Black Bear Trading Owner to Discuss Norwood Development at Chamber Meeting
by Jessica Newens
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NORWOOD – This month’s Norwood Chamber of Commerce meeting features Bob Franzese of Black Bear Trading Company as the guest speaker. On June 15, Franzese will speak about his proposed mixed-use building on Grand Ave., 5:30 p.m. at Two Candles.

Located east of the Lone Cone restaurant and slated to cost roughly $6 million, the project would include a 1,600-square-foot building that would house one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums. A warehouse and office space would be located behind the rental units. Franzese is still working with the Town of Norwood to resolve zoning and land use code issues.

On Thursday, Franzese will outline and provide an overview of the development and its commercial and residential aspects. He will respond to questions from the audience after his presentation.

The meeting is a no-host event. Attendees may order food from the restaurant and take advantage of their full-service bar.

Two Candles Gets Approval for In-House Brewery

The beautiful, new adobe wall that now graces the entrance to Two Candles is not the only significant change to the main street café and live music venue. Last month they began serving dinners in what has become a full service restaurant. And now, they have plans to install a brewery.

Norwood resident and brewer Brian Hoefling is working with Two Candles to establish the brewery, which received approval from the Norwood Board of Trustees this week when they voted unanimously to approve the establishment’s brew pub license.

The restaurant has noise proofing plans in the works to address noise complaints from neighbors. And once their in-house brewery is up and running, patrons will be able to sip a cold one either on the patio or inside, or purchase growlers and kegs of beer to take off premises.

Library Offers Summer Play Groups, Reading Program

Kids in preschool through second grade have an opportunity to be creative this summer with Thursday morning playgroups at the Norwood Public Library. Co-sponsored by Prime Time Early Learning Center, Parents As Teachers and Uncompahgre Bureau of Cooperative Services, each play group provides motor activities, crafts, stories, and a snack, 10-11:30 a.m. through July 23. An End of Summer Party will take place on July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Norwood Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” began on June 1, offering youth the opportunity to explore the worlds of music, dance, art, books through story hours, prize drawings and more.

Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program, which will continue through Aug. 15. The first 75 children to register will receive a “Be Creative” pin. After participants read three books, they will receive a T-shirt, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

All programs are free of charge. For more information, call the library at 327-4833.

Lone Cone Consignments and Yoga

Yogini Jen Dabal has opened a new consignment store in Norwood, as well as a new home for her yoga business, Lotus Endeavors.

Located on west main street in what was once a private residence, Lone Cone Consignments is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It offers a little bit of everything, from kitchen items to furniture to clothing for adults and children, as well as kids’ gear.

Dabal’s Iyengar yoga classes take place three days a week. She offers on intermediate class from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, an evening beginner’s class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., and an all-levels restorative class on Fridays from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Lone Cone Consignments can be found at 1220 Grand Ave. The consignment shop is at the rear of the building and the yoga studio is located in the front. For more information, call Jen Dabal at 970/708-0610.

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