SIPS on Main, Coming Soon

SIPS on Main is coming soon to 215 W Main Street Cedaredge, the location of the former 4Bs Brewery. The space has been vacant for four years.

Kicking off the regular Cedaredge Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, a public hearing was held for the beer and wine liquor license application for SIPS on Main, LLC. The license was ultimately approved, and with that, the business is likely to open in January.

That’s according to co-proprietors Denise Furubotten and Lana Flemmer, who will be managing the business with their husbands, Matt Furubotten and Doug Flemmer.

According to Town Clerk and Economic Development Coordinator Kami Collins, the four had background checks run through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and after some confusion with the latter, all came out clean.

Collins pointed out that this license would now be the only on-site beer and wine license of its type in the Town of Cedaredge.

“For me I think from an economic standpoint, I think the most important piece of this application is that they are filling a building on Main Street that has been vacant for four years,” Collins said.

SIPS on Main would be a casual hangout space, as described by Furubotten and Flemmer, which would obviously serve beer and wine, in addition to non-alcoholic drinks. It would be lounge-style — an afternoon hangout.

The duo told the board that their prospective hours of operation are 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2-11 p.m. on Fridays, noon-11 p.m. on Saturdays. They want to be open on Sundays but no hours have been determined at this time. They would be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

They are also aiming to have fun evenings in which they partner with other locals to do something cool in their venue.

“We’re playing with quite a few different ideas,” Furubotten said. “We want it to be a very interactive kind of space and stuff so we’re going to have a turn table and we’re hoping we can have like a vinyl night with Don Burch, you know, just different things like that.”

She went on to say that they’re hoping to be a good spot to be after events at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, such as concerts. Concert at the center, afterparty at SIPS.

“We’re excited,” Flemmer said. “I think as I get to know more about Denise as well, we both learned that we like entertaining and so this is kind of Cedaredge’s living room in a way. Comfortable, a place to be.”

Furubotten claimed it will be “totally unexpected.”

Though SIPS on Main won’t be open until January, the pair informed the board that the business front would be specially decorated for the Parade of Lights on Dec. 4, where they will be serving some kind of refreshments.

The board unanimously approved the beer and wine liquor license.

Lucas Vader is a staff writer for the Delta County Independent. Follow him on Twitter, @lucasrvader.

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