Loveland’s real estate world grows



I live in northwest Loveland.  On any given day, I drive on Eisenhower Blvd. at least once or twice.  Recently, I have been noticing activity at the building on the southwest corner of Eisenhower and Taft Avenue.  The actual address is 1402 Eisenhower.  In recent years it has been a bank then a real estate office.

Well, the building has a new occupant, and is looking for more.  Kim Hill has started Light House Hill Estates, LLC.  Hill, and her family, moved her from Trinidad, CO.  She has been selling real estate for about ten years.

Hill envisions the building that is now more tan than white, as a “one-stop” location for people interested in buying and selling their homes.  The building has seven offices, so she wants to partner with related businesses.  She says a branch of Credit Revitalize coming soon.   The offices are ready for occupancy now.

In addition to like businesses, Hill is looking for brokers for her office.   Contact her at 970-800-1717 for more information.

Kim Hill says she is, “Excited to help Loveland” with their real estate needs.




Tis the season at the Loveland Visitors Center

Loveland and the surrounding area seem to have a lot holiday shops, bazaars, open houses and other places for one-stop Christmas shopping.  WordsByBob and my wife go to a few at churches and other venues.  Here is one we have been to the last couple of years.   I hope to make it there again this year.


Loveland Visitors Center Hosts Holiday Open House Nov. 22

Event to feature local Loveland merchandise and free, family fun for the holidays


LOVELAND, Colo. – Nov. 10, 2014 – The Loveland Visitors Center is hosting a holiday open house from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, Colo. 80538. As Loveland’s unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, the event is free and open for residents and visitors to come together for a festive, fun event.

Event attendees will be able to browse and purchase Loveland gifts from more than 25 local artists and businesses as well as enjoy many complimentary activities and offerings including:

  • Photos with Santa
  • Glitter tattoos and holiday crafts for children
  • Visit Loveland goodie bag
  • I Love Loveland holiday ornament for first 200 attendees
  • Food from Noodles & Company for the first 500 attendees
  • Cupcakes from B Sweet Cupcakes
  • Cookies, hot chocolate and cider
  • Food samples including salsa and toffee
  • Chance to win Colorado Eagles tickets at Budweiser Events Center
  • Chance to win Hairspray tickets from Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
  • Holiday entertainment by local carolers

Specific entertainment and activities are available at select times: 

10 – 11 a.m. Larimer Chorale’s Dickens Carolers Quartet
11 – 11:30 a.m. Bill Reed Middle School Orchestra Quartet
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Barrel train rides
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lead-around horse rides from Sylvan Dale
11:30 a.m. – noon Sarah Milner and Garfield Elementary School Choirs
11:30 a.m. – noon Bill Reed Middle School Drama Club
Noon – 2 p.m. Appearance by the 501st Legion Storm Troopers
12:30 – 1 p.m. Winona Elementary School Choir


Please call 970-667-3882 for questions and/or directions. No RSVP is required.



Loveland will be Dunkin Donuts soon


Yes, we have known for months that Dunkin’ Donuts wanted to put a store in Loveland.  (The one in Fort Collins opened a week or so ago.)  Initial reports were that the popular donut and coffee shop wanted to locate in the northern part of the Sweetheart City.  Well, it looks like this will happen.

This information was verified by City of Loveland Economic Developement Director Mike Scholl.  In a note to me yesterday he said, “The Dunkin’ Donuts is going in that site north of Island Grill…Look for an opening in Spring. They are finalizing their lease with the owner.”

As a side note, I reported yesterday on the closure of the Island Grill  in Loveland that happened a couple of days ago.

Sooo    What does this mean for the local coffee shops?   The one that comes to most people’s minds is the situation with Donut Haus.  It is situated in Orchard’s Shopping Center not far from Palmer Gardens where Dunkin’ Donuts will be opening early next year.

Your thoughts?



Loveland restaurant closes

Island Grill Loveland

The rumors have been going on for week, or even months.   Loveland’s Island Grill is the topic.   Some said it was for sale. Others said it was closing.   The waitstaff had their version of the story.

Well, not it is true. The Island Grill in the Palmer Gardens shopping center  (110 East 29th Street) is done for.  Gone!
Here is what their Facebook page said yesterday.

Unfortunately The Island Grill in Loveland is permanently closed for business. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their patronage and our dedicated staff for all of their hard work! Please come visit us at the Fort Collins location. Thank you

What do you think caused its demise?  What would you like to see in that location?
PS  — Some say that Dunkin Donuts is looking at the former bank/Burger King just to the north of the Island Grill.




Loveland downtown change

Downtown store











The downtown area of Loveland, especially Fourth Street, seems to provide lots of content for  Well, today is no exception as their is another change to the face of DoLo.

If you drive or walk downtown, you may have noticed activity at 239 East Fourth. This building is the one with the tall, freestanding clock in front of it.

For more years than I can remember, the front of this building had a beautiful wooden front with fancy windows.  A week or so ago, I noticed the windows were being removed. Now, the entire front of the store is covered with plywood.

Some investigation and help from a reader of this blog, lead me to the answer on what is happening.  The building has been purchased, and will be the new home of Stoneforest Real Estate Services. The are currently operating out of an office in the old depot–413 Railroad Avenue.

The new occupants hope to be in the space by mid-December.  They live above the office, and are working hard to restore the storefront to its original look.  Thanks to the help  of pictures supplied by the Loveland Historical Society, the may be able to come close.

The wooden front and windows were salvaged, and may someday make an appearance downtown or someplace else.

Please note that the three businesses in the building before it was sold are still in business and operating as usual.   The design company, Perfect Square and the pr company, Fyn Public Relations relocated a couple of doors down over the Stroh Real Estate offices.   Fred’s Used Websites is working out of their home, and exploring options on where to have there office.