A few weeks ago, we strolled over to Old Colorado City for some coffee at the newish Jives Coffee Lounge, and they were closed. Of course they were closed, I thought. Local businesses hate money. Closed on a Sunday, when people are out in the world. I was going to write an Oinkety post about how Jives hates money and blah, blah, blah.
But after checking out their hours, I had to reevaluate. Yes, they’re closed on Sundays, but they’re open every other day 8 a.m. to midnight and 8 to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Hard to complain about that. And that Sunday thing? They’re not closed. There’s some sort of church thing going on in there, so technically, I guess they’re not closed.
“Have you been to the sexy new jazz club?”; “Have you seen that cool new coffee shop?” The Gazette’s Warren Epstein wrote in a story that posted today.
What a coincidence, Warren. Those are exactly the two places we went tonight.
Jives is fun and cozy. Pick your mug and relax at any of the huge selection of tables or cubbies. Feel like playing cards? Checkers? Grab a deck or board and let the games begin. Excellent service, too. And the only way they could have better hours would be to open 24 hours, which, as a night person, I would fully support.
After coffee, we stopped by Motif for a drink. We didn’t stay for the music, which is OK with me since I am not a big fan of jazz. It’s possible that I’m not sophisticated enough for jazz. We also didn’t have any food since we gorged ourselves earlier on barbecue. I’m definitely interested in going back to try the desserts, specifically the cobbler, which sounded delicious on the menu.
And on a whim, we stepped into Nice N Naughty because they happened to be open. Adrienne found an awesome long sweater that she loved. Maybe local businesses don’t hate money after all. Especially Old Colorado City.