Summer 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best warm-weather seasons ever in Aspen Snowmass. There are plenty of amazing events on tap, and around town a number of new retail businesses are opening up shop. In addition, some local favorites are relocating. With more flights servicing Aspen Airport this summer, it will be easier than ever to experience Aspen's best warm-weather attractions. This week our blog team takes a closer look at what's new in Aspen for summer 2017, and what you shouldn't miss.
Oakville Grocery to Take Over Main Street Bakery
Main Street Bakery, an old Aspen favorite, closed last year. The iconic 127-year-old building on Aspen's main drag had been serving breakfast and lunch since 1989 at the little stucco building with quaint outdoor dining. Aspen Sojourner has reported that the building was purchased by a former partner in and chef at Peach's Corner Cafe along with a local restauranteur. They plan to open Oakville Grocery, a popular gourmet store and cafe chain that started in Napa, California.
The new owners hope the Aspen location will offer its own unique menu featuring items like breads, cheeses and sweets from local artisans. One of the big changes planned for the interior of the space includes removing the stucco exterior walls on the outside of the building. The owners also plan to utilize more of the 6,000-square-feet of exterior space. The overall feel of the new store is slated to have a throwback general store ambiance mixed with local artisan goods.
Old Favorites Making Moves
The popular 02 Yoga & Pilates Studio is renovating the former McDonald's building on the mall. While construction has delayed the opening until October, the new three-floor space will have retail, take-away dining, pilates and yoga studios, and a three-treatment-room spa. For the summer, 02 Yoga & Pilates Studio remains at its current home at 500 W. Main St.
After more than 30 years, Hub of Aspen is moving to a new location, 616 E. Hyman Ave., across the street from the new Aspen Art Museum. The owner of Hub of Aspen sold his portion of the original location at 315 E. Hyman Ave. in April 2016.
Moving in to the former Hub of Aspen location is Maker and Place, which promises to bring unique items from 40 to 45 independent makers from all over the world, according to store owners. The business will feature independent artists and give them a marketplace and working studio space in a wonderful downtown location.
Other Aspen Snowmass happenings
- Aspen Shakti moved out of its former home at 422 E. Cooper Ave. last fall and has relocated into the basement level of the building at 535 E. Hyman Ave. The new 2,300-square-foot space provides more room for classes in yoga, dance, fitness and meditation.
- Aviator Nation is opening a store on the mall at 308 S. Mill St., and will feature California lifestyle brand clothing. It is the chain's first store in Colorado.
- Cycle Bar is opening a studio at 117 S. Spring St. The indoor cycling franchise will feature cycle and spin studios and classes.
- Altitude Salon is leaving its location next to Peach's Corner Cafe, where is has held shop for almost two decades. The owner is currently looking for another space.
- Red Fox Frozen Yogurt will be back on the mall this summer at 401 E. Hyman Ave.
- Georgia Brown Antiques is in a new location at 505 E. High Man Ave.
- Valentina Covil Jewelry is planning to re-open for the summer at 208 S. Mill St.
- Christopher Martin Gallery is expanding its space at 525 E. Cooper Ave.
- Lugano Diamonds jewelry will be opening inside the Residences at the Little Nell building, directly below Shlomo's Deli & Grill.
Make plans to get to Aspen this summer and check out all of these great new places. Browse our online inventory or call a vacation specialist at 800-633-0336.