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Healthy downtown

Dear Editor:

A bluebird has flown into Glenwood Springs; actually it’s a cafe by that name now occupying the space on Grand Avenue where the Summit Canyon Mountain coffee shop was. On its bright blue wings this bird has brought to downtown a young couple with plans chock-full of charm, ranging from music nights, already under way and mostly acoustic, to art exhibits and expanding choices in food.

The nurturing energy of the new owners appears inspiring to the warmly attentive wait staff, and has created a convivial welcome to customers of all ages, whether dashing in for a quick coffee, lingering long over a laptop or chatting to an eclectic selection of background music. Generously stuffed sandwiches, which, along with soothing soups, are the staple of the present menu, are quite delicious, and the offer of apple slices as an alternative to chips is a meaningful gesture to promote good health.

The Bluebird Cafe is not the only health-oriented establishment in the vicinity. Good Health, downtown Glenwood’s well-stocked grocery shop and expanded deli, encourages healthful eating with the purest products sold by an informed staff, one of whom is Margie, whose very hello has a healing effect. I suspect she possesses what Hindus refer to as an old soul. Two doors down from Good Health on Cooper Avenue is TreadZ, a shoe store that can give a lift to a customer’s soul by the interest taken in the well-being of the sole, and every other part of the foot.

If you want some healthy TLC this solstice season, it’s waiting for you where the character of small-town America has always been – downtown.

Judith King

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