A Message of Positivity

Dear Clients and Friends, I wanted to reach out during this tenuous time with an on-the-ground update from the Roaring Fork Valley. While the Aspen Valley has not been immune to COVID-19 (our community has been affected with closures of all four ski resorts, schools, restaurants, theatres, retail stores and most public spaces), there is…

Calm Before The Storm

Aspen’s Calm Before The Storm The quiet days of the off-season are numbered. The empty streets will soon be filled with visitors here to experience the world-renowned festivals and events that take place next month. Planning a summer vacation? Here are some of the not-to-be-missed events happening in June. Aspen Fringe Festival The Aspen Fringe…

SkiCo Purchases Base Village

SkiCo Purchases Base Village After a decade of delays and plethora of problems, Snowmass Base Village is now under new ownership and on track for a speedy completion. Aspen SkiCo, along with Colorado-based East West Partners and KSL Capital Partners, purchased Base Village on December 22, 2016 for $56.5 million. The recorded price includes commercial…

Oakville Grocery Arrives in Aspen

Oakville Grocery Arrives Napa Valley’s famous Oakville Grocery plans to open locally in the former Main Street Bakery building. Despite its name, Oakville Grocery will not be a grocery but will primarily be a café that will have a retail component. While customers will be able to buy specialty items such as artisan bread, meats…

Aspen Cracks Down on Chain Stores

Aspen Cracks Down on Chain Stores In an effort to preserve Aspen’s unique character, City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance that will make it more difficult in the future for chain retailers to set up shop in the downtown and historic Main Street commercial districts. The campaign that influenced this recent development was proposed and…