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Business Beat: Sports bar owner adds new visual appeal, preps new restaurant

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If you’re driving west into Craig on U.S. Highway 40 and suddenly have the urge for a burger and a beer, The Other Place Sports Bar & Grill will likely be one of the first places to catch your eye.

The OP, 534 E. Victory Way, recently set up a flashy new sign, complete with LED lights.



Owner Delbert Knez said the new roadside flair has had a significant impact on his business since he installed the sign three weeks ago.

“I’ve seen a lot more out-of-town license plates in the parking lot,” he said. “Most people in Craig already know about us, but this adds to people coming into town.”

The sign’s features include multiple colors and scrolling words and graphics. On one side, Knez promotes restaurant specials and special events like live music and The OP’s recent Poker Run.

The opposite side is reserved for Knez’s thoughts of the day on politics, philosophy or other topics.

“I run it all from the computer in my office,” he said. “I can just type it in and it starts going. The only thing I miss about the old sign is lifting my waitresses up to hang the letters.”

The new sign is not Knez’s only project.

He is also setting up a second restaurant, Cool Water Grille, at 337 W. Victory Way, the original location for The Other Place when it first opened about 30 years ago under different ownership. As opposed to The OP’s current menu, Cool Water Grille will primarily offer food for earlier in the day.

“We’re really going to attack breakfast,” Knez said.

Cool Water’s hours will be from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knez said he hasn’t settled on an opening date, but he hopes to open within the month.

“It takes time to get a restaurant ready,” he said.

Pet care business splits into different entities

For dog owners looking for a place to get their furry friend’s coat shined and trimmed, one of Craig’s pet outlets has switched names and locations.

Dog grooming business Canines Unlimited has divided into two separate companies.

Formerly located at 1592 W. Victory Way, the business’s former partners now operate out of separate locations with different services.

Retaining the lengthened name Canines Unlimited Training & Behavior Wellness Center is Glenna Grandbouche, who offers dog owners a wealth of experience strictly in the field of training. Grandbouche said she has stepped away from the grooming element of dog care for medical reasons.

“I had surgery on my shoulder, and my doctor suggested that I retire,” she said.

Grandbouche is a nationally certified dog trainer and has worked with canines for about 20 years. Under her business’s new name, she offers classes in agility, health and behavior, among other facets of dog care.

The business has a Craig location at 750 Second Ave. South and in Steamboat Springs at 1890 Elk River Plaza.

Grandbouche first set up shop with Amy Andrews in 2008, offering training and grooming in one place.

“There was no blow-up or hard feelings or anything like that,” she said. “She knew that I had to get out of it because of my shoulder.”

Andrews opened a new store at the beginning of July, complete with a new name. D’Tail Dog Grooming Salon is located at 406 Yampa Ave. Andrews, a certified groomer, also has experience as an animal control officer and a veterinarian’s assistant.

For more information about Canines Unlimited, call 824-7986 or visit caninesunlimitedtraining.com.

To schedule an appointment with D’Tail Dog Grooming, call 824-6364.

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