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In this section of the site you'll find news and information we come across related to local businesses in Lafayette Colorado as well as local food initiatives along the Front Range and beyond.
Small business owners in Colorado think outside the box to reinvigorate Old Town Louisville
via CBS News Colorado
Posted March 12, 2024 10:33 pm by Paul Bonneville
The softening of business profits in Old Town Louisville may well be part of a general Amazoning of America, in which retail establishments are dealing with a loss of in-person shopping. Or it could be rising rent. Louisville, is under rent pressure from its location close to Boulder. And then there is inflation and more.

It's not just Lafayette small businesses that are facing the challenges of sustaining brick-and-mortar businesses in their downtown areas. Thinking outside the box is something we need to factor into the future of Lafayette as well.

Definitely follow the link and watch the video for the whole piece.
Louisville, CO,
United States

Old Town Tomorrow: The LURA Transition Project Online Survey
Posted March 10, 2024 11:27 pm by Paul Bonneville
The City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) are partnering to preserve our eclectic downtown area and envision what's next for Old Town Lafayette.

Your input is essential to shape the priorities and initiatives to guide improvements in Old Town. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey and share your vision for Old Town.

The LURA Transition Project, or Old Town Tomorrow, is a strategic initiative by the City of Lafayette and LURA to ensure Old Town's continued preservation and improvement. It aims to conclude LURA's functions, establish new priorities, and create a refreshed vision for the next 25 years.

If you have not completed the Old Town Tomorrow: The LURA Transition Project Online Survey, you have until March 19th to do so.

Bucatino Trattoria Romana, An Authentic Roman Trattoria, Opens in Old Town Lafayette
via Visit Old Town Lafayette
Posted March 4, 2024 12:50 am by Paul Bonneville
“We are excited to bring a true taste of Italy to Old Town Lafayette and welcome you in like family,” said Monnanni. Bucatino Trattoria Romana is now open for lunch, dinner and happy hour.

Bucatino opens Monday, March 4, 2024, at 3 p.m. for happy hour and dinner and will transition to operating during lunch hours as well later this spring.

No website as of yet, so I think this is somewhat of a soft opening. 
1265 South Public Road,
Lafayette, CO,
United States

Local Goods Colorado in downtown Lafayette closing this week
via Instagram
Posted March 3, 2024 3:09 pm by Paul Bonneville
Our last day open to the public will be Friday March 8th (at 100 W Cleveland in Old Town Lafayette).

It hate to see posts like these. I can't say for certain as to whether or not is was the property tax jump last year that led to a lease increase which could have contributed to their need to relocate. I will suggest that the commercial tax rate is out of balance with the state of retail in smaller towns and cities in Boulder County.
100 W. Cleveland Street,
Lafayette, CO,
United States

Daily Grains First pop-up of the season @ Cure Organic Farm!
Posted March 2, 2024 2:25 pm by Paul Bonneville
First Popup of the Year: It’s another gorgeous, sunny weekend. We will be @cureorganicfarm with baked goods for sale from noon until we sell out, so if you missed the cutoff for preorders this week, swing on by. 

Old Town tree planter replacement project
via City of Lafayette, Colorado
Posted February 29, 2024 6:00 pm

In 2018, LURA initiated a project on the east side of Public Road that repaired sidewalks, added additional art installation locations, and successfully replaced some of these planters. This current project will replace additional tree planters, mainly on the west side of the street, as well as portions of existing sidewalk. 

Planter locations on South Public Road
Lafayette, CO,
United States

Silver Peak Studio and Gallery plans move to Little Herbal Apothecary space in April
via Facebook
Posted February 28, 2024 12:07 am by Paul Bonneville
Came across this post on Facebook this evening:

Now that I made the official announcement I can share here: if you were wondering who is moving into the buildings where the Little Herbal Apothecary currently is, that is going to be my business: Silver Peak Studio and Gallery! (April move date). We are a jewelry school (teaching all forms of jewelry making including wire wrapping, pearl knotting, and metalsmithing) for youth and adults.  The building offset from S. Public will be our metals classroom, then the main building will be our non-metalsmithing classes, fine art gallery (all original 2D art and jewelry made by my students, instructors, and me) and a jewelry supply store. 

- Jen Lesea-Ames
100 E Cleveland St,
Lafayette, CO,
United States

Boulder County Farmers Markets Local CSA Guide
via Boulder County Farmers Markets website
Posted February 25, 2024 6:44 pm by Paul Bonneville
Purchasing a CSA is an incredibly effective way to support local agriculture in your community, but knowing where to start can be intimidating. That’s why we decided to make this digital CSA guide. We collected information from our vendor community and friends of the market to help you have all the information you need to choose a CSA. Reach out to each individual farm to learn more about their CSA. If you are a local farm interested in being featured, please email
Boulder, CO,
United States

King Soopers to leave Lafayette; Erie site to open late summer
via Longmont Times-Call
Posted February 24, 2024 9:24 pm by Paul Bonneville
Gabi Rae, Erie communications and community engagement director, said that there is no firm opening date for the Nine Mile King Soopers, but the town anticipates a late summer or early fall opening.

Lafayette Communications Director Debbie Wilmot said that the Lafayette King Soopers will close as soon as the other opens.
Lafayette, CO,
United States

Bucatino Trattoria, Newest Italian restaurant in Lafayette now hiring
via Craigslist (Boulder, CO)
Posted February 24, 2024 10:46 am by Paul Bonneville
Bucatino Trattoria, Newest Italian restaurant in Boulder county now hiring, Line cook/cocineros, pantry cook, dishwashers/lavaplatos, Full time/part time positions available, apply at 1265 south public road, Lafayette co 80026, Monday thru saturday 11am to 5pm, also you can call Francisco at 7203452359. Ambiente the trabajo muy bueno, Please bring resume, or also you can email resume. Thank you!

Randomly came across this Craigslist posting for the upcoming Bucatino Trattoria restaurant in Lafayette. Looks like they are getting one step closer to opening. We're looking forward to it!
1265 South Public Road,
Lafayette, CO, 80026
United States
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