Biz Buzz:
Honey Cottage changes hands

       The Honey Cottage, 2429 W. Colorado Ave., has a new owner.
       Pat Williams, who started the Old Colorado City business 12 years ago, recently sold to Frank Seeley and Crystal Brown.
       The small store sells honey from around Colorado, as well as body- care products, books and other bee- and honey-related products.
       The business is open Tuesday through Sunday during the summer.
       Frank has been a beekeeper for 20-plus years and has worked with essential oils for most of that time. Crystal has been employed in the culinary field and is now going for a nutrition degree. She's worked with Frank for eight-plus years.
       “Pat started a one-of-a-kind business 12 years ago and we want to keep it going,” Crystal said. “Our passion and excitement for beekeeping and honey products is what drives us to build The Honey Cottage up.”
       The phone is 329-0525, e-mail is
       State is store's theme
       All About Colorado is a new retail store at 2508-E W. Colorado Ave.
       The business, which is open daily, offers items made in Colorado or that have Colorado themes, including books, maps, gifts, souvenirs and food products.
       Owners Kip and Jill Carey previously had the shop in Castle Rock, but the lease was not renewed after five years, and “we liked the hometown feel of Old Colorado City,” Kip said.
       Together, the two have 30 years retail experience, and Kip has authored three books on fishing.
       The phone is 303-482-2898.
       New in Colorado Square
       Four new stores have opened in the Old Colorado Square center. Located in Old Colorado City, the center's address is 2616 W. Colorado Ave., with different suite numbers for each of its businesses.
       The new four are:
  • Visual Culture, Suite 18 - an art gallery owned by metal artist Skot King.
           Available is art of all types and furniture made from oak wine barrels.
           Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Sunday.
           “I moved here because of the foot traffic and I always liked Old Colorado City's atmosphere,” King said. “It has a real 'local' feel to it.”
           The phone is 359-3890 and e-mail
           Parisa, Suite 23 - a family boutique that sells fashion clothing, accessories and toys.
           It's open daily.
  • Parisa moved to Old Colorado City from the Citadel Mall. “It's a safer neighborhood and you get different kinds of customers from different places,” said owner Maribel Boac.
           The phone is 574-1434; e-mail
  • Laura Landrum Elegant Jewelry Designs, Suite 22.
           Open Tuesday through Sunday, the store creates and sells custom jewelry.
           “I shopped around for a location but really liked the atmosphere here in Old Colorado City,” said Michelle Landrum, the store manager.
           The phone is 632-5879, the website is
  • Fabric Bliss, Suite 21 - sells fabric and yarn and offers classes.
           This is the second store for owners Aurora and Simon Sisneros. Their other Fabric Bliss is in Denver's Santa Fe Arts District.
           The hours are Tuesday through Sunday.
           The phone is 646-2370, the website is

    Westside Pioneer/press release