Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C
For the 2020 Broomfield Gold awards, the entire firm of Ciancio Ciancio Brown won in the Best Lawyer category. “We’ve been helping people in Broomfield for 40 years and it’s exciting that everyone at the firm is included,” says Loren M. Brown, managing shareholder of the firm. Brown says community and volunteer work by the firm’s 35 employees and 15 attorneys has always been a focus. The firm’s longtime offices in Broomfield have been closed since March 16. “We have been very safety conscious and do most meetings virtually,” Brown says. As a full-service law firm, its lawyers provide legal representation for a wide range of cases but many involve personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense and family law including divorce. “We assist our clients during some of the most difficult times. We also do a lot of business law for startups such as guiding clients through the liquor license process that helps someone accomplish their dreams. You can’t do this job unless you love helping people,” he says. 390 Interlocken Crescent, #350, Broomfield, 303.872.8919, colo-law.com.
Runner Up: Craig D. Johnson & Associates, P.C., 8 Garden Center, #2, Broomfield, 303.466.2335, cdjlawyer.com.
The 5280 Donuts
Broomfield has an early morning sweet spot for the treats produced at 5280 Donuts, a longtime family-owned Broomfield shop. This independent doughnut maker is a winner in this category for two good reasons: Raised and Cake. The yeast-raised varieties include classic chocolate maple frosted and Boston and Bavarian crème-filled. 5280’s cake doughnuts are crispy outside and tender inside in varieties ranging from sour cream old fashioned to maple and strawberry frosted, plus powdered cinnamon and double chocolate with sprinkles. The menu includes breakfast sandwiches like sausage, egg and cheese on a croissant, cherry turnovers, mini cinnamon rolls and famous chewy glazed apple fritters. All are available with cups of quality locally-roasted Silver Canyon Coffee. If you absolutely love the chocolate frosted old-fashioned variety, stop by early while it’s still dark. This classic flavor sells out early. Just look for the big sign that just says: “Donuts.” 555 US-287, Unit C, Broomfield, 720.389.8497, the5280donuts.com.
Runner Up: King Soopers (Three Broomfield area locations)
Jason Ganahl, GCue’s owner and meat expert, won numerous barbecue competitions before opening his shop. “We try to be No. 1 for every single customer every day and really appreciate the vote of support,” Ganahl says. The all-star lineup of meats by the pound or in sandwiches features pulled pork, beef brisket, turkey, jalapeno cheddar sausage and pork ribs. Signature sandwiches include The Pilgrim with turkey, garlic mashers and cranberry relish. Weekly specials have included beer-braised beef short ribs. GCue has become a go-to wing stop. “We smoke the wings first then flash fry them just before we serve them. Our Wing of the Week recently were dusted with pumpkin spice,” he says. For many fans, the main event is the sidekicks: Mac-n-cheese, mashers and smoky beans to coleslaw, fries and green beans pan-roasted with garlic, butter and salt. “People have really gravitated to comfort food. Barbecue has the taste that satisfies the soul,” Ganahl says. 5160 W. 120th Ave. Unit K, Westminster, 303.379.9205, gquebbq.com.
Runner Up: Brothers BBQ, 565 US-287, Broomfield, 303.635.2424, brothers-bbq.com.
Since Le Peep’s Broomfield location reopened on June 8, the devoted regulars have returned for brunch, breakfast and lunch dishes from churro French toast to The Baja Benedict with turkey, bacon, avocado, poached eggs and Hollandaise. “It’s such a nice thing to hear about the award during this a crazy time,” says Laurie Greenwood, co-owner of Le Peep’s Broomfield location since 2015. Greenwood credit’s Le Peep’s success to a family of staff who have been familiar faces at the restaurant. According to Greenwood, the most popular item remains the traditional breakfast served with home fries and English muffins. Also topping the list is a smothered breakfast burrito and the White Lightning, an egg white omelet – just one of many diet-friendly and gluten-free choices. Up next are seasonal favorites such as pumpkin peach pancakes. 3700 W. 144th, Suite C-400, Broomfield, 303.410.4845, lepeep.com.
