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June 2015

Found 4 blog entries for June 2015.

The restaurant that once “boogified” the Aspen core real estate landscape and served affordable dining to locals as well as celebrities such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump has now closed its doors for good.  Leonard “Boogie” Weinglass, owner of the Merry-Go-Round clothing retailer opened Boogies restaurant in 1987.  Opening during the end of the Reagan era, Boogie’s Restaurant featured a 1950s-style diner complete with a clothing and memorabilia store on the main floor, along with a handful of complaints. Several Aspen locals disapproved of the atrium that towers the corner and felt as if the “boogification” had gone too far.  In 2012, Weinglass handed Boogie’s over to new ownership and in May 2015, he handed over the keys to the building as well.

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From parking lot to luxury penthouse, the Muse Building exemplifies the economic vitality that downtown Aspen real estate has to offer.  The luxury penthouse of the Muse Building features a rooftop deck and pool, topping off the Class A commercial space offered on the first two levels.  Surprisingly, in a Cinderella story twist, this luxury penthouse was once a vacant parking lot. As early as the 1960s, almost 55 years before the neighboring Aspen Art Museum was erected, the corner of Hyman Avenue was popular amongst community members. First home to a Japanese restaurant known as Sumo’s and later the Wienerstube, the parking lot served as the backdrop to Aspen’s fine dining at the end of the century.  However, the lot soon turned vacant in the early

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The Mill Building is Aspen’s finest new luxury residential and commercial address in the downtown Aspen real estate landscape, right next door to the historical Hotel Jerome.  This new development was constructed in 2015 using environmentally thoughtful building practices in a modern setting while respecting the charm and historic beauty of the historical core of Aspen.

The Mill is a true mixed-use building, incorporating both commercial space and four one-of-a-kind residences. The residential units boast spacious outdoor terraces and rooftop patios featuring breathtaking views of Independence Pass, Red Mountain, Rio Grande Park and the John Denver Sanctuary.

The design of The Mill is a collaboration of David Johnston Architects, Alex Papachristidis

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Three new developments are in the works for Lift 1A at the base of Aspen Mountain:

THE SKI CO PARCELS:  Friday, June 5, 2015, co-applicants Roch Partners and Aspen Ski Company met with city of Aspen planning officials for a pre-application conference for development of a 27,000 sf parcel as a lodge, welcome center and a connection both up the ski mountain and down to pedestrian traffic in town.  This parcel is currently home to the Lift 1A terminal and an adjacent parking lot.  Redevelopment of this parcel includes a new high speed ski lift and a solution to the ongoing threats of the International Skiing Federation (FIS) to stop coming to Aspen for the World Cup unless the Lift 1A area is developed and upgraded. You can read more on this story at

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