Business briefs: Ciao Gelato is moving to Seventh Street in downtown Steamboat

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Ciao Gelato will be moving from its Yampa Street location to a spot around the corner on Seventh Street but still in the Howelsen Place building.

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Owner Lynne Romeo said the restaurant will close Monday for about a week before having a soft opening in its new space around April 7.

Romeo said she’s excited about the new space and glad that the business is staying in the same neighborhood. There’s a “Yampa feel,” she said, and it’s a great neighborhood atmosphere with the restaurants sharing with one another.

The location is more visible from Lincoln Avenue, which she said should help with getting additional foot traffic during the winter. Windows in the corner unit look out at Seventh Street and offer a view of Lincoln Avenue.

Romeo also said the Mainstreet Farmers Market relocating to the same stretch of Seventh Street for the summer should provide additional exposure.

The new space will have similar colors and decor as the current location and will feature the gelato immediately inside the door.

Ciao Gelato might close for spring break near the end of April, Romeo said, but there are plans to have an official grand opening in early May.

Coldwell Banker broker Steve Novak recognized for 2013 work

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties real estate broker Steve Novak received two awards for his work in 2013, according to a news release.

Novak earned the Legacy of the Year award, which goes to the broker who most contributed to the growth of the Steamboat real estate office, the release states.

He also received the Most Improved Award, which goes to the broker who “adopted the tools and systems of Coldwell Banker and achieved great success.”

“I am very proud of Steve and his contribution to both the company and the community,” Todd Conklin, CEO of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, said in the release. “In a 12 month period, Steve more than double his business, thanks in large part to his commitment to using the systems and tools the company offers.”

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties serves the Rocky Mountains with offices in Sun Valley, Idaho, Vail and Steamboat Springs.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4206, email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @MLSchrantz

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