Runner Up: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 6315 W. 104th Ave., #100, Westminster, 303.481.9925; 1617 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.225.7344, snoozeeatery.com.
Best Broomfield Employer AND Best Customer Service AND Best Footwear Company
Deckers notable and beloved footwear brands include UGG, Koolaburra, Sanuk and Teva. “This award is a reflection of the environment and culture we have built. It tells us our employees are happy, especially winning two years in a row. Like a lot of local companies, we’ve gone to work at home. It has required a tremendous amount of flexibility on everyone’s part,” says Bryan Riter, director of customer care for Deckers Brands. The company’s Broomfield location employs 150 (and up to 600 people seasonally) who handle customer service calls from all over North America. “We have great footwear products that serve customers in different ways. We’ve seen increased sales of UGG slippers – I have some on now! – which are built for comfort to products designed to help customers reach their fitness goals,” Riter says. 11525 Main St., #500, Broomfield, 303.439.6780, deckers.com.
Runner Up for Best Broomfield Employer: Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., 390 Interlocken Crescent, #350, Broomfield, 303.872.8919, colo-law.com.
Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Acme Hydroponics, 300 Nickel St., #33, Broomfield, 720.524.7306, acmehydroponics.net.
Runner Up for Best Footwear Company: Crocs, 13601 Via Varra, Broomfield, 866.306.3179, crocs.com.
5280 Burger Bar
“We are very honored to win again, especially in a year like this. We don’t know where we’d be without the community supporting us,” says Kathleen Chappell, director of marketing and events at 5280 Burger Bar which opened in Broomfield in 2017. Like many restaurants, 5280 Burgers pivoted to takeout and cook-at-home options after reopening. “We have home grill packs like the burger pack that includes patties, toppings, cheese, sauces, fresh corn and side salads,” Chappell says. The restaurant’s claim-to-fame is Colorado Black Angus burgers. Diners can substitute chicken breast or black bean and quinoa patty dished in a potato bun, wrapped in lettuce, or a gluten-free bun. Side dishes from fries to crispy Brussels sprouts, the sauces, dressings, ketchup and ginger beer are crafted in-house by executive chef Derek Baril’s staff. The eatery now packages to-go cocktails in Mason jars. Many local don’t know that 5280 is also an ice cream bar churning out 16 flavors of ice cream from scratch. 4301 Main St., Westminster, 720.887.5970, 5280burgerbar.com.
Runner Up: Five Guys, 4480 W. 121st Ave., Broomfield, 720.887.5989.
Mark Kochevar, owner of Arrowhead Chiropractic, was born and raised in Broomfield and went through the local schools. “It’s tremendous to be recognized. We have been part of the community for almost 29 years but without a great, dedicated staff it wouldn’t have happened,” Kochevar says. Arrowhead Chiropractic offers traditional chiropractic adjustments as well as sports massage, acupuncture and cold laser treatments. “We specialize in treatments for athletes of all ages. We have collegiate athletes, competitive high school athletes and younger,” Kochevar says. Having coached football, hockey and baseball from middle school through high school in Broomfield he sees a lot of ex-players and their families for everything from tendinitis to surgery recovery. Kochevar has noticed one recent treatment trend. “A lot of people are asking for help their backs because they are sitting at home so much in situations that aren’t ergonomic,” he says. 11880 Upham St., Suite F, Broomfield, 303.465.9464.
Runner Up: Anchor Physical Therapy, Spine & Sports Medicine, 325 Interlocken Parkway, Suite A100, Broomfield, 303.460.0329, anchorphysicaltherapy.net.
