Loveland South Catalyst project is on the minds of most Lovelanders. The area behind the Rialto from Third Street to First Street is mostly fenced off. Within day, it looks like bulldozers will level most of the structures that are now there.
Fact and myth say that the area will contain retail, a parking structure, a movie theater and offices/apartments. Since no business that I know of has committed, it is all speculation right now.
So, let BobsHeartbeats.com, with the help of Dave Jensen of K99- Colorado’s New Country radio station here is a tidbit for you.
On June 14, Dave Jensen wrote about the possibility of Little Man Ice Cream coming to the new downtown Loveland renovation.
Here is the link to the Dave Jensen K99 article:
Little Man Ice Cream in Denver has a building shaped like a giant milk can. The company wanted to open a location in Fort Collins but the city did not like the shape of the building.
In my BobsHeartbeats.com 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.
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.
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, 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.