Business Monday Briefs
Local Coffee House adding booze to its menu
Operators of the Local Coffee House in downtown Aspen are expanding their offerings to include alcohol.
The Local Licensing Authority, at its meeting June 5, unanimously approved the shop’s application to have a tavern liquor license. Never mind going there to tie one on, however. The operators said they’ll have a two-drink limit at the 614 E. Cooper Ave. establishment, which opened in February.
ACRA luncheon this week
Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s 2018 Membership Luncheon is set for Thursday at Hotel Jerome.
The reception starts at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon at noon. The event is held in conjunction with the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, which runs Friday through Sunday.
Cost to the luncheon is $60 for ACRA members and $90 for non-members. RSVP at 970-925-1940.
Roaring Fork Apartments set to open
A grand-opening ceremony for Roaring Fork Apartments is set for 1 p.m. June 25 at 111 Emma Road in Basalt.
Construction on the 56-unit affordable-housing project — a four-story building with one- and two-bedroom units — is nearly complete.
The complex is located next to Stubbies Sports Bar and Eatery off Highway 82, where refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Website streamlines red tape for new businesses
Coloradans starting a new business now have a simplified way to register a business and obtain state licenses and registrations.
The site is at mybiz.colorado.gov.
MyBizColorado provides a single path to interact with multiple state agencies, allowing users to register for a sales tax license and register employees for wage withholding and unemployment insurance.
Participating agencies and partners include the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Revenue, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Secretary of State’s Office, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority and Colorado Interactive.
The new system was announced last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary of State Wayne Williams.
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