Broadlands Family Dentistry
When Dr. Kendall Burns heard that Broadlands Family Dentistry had won the award for Best Dentist, he composed a big thank you card to the entire Broomfield community: “We at Broadlands Family Dentistry would like to thank all of our patients and their families. It has been our honor and privilege to serve all of their dental needs for the past 16 years. It has been our pleasure,” Burns noted. Broadlands Family Dentistry has taken a safety-first approach to protecting customers and staff. The office provides the full range of dental care services including fillings and crowns, extractions, Invisalign, implants, night guards, bleaching and root canals. 3305 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield, 303.460.8700, broadlandsfamilydental.com.
Runner Up: Broomfield Dental Care, Dr. Lee Gerry, 13606 Xavier Lane, Suite B, Broomfield, 303.466.7306, leewgerrydds.com.
Best Day Spa
For Facelogic, the pandemic was a huge challenge. “We’re very grateful to our clients who voted. We have always gone all the way on customer service – whatever it takes since we opened 15 years ago in Broomfield,” says Amina Ahmed, manager of Facelogic spa. Early in the pandemic, Facelogic put memberships on hold. “When we finally opened people were itching to get in. We follow really strict rules about mask-wearing, taking temperatures and taking 20 minutes between sessions to thoroughly sanitize treatment rooms thoroughly,” Ahmed says. For some clients – especially the elderly – Facelogic now offers services at people’s homes. “It really makes their day,” she says. Aesthetician treatments for women, men and teens include aromatherapy, microcurrent treatment, spray tan and DaVinci teeth whitening. Facelogic also asks the question: “Who said facials were just for your face?” The answer, Ahmet says, are back and “booty” facials. Makeup sessions for brides and high school proms are available. 1170 US Hwy 287, #200 Broomfield, 303.466.7546, facelogicbroomfield.com.
Runner Up: Spavia Day Spa, 4550 Main St. No. 400, Westminster, 720.464.7000, spaviadayspa.com.
It wasn’t surprising to Hannah Fyffe, a manager at Starbuds’ Louisville location, that the dispensary took home the gold. “We have a lot of truly dedicated customers who have supported us since we opened five years ago,” Fyffe says. Starbuds offers a variety of indica and sativa buds, plus vaping and edibles options and CBD products. Starbuds welcomes new-to-cannabis customers with friendly suggestions and explanations and calls the past six months a constant learning experience. “A lot of our regulars order online because they already know what they want. They spend less time in the shop,” she says. The new normal also includes private appointment shopping. Starbuds Louisville location is a recreational cannabis shop but offers a discount for medical patients. 1156 Dillon Road, #3, Louisville, 720.389.6313, starbuds.us/louisville.
Runner Up: Herbal Wellness, 400 W. South Boulder Road, #2700 Lafayette, 303.665.5599, herbalwellnessco.com.
Best Dog Bakery AND Best Pet Grooming AND Best Pet Supply
Wag N’ Wash
Featuring a state-of-the-art self-dog wash facility, in-store dog bakery, grooming service and a retail section with natural dog food and supplements, Broomfield Wag N’ Wash is heaven for dogs and their owners. “Our guests feel welcome and appreciated because they are,” said Mike Schreiber. “We pride ourselves on loving their companion pets as much as they do and show it every day.” He added, “People who shop with us have really embraced our philosophy that if you feed your companion pets healthier food, treats and supplements, they will enjoy a healthier, longer life with less trips to the vet.” The in-store dog bakery prepares human-grade ingredients in drool-worthy dog treats and customized cakes. In the wash facility, easy-access tubs and multiple drying stations makes bath time, well, a dog-friendly piece of cake. 1100 Highway 287, Broomfield, 720.739.9274, wagnwash.com/broomfield.
Runner Up for Best Dog Bakery: The Dirty Dog Grooming and Pet Boutique, 1100 US-287, Broomfield, 303.469,9490, facebook.com/thedirtydoggrooming.
Runner Up for Best Pet Grooming and Runner Up for Best Pet Supply: Urban Dogg, 8855 W. 116th Circle, #1, Broomfield, 303.962.8850, urbandoggbroomfield.com.
