Steamboat Springs Marty Duran has taken over ownership of Old West Steak House from Don Silva. Duran said there wouldn't be major changes at the restaurant, though it has added a happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with specials on appetizers and alcoholic drinks. He said he has been in the restaurant business in Steamboat since 1979. He got out for a time, driving a taxi and a dump truck, but said he missed the industry.
Duran said that Old West's reputation had diminished of late and that he hoped to reverse the trend.
"For some locals, it used to be their favorite restaurant, and they stopped coming for whatever reason," he said. "We want to bring some of those locals back in."
The restaurant is at 1104 Lincoln Ave.
Village Brokers' agents recognized
Steamboat Village Brokers Ltd. congratulates Arlene Zopf, Steve Downs and Lance Romick, who were awarded for their outstanding achievements at the firm's annual banquet celebration, according to a news release. Arlene Zopf is consistently one of the top performers in the market and was recognized as the firm's Top Producer for 2007. Lance Romick garnered the 2007 Outstanding Production Award for the year's most significant production increase. Steve Downs was presented with the 2007 Outstanding Service Award for his contributions to the Steamboat Village Brokers' team and his tireless efforts within the real estate brokerage community. Additionally, Heather Richey was recognized as the 2007 Employee of the Year.