Our story begins in concession stands. The concession stands you see when you buy a Rockies Dog at Coors Field or a draft beer at Pepsi Center. Friends and business partners Mary and Marty were discussing life after the concession stands as at different times, they had both been in charge of large non-profit organization that fund-raised by volunteering in concession stands from Colorado Springs to Boulder. Mary and Marty were operating a cleaning business and knew that there was something else that would inspire their larger than life personalities. Together as Director and President of Universal Education Supporters they grew a little group of volunteers fund-raising for Catholic schools into a million-dollar operation that granted scholarships to those in need along the front range. Along the way a new friend was made, Kerry, whose love of music and generous spirit was a natural fit to make the pair a trio. When looking at new ventures it was Kerry that knew it had to be a restaurant and bar. He knew that it was food and drink that brought people together, created memories and friendships for those who were seeking comradery, nourishment and libations. So began the search for the perfect tavern for the trio to hang their shingle. Amelia*s Story There is no Inga without Amelia. Amelia is the late daughter of Mary. Amelia was a quirky girl that carried a beat from a different drummer. Amelia was a beloved sister, daughter and friend. Her death in 2008 was transformative event for her entire community which included her high school George Washington. Amelia’s sunny and unique personality inspired the students at GW to forever associate the song Yellow with Amelia. It was decided that any place that would be purchased would be named in honor of Amelia and the impact she had on others in her short life. A few bars and restaurants