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Sarah Lynch

In November of 2018, Sarah Lynch was up far too late scrolling through Facebook. It was the perfect, mindless way to tick away the minutes until she was able to sleep. As she sped through her feed, a post on the local Facebook page, the oh-oh27, stopped her. Kimber Good, long-standing employee at Assorted Goods and Candy was announcing the closure of the store at the end of the year. Sarah sat up in bed, woke up her husband Jason and declared: “We have to keep Assorted open.”

Twenty months, a grand re-opening, and a pandemic later, Sarah has not looked back. Taking over ownership of Assorted Goods and Candy has been challenging, but one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. She has come full circle, as her high school job was at a chocolate shop in Massachusetts.

Sarah and Jason moved to Louisville is 2007 from New York City with their two children, Aedan and Maggie. Jason is an attorney who loves Colorado but misses the ocean, as he would happily spend his time snacking on his favorite Assorted chocolate item, pecan patties, on a sailboat. Their oldest son, Aedan, graduates The Temple Grandin School’s high school this June and is a fan of Sour Apple Blow Pops, fudge and Bubble-Up soda. Maggie, their youngest child, will be a sophomore at Tara High School for the Performing Arts in the fall and loves candy of all kinds, but especially cotton candy, Haribo gummies ‒ she has also tried every Root Beer Assorted Goods offers and can rank them in preference order.

Sarah gets asked a lot about what is her favorite candy. She has tried everything they sell in the store (as any true professional would) and her preferences change day to day ‒ she loves candy of all kinds. This week she is especially fond of the Chicken Bones classic candy from Hammond’s (coconut, peanut butter candy sticks), but her long standing favorite will always be Cow Tales.

Assorted Goods and Candy is located at 706 Front Street, near the intersection of Front and Pine and right next to Old Friends Gift Shop. We offer a wonderful range of candies, chocolates (most of which is made in Colorado), sodas and gifts.

Coronavirus Winter Documentary
In case you missed it, here is the link to the documentary about downtown by Chris Wheeler in conjunction with Gary Shapiro that aired on 9News and PBS. 9News/KUSA-TV will also be rebroadcasting the documentary on Saturday, June 6th at 6:30 pm. This showing will contain an updated final segment that features the re-opening of downtown restaurants.

Historic Preservation Building

This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

The Romeo Family House
701 Garfield St.

Anthony “Tony” Romeo built the house at 701 Garfield in 1907 out of stone brought from Marshall. He and his wife, both born in Italy, and their children, were a lively, talented, musical family. Tony changed his name from Romano to Romeo because he wanted it to be uncommon. He named his son “Phillipine Islands” to honor the then-current Spanish-American War, but his son went by “Phil”: the 1920 census listed him as “Phillip. Islands”. Tony was a coal miner, union organizer, and owner of a second hand goods store on Front Street.

701 Garfield is one of Louisville’s few stone houses. Tony bought a buckboard and a mule and wandered the fields around Marshall to find the stones for the house. Among the owners of the property were the Binks, Maxwell, Mohr, and Harvey families.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Rob Zuccaro, 303-335-4590,

DBA Website Gift Card Page!
In a continued effort to further support our beloved downtown businesses please visit the new Gift Card page on our website! There you can find links to buy Gift Cards to individual downtown businesses who have uploaded their links to the website. This is a centralized place meant to make it simple and easy to support your favorite businesses.

Restaurant Offerings Below is a list of downtown restaurants that are offering Take-out, Curbside and Delivery Services or Dine-In. Click on each restaurant to be directed to their website. Also, check their FB pages for real time information!

12 Degree Brewing
740 Front
Bob’s Diner
Casa Alegre
Crystal Springs Brewing
Double Happy
Gravity Brewing/Gastronauts
Lucky Pie
Lulu’s BBQ
Moe’s Bagels
Moxie Bread Co.
Pica’s Taqueria
Por / Bittersweet
Precision Pours
Rosati’s Pizza
Sweet Cow
Sushi Yoshi
Ziggy’s Coffee

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June... June... June...

