Now that Winter is back and we've had nearly 2 feet of new snow this week, the Aspen Real Estate market is firing up yet again. In an effort to fit in Aspen Spin has developed a Real Estate Subsidiary. In today's Aspen, you can't simply rent a hotel room----you must buy one. A-Spin has joined the fractionalization craze. We've tied up the most fantastic 8 week FIXED fractional package in town. The luxurious St.Regis has offered us the best of the best. Christmas, New Years, President's Week, July 4th and 2 sets of prime time back to back weeks. One two week period in the Winter and one for Summer. If you're ready to plant seeds----and write a $1.69 million check---please contact us for more details. No floating weeks here---just the best dates possible----all packaged for you by Aspen Spin.
It appears as if the billionaire Gaylord family is going to flip the Hotel Jerome to a condo-hotel operator out of Chicago. They stand to pocket a quick $20 million gain on the deal. The Gaylord's who control Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE symbol: GET) as well as the Grand Ol' Opry, Opry Land Hotel and the historic Broadmoor in Colorado Springs have decided that the politics of development in Aspen is not to their liking---so they are taking the $20 mil and hittin' the road------Buh Bye!!!!!!!!!!
We had another free outdoor concert last week. 10 member L.A .party band OZAMOTLI rocked the Cooper Street Mall. Here they are jamming for the Spring Break crowds . While the band played on, Fire Eater, Maciej Mrotek performed his Dance of the Sacred Fire. This guy burned up!!! Check out his pictures below and click on his site at www.DanceoftheSacredFire.com
Say goodbye to the Historic Red Onion restaurant and bar (pictured below). Today is it's last day in business, after continuously operating as a local watering hole since 1892. While The Onion has never been the fanciest joint in town, it has always been a hard drinking stop on the mall. Current owner Dave "Wabs" Walbert was unable to reach a new deal with the "developer types" who recently purchased the building. The new owners shall remain nameless here, due to our desire to stay out of court, but they are snapping up plenty of the older buildings in town to "re-develop" them. They are probably making tons of coin, but they already have tons of coin, so it's all about the scoreboard now. Aspen is no longer a ski town, it's a Real Estate and Construction town. C'mon out and make your fortune.
Today, 3/31/07, there's a wild party planned to close down the Red Onion. 5 bands are scheduled to play, 100's of people are already lining up, hours before closing. Aspen spin has been invited to cover the event, and we expect to snap a few historic pix for your viewing pleasure. It'll be a shame when the Onion shuts it's doors and joins The Mother Load, Cooper Street Pier and La Cocina and many others in the history books. No more chicken fried steak for us.