Dawn Yukus's picture

So Much More "Green" & Local than Expected!

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This place is really rockin' my socks.  Even though they don't promote it, the Red Trolley is definitely a leader in "green" local business.  And the favors, dear god, the flavors!!  (I've even heard rumors of bacon flavored ice cream...)  It's a super kid-friendly environment with cheerful counter staff.  I'm diggin' being a customer here.

 

Pros:

* Locally sourced milk, honey, & ROOTBEER!

* Locally roasted coffee by Novo.

* They make their own granola! (This is featured in their all-you-care-to-eat $5 cereal bar!!)

* Vegan deserts labeled!

* Waffle cones made in-house

* Gelato, pasteries, cakes, & ice creams are homemade, all-natural, & from scratch

* Everything is high fructose free!

* Gluten-Free ice cream cones available (not made in-house)

* Oh yeeeeahh: they recycle.

* Ecologically preferable purchasing decisions like wooden sample spoons (biodegradable, renewable resource) &  bulk sugar dispensers (low waste)

*...and I feel kinda crazy saying this, but I keep hearing local music being played there too!

 

Cons:

* For some reason the upper management seems unaware of their "green-ness" -making me confused and uncomfortable like I just got an ethical rug pulled out from under me. Perhaps they are distant from operations and/or perhaps employees just have a lot of autonomy and have spearheaded initiatives. I would love to know some of the history behind their purchasing decisions. I can't hold this unawareness against them, though b/c you can't expect everyone to be aware of everything, even if they're at the top.

* Oh and do note that upper management doesn't have the most warm/friendly/RESPECTFUL of attitudes.  As cute, warm, and fuzzy as Red Trolley is on the outside, I wouldn't do business with them personally until there's a change in management that doesn't make me feel like absolute crap for merely talking with them.

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5
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5
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4
Cooperation: 
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snow001's picture

doctor prescribing over-the-counter medicine

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I had terrible coughs and needed a better medicine than one that I was already taking, which I had purchased at a drug store. The drug I was using was not working very well, and getting a better medicine was my primary reason to visit the clinic located on the 29th and Monroe streets. After the examination, it was nurse, not the doctor who brought me a prescription, and it was listing exactly the same name, same active ingrediant % of what I had been taking. I asked the nurse if it was a mistake, to which she replied, "no, this is a prescription drug. You got an over-the-counter drug, but this is not. It's much stronger" without even looking at the prescription the doctor signed. Still not convinced, I went back to the clinic, asked the nurse the same question, showing the drug I was using which had the exactly the same wording. Nurse insisted it was different, so I gave up and went to Walmart pharmacy. Guess what, the Walmart associate whowas at the drop off counter glanced the prescription, and said, "you don't need a prescription for this." I took my drug out of my bag and asked if she meant that the prescription was same as what I had in my hand, to which the associate said, "yes."

What really bugs me is, the doctor didn't bring me the prescription, and I didn't have a chance to ask the doctor questions about what she prescribed. Also, the nurse was acting as if she had an authority to tell me if it was the right drug or not, and she didn't even bother going to ask the doctor to make sure if it was a right prescription in spite of my efforts to make sure about the drug twice.

Office manager later told me that it was a computer glitch which printed out a wrong name on the prescription, but guess what, the doctor signed the prescription!! What do they mean, the doctor didn't notice it was not the right drug prescribed on the paper and she signed it?!

Also, the doctor is always trying to recommend one particular brand of drug which doesn't have generic formula and seems unwilling to listen or talk about other alternatives. The physician seems always "in a hurry" and any other question which takes only 10 seconds for her to answer is quickly noted in the examination sheet and the office manager later explained, "yes, we may charge more depending on the degree of topic." - meaning, getting a simple answer of 10 seconds to quick "anything other than main reason of the office visit" question would cost us more.

It wasn't this bad before, but I guess it's changing now. I do not recommend visiting this office.

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4
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Robey Gloria's picture
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Members of the Association are difficult to get along with. The only outdoor help we get is mowing. No weeding, no snow removal. Our building has not been painted in the seven years we have been here. I inquired about it two months ago, and have yet to hear back. We did not attend August meeting not did we get a report on the meeting and what was discussed.

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Fury123's picture

Great!!!!!!!

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I love this place it helped me so much on my riding, i met lots of great friends, I made the coolest horse friend. This place is the best place. I am a great rider because of this place and I don't know what I would do if I didnn't start riding. But don't get your hopes up it is closed down but I think it needs onne more good thing to remember.

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Autotech's picture
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The Coffea Shop is a quaint coffee house very similar to the Cafe Europa you featured in your video. It is locally owned. Brittany and Evan are very friendly and the business has a homey, family oriented feel. My wife and I drive from La Junta to Rocky Ford, which is about 12 miles one-way, as often as we can to enjoy their coffee and other amenities. We are never dissatisfied with their coffee or their service. We would recommend the Coffea Shop to any one passing through Rocky Ford or living locally. They are right on the highway (east bound) at the traffic light.

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5
Responsiveness: 
5
Reliability: 
5
Cooperation: 
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Melanie_Horton's picture
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Bhakti Chai is awesome tea!! It's the best chai I've ever had and I love that I can buy it and mix it at home. A lot of coffee shops carry it, too, which is great!

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5
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5
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5
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sbreindel's picture
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5
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Jon Wachter - The Denver Real Estate Doctor's picture

El Agave closed

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I really liked the food Joel served eventhough they would often get the order wrong. A new restaurant opened up in this spot a week ago.

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oddharmonic's picture

An espresso bar with a view of the lake

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Nestled in the Lakepoint Center overlooking Evergreen Lake, Caffe di Lucca is a friendly local coffeehouse. Owner Paula Barnes always has a smile and the staff is just as friendly. In addition to the expected selection of coffees and espresso, teas, and smoothies, they have delicious paninis at lunch (11AM-3PM). Bagels and coffee are available by the pound if you want to take some home with you and they introduced me to raspberry chipotle sauce back in 2000.

Unresolved Complaint: 
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Quality: 
5
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5
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5
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Melanie_Horton's picture

Great coffee shop!

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My office is right near this place, so I go here often. The staff is always friendly, the coffee is good & strong, and they have a menu w/ many breakfast and lunch options. Try their tomato basil soup - it's awesome! This is a great place to get some work done, too, and they have a patio to enjoy when it's warm outside.

Unresolved Complaint: 
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Quality: 
5
Responsiveness: 
5
Reliability: 
5
Cooperation: 
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