March 1, 2014 | Gary Feldman Group

Aspen’s New & Notable Restaurants and Shops


On the retail front, Anna Trzebinski’s highly anticipated Aspen boutique will be opening in July next to Aspen Sports. “Stylish women around the world have shopped Anna’s collection to find beautiful handcrafted clothing and accessories that combine modern sensibilities with traditional ethnic detailing. Born in Germany, Anna has spent her entire life in Kenya. Inspired by the indigenous crafts and traditions of African tribes, Anna’s workshop near Nairobi produces luxurious products imbued with the spirit and pride of the Kenyan people.” [Source]

In the former Pacifica space is Jimmy’s Bodega — a sister restaurant to Jimmy Yeager’s eponymous eatery on Restaurant Row. The new seafood and raw bar restaurant will also serve wine, bottled cocktails, and mezcal throughout the summer on a short-term lease — after that, Jimmy told the Aspen Daily News, what happens will depend on what the new building owner decides to do with the space. (The new owner is Mark Hunt, who has ties to about ten downtown Aspen properties — including the space next door.)
 
There, the proprietors of The Regal Nightclub, Scott and Carly Weber, are opening R&R — as in “rest and relaxation.” Serving lunch and dinner with a modern American theme, the space most recently occupied by Above the Salt also has a revamped patio — a fun place meant to “create that experience where you’re popping bottles,” Carly Weber told The Aspen Times. The Webers are also reopening the Popcorn Wagon with a focus on sushi.
 
Open since early June on the Hyman Mall is HOPS Culture, featuring upscale American comfort food, a large selection of beers, and a beer garden in the middle of the mall. HOPS’ executive chef is Sarah Helsley, who previously ran the Cheese Shop.
 
Also on the culinary front, Boulder-based Avalanche Cheese Co. is opening a storefront and deli on Hopkins Ave., in the spaces formerly occupied by Franck Thirion bakery and Of Grape & Grain. (The bakery scaled back to its primary location at the Aspen Airport Business Center, and the liquor store moved around the corner to the space formerly housing Two Old Hippies.)
 
And on the retail front, Calypso St. Barth is open on the Hyman Street Mall, in a space that has been vacant for seven years. A luxury brand of elegant, comfortable, and colorful women’s wear with 49 stores across the United States, including one in Denver, the boutique also carries accessories and exotic artisanal home furnishings from India, France, and Argentina.
 


In the Aspen One building at Hopkins and Galena, three more stores are set to open this summer, joining Theory, which has been open for a few weeks. Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino accessories are new to Aspen, while Lululemon has moved from its Mill Street location.
 
A longtime Aspen favorite, Goldie’s has reopened in the Aspen Square building — the clothing boutique is being run by the granddaughter of the original owner.

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