Best Farmers’ Market
Broomfield Farmers Market at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Celebrating a decade of fresh produce, artisanal treasures and locally sourced meats, the Broomfield Farmers’ Market is Colorado’s largest completely volunteer-operated farmers’ market, said Dave Carter, one of the market managers. Aiming to “create a destination that connects the community with healthy food and Colorado farmers and a destination that demonstrates the stewardship commitment of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church,” he said, the Broomfield Farmers’ Market is beloved for its local produce, pork, beef, bison, roasted chilies, salsas, tamales and baked goods. This year the market “scaled back considerably” due to COVID-19 and to help farmers hard-hit by the pandemic, waived all vendor fees. The market is open each Tuesday from mid-June through September and eagerly anticipates “a great grand opening of our eleventh season in 2021 with the full-scale market that our community has grown to love throughout the past decade,” Carter said. 1700 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.2667, broomfieldfarmersmarket.org.
Runner Up: Boulder Farmers Market, 13th St., Boulder, bcfm.org.
Best Funeral Service Provider
A family owned and operated funeral parlor and crematory, In Memoriam proudly serves all religions, cultures and beliefs. “We believe that death is as unique as the individual that lived that life, said Kelsi Tesone Mathews, mortuary science practitioner and owner of In Memoriam. Tesone Mathews, a long-time funeral director in Broomfield, opened In Memoriam three years ago, which was named Best Funeral Service Provider also in 2019, in part thanks to In Memoriam’s many services and generous care for families. She explained, “We offer on-site and witness cremation to families that wish to have that specific, specialized type of ceremony. We offer traditional burial and memorial services, all the way to green and home-friendly funeral options. We can also help families who would like to pre-plan.” 7290 W. 119th Place, Broomfield, 303.997.6667, inmemoriamservices.com.
Runner Up: Rundus Funeral Home, 1998 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.460.1414, rundus.com.
Best Gift Shop
Amy’s Hallmark Shop
Amy’s Hallmark is “more than just a store” to their customers,” said Manager Linda Wells. “We make a difference in their lives. We celebrate the good times and help them heal during the difficult times. We care.” Thus, Amy’s Hallmark has been making an extra effort this year to support customers with phone orders, free shipping to Crown Reward members and personalized appointments. “Even though you’re wearing a mask and have to keep a safe distance, you can still show connect with people and let them know that you care,” she said. Part of healing and celebrating this season is continuing Hallmark’s always-anticipated Keepsake Ornaments, a true “hallmark” of the gift shop. The ornaments remind customers about what’s important and “capture all the special moments,” Wells said. “The craftsmanship and the elegance of our Keepsakes is truly beautiful.” 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, 720.887.6889, hallmark.com
Runner Up: Bath and Body Works, 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, 303.466.1444, bathandbodyworks.com
Best Hair Salon
Styles by Danette at Sola Salon Studios
Danette Richardson, owner of Styles by Danette, has been making people feel great about their looks for 37 years, the last ten of which she’s served Boulder County and beyond from her Sola Salon in Westminster. “It’s been a privilege to do what I love for so long,” she said. “My motto is ‘Come hang out with me, and we will do some hair and have some fun.” Richardson is serious about having fun and connecting with the people who sit in her chair. “I love meeting new people and getting to know them,” she said. “Come and stay for a while.” With specialties in color, cuts, perms and facial waxing, Richardson can help anyone showcase their inner beauty. 14532 Orchard Parkway, #400, Westminster, 303.916.7903, solasalonstudios.com.
Runner Up: Great Clips, 4530 W. 121st Ave., #5, Broomfield, 303.465.1010; 6765 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.4629; 3700 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield, 303.410.0844; 2355 W. 136th Ave., Unit A-106, Broomfield, 303.450.0364; 16860 Sheridan Parkway, #112, Broomfield, 303.658.0889, greatclips.com.
