With all the changes that have occurred at the St. Vrain Market, it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since Neil and Connie Sullivan took over the reins. Saturday, August 28, the couple will celebrate their first anniversary as the market’s new owners. In that time, they have: completely cleaned, refurbished, and painted the inside of the building (floor to ceiling), stuccoed and painted the exterior, installed a new sign and
awning, set up umbrella tables with chairs, commissioned a new mural for the exterior west wall (Jake Pinello is just beginning a second mural on the carwash which should be finished by September if the weather cooperates), revamped their deli, expanded the fresh produce selection, opened a bakery for fresh baked breads and goodies, increased and modified their inventory, hired a dozen new staff members (all local), and increased the sales tax revenues they contribute to the Town’s coffers. Now that’s economic development! Oh yeah, during this period, they also adopted two lovely children from Ethiopia, competed in the Lyons 5KRiver Run, the Centurion Bike Race, and kept their day jobs; he in the health insurance business, and she in pharmaceuticals.
To celebrate, the Sullivans are inviting everyone to stop by the market on Saturday, for a slice of cake, drawings for cool prizes, and ten percent off all deli sandwiches, all day. While you’re there, check out the new St. Vrain Market vintage-style merchandise (T-shirts and canvas tote bags) in several colors and styles. New this year, just in time for the start of school, they are offering all Lyons High School students: a deli sandwich, small bag of chips, a cookie, and a soft drink or bottle of water, for just $4.79. Stop by and congratulate them, and maybe thank them for their contributions to the community.