With almost 30 people in downtown Guffey, there are not a lot of business opportunities. It’s not surprising that three of the four businesses deal with food.

Mountainaries Market at Park County Road 102 and Colorado Highway 9 offers organic groceries including bulk ground and whole bean coffees and teas, herbs and spices, grains, nuts, flours, trail mix, granolas and in-season, locally grown organic produce when available.

Store owner Olimpia Robinson and store manager Ashley Stone recently added two espresso machines, and now offer all kinds of coffee drinks, espresso and hot teas, as well as real fruit smoothies. The market recently added itshomemade pastries to go with your beverage, but you have to come early because they sell out fast. While taking your refreshment you can browse items from local artists in the store.

The Mountainaries Market is open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday. The phone number is 719-286-9562 and email is mountainariesmarket@gmail.com.

The Bakery just reopened the first in December. Sarah Garoutte had just purchased the bakery when the Covid restaurant shutdowns hit last spring. After 10 months, she couldn’t make a go of it and former owner, Dana Peters, re-opened the business.

Peters has a wealths of great ideas for the bakery, including maybe some sort of coffee club, she said. The Bakery is open for breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Peters serves breakfast all day. Friday features pizza and Saturdays 2 a.m. – 6 p.m. Peters offers a special Italian dinner.

The Bakery is located at 336 Main Street on the south side of the Guffey School. The phone number is 719-631-1963; email is dana@theguffeybakery.com; or check out the website www.theguffeybakery.com.

Stop on by and enjoy breakfast or lunch, a fresh loaf of bread to take home, cinnamon roll, or any of an assortment of baked goodies and treats which are sure to please.

The Corona’s at Freshwater Bar and Grill, located on 8th Street, features a full bar and food menu. The Freshwater has daily specials. Jodi Corona makes great soups and desserts, as well.

One can also purchase un-opened alcohol to take home from the Liquor Closet located on the premises. The Guffey Recycling trailer is located outside on the east side of the building.

The Freshwater is open Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. with breakfast served from 8 – 10 a.m. Sunday. They are closed on Mondays.

The Freshwater offers online ordering and paying at www.toasttab.com/coronasfreshwater or you can call 719-689-0518 to place an order.

Touchless payment is available in the bar or restaurant. Your paper bill and receipt comes with an icon you can scan and pay with your smart phone. You can follow the Freshwater on Facebook.

All three businesses, Mountainaries Market, The Bakery and Corona’s, require face masks, have indoor seating or take out. At Guffey’s 8,600 foot elevation, outdoor dining is not much of an option during the winter.

The fourth Guffey business is Bill Soux’s Guffey Garage. Contrary to the name, Soux does not do automotive repair, but he does fix flat tires.

Soux stocks some hardware, plumbing and electrical items for small home projects that might save one a trip to Canon City, Woodland Park or Fairplay.

Soux also does welding and fills small propane tanks.

Be sure to call ahead to make sure Soux is open, at 719-689-3291.

Rolling Thunder Cloud Café is closed for the winter and is for sale. It will probably not open come spring.

Come out to Guffey and help support the local businesses.

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