Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Renewed Optimism in Ketchum, Idaho

New business activity in Ketchum offers a sign of renewed optimism about the economy and real estate market. Many new and or renovated retail shops, services and restaurants have given residents and visitors a variety of options when walking around Ketchum.

Longtime retailer “Sturtevant’s” stores in Ketchum and Warm Springs are under new ownership. The Main Street store underwent major renovations during spring slack and reopened Memorial Day Weekend.

The newly redone Station Building on Sun Valley Rd.
The Station building downtown hosting F-Stop, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Wise Guy Pizza and a variety of office suites upstairs is getting a new façade making an attractive addition to the central 4-way stop.
The Farmer’s Daughter a home accessories store has opened in the Mountain West Building on Leadville Avenue.

Remodeled interior of Enoteca
Enoteca Restaurant and Wine Bar opened this winter in the Historic Sun Valley Mercantile building on Main Street and features wood fire Napolitano-style pizza and homemade desserts.

Bun Valley the new Burger, Shakes, Fries, Beer and FUN place, is under the black and white tent in the Walnut Avenue Mall next to CavaCava.
The before and projected "After" of Lee Gilman Builders new office
Lee Gilman Builders Inc. purchased and is remodeling the old pet store building on the corner of East Avenue and Second Street, which will be used as their business headquarters.
Bigwood Bread has two projects going on in town right now.  A retail Café will open in the recently purchased and renovated building on the corner of Leadville Avenue and Fourth Street, and ground has been broken to build a new Bakery on Lewis Street at the former site of Sun Valley Garden Center.

Velocio, in the previously occupied Tully’s space in the Colonnade Building, is serving up Intelligentsia Coffee, 5 Mountain Tea, gelato, wine and tap beers.

Rolling in Dough bakery is open at its new location at 580 Washington, offering indoor and outdoor seating and serving European pastries, lunch, and Sunday brunch.

There is a new Goldmine consignment shop in the log cabin on Fourth and Walnut; proceeds benefit the privately funded Community Library.

Written by Hollie Hunter 

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