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Valley Roundup, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week to discuss the week’s news are Aspen Times editor David Krause, Aspen Daily News editor Curtis Wackerle and Carla Jean Whitley, features editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

 

There’s a chirping crisis in downtown Aspen that city officials are hoping will fly away.

City is looking to quell new Main Street ‘chirping’ signals

 

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Aspen city government is watching to ensure that whatever goes in the former Little Annie’s space keeps its prices reasonable. Carolyn Sackariason reports.

City officials have built on their experience negotiating with business interests in the past. The deed restriction on the Little Annie’s building is more restrictive than other ones in town.

Little Annie's scheduled to close permanently next month

Mar 28, 2016

One of the oldest bars and restaurants in downtown Aspen is closing. This time for good, its owner says. Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

Little Annies Eating House opened in 1972. And on April 17, it will close permanently. That’s according to owner Rohn Fleming. He took the over the fledgling business a few years ago and has tried to keep it going. But the economics have made it too difficult. He made the final decision on Friday.

Downtown Aspen penthouse breaks record for most expensive

Dec 14, 2015
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A downtown Aspen penthouse that sold last month fetched a record breaking $25 million. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The penthouse is perched atop a new building on Hyman Avenue. It’s not only the most expensive condo sold downtown, its price per square foot set a record. It pencils out to just under $3,000 for each square foot.

Downtown retail space at a premium

Nov 30, 2015

  Aspen’s commercial core is booming with activity and would-be retailers are negotiating on a new level for coveted space. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The vacancy rate for retail space in downtown Aspen is basically at zero. Out of hundreds of storefronts, there may be one or two open right now. And leading up to the winter season, multiple offers were being made on individual spaces. Karen Setterfield is a longtime commercial real estate broker. She says this market has reached the high water mark.

Downtown retail space at a premium

Nov 30, 2015

  Aspen’s commercial core is booming with activity and would-be retailers are negotiating on a new level for coveted space. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The vacancy rate for retail space in downtown Aspen is basically at zero. Out of hundreds of storefronts, there may be one or two open right now. And leading up to the winter season, multiple offers were being made on individual spaces. Karen Setterfield is a longtime commercial real estate broker. She says this market has reached the high water mark.

Valley Roundup 11-20-15

Nov 20, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

The Bureau of Land Management is poised to cancel oil and gas leases in the coveted Thompson Divide, angering the industry and giving a sigh of relief to environmentalists.

 BLM proposes to cancel most Thompson Divide leases

 

Construction of the Grand Avenue Bridge is happening sooner than expected, with causeways being built over the river beginning in January.

Valley Roundup 10-30-15

Oct 30, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Aspen Times columnist Andy Stone, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun.

 

Residents in Battlement Mesa are putting up a fight against an oil and gas company wanting to drill near their homes.

Valley Roundup on Morning Edition

Oct 30, 2015

  Here's a short snip it. The full roundtable discussion will air at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and again on 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Little Annie's deed finalized

Oct 26, 2015

A landlord’s attempt to increase rent on an Aspen restaurant was stopped by elected officials Monday night.