The newest outdoor bar, located at the Ritz- Carlton Club's Willow Creek Bistro at Aspen Highlands, is literally made out of ice. Depending on how long the cold weather lasts, it may remain for at least two months. The Hotel Jerome in Aspen is also planning on installing an ice bar in the Hotel's courtyard this January.
The week between Christmas and New Years is typically one of the busiest times for Aspen and this year's holiday week is expected to be busier than last year. Greater than 80% occupancy of lodging is predicted by Aspen Snowmass central reservations for the 2009/10 holiday week, up slightly from last year.
Photo by Taylor Feldman
Following the $15 million relatively routine foreclosure sale last week, Cattle Creek Colorado real estate project is now Riverbend. The project has been known by several different project names over the last 10 years or so. The property is located mid-way between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Its most recent development plan includes a total of 1,000 residential units including 315 single family units.
Aspen Skiing Company is planning an expansion of its summer activities program as early as this coming summer. The plan includes development of approximately 50 miles of biking and hiking trails, a climbing wall, fishing pond , frisbee golf course and children's play areas.
According to Land Title Guarantee Company, this is a snapshot of Pitkin County's real estate activity for November, 2009:
Skyview PUD, Lot 2, Aspen
Morrow Wingo Junction Ranch Subdivision Common Parcel 1
Lazy O Ranch, Lot 14
Morrow Wingo Junction Ranch Subdivision Lot 4
Horse Ranch, Lot 34
Villas of Aspen, Unit 18
Chateau Roaring Fork, Unit 17, Building A
The World Snow Polo Championships take place in Aspen this weekend. It is the only event of its kind that is held in the US. Most of these events take place in Europe. The winter snow polo matches begin at Rio Grande Park Field in Aspen Saturday, Dec 19 and Sunday Dec 20 at 10 am and 1 pm.
Roxy's, Aspen’s newest grocery store, is now open at the Aspen Airport Business Center. It’s located in the building previously occupied by Alpine Mountain Market. Instead of typical "roach coach" fare, Roxy's is offering healthier choices, like hot breakfast sandwiches and burritos, rotisserie chicken and deli sandwiches for lunch. Roxanne and Mike Lawler, Roxy’s owners, also own markets in Telluride and Rangley.
Just like the rest of the country, rural Pitkin County is converting from analog to digital television signal transmission. The good news is this means that those in the County who are in the line of site of any of six towers will now be able to view the county's free TV service including ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX, and PBS. Some may also receive the community government station on channel 11.