Business Matters is a monthly column featuring business news in the Life on Capitol Hill and Washington Park Profile coverage areas, which is roughly central and central-south Denver.
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Heaven Creamery opened its second metro-area location in Cherry Creek North at 299 Milwaukee St. mid-May, and is expected to open a third location in Denver’s River North Art District this summer.
Heaven Creamery is an all-natural artisan creamery that serves a variety of ice cream, gelato, sorbet and fruit pops. Products have no artificial colors or flavors, zero processed sugar and are made with wholesome ingredients. Heaven Creamery is known for its unique, bizarre and extravagant flavors and offers an extensive selection of dairy free, vegan and gluten free options, states its website.
Heaven Creamery’s owner and CEO Martha Trillo got her start in the creamery business in Denver in 2008, but closed the doors to that business two years later to focus on a different profession. In 2015, Trillo opened KIWI International Delights in Avon. Because of its success, Trillo decided to expand to the Denver area with the same recipes, but with a rebranded name. Heaven Creamery opened its first location in the Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial in early 2020.
To learn more about Heaven Creamery or to stay up-to-date on the opening of its RiNo location, visit https://heavencreamery.com.
Reverence Brewing Company
A new brewery in Denver’s City Park West neighborhood opened in early July.
Reverence Brewing Company, 1604 E. 17th Ave., is “a neighborhood brewery for all ages, races, genders and lovers serving up all the styles in a vintage lounge,” states its Facebook page.
The brewery opened with offering three beers on tap: Sanguine, a hazy IPA; Sedora, an ale; and Sheltered In Cove, a Mexican lager.
To learn more about Reverence Brewing Company, visit www.reverencebrewingcompany.com.
Tikka and Grill
Tikka and Grill, a new restaurant serving Nepali and Indian cuisines, opened mid-June at 1300 South Broadway in Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood.
The restaurant’s full menu offers a variety of items for lunch and dinner, including appetizers, deserts and nonalcoholic specialty Indian drinks.
To learn more about Tikka and Grill or to view the menu, visit www.thetikkaandgrill.com.
Yum Yums Ice Cream
A new ice cream destination opened in late July on the property shared with Denver Beer Co.’s South Downing taproom at 2425 South Downing St. in the Rosedale neighborhood.
Yum Yums Ice Cream specializes in small-batch ice creams and sorbets with all ingredients locally sourced from Colorado dairy farms and fields.
The concept is the brainchild of Denver Beer Co.’s founders, Charlie Berger and Patrick Crawford. When the two purchased the South Downing Street property in January 2020 for Denver Beer Co.’s third taproom, they envisioned opening a creamery in the property’s smaller auxiliary building, said Diana Crawford, public relations director for the brewery.
Yum Yums serve flavors that flavors that pay homage to the creamery’s craft brewing roots — Lemon Drop Hop sorbet and Graham Cracker Porter Ice Cream, for example — fun flavors and kid favorites such as Rainbow Unicorn Fruity Pebble Treat, and old-school classics like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
“We can be quite nimble with our micro-creamery and we’ve had a ton of fun coming up with all the flavor combos,” said Patrick Crawford in a news release. “We envision folks enjoying beer and a scoop on our patio, there will be something for everyone, from craft beer floats to classic cones covered in sprinkles and a cherry on top.”
To learn more about Yum Yums, visit www.yumyums.co. To learn more about Denver Beer Co., visit https://denverbeerco.com.
beast + bottle
beast + bottle, 719 E. 17th Ave., which was a farm-to-table American restaurant in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, closed in early June after eight years of service.
However, it was recently announced that Paul and Aileen Reilly, the brother-and-sister duo behind the former beast + bottle, will be opening a new seasonal American fare restaurant called Apple Blossom inside the Hyatt Centric, 1776 Champa St., in downtown Denver. Apple Blossom is expected to open in the fall.
Coperta — the Reillys’ other restaurant concept located at 400 E. 20th Ave., which borders Uptown and the Five Points neighborhood — is currently open for dine-in and takeout. This restaurant specializes in the food and wine of Rome and southern Italy. It opened in 2016 with a third business partner, JP Taylor, Jr., who also opened beast + bottle with the Reillys.
To learn more about Coperta, visit www.copertadenver.com.
Three Cutters is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its Washington Park location this summer.
Three Cutters is an Aveda concept salon that offers full-service scalp to soul experiences, including Aveda color, cut, style, skin care, waxing, body care and makeup services; as well as specialty services that vary by provider per location.
The Washington Park location, which is currently owned by Brad Van Dyke and Justin Williams, was Three Cutters’ first location. Since its opening in summer 2001, the salon has expanded to three locations in Denver. They are: Washington Park, 485 S. Pearl St.; Capitol Hill, 1021 E. Ninth Ave., which opened in September 2019; and Sunnyside, 4053 Tejon St., which opened in October 2017.
“Denver has such a unique community, and being nestled in these neighborhoods really gives us a sense of belonging,” said Sarah Riggs, Three Cutters’ general manager who has been with the salon since 2012. “We hear from our guests all the time that we have become a place to escape from the stresses of their everyday lives, and they feel truly renewed after leaving our salon and spa. Hearing that we make a difference is what makes our day.”
All Three Cutters locations boast a team of highly trained stylists and estheticians. To learn more about the salon, including a meet-the-team for each location, or to book an appointment, visit www.threecutters.com.
Wheelhouse Gifts celebrated the one-year anniversary of opening its brick-and-mortar location in July.
Wheelhouse Gifts, 1525 S. Pearl St., got its start a number of years ago as a mobile gift shop that made its way around the city in a 1972 converted Chevy step van. The concept was to carry “something in everyone’s wheelhouse — women, men, children, babies and pets,” said owner Jody Fidler.
“Having a permanent location and getting to know my neighbors and their pets has brought me incredible joy,” Fidler said. “I truly feel part of this wonderful community.”
Wheelhouse Gifts boasts being an affordable gift boutique and carries a variety of items. Much of the items are women’s clothing and accessories, but Wheelhouse also carries curated gifts for babies and toddlers, men’s gifts and selections for teens; as well as jewelry, novelty items, artwork, Colorado ware, custom-made decorative license plates and wall art.
To learn more about Wheelhouse Gifts, visit www.wheelhousegifts.com.
Patrick Mangold-White, a well-known Denver restaurateur, died at age 53 on July 7 after being struck by a tree on a fishing trip in Montana, Westword reported in a July 9 article.
Mangold-White was the local owner of Kaos Pizzeria, 1439 S. Pearl St. in Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood; three Uno Mas Taqueria locations — 1585 S. Pearl St. in Platt Park, 730 E. Sixth Ave. in Denver’s Speer neighborhood, and a Fort Collins location; MAS KAOS Pizzeria + Taqueria, 4526 Tennyson St. in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood; and Bird Restaurant, 1529 S. Pearl St. in Platt Park.
A bereavement fund has been set up for Mangold-White, as his family learned that his life insurance policy was in lapse at the time of the accident, according to the post on GoFundMe. If the GoFundMe goal amount is met, it will also include a college fund and education donations for his employees, which is something Mangold-White had always wanted to set up, states the post on GoFundMe.
To donate to the Patrick Mangold-White Bereavement Fund, visit www.gofundme.com/f/patrick-mangoldwhite-bereavement-fund.