Best Happy Hour AND Best Lunch
North Side Tavern Restaurant
As this year’s Best Happy Hour and Best Lunch winner, North Side Tavern is firmly “that neighborhood place where you are treated like family and where the community gathers,” said Owner and Founder Steve Bauer, adding, “We are locally owned and operated one-of-a kind, not a chain. Our bartenders and servers remember our guests.” At happy hour, North Side’s margaritas and sangria are perpetual favorites, and Fish and Chips is the lunchtime best seller. This year Bauer is especially thankful to North Side’s loyal patrons. He said, “Our North Side Tavern community is the best. We love you so much! You keep us loving what we do.” Bauer is constructing a yurt “over the patio so that we can continue to thrive during the winter months,” he said. “It’s made here in Colorado and will be a very cool addition to Broomfield.” 12708 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 303.466.8643, nstavern.com.
Runner Up for Best Happy Hour and Runner Up for Best Lunch: Applebee’s Grill + Bar, 6405 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.3848, applebees.com.
Best Hydroponics Store AND Best Locally-Owned Business
Acme Hydroponics offers not only a generous variety of hydroponics supplies for every local green thumb, it also is known for above-and-beyond customers service. “We have been in business over 10 years now. We like that the Broomfield community is passionate about growing their own food for their families,” said Kristen Pozzi, who owns the store with her husband, Jason Pozzi. Acme Hydroponics is known for “our garden knowledge, expertise and one-on-one customer service,” she added. The unique product selection spans everything one could need for watering plants via hydroponics, climate control, garden lightning and plant nutrients. Furthermore, Acme Hydroponics provides premium gardening soil for backyard and indoor gardens and free gardening advice. Pozzi said, “We would like to thank our customers for supporting our small family-owned business.” 300 Nickel St., #3, Broomfield, 720.524.7306, acmehydroponics.net.
Runner Up for Best Locally-Owned Business: VIPet Sitter Service, 4517 Winona Place, Broomfield, 303.596.3796, vipetsitter.com.
Best Local Non-Profit Organization
A Precious Child
This year’s Best Local Nonprofit is renowned for its collaborative service model for the good of children and families. In fact, A Precious Child collaborates with more than 500 agency partners “to identify children and families most in need of our programs and fill in gaps in services to ensure they receive a holistic continuum of care,” explained CEO and Founder Carina Martin. A Precious Child provides children and families with resource navigation and case management services, as well as basic essentials including clothing, school supplies, educational opportunities and gifts for the holidays (gifts and holiday volunteers are needed now!). “Our clients love that we are there to help them through all and/or any stages of life and provide a positive impact in their lives for years to come,” Martin said. 7051 W. 118th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.4272, apreciouschild.org.
Runner Up: Broomfield FISH, 6 Garden Center, Broomfield, 303.465.1600, broomfieldfish.org.
For more than 30 years, Bienos Tiempos has been serving authentic, time-tested Mexican dishes, as well as whimsical twists on American classics. Customers adore the Green Chili Mac Cheese served with shrimp and chicken breast and covered in a chili con queso, said owner Heath Hamilton. She added, “All of our dishes are made from scratch.” Family and locally owned from 1986, Beinos Tiempos aims to give customers a good time – starting with the five pool tables, golden tee, pinball, cornhole and spacious patios with heaters for the colder months. A family-style restaurant and bar, Bienos Tiempos offers great food and a joyful atmosphere to match. 1000 Depot Hill Road, Broomfield, 303.466.6386, buenostiemposrestaurant.com.
Runner Up: 3 Margaritas, 6896 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield, 303.410.8705, 3margaritas.com.
