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Olive Fusion and GoLite welcomed to Outlets

Kathryn Turner
Summit Daily News
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After only six months or so in its Breckenridge location, Olive Fusion now has a second home in the Outlets at Silverthorne.

At a Wednesday morning ribbon-cutting, owner Crystal Otto said she and her husband, Dave, have gotten a great response to the Breckenridge store, and “are able now to offer two locations, which we just love.”

The new space, in the Red Village near Columbia, will draw an expanded clientele and also houses the shop’s new tea line. The loose-leaf teas come from all over the world, Otto said, and include flavors like green walnut, strawberry kiwi and vanilla chai spice. The new store also has a few more specialty salts and sugars – like an espresso salt, or a sweet onion sugar – alongside its selection of 56 different flavors of balsamics and olive oils. As regulars to the Breckenridge store know, the cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils come from all over the world, and are rotated within the store based on the newest harvests. Customers can taste flavors like the cilantro and roasted onion olive oil or dark chocolate balsamic straight, or with slices of fresh bread.

And, after seeing popularity with the tasting portion of the customer experience, Otto said she plans on starting to offer private tasting parties and healthy living talks out of the Breckenridge store in the next few months.

“Everybody has been so supportive,” Otto said. “It has been wonderful.”

Olive Fusion neighbor GoLite also celebrated with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday after remodeling its store, and doing away with its temporary tenant status by signing a five-year lease.

The location has gained some good local business since it first opened late last spring, according to store manager Melissa Sharpe. The remodel consisted of a few tweaks to the store, which makes it look more modern, she said.

“They have really taken off,” said Outlets general manager Jayne Esser. “Our customers just absolutely love their product.”

The company, based out of Boulder, sells men’s and women’s active lifestyle apparel and accessories.

“Both stores are a perfect fit for our mountain community as they represent healthy living and active lifestyles,” Outlets marketing and special events manager Meredith Long said.

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