September Business Matters


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.

If you are a local business that would like to announce any updates to your operations, email Christy Steadman at

New openings

The Glam House

The Glam House salon opened a second location in Capitol Hill this August, which happened to be the five-year anniversary of the business.

“A salon goes beyond beauty,” said The Glam House’s owner and founder, Alexandria Grado. “It is an opportunity to touch people’s lives, one at a time.”

Grado started her business in the basement of her southeast Denver home in August 2016. In September 2018, The Glam House expanded to its own storefront location at 4085 E. Mississippi Ave. in Denver’s Belcaro neighborhood. The Glam House’s Capitol Hill salon is located at 1433 N. Ogden St.

The Glam House performs all hair color, cutting, extension and barber services, specializing in balayage color services and various types of extensions to best suit a person’s hair type and goals.

“When I moved to Denver as a child, it was because there was more opportunity in Colorado,” Grado said. “Today, I love providing opportunities for every community because I believe we are stronger together.”

To learn more about The Glam House, visit

Zaidy’s Deli & Bakery

A deli with a 35-year history in the community has reopened in a new location with new owners.

Zaidy’s Deli & Bakery, now located at 600 S. Holly St. in Denver’s Washington Virginia Vale neighborhood, got its start by original owner Gerard Rudofsky. It became a local mainstay for matzo ball soup, potato latke sandwiches, pastrami and other New York-style Jewish comfort foods.

“After we closed, we got some beautiful notes from customers about how they felt about Zaidy’s and the food,” Rudofsky said in a news release. “It made me feel great because I wanted Zaidy’s to be something that the community would really appreciate.”

Max Appel, alongside his son Joel Appel and Beth Ginsberg, is the new ownership team of the deli.

“We wanted to bring the heritage of Zaidy’s forward in a fresh new way for the next 35 years,” Joel Appel said in a news release. “It’s important to our community, so we are giving it a new life in a new location. Zaidy’s will continue to be a treasure for everybody who loves delicious Jewish deli food.”

Zaidy’s will continue serving classic deli sandwiches such as Reubens, pastrami and Corned Beef on rye. A new feature to the restaurant is an in-house bakery, and new additions to the menu include a classic avocado toast on a homemade bagel, flights of mini bagels, a variety of nutrition-packed salads, specialty cocktails and other unique new recipes.

“Thousands of people over the 35 years have made life memories at Zaidy’s,” Ginsberg said in a news release. “It was a part of the heritage of the whole city.”

To learn more about Zaidy’s Deli & Bakery, visit


The Bookies Bookstore

The Bookies Bookstore celebrated its 50-year anniversary in August, but is up for sale after its founder and owner, Sue Lubeck, passed away in July, Denver 7 News reported.

The Bookies Bookstore is located at 4315 E. Mississippi Ave., which is near the four-corner area of Glendale and the Belcaro, Cory-Merrill and Virginia Village neighborhoods.

The independent bookstore carries a wide variety of books for all ages and reading levels, ranging from books on Colorado topics by local authors to rare books.

A message on the bookstore’s website states: “We (want) to assure you that Sue’s legacy will continue. Sue’s family has stepped in to help maintain her vision so long as it is possible. While the family will continue The Bookies, they are actively welcoming any inquiries by possible buyers who will continue the traditions of the store and the vision that Sue originally had.”

To learn more about The Bookies Bookstore, visit


Z Cycle Shop

A locally-owned bicycle shop recently moved from one location in Capitol Hill to another. Z Cycle Shop is now located at 1025 E. Ninth Ave. The grand opening of the new location took place on Aug. 1.

The bike shop got its start in its former location in September 2018.

Z Cycle Shop offers one-time repairs, tune-ups and inspections; and a monthly subscription for ongoing upkeep, use of various equipment such as stands, and other perks such as discounts and premier access to classes, events and promotions.

The sales component of the shop offers new, used and refurbished bikes, as well as custom builds.

“I started my own bike shop because I believe this is an industry that I can make more accessible and fun for people,” said Z Cycle Shop’s owner, Dmitri Rumschlag, in a previous interview. “I like to offer a way for people to become more confident … by always offering a smile, knowledge or a simple tool if it’s warranted or requested.”

To learn more about Z Cycle Shop, visit

Editor’s note: Life on Capitol Hill interviewed with Z Cycle Shop for a feature story in the June 2019 edition. To read the story online, click here.


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