What to say about June? Downtown continues to be somewhat quiet, but more signs of life pop up every day. The trees have leafed and the flowers are blooming! Some restaurants are opening for limited dine-in service, while others are still operating with only takeout and delivery. Shop doors are open and they are ready to welcome you and help with whatever you need... psst, Father’s Day is coming up! Masks and social distancing are now the norm so we can keep one another safe ‒ thank you for your cooperation. Best news is that we are still surviving and we continue to thank everyone for their support that has kept our small businesses up and running through this challenging time. Louisville Strong, indeed!

Louisville Street Faire

It is with a heavy heart that we had to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Louisville Street Faire. With each passing day, it became clearer that we would likely not be able to ensure everyone’s safety this summer. Here is the official statement from the DBA:

The Downtown Business Association (DBA) of Louisville and the City of Louisville regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Louisville Street Faire. While there has not yet been specific guidance issued by the State of Colorado and the Boulder County Health Department, the City has notified the DBA that that the City will not be able to permit special events involving large groups for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. The DBA and City are disappointed, but we agree that the cancellation is necessary to protect the health and safety of all Street Faire participants and the entire community, as well as minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The DBA is working with the City and other local partners to develop alternative virtual programming and explore other ideas to provide entertainment to the Louisville community this summer. We will miss you all and miss the fun times but we hope you will all be ready when we hope to come roaring back in 2021. Please stay safe and healthy through all of this.

Outdoor Dining

On May 26, the City Council authorized staff to implement the closure of the 800, 700, and 600 blocks of Main Street to vehicular traffic for use for outdoor dining. The closure from Walnut to Elm would be block-by-block so that east/west streets and intersections remain open to vehicles. Staff is also looking into outdoor dining options for restaurants on Front Street and in other commercial areas. At the request if City Staff, the DBA has been working with the City, Downtown restaurants, retailers, and others to gather information and plan. If the closure goes forward, it is likely to begin in June and continue through October 5 unless extended by City Council or shortened due to health and safety issues.

Art Walk

The Louisville Arts District misses you all, and Art Walk is unfortunately still suspended until further notice. In the meantime, please consider visiting your favorite galleries and shops and stay tuned for any future updates.

From the Louisville Chamber of Commerce

The Louisville Chamber of commerce is happy to announce that Paula Elrod is the winner of the $500 Support Local contest! Way to go Paula! Thank you for supporting your local small businesses! Also, as our businesses reopen please remember that in a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Zucca Italian Ristorante

808 Main St.
We at Zucca are so incredibly excited to be open for dine-in service again! We’ve missed you all in our dining room these past weeks. With limited seating, we’re recommending making a reservation. Our tables are spaced for appropriate social distancing and we’ll be adhering to strict sanitation guidelines. Can’t wait to see you! Takeout still available, call 303-666-6499 or visit

The Huckleberry

700 Main St.
We are OPEN! Woo Hoo! We’re taking reservations to ensure social distancing, and we’ll be following the strictest protocols of disinfecting and sanitizing. We’re so looking forward to serving you again in the dining room. Of course, Take-Out is still available! 303-666-8020,

Bob’s Diner

820 Main St., Ste. 100
Bob’s is now open for Dine-In service! We are so happy to announce that we are back open for dine-in service! We have been working hard to make our restaurant as safe as possible and are adhering to all guidelines and have even implemented some of our own to make our customers feel extra protected! We can’t wait to see you all and cook you some delicious food!

