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Lake House Kitchen and Tavern set to replace Lucha Cantina in Littleton

in Business/Drinking & Dining

A pair of longtime friends and restaurateurs are dropping an anchor in Littleton.

Kevin Wessel and Mario Vega plan to open Lake House Kitchen and Tavern at 8026 W. Bowles Ave. early next year, featuring lake-inspired fare and a 1,500-square-foot patio overlooking the Johnson Reservoir.

Read the rest of this delicious story @BusinessDen.


Dirt Coffee Bar Champions People With Autism in the Workforce

in Business/Community/Uncategorized

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The Most Colorful Building In Littleton

in Arts/Business/Community

There’s so much beauty in Littleton, natural and otherwise. These murals on the Reinke Brothers building in downtown Littleton are just one example of the manmade variety. It’s the perfect time of year to go see them for yourself. You can check out the murals and pick up a Halloween costume or scare yourself silly at Reinke Brothers’ Haunted Mansion. The store is located at 5663 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80120.

in Business/Roadways& Traffic

DENVER — Two Coloradans have created a smartphone app that aims to make parking easier while providing an income source for some homeowners.

Reese Barracks was inspired to create Drivewayz when he and his friends were looking for parking ahead of a football game at the University of Colorado Boulder.

“We were circling the block, round and around, couldn’t find any parking at all,” Barracks said. “Passing empty driveway after empty driveway.”

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Good Things Are Brewing For The New Lariat Lodge In Ken-Caryl

in Business/Business Spotlight

Lariat Lodge II, the second Lariat Lodge Brewery, located off of C-470 and Ken Caryl Ave.,  is hoping to open on August 12th. Fingers crossed,  the final paperwork and approvals that they’re waiting on will come through on time. So, we’ll all get to enjoy some freshly brewed beer and delicious BBQ  on the 12th.

We stopped in to take a look at the renovations and talked with the owner, Debbie, about what people can expect once they open.  The renovations are almost finished, and the interior feels more open yet cozy at the same time than the former Rox.  They’ve enclosed the upstairs with a wooden half wall that should help with the acoustics of the space. The stainless steel brewing tanks are in and are four times larger than the tanks at their Evergreen location.

The menu will be the same as at the Evergreen brewery. Favorites like burgers, BBQ and fish and chips are on the menu, although they won’t be offering their brunch initially. There will be a full bar in addition to their beer offerings. Their flagship brews are their Lariat Lodge IPA, Bear Creek Blonde Ale, Angry Elk Amber Ale, and the Golden Goliath.

The greatest thing that Debbie had to say was how supportive the community has been of them during this whole process.

Visit their website to find out more about Lariat Lodge Brewing Co.

Pamper Your Pup With A Billion Bubbles

in Business/Business Spotlight
“My dog digs Littleton” magnet at KCPS.

Skunks, sweat, and swimming in stagnant water can leave your precious pup smelling pretty stinky this time of year. That’s why we decided to head over to Ken Caryl Pet Spa, located at 12512 W. Ken Caryl Ave., to meet with its owner, Dawn Olson and learn more about their Thera-Clean Microbubble Bath.  Not only is this the only pet spa in Littleton to have one of these baths but they are the only pet spa in the entire state of Colorado to have one. Since we know how much people in Littleton love their dogs, we decided to see it in action for ourselves.

We had a few questions that we wanted to get answered like how it works, what it’s good for and how much it costs.

Gunk in the water post bath!

For starters, how it works is that the bubbles (1/3 the size of a red blood cell)  are small enough to travel down into your dog’s hair follicle. Then physics comes into play. Basically, the bubbles work as a negative charge and the gunk in the follicles work as a positive charge. They are attracted to each other like negative and positive charges always are and the bubbles help pull all the organic material (a.k.a. gunk) into the water.

In addition skunks, sweat and stink, the Thera-Clean Microbubble baths are highly recommended for lots of common skin irritations and issues like hot-spots, hyperpigmentation, itchiness, fungal and bacterial issues.  As an added bonus, as you improve your pet’s skin condition, it’s hair becomes healthier and your pup will actually shed less!

Toby looks like he’s enjoying his bath.

The cost of the bath depends on the size of your dog.

  • Small: $35 (smaller than a cocker)
  • Medium: $45 (cocker or larger, smaller than a Lab)
  • Large: $55 (Lab, Golden, Shepherds, Doodles)
  • X-Large: $75 (Malamute, Bernese, Great Dane)

They recommend a minimum of 3 baths depending on the situation, as the first bath is the deep clean and the healing can then start with the second and third baths. They offer a 3 pack package, as well as some other add-ons.

According to Dawn, she’s seen some amazing results on even the most challenging cases. If you’re curious and have questions or want to learn more about their products and services, visit their website, stop by the store or give them a call.

Just be sure to tell them that you heard about this amazing Thera-Clean Micro Bubble Bath on What’s Up Littleton!

Results Like This Are Possible 

Ken Caryl Pet Spa is located at 12512 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127. You can reach them at 720-981-7387 or visit them on the web:  Ken Caryl Pet Spa.




5 New Colorado Spirits Producers You Need to Know

in Business

5280 magazine has published an article on the “5 New Colorado Spirits Producers You Need to Know” and 52eighty Distilling, in Littleton,  has made the list.  They call out their Summer Peach Vodka which we can say from personal experience is delicious in a Palisade Mule.

What’s Up Littleton took a tour of the distillery last fall before it opened for business. Here are some behind the scene photos from our tour.

Visit the 52eighty website for more information on this Littleton Distillery.

New cocktail lounge opens in Littleton

in Business

Steve Cominsky wants to make Littleton a little more social.

So this month, he opened Social Bar & Lounge at 3625 W. Bowles Ave. as a place for Denver suburbanites to gather and imbibe.

“The idea was to get people in here and create a little intimacy, and an opportunity to socialize and converse, to meet with existing friends and potentially meet some new ones around the community,” Cominsky said.

Read more on this new Littleton business @ BusinessDen.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife suspends SeaQuest aquarium’s license

in Business/Community

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have suspended the license of the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium at a Jefferson County mall after dozens of complaints and reports of injuries at the facility since it opened last summer.

The department held a hearing for SeaQuest and decided to suspend the aquarium’s license for two years after it had “numerous violation episodes and failed to adhere to several of the conditions of their state licensure,” according to a CPW news release. The suspension applies to species at the aquarium that are regulated by the CPW.

The aquarium plans to stay open at the Southwest Plaza mall and replace those species with those that don’t require licensing by the CPW, the department said.

For more details on this story, go to The Denver Channel.

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