Summit County business briefs: Sports Authority to close all stores by August |

Summit County business briefs: Sports Authority to close all stores by August

Sports Authority will close all stores by August. The Dillon location employs between 20 and 40 people, depending on the season.
Elise Reuter / |

Sports Authority to close all stores by August

On Wednesday, May 25, Sports Authority CEO Michael Foss announced all stores would be closed by August. Since going bankrupt, the Englewood-based retailer began closing stores in March and will now shutter the remaining more than 300 stores across the U.S.

The Dillon location employed between 20 and 40 people, depending on the season. Exchanges can be made and gift cards will still be accepted at all remaining Sports Authority locations through June 28, 2016.

Skechers opens in Silverthorne

The Outlets at Silverthorne brought in a new store last week. Skechers, a California-based shoe company, opened to the public on Friday. The new store is located in the Outlets Blue Village, between Guess and Banana Republic.

Colorado tourism offices seeks public input

The Colorado Tourism will host eight public input sessions in the next few weeks, making a stop in Silverthorne on Wednesday, June 8. The office will use these sessions to develop the Colorado Tourism Roadmap, a statewide strategic plan for the state’s tourism industry.

“This is a chance for Coloradans across the state to share their voices on how to maximize the benefit of one of the most important industries in Colorado,” Cathy Ritter, director of the CTO said in a statement. “We hope participants will bring their thoughts about challenges that need to be addressed as well as opportunities to drive even more long-term benefits for our state.”

The event is open to the public and will be held at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Silverthorne on June 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sunshine Café reopens for business

After a month of renovations, Sunshine Café is once again open to business. The Silverthorne-based breakfast restaurant nearly doubled in size thanks to an expansion of its current location and received a grant from the town for hiring new employees. The store officially re-opened on Friday, May 20.

Vote for Frisco BBQ Challenge

The Frisco BBQ Challenge is one of 20 nominees for the country’s best barbecue. Currently ranked sixth of 20, residents and visitors can vote for the festival once per day until June 20 at

This year’s competition is set for June 16-18. For more information, visit

Compiled by Elise Reuter

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