Broomfield Orthodontics, Dr. Joseph B. Dankey
Broomfield Orthodontics, with orthodontist Dr. Joseph B. Dankey at the helm, has been serving Broomfield families since the 1980s, and Dankey continues to expand his expertise. He’s been a certified Invisalign provider for more than 15 years and offers full and modified treatments. Additionally, he said, “Our standard of care with normal braces is the Damon Reduced Friction Braces, reducing the need for extraction of teeth through arch development. We also encourage Phase I treatment for younger patients who would benefit from dental arch development to increase natural smiles with fewer or no extractions.” Dankey’s patients love his flexible schedule and perhaps most of all, the cake party for each and every patient concluding braces treatment. New patient consultations are free. 10 Garden Center, Broomfield, 303.469.7874, braces.com.
Runner Up: Bohman Orthodontics, 3605 Xavier Lane, Suite D, Broomfield, 720.887.8357, bohmanorthodontics.com.
Best Physical Therapy Center
Anchor Physical Therapy, Spine & Sports Medicine
Anchor Physical Therapy Spine & Sports Medicine (Anchor PT) is a family owned, full-service outpatient orthopedic/sports medicine physical therapy private practice. Anchor PT offers transitional plans to progress from recovery to Wellness Services. The culture, core values and state of the art treatment options, with every staff member being committed to offering an exceptional experience for patients and their families, is what sets us apart from other practices. Overcoming the challenges of COVID-19 has led to innovation. During this time, Anchor PT has continued to provide rehab services while growing our one-on-one medically based personal training services in response to concerns of going into a traditional gym. This year they added Class IV Laser treatments to the services it offers, which enhances a patient’s recovery and leads to greater pain reduction. Additionally, Anchor PT has added Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training this year. BFR can help halt muscle atrophy, increase strength/endurance without stressing the injured area with heavy loads or prolonged movement speeding up a patient’s recovery. “We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community over the past 17 years and want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who voted for our practice. We are honored and humbled by this award and truly appreciate the recognition!” 325 Interlocken Parkway, Suite A-100, Broomfield, 303.460.0329, anchorphysicaltherapy.net.
Runner Up: Colorado Physical Therapy Institute P.C., 1022 Depot Hill Road, Suite B, Broomfield, 303.460.9129, coloradopti.com.
Infinitus Pie’s two most popular pizzas are diametrically opposed. One is the super-meaty Train Wreck Supreme, with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and green pepper. The second is Katie Pie, with olive oil, garlic sauce, spinach, mushroom, onion, tomato and feta. Add gluten free and vegan pies, and you can see how they earned the title “Best Pizza” this year. Katie Crouse, president of iPIE, started her pizza business when she was 22 years old and will be celebrating 10 years in business in November. “We got our fourth location opened the month before the pandemic shut down everything,” she said. “We have four brick and mortar locations including two on campus which had to be closed immediately. People cancelled their events so even the food trucks have been down.” She added, “But we really feel happy our community is so strong. I want to thank Broomfield for its support.” 145 Nickel St., Broomfield, 720.887.4588, infinituspie.com.
Runner Up: The Original New York Style Pizza, 1300 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, 303.469.9117, originalpizza.us.
Best Place to Worship
Lutheran Church of Hope
“Lutheran Church of Hope is an imperfect community that gathers together to try to follow Jesus,” according to Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. Scott McAnally. The congregation partners with non-profits to serve the community and is currently building Anchor House, studio apartments for independent living for emancipated former foster youth. “We are passionate about worship,” Dr. McAnally said. “Martin Luther said music is the fifth gospel, so we bring music into everything from first grade through retirement. I guess you could say we’re formal but not stuffy.” For over seven years, the church has broadcast services for shut-ins and the elderly, so when the pandemic hit, they were at home with broadcasting. This year they made a significant commitment to accessibility by removed the pews and webcasting live every Sunday at 9 a.m. (lchope.org/watch). “We believe saying ‘all are welcome – but not anyone who is high risk’ just doesn’t resonate,” the pastor said. They have had some outdoor worship on the grass field with spray-painted circles to keep everyone six feet apart, since the hardest thing about the pandemic has been the isolation and people are yearning to see each other. “We want everyone to be safe and be well,” Dr. McAnally said. 1305 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.4823, lchope.org.
