Loveland Has a New Coffee Shop and You’ll Never Guess Who’s Behind It
Lovelanders and travelers through town have a new place for coffee, which is really an 'old' place with a new name and owners.
A new coffee shop has opened in Loveland and, brace yourself, it's not a Ziggi's. Crazy, right? Seriously, this new shop is great news for Loveland and how a small business can last for decades and then take on a new endeavor.
The last new coffee shop to open in Loveland was Mountain Cowboy at The Hub, in the Centerra area. Many may remember how there was a Dazbog Coffee in Downtown, near Doug's, for many years; that location closed down about 5 years ago, however.
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The other Dazbog location in Loveland was in the 34 Marketplace at Denver Avenue and Eisenhower Boulevard. Technically, they had two locations there, 10 years on the western side, and 7 years on the eastern side. Nearly 20 years is a long time, but the owners had been trying to sell that franchise, with no luck, for over a year. That's where the new owners of this coffee shop came up with an idea.
One of the longest-running businesses in Loveland, has taken over the spot left behind by Dazbog, and it's something completely different from what they're known for. With Dazbog leaving, they didn't want the area to be without a coffee shop, especially one right next door to their own business.
I had heard that a new coffee shop had opened where Dazbog used to be, but I had no idea it was Earle's Loveland Floral & Gifts that had opened the shop. I was really surprised when I showed up, to take a look around and get a cup of Joe.
I talked with Kathi, one of the partners of the Earle's operation, and she told me that she was just kind of joking around with the landlord of the property about "knocking down a wall and taking over the coffee shop," but the landlord agreed that it was a great idea. So, here we are with Earle's Loveland Coffee Shop.
It turns out that Doug (above,) a longtime friend of Earle's did the build-out of the Dazbog coffee shop that Earle's just took over, and will be taking care of making a doorway/entrance in the wall between the two businesses, once the City of Loveland give them the "OK."
Kathi told me that the coffee shop was closed for just about one week, while she and her family and Earle's staffers worked to transform Dazbog into Earle's Loveland Coffee Shop; she is especially proud of the countertop that her son did.
They definitely changed up the location; where as Dazbog had dark colors throughout the shop, Earle's Loveland Coffee Shop is much brighter and inviting. With the team having decades of experience in décor and gift items, it will be easy to keep the coffee shop looking "fun."
Earle's has been a Loveland staple for forever, it seems. The two partners behind the operation now, have been at it for 30 years. That's a lot of experience of dealing with customers and running a small business; they should do just fine wit the coffee shop addition.
When talking with Kathi, I mentioned that with Earle's taking on coffee, it's similar to when Windsor Gardner added the brewery, High Hops. It's very early to say, but you never know, Earle's Loveland Coffee Shop could have several locations across town.