride Brewing Company is a small craft brewery near Sloan's Lake that features a 10-barrel brewhouse and a 1,600-square-foot taproom:
Design dei Capelli, 7905 Ralston Rd. #106, Arvada:
Design dei Capelli is an Arvada salon that specializes in consultations, color, hair design, extensions, bridal, fashion events and photo shoots:
Ballmer Peak Distillery, 12437 W. Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood:
"Ballmer Peak is a local distillery that produces Australian style gin, silver rum, spiced rum and un-aged whiskey," the Jeffco post read. "For months during the COVID-19 outbreak, they manufactured much-needed hand sanitizer for the local community. Jefferson County applauds Ballmer Peak for emphasizing public safety!
Holidaily Brewing Company, 801 Brickyard Circle - Unit B, Golden:
"Holidaily Brewing is Colorado’s dedicated gluten-free brewery, brewing up delicious beers since February 2016," the Jeffco post read. "The premise of the brewery is to offer a safe product to consumers with dietary restrictions. This goes beyond beer, and they take the safety and health of their customers and staff seriously."
Rheinlander Bakery, 5721 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada:
"Located in Olde Towne Arvada, Rheinlander Bakery is a family owned business and has been baking since 1963," the Jeffco post read. "They have a large selection of traditional, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan pastries for breakfast, lunch and of course, dessert. Denver's A-List just named Rheinlander Bakery the #1 Bakery for 2020! Jefferson County applauds Rheinlander Bakery for emphasizing public safety."
West 29th Restaurant & Bar, 5560 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge:
"West 29th Restaurant & Bar blends the old world with the new west, delivering French-influenced cuisine in an elegant, Colorado-inspired setting," the Jeffco post read. "Featuring two patios, a fireplace and stained glass windows showcasing iconic landscapes, West 29th Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic special occasion, casual happy hour or a sunny weekend brunch."
Rib City, 8174 S. Kipling Pkwy, Littleton:
"Rib City Ken Caryl/Littleton is locally owned and operated, having been in business for 16 years," Jeffco officials said. "They pride themselves on providing excellent, high quality food, smoked in house by the best BBQ chefs. When you eat at Rib City, you’re family. They are taking all necessary precautions to keep staff and customers safe."
Village Roaster, 9255 W Alameda Ave Unit L, Lakewood:
"Village Roaster has been serving freshly roasted coffee, gourmet tea, and spices for more than 40 years," Jeffco officials said. "They only sell 100% Arabica coffee beans, and they work to acquire the best coffee beans in the world. Village Roaster ensures that the coffee beans meet their standards, and then roasts them in small batches to ensure quality and freshness.
Blackbird Cafe and Tavern, 25940 Highway 74, Evergreen:
"Blackbird Café and Tavern is a small family restaurant with an incredible, dedicated team working together to provide fresh, tasty options from brunch to dinner," Jeffco officials said. "They love their community and have found that many guests become not only repeat customers, but part of their family. The Blackbird team has taken the state and county public health guidelines very seriously. Their goal was to transform the space into a safe and comfortable environment that followed the state guidelines."