Runner Up: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 1700 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.2667, holycomforterchurch.net.
Allison Cassieri, RE/MAX Alliance
Allison Cassieri knows the value of the initial impression. A licensed real estate broker with RE/MAX Alliance, Allison started as a home stager. She said, “I work for both buyers and seller, and I never underestimate the importance of making homes look their best. Every home has potential, and I help people see it.” She is independent and works individually with each client from beginning to the end of the transaction rather than sharing them with a team. During the last year Allison has emphasized professional photography, Matterport tours, Zoom meetings and other digital platforms to keep the market moving. She said, “People were sort of in a holding pattern and had a pent-up demand for real estate. When it got okay to look again, so many people took advantage that I’ve been extremely busy. I’m overjoyed and honored that clients and colleagues, friends and family voted for me. I take my work seriously and I’m grateful for people’s trust in my skills, guidance and experience. My top three core values are responsiveness, loyalty and trust. I don’t take that for granted.” 9737 Wadsworth Parkway, Westminster, 303.464.1125, email@example.com.
Runner Up: Pallone & Associates, Metro Brokers, 4 Garden Center Suite L2, Broomfield, 303.466.4663, pallonesells.com.
Best Retirement Community
Legend of Broomfield
“Legend Senior Living is dedicated to providing the highest standards of quality of service, environment and care to residents and their families while providing value and accountability to all our stakeholders,” according to Resident Director Ericka Devos. “We work to serve the needs of the whole person: physical, mental and spiritual. We are committed to providing a positive reinforcing work environment that recognizes the value of all staff and fosters individual growth and improvement. We recognize that our success depends on our ability to live out our mission and keep our commitments.” Like all Colorado residences, it’s been a different kind of year for senior living. “We care. We go above and beyond to listen and try to give everyone peace of mind.,” Ericka said. “This last year has been new for everyone – we have tried our best to take care of everyone and keep them as healthy and happy as possible. We always try to put our residents, families and associates first.” 12600 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 303.466.3500, legendseniorliving.com.
Runner Up: Anthem Ranch by Toll Brothers, 16151 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 720.239.1553.
If you’re looking for a New York style sandwich, either of Broomfield’s two Deli Zone sandwich shops can help you out. If you want to start your day with a hearty handful, you might want to try the Breakfast Kong or the Baby Kong. You’ll get ham, bacon, hash browns and cheese, and take your pick of two to four eggs, fixed anyway you like them. Manager Kendra Trinh said, “Everything here is super fresh. We will cook your eggs to order – scrambled, fried, over easy – and they’ll never be microwaved.” For lunch you might like a hot Italian hero with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, red peppers, banana peppers, red onions, tomato and lettuce, oil and vinegar. You could get the 7-inch sandwich or jump on up to the 14-inch. “We want to say thank you to all the people who have supported us,” Kendra said. “We’re grateful!” 12161 Sheridan Blvd., Unit H, Broomfield, 720.974.0521; 1004 Depot Hill Road, Unit 1C, Broomfield, 303.438.8805, delizone.com.
Runner Up: Big Dog Deli, 300 Nickel St., Broomfield, 303.460.1000, bigdogdeli.com.
Ooka Asian Cuisine Sushi Restaurant
Broomfield consistently votes Ooka Asian Cuisine Sushi Restaurant as the best sushi restaurant year after year. During the regulations required of the long pandemic, Ooka Sushi has had only pick-up or delivery. The restaurant’s guests and online reviewers have been very supportive. A lot of online love has gone to the sushi Maki roll sampler with miso soup. Jason Cao, owner, said one of his biggest sellers is sesame chicken, although guests frequently mention the vegan sushi rolls. Cao said, “We are doing well with the take-out now, and we want to thank Broomfield very much for always supporting us.” 6485 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.729.1523, ookasushi666.com.
