Loveland restaurant to expand

Justines_Pizza_LovelandLoveland has many restaurants that have been around a long time. Some stay the same–others change with the times.

In my post prior to this one, I talked about an upscale restaurant in Loveland that has been sold.

While out and about today, I heard about a big change at a Loveland restaurant–a pizza place– that surprised me.  One of my

faithful readers and restaurant frequenter, says that Justine’s Pizza in Loveland will be expanding.

I did notice last week that the beauty shop next door to Justine’s had vacated the building. My comment to my wife was, “Well, this would

be a good time for Justine’s to expand.

This was said in a joking manner.  The previous owners of Justine’s, Mike and Judy, made few changes over the year. It sounds like Greg Jensen is more open to change.

My source says the Loveland pizzeria is getting the permits needed.   Since the kitchen area will not change, the permitting process should not be too complicated.

Justine’s Pizza is located at 1906 West Eisenhower Blvd.



Loveland restaurant gone?

inglenook_lovelandLoveland appears to be losing another downtown (DoLo) restaurant.  This one has been around for a while.
Not too long ago, they even remodeled and expanded.

Those interested in fine dining in Loveland will be sad to hear what I heard.  One of my friends just told me that

The Inglenook is about to close. The date for the last meal at The Inglenook is not set for sure but it seems

one would want to get in there before May 28.  Their location is 530 North Cleveland.

Sad to see one of Loveland’s more upscale places close.

An email to one of The Inglenook’s customers is shown below.  I do not know if a new owner will continue with the same type of food or menu.

It is with both a happy and heavy heart that I tell you that I have sold the Inglenook.  It has been a grand 15 years but it is time for me to move on to other endeavors in life. I truly appreciate all of the support you have given me. These past 15 year have flown by, many of you witnessing my daughters grow up,  getting to know the rest of the great staff I have had, seeing our remodel, having many laughs and hopefully wonderful meals. I have witnessed many changes in all of your lives as well. I know that I will miss the interaction that I have had with you and know this I will never forget you. It has been a real joy! I am hoping that some of you can make it in these last few days before we close next week and maybe reminisce some of the days gone by.
Always a friend!
P.S. If you do plan on coming in please email for reservations as our reservation website will not be functioning. 
Again thank you very much!



Loveland restaurant adding new FoCo location

Locality_restaurant_Fort_CollinsDoor 222 food and drink (used to be Next Door but can’t use that name now) is a mainstay right next to Loveland’s Rialto theater.

The Door 222 food and drink Facebook page is reporting that this popular Loveland eatery will be opening an additional location in Fort Collins.

The new place will be called Locality.  It will occupy the space that used to be the Rustic Oven at 2350 East Harmony Road.

The Door 222 entry on Facebook calls the new Fort Collins restaurant a Colorado-focused beer, spirits and and contemporary American fare. Chef Matt Smith will head the operation.

The owners of Door 222 are Jim and Jen Edwards.





Loveland gets a little sweeter



Loveland, the Sweetheart City, is going to be even sweeter very soon.

A new shop called Starlight Dessert Bar & Bakery plans to open soon.  The new Loveland business will be located at 330 N. Cleveland.

This location is close to Fourth Street, and should benefit from foot traffic, especially on gallery night or when there are shows at the Rialto.  They are strategically placed near the site of the future (?) movie theater.

The person starting this new venture runs the  Sweet Express Images shop at 261 14th Street S.E.

That shop will be closing when the new Starlight Dessert Bar & Bakery open–probably near the end of May.


Loveland banks get together


Loveland banking business just got more interesting.

Here is a letter on the merger of two local banks.


Letter from Home State Prez:

Today, Home State Bancorp and Guaranty Bancorp have reached an agreement to merge their organizations, resources and expertise.


Together, our customers will benefit from an expanded branch network, a broader selection of products and services, and an increased lending capacity that can help you reach your financial goals. Our shared vision to deliver exceptional customer service, complemented by our local decision making and commitment to community banking makes this combination the perfect fit. Over the next few months, we will be making many decisions with regard to our combined organization and we will share that information as it becomes available. We thank you in advance for your patience in this transition period. We appreciate your loyalty, and look forward to continuing a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship. If you have questions not answered in the press release, please feel free to contact your loan officer or local branch manager. Harry Devereaux President, CEO Home State Bank Board of Directors