We love this community- most of our staff live within biking distance and the owners are all within the 80212 zip code as well… We are a place where all are welcomed with open arms as if you were coming into our home. We embrace diversity and respect all walks of life. Supporting local business is very important to us so we offer a wide range of locally crafted beer and spirits. We have a great selection of Whiskey and fun, fresh cocktails inspired by the 1970′s ie: Harvey Wallbanger (with Telluride Vodka) and a Gin Fizz with fresh lemon Juice and Jackelope Gin! The local community is very important to us, but so is our global community; we strive to have the smallest carbon footprint that we can. We recycle all paper, cardboard, plastic and glass and use eco-friendly cleaning supplies and products as much as possible.
About the owners:
Niya Diehl was born on a hippie commune in WA State and moved around a bit until she landed in Colorado just in time to start her first day of 3rd grade at Prospect Valley Elementary School. Growing up around here she learned to truly embrace the city life as well as honor her connection with the great outdoors. Coming into her own, with the incredible support of Jefferson County Open School, she spent a lot of time in the wilderness. However free spirited she may be, she has always had an incredible work ethic. From the time she was 11 years old when she worked at Heinie’s Market Produce (on 44th), she then navigated her way through the restaurant business for the next 15 years, ultimately falling in love with the industry. After spending 5 amazing and educational years at Mead St. Station under the original owners Mary and Andy Robinson (whom she credits much of her experience to) it was time to move on as new owners came in. Always dreaming of having her own place, the timing seemed perfect when the opportunity came to take over the old Music Bar space and create something fresh and new while paying homage to the rich history of the building and community. Niya is the managing partner and you can find her there most days and nights (and mornings)!
Niya could not have done it without the incredible support of her partner (in business and in life) Grant Gingerich. He has been in the Highlands for over 20 years and truly believes in the good of this community. He is the sole proprietor of el Camino Community Tavern and has been a huge supporter and fundraiser for the local schools over the last several years. His generousity and dedication to the neighborhood are a huge part of what makes both el Camino and Local 46 feel like a home away from home for many.