Runner Up: Go Fish, 2055 W. 136th Ave., #B-106, Broomfield, 720.593.1888, gofishsushi.net.
Best Seafood Restaurant
Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant
If you feel like going to the Florida Keys, take a shorter trip to Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant. It’s a beachy, laid back place with a great family atmosphere. According to Manager Gabby Mares, that’s because it is family owned and the fresh seafood comes from Florida. “You can taste the freshness in the food,” she said. “It’s like a little getaway.” Some of the most popular items are oysters and the king crab, lobster roll, fish and chips and the almond-crusted hog fish. Like all Colorado restaurants, Big Mac & Little Lu’s has to limit seating, separate the tables, and sanitize extensively. Gabby said, “It was tough at first, but our regulars have been very helpful. We’re very excited to be named Best Seafood Restaurant and we want to thank everyone for supporting us.” 2851 W. 120th Ave., Westminster, 303.404.2722, bigmaclittlelus.com.
Runner Up: Bonefish Grill, 10438 Town Center Drive, Westminster, 303.423.3474, bonefishgrill.com.
Best Travel Agent
Nancy Wee has been in Broomfield for 52 years. That is, if you don’t count all the time she’s spent globe-trotting! She not only organizes tours, she accompanies groups. Because of that personal service, her groups become like extended family to her. She has been on 267 cruises all over the world and led groups that range from 10 to 170 people. Nancy is looking forward to 2021, when travel will open up again. “I’ve never been home so long!” she said. She’s working on trips to New Zealand and Australia, the Panama Canal, Alaska, Europe, the Mediterranean and even a visit to Noah’s Ark. She said, “Thank you, Broomfield, for supporting Wee Travel all these years; I love the opportunity to serve you. I wish for all families to stay well and healthy in this time and as soon as you can travel call me!” 1380 W. Midway Blvd. Broomfield, 303.465.2118, weetravel.org.
Runner Up: AAA, 5140 W. 120th Ave., Unit 300, Westminster, 303.452.0787, AAA.com.
Best Tree Protection Service
The Davey Tree Service
With residential tree service offices across 47 states, Davey provides professional tree and shrub care services that are convenient and backed by a 100 percent guarantee. ISA certified arborists live and work in each community. The local professional is Dave Kalyan, whose office is in Broomfield. He said, “We’re very honored to be named Broomfield’s Best. We’re happy that we’re doing our job right, but we know we can always get better.” The tree doctors are committed to help take care of trees and shrubs to ensure outdoor property remains beautiful and healthy. Davy offers tree health inspection treatment services, tree removal, tree and shrub pruning and fertilization, storm prep and support systems for trees, tree planting and transplanting. Davey offers a wide and growing variety of consulting services, with proprietary TreeKeeper inventory management software, and invasive species management. 6900 W. 117th Ave., #100, Broomfield, 303.449.2525, firstname.lastname@example.org
Runner Up: Altitude Arborist, 303.252.0818, altitudearborist.com.
Broomfield Veterinary Hospital
Broomfield Veterinary Hospital not only provides excellent care for the everyday variety of household pets, they also see all types of exotic animals such as turtles, lizards, snakes and ferrets. They are proud to say that they were one of the few hospitals in Colorado to attain the vaccine for Rabbit Hemorragic Disease, a disease that is spreading among wild and domestic rabbits and can be fatal. Practice Manager Michelle Goerlitz said, “We went through a very lengthy process to get the vaccine from Europe. The outbreak spread to Colorado this year and we were able to vaccinate hundreds of domestic rabbits.” Goerlitz spoke of the supportive culture at Broomfield Veterinary Hospital. She said, “We want to thank everyone for their continued support as we still navigate through COVID-10. It’s been a difficult transition not to see our clients at the hospital. We look forward to when that day comes!” 12621 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 303.466.1764, broomfieldvet.com.
Runner Up: Laurel Veterinary Clinic, 405 Laurel St., Broomfield, 303.469.5363, laurelpets.com