Crystal Springs Brewing

604 Main St.
As of May 27th, 2020, our Old Towne Taproom is open again! We’re pretty excited to take this first step in the transition back to normalcy! Here’s how it’s going to work:

  • The Old Towne Taproom at 604 Main St. is opening up in a limited capacity. The Brewery Taproom in the Colorado Tech Center will remain closed.
  • Space is extremely limited. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND (but do not currently require) that you make a reservation. You can do so through the Book Now button at the top of our Facebook page OR the link in our bio on Instagram. A host will seat you when you arrive.
  • We will be practicing and enforcing social distancing rules. If you’re in our taproom, we ask that you respect those rules for the safety of yourself, fellow customers, and our staff.
  • New menus will be given to each table upon arrival and your bartender will take your order. All our beers will be served in 12oz disposable cups. Every new beer will be served in a new cup.
  • Just like when we transitioned to To-Go only, this is uncharted territory for everyone. Policies may change at a moment’s notice. Please be patient with us as we figure things out! Stay tuned to our social media, newsletter, or website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Don’t worry- we’re still offering to-go beer! You can walk in, call ahead, or visit to place an order for pick-up or delivery.
For more details on our re-opening, read Owner/Brewmaster Tom’s newsletter on our website: We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Gastronauts at Gravity Brewing

1150 Pine St.
Gastronauts and Gravity Brewing is open for limited dine-in and bier garten service! We are rearranging and setting up new menus, sanitation stations and procedures to keep everyone safe! Gastronauts will be offering not only online ordering on our limited menu and dine-in and patio service but curbside pickup as well! Expanded menu AND in house delivery coming in the next few weeks! Can’t wait to see you! 720-297-7726

Creative Framing Art Gallery

916 Main St.
NOW OPEN! Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm. We are here for you! We all continue to look forward to a peek of what the new normal looks like. We at Creative Framing Art Gallery are grateful to our amazing customers for their continued support of our custom picture framing, and the art gallery business. Thanks to you we remain strong and are working to persevere during this unprecedented time. Thank you one in all!

Although, the June 5, art show and the First Friday Art walk are cancelled, we invite you to come and have a peek of the new art we have on display waiting just for you! We are practicing all the safeguards and look forward to your visit! While in downtown, we encourage you to check-out our fine restaurants and local retailers as they partially reopen. Call 303-664-0043 or visit

My Saving Grace

909 Main St.
Summer has finally arrived and we are excited to be featuring Louisville’s very own artist Juni Margrie. Juni Margrie draws, designs and makes her fine porcelain and stoneware functional pieces from her studio basement at home or from ClayArt ‒ a co-op studio in historic downtown Louisville. She is an Australian potter with an engineering background, so her preference tends to be in making utilitarian pieces with good design principles. “I like the idea of my pieces being used, handled, on a daily basis. My goal is to create pieces that bring joy and comfort to our ordinary, everyday rituals at home like our morning coffee, sitting down for an afternoon snack, or sharing a meal with our family and friends around the table.” All of the hand-drawn botanical themed illustrations on the porcelain pieces are made using a ‘mishima’ decorative technique that originates from Korea. The line drawings are carved into the clay while the piece is still ‘leather-hard’, then these carvings are in-filled with some stained clay, with the excess wiped off. The illustrations are then accented with colorful underglazes that are hand-painted on. Stop by and see Juni’s work as well as other local artist’s creations.

Tilt Pinball

640 Main St.
Tilt Pinball will continue to offer live streamed comedy and trivia this month. We had a really successful Mom’s Unhinged comedy show in May along with some great support for our trivia shows. If you haven’t checked them out yet please follow our Facebook page or for the most up to date information on our shows. We will also be bringing you live streamed music this month from The Louisville Underground. Thank you for continuing to support local events.

Little Big Sound

Introducing neighborhood and family outdoor movies. Our new giant inflatable screen along with silent disco headphones for movie quality sound. Easy to socially distance and a fun way to celebrate a summer birthday or just to give the kids or neighbors something fun to do! Contact or visit Thank you for supporting local business in Louisville.

The Singing Cook

Knife Sharpening is BACK!
June 6th
10:00 am ‒ 2:00 pm
728 Main St.

We are happy to announce that Tom will be back in knife sharpening action in The Singing Cook parking lot on June 6th! Please be advised that this is a first-come, first-served operation and that since we haven’t had Tom here since last year, the demand is very high. We recommend you come early ‒ first thing ‒ and please understand that he will have to stop taking knives at some point early on due to the volume we are expecting. Also, you must stand 6ft. apart and wear a mask while in line as per city guidelines. We are so happy to have this service back and we appreciate your patience and understanding. For pricing visit

Don’t forget that Father’s Day is coming up and our shop is now open for business Tues ‒ Sat from 11am ‒ 4pm (this is subject to change as circumstances continue to change) and we are still offering pick up and limited delivery or shipping on any purchases you’d like to make by phone. Please LIKE and look at our FB Page as we are posting as many items as we can for you to browse. You can also purchase an eGift Card on our website, and please join our email list so you are in the loop on all things Singing Cook!

Old Friends

706 Front St.
We are Open for business with safe shopping for your comfort and are continuing to do phone orders and curbside pickup. We also have you covered for that special guy in your life... Dad, Father, Daddy, Daddy-O, Pop. Be sure to pick up our Best Seller at Old Friends: Beer Hiking Colorado!

Assorted Goods

706 Front St.
Assorted Goods and Candy is Louisville’s beloved small town candy store located on Front Street. We are so happy to be open again! We offer a wide range of candy and chocolate for kids of all ages: from classic penny candies like root beer barrels and Lemonheads to elegant chocolates handmade in the Colorado. You will enjoy browsing through our eclectic gifts while you are tempted by homemade fudge, delightful sour candies and delicious chocolates. We are open daily from 12 ‒ 5 pm, have an online pop-up shop, and are also offering personal shopping appointments ‒ call 720-772-7978, or go to for more information.

Achtermann Chiropractic

600 Main St.
We are OPEN and seeing patients while taking many safety precautions from the CDC to keep you safe and healthy. Do you need to relax? Our relaxing Spa Packages help you de-stress, unwind, and forget about your troubles. It is very important to remember to take care of yourself during these challenging times. Now, more than ever does everyone need a break from homeschooling, working, and taking care of the family. These Spa Packages include a combination of acupuncture, cupping, Chiropractic adjustment, heat/ ice and K-Tape, depending on the package. Our Spa packages are 20% off normal prices and must be pre-paid at the time of purchase/scheduling. Each session is 30-45 minutes. Surprise snack included! Optional Essential Oil add-on available for $5.00 each session.

Mountain High Appliance

1130 Pine St.
Hello Louisville Friends! As a result of Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ Safer at Home orders issued on April 27, 2020, Mountain High Appliance has carefully re-opened our showrooms and clearance centers. We constantly and fully practice all of the latest CDC guidelines for keeping our staff and community safe. We know that appliances play a critical roll in everyone’s day-to-day lives. Stop in today (or Call, Chat, or Shop online) and speak to our appliance experts. Whether you need a replacement refrigerator to keep fresh food on hand, a freezer to store food long term, a new washing machine to keep your family’s clothes clean and sanitary, or a grill and outdoor kitchen to enjoy your patio and the fresh air, we want you to know that we are here for you. We humbly thank you Louisville for supporting our local, family-owned business for over 27 years!

A Message from Louisville Public Library

For all scheduled library programs visit

Library Curbside Service
The Library is now offering Curbside Holds Pick-Up, please visit our website for more information:

Remember, while the library is still closed to the public:

  • Items currently checked out have had due dates extended for the duration of the closure
  • No fines will accrue on any items for the duration of the closure
  • Book Drops are open from 11am Wednesday to 6pm Friday
  • Please allow up to 10 days for materials to be checked in from your account, as materials will be quarantined for 7 days prior to being checked-in by staff
Share your story with the Historical Museum
The Historical Museum wants to hear your experiences and responses to COVID-19 in order tell our story to future generations. They’ve put together a toolkit for all ages, which can be used as a contribution to historical record, as prompts for a journal, as an educational activity for children and students, as a family history record, and as topics for discussion around the family dinner table. For kids, there’s also a Historian for a Day Kit.

Self-guided tours of Louisville
Check out the Historical Museum’s self-guided tours of Louisville, including a tour of the 12 Louisville buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Programs and Exhibits and scroll until you see “Walking & Driving Tours”.

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