It is well known that driving an electric car is much greener and better for the environment than driving a regular car. Tim Prior, owner of the eThos car sharing company, wants to take this a step further by incorporating car sharing (think of this as renting cars). Prior holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin, enjoys spending time looking at maps and reading zoning codes, and most people would call him a "car guy". Prior said, "The quickest, simplest solution to me is the electric vehicle. There are more outlets in the world than gas stations."
It is like stepping into heaven's fast food restaurant. Modmarket has a modern design and a fresh feel that makes any foodie feel at home. The menu is diverse and filled with healthy options. Modmarket is a Colorado owned business that was started by two guys that were tired of the typical unhealthy and highly processed fast foods. So instead of complaining about it, Anthony Pigliacampo and Rob McColgan started their own restaurant centered around their wants.
One recent trend for young and old is creative entertainment. Offering painting classes paired with alcohol these places provide a creative experience paired with a fun, social atmosphere. Art on the Brix is one such place in Golden, located in the alley behind Indulge, next to Urban Escape Day Spa. Opened in October 2011, Art on the Brix offers guided classes that cover canvas and glass painting as well as providing open studios for local artists to work on their own projects.
Clear Creek Wine and Spirits is an up and coming liquor store in the Golden Community, having only been around since the beginning of the year. What they lack in familiarity, they make up for with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, good prices, and a unique selection of wine, spirits, and beer.
Golden welcomed a new brewery two weeks ago and it is popular. Cannonball Creek Brewery, located on 393 Washington Avenue, opened its doors on January 19 to a flood of eager guests. The brewery struggled to keep up with demand as glasses were washed on spot. The grand-opening crowd was so large that Cannonball Creek had to close its doors for the following Tuesday and Wednesday to brew more beer. The success of the brewery is no surprise given Golden's historic relationship with Coors and the multitude of beer-connoisseurs in the area.