Diamond devotion set in stone

Column by Penny Parker

Posted 11/21/12

Bling king Steve Rosdal retired from Hyde Park Jewelers a few years back, but he was itching to get in the biz in some capacity. Now he has opened …

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Diamond devotion set in stone

Column by Penny Parker


Bling king Steve Rosdal retired from Hyde Park Jewelers a few years back, but he was itching to get in the biz in some capacity.

Now he has opened SHR Jewelry Associates at 231 Milwaukee St. in Cherry Creek North. Rosdal's new business specializes in diamond acquisitions from private individuals and dealers.

He will also be purchasing and selling estates and previously owned fine watches, precious metals and jewelry.

Rosdal started his career in the jewelry business in 1973 and built extensive experience in fine timepieces, diamonds and fine jewelry.

“I am excited to get back to the aspects I love most about the jewelry industry,” Rosdal said.

The office of SHR Jewelry Associates is not the typical retail jewelry store. It has a small showroom, but most of its sales will come from the personalized service that Rosdal and director Jourdan Block offer.

Through his connections in the jewelry community, Rosdal is able to source specific pieces, whether watches or fine jewelry, for his customers.

SHR Jewelry Associates is open by appointment only by calling 720-379-6505 or by contacting Rosdal at steve@steverosdal.com.

More Tebow time

Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who now plays for the Jets, has signed a deal to be the “spokesmodel” for TiVo, the TV recording device.

According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, “the 25-year-old athlete will spread the gospel of TiVo via a social media and national advertising campaign, including a series of TV commercials,” the company said. “TiVo will also offer a `Tim Tebow Zone' listing Tebow's favorite shows, movies and recommendations for kids' programming.”

“I had no idea how great TiVo was until I started using it,” Tebow said in a statement last week. “I was blown away by the TiVo experience — it was so much more than I thought. With always being on the road, I love having the ability to find exactly what I am looking for and watch it anywhere, any time.”

Tebow can add TiVo to his endorsement roster, which includes Jockey International, Nike and FRS Healthy Performance energy drinks. You can read the rest of the story at www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tim-tebow-lands-tivo-endorsement-390393.

Boffo Bender's

Bender's Bar and Grill at 10710 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster has been taken over by former Denver Post sports columnist Jim Amstrong, along with restaurant-partner veterans Rich Salturelli, who owns City Pub at Yosemite and Hampden, Chris Fuselier, owner of The Blake Street Tavern, and CU Boulder sports information director Dave Plati.

Armstrong, who never met a sports subject he didn't like to debate, will be on site four to five days a week to chat and argue with customers. But his new passion is this sports bar with 26 big-screen TVs, including two on the patio.

“I'm a card-carrying wing junkie, so I made it a point to have awesome wings,” Armstrong said. And he wasn't wrong. On a recent taste test, Mr. On the Town and I were pleasantly pleased with the menu selections. We sampled wings of all sorts, brat burgers, sweet Italian sausage, honey bourbon brats, cheddar brats, beer brats, spicy chicken Italian sausage, extremely spicy Polish sausage and regular brats boiled in beer and spices, plus bottomless baked beans and homemade chips.

If you're watching your waistline, you can wash it all down with a Diet Pepsi. But the sports-bar enthusiasts will likely enjoy the selection of 16 beers on tap along with $1.99 for Coors, Coors Light and Miller Lite all day every day, plus a “boatload of microbrews on tap”.

Overlooking the green rink at the Ice Centre you can catch some fun local hockey games or enjoy the great patio overlooking the Promenade Fountain.

More information at www.benderswestminster.com.

Aspen advances

Aspen reached the top of the chart at $1,235 per square feet, according to a new study analyzing the home building costs (looking both at construction and overall project costs) for the top luxury winter vacation destinations in the U.S.. The study was released recently by Chris Pollack, president of Pollack+Partners, a high-net-worth design/build cooperative

The study said that Aspen came in first while Whistler, British Columbia, scored on the low end at $715 per square foot.

The study identified seven winter vacation destinations and compared the cost to build a custom estate on a per-square-foot basis. Telluride ranked third at $1,138 per square foot and Vail came in at No. 5 at $910 per square foot.

“Our study offers insight into … spending trends in some of the most desirable ski resorts in North America,” Pollack said. “In addition to construction costs, our analysis accounts for overall project costs, which many clients discount or do not acknowledge when establishing or discussing the budget. … The top segment of the market tends to be less susceptible to fluctuations in the real estate market and the overall economy … .”

For more comparisons, go to www.pollackpartnersllc.com/press-releases-home-building-cost-analysis.php.

Penny Parker's “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.


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