Lakewood...Open for Business TV Show

Here you’ll find hands-on interviews highlighting a day in the life of Lakewood’s locally-owned and operated independent businesses and the people behind them. Lakewood: Open for Business topics range from handmade chocolates to motocross tracks and woodworking – and that’s just for starters.

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Did you know that Lakewood is home to an European-style pastry shop? You can find authentic kringles and danishes made from centuries-old recipes right here in your own backyard! Join us on Lakewood...Open for Business as we meet with our Danish friends at Taste of Denmark.

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This month, our host visits with Lakewood's only locally owned and operated lumberyard, operating right where it has since 1965. Join Front Range Lumber as we learn the steps to making a garden pergola.

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This month, our hosts visits with Village Roaster, Lakewood's first coffee shop and only coffee roaster. Our host learns to roast, sample and prepare a perfect cuppa joe. Village Roaster is also Lakewood's one and only spice shop.

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This month our host visits with Harvest Mountain Farm Gardens, a community-supported agriculture farm garden in Lakewood. Community-supported farm gardens help educate people about the importance of growing organically produced food. They also enable Lakewood residents to shop locally when buying fruits and vegetables.

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Lakewood...Open for Business visits with a Anam Cara Living Arts Studio and Gallery, R Design LLC, and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center on Block 7 in Belmar. Block 7 is a great place for local artists to set up a studio while enlivening the pedestrian streetscape.

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This month, our host visits with Riccardo Pacini, owner of Deli Italia in north Lakewood. Pacini's homemade recipes were brought to America from Italy and now Lakewood residents can enjoy old world high quality sauces, sandwiches, meats and cheeses.

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This month, Lakewood: Open for Business meets with a local woodworking company and furniture restoration company to learn about the difference between factory-made and handcrafted furniture. Local artisans explain the benefits of investing in high-quality, handmade furniture.

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In July, our host visits with Mark Sorency, owner of Lakewood's Flex Gym, a locally owned and operated gym continuously operating since 1981. You can have your very own personal training session from the privacy of your own home as you watch this month's edition here on KLTV8.

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In March, our host visits with local artist and business transformation specialist company, Artamation, who can help local businesses improve their image, from logos to interior design. You'll learn how easy it can be to improve public spaces!

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During the month of love, Lakewood...Open for Business visits Nature's Palate -- Tasteful Floral Creations to learn about one of the busiest times of the year for the floral industry. Nature's Palate specializes in wedding packages that include flowers and destination travel services.

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Did you know that one of metro Denver's premiere massage therapy schools is right here in Lakewood? This month our host visits with the Colorado School for Healing Arts to learn about how you can help students complete their education in massage therapy while receiving great discounts along the way.

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Join "Lakewood: Open for Business" as we visit with The Learning Source, a Lakewood based business dedicated to educating the workers of tomorrow.  We learn about Lakewood's energy coaching programs, where local businesses can take advantage of programs designed to help them reduce energy consumption.  By doing so, local businesses can reinvest more money into their bottom line!

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Happy Valentine's Day! This month, Lakewood...Open for Business visits with Purvis Jewelers, a jewelry business along Colfax that has been serving the Lakewood community since 1974. Host Mike Stevens discovers what goes into making a custom ring for that special someone.

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"Lakewood: Open for Business" visits with two unique Lakewood businesses in June to learn more about our community. This month, our host chats with the owner of Underwater Phantaseas where he learns to scuba dive in landlocked Lakewood. He also swims with puppies at Lakewood's newest dog "hotel", Hobnob. Lakewood: Where Small Business is Big Business!

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May's edition of Lakewood: Open for Business on the show this month is O'Toole's Garden Center, where we explore how to properly plant and maintain our spring gardens.

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April's edition of Lakewood...Open for Business will highlight Weston Solutions Inc., a Lakewood environmental remediation company that's handling the transit-oriented development taking place at the former car dealership on Colfax and Garrison. Also on the show is Simply Efficient, an alternative-energy business that offers solar installations, wind turbines, energy audits and more.

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December is all about family, friends and holidays. Join "Lakewood: Open for Business" as we meet with the owner and employees of White Fence Farm to learn about the history of this unique Lakewood restaurant. White Fence Farm specializes in food and fun for the whole family!

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November highlights a long-standing Lakewood business that will help you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. Granny Scott's Pie Shop has been operating in Lakewood since 1994. Join us as we learn how they prepare and bake their homemade pies from scratch.

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Get in the Halloween spirit with Lakewood: Open for Business as we visit with two of Lakewood's locally owned and operated shops that do a large amount of business this season. We first visit with Disguises Costume Superstore to learn how to get a costume ready for Halloween. Next, it's off to Full Moon Books to discuss their line of metaphysical and spiritual books and services. Happy Halloween!

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September is the back-to-school episode of "Lakewood: Open for Business," where w highlight two of Lakewood's many schools. Colorado School of Acting, led by former Broadway and Hollywood actors, and the Goddard School, which opened six months ago, are the featured businesses this month.

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In August, our host visits with the owner of Magill's World of Ice Cream, a long-standing mom and pop store with roots going back as far as 1981, and meets with the manager of Lakewood's finest hotel, Sheraton Denver West where he learns to make the bed the right way and to set a proper table. Lakewood: Where Small Business is Big Business!

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In July, our host visits with the owner of MX Thunder Valley, one of the nation's best motocross tracks, and with the owners of Wystone's World Teas, where he prepares a tea-infused meal flavored entirely with teas from around the store! Lakewood: Where Small Business is Big Business!

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Lakewood... Open for Business highlights two unique Lakewood businesses each month to learn more about our community. The March show features Westside Cycling, a long standing business on Colfax that has successfully been operating since 1955; and Jose O'Shea's restaurant, to see what fun activities they have planned for the month of March. Lakewood: Where Small Business is Big Business!

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"Lakewood: Open for Business" is a show where we visit with two unique Lakewood businesses each month to learn more about our community. The February show features Rockley Music, a long standing business on Colfax that has seen four generations pass through its doors; and the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, the only business model of its type in the world - where Lakewood youth learn the value of entrepreneurship and civic participation! Lakewood: Where Small Business is Big Business!

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This month our host reflects on what makes Lakewood such a great place to do business.  We've visited a dozen businesses this year and here are clips of some of the fun we've had.

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Happy Halloween! This month our host visits with Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD), one of Lakewood's three colleges.  RMCAD is housed on the former campus of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society, a former tuberculosis hospital.  Today, the campus is a premier art school.  Let's explore the ghosts of RMCAD's campus this October.

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This month our host grills up some hot breakfast in one of Lakewood's most famous landmarks.  We learn the story behind the large neon cowboy sign on Colfax Avenue when we visit with the owner of Davies' Chuck Wagon.

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If you're looking for some extra spending money for the holidays, join our host this month as he visits INGATHER Research & Innovation Resorts...where you can get paid for your thoughts on consumer products!

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Happy Holidays!  Join "Lakewood: Open for Business" in December as we visit with Helliemae's Handcrafted Caramels, a brand new confectioner in Lakewood.  Learn how caramels are made right here in our community!