Bottom Lines: Aspen business announcements

David Burke Kitchen to open in February

David Burke Group will open the David Burke Kitchen in downtown Aspen in February.

Led by chef Matthew O’Neill, the David Burke Kitchen will showcase Burke’s classic style of cooking, featuring American-sourced ingredients along with an inspired beverage program and handcrafted cocktails.

The restaurant, to be located in the new retail building under construction at East Hopkins Avenue and South Galena Street, will be designed by Chicago’s 555 Design. David Burke Kitchen will feature a warm interior with leather stools, farmhouse tables and custom cabinetry along with an exhibition kitchen and expansive bar. An outdoor terrace will overlook Aspen Mountain and the downtown area.

David Burke Kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Sunday brunch.

O’Neill has a decade of experience working in some of the nation’s best restaurants, most recently as executive chef at the Ajax Tavern located in the Little Nell hotel. O’Neill has worked alongside Tony Maws at Boston’s Craigie On Main and at Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud and Restaurant Daniel, both in New York City.

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Ski Butlers launches Internet store

Ski Butlers, a Utah-based company with an Aspen operation that provides a ski-equipment delivery service, has started an online store to allow customers to purchase ski accessories and outerwear directly.

Customers can visit to shop. Items will then be shipped to the customer.

Ski Butlers is carrying industry-leading brands including Patagonia, Smartwool and Smith Optics. The focus will be on the essential items for a ski vacation. Items for sale include socks, base layers, mid-layers, light jackets, goggles and helmets.

Customers will benefit from free shipping and free returns within 60 days. Customers also will have the ability to purchase previously rented ski and snowboard gear from the Ski Butlers outlet.

Ski Butlers now serves over 35 North American resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia.

Stirling Peak Properties names rental director

Jen Marcum is now the rental property director for Stirling Peak Properties.

Marcum is no stranger to Stirling Peak Properties. She has been the company’s office coordinator for the past year. Her new focus will be building the rental division by acquiring new listings and managing the existing business. Marcum will be a licensed broker by January.

Replacing her as office coordinator is Kellen Porter. He brings a unique background of experience in real estate sales and business operations, most recently working for the commercial division of Keller Williams in Los Angeles.

Porter will be working closely with the four partners at Sterling Peak Properties to streamline daily operations, communication and more. He will assist with marketing execution, market reports and open houses.

Stirling Peak Properties was formed in 2012 from two of Aspen’s longest-standing real estate firms: Stirling Homes and Peak Properties of Aspen. Stirling Peak Properties handles real estate sales and vacation rentals from Aspen to Carbondale.