If you go
■ Rite Kuts
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays
Where: 166 S. Sixth St.
■ All Natural
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
Where: 115 W. Jefferson Ave.
Hayden Two longtime businesses are closing at the end of this month in Hayden, but there are at least two more just getting started.
A barber shop and a natural gift store are the latest businesses to open in the western Routt County town.
Rite Kuts owner Karen Fox said Tuesday she opened the business in June to work closer to home after spending three to four years commuting to cut hair in Steamboat.
Rite Kuts is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
Fox said Rite Kuts, which is across U.S. Highway 40 from the Hayden Mercantile on Sixth Street, offers barber cuts, perms and colorings, among other things. Fox previously owned and operated Karen’s Kustom Kuts in Hayden from 1985 to 1997. She said business hasn’t been as plentiful as it was when she owned her first hair shop but that her chairs still are being filled.
“We’re seeing mostly locals,” she said.
Meanwhile, Karen D. Gilroy has opened All Natural near Wolf Mountain Pizza in downtown Hayden. Gilroy said her store sells herbs and natural body cleansers, soaps and homemade candles, and offers counseling for stress and weight loss. All Natural, 115 W. Jefferson Ave., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Gilroy said she also plans to consign several items from the Hayden Artisans Marketplace, which is closing Dec. 31 after four years of doing business on South Walnut Street.
To learn more about Rite Kuts, call 970-276-8257. To learn more about All Natural, call 970-276-2199.
To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210 or email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com