Steamboat Springs The plan for a prime piece of real estate in Ski Time Square previously occupied by Heavenly Daze Brewery and Grill is a new restaurant and, possibly, a new brewery. The three-story space has been vacant since the business went bankrupt last year.
"We're pretty excited about the groups that are interested in the space," building manager Chuck Porter said. "We could've leased it months ago, but we wanted to find the right operator; someone who would make improvements during the lease, and who will provide the mountain with a high-quality business."
Porter said the building is an important one in Ski Time Square, but that the ski season was well under way when the 'daze closed last year.
"It was just too busy a time for everyone to get anything going there at that time," he said.
Right now, Porter's goal is to get the building leased, remodeled and opened for this year's ski season.
"If that's going to happen, we need to get going real soon," he said.
In the past, Heavenly Daze always brought strong, consistent revenue to the mountain area, Porter said. He said he wants to make sure the new business will be as lucrative.
"The Denver operations under-capitalized and brought them down in Steamboat," he said, explaining why a business with strong revenue ultimately went bankrupt.
"The Denver branch tried to expand," attorney for Ski Time Square Enterprises Mark Steinke said. "They wanted to have the same concept as Breckenridge brewery. They borrowed a ton of money $900,000 and that's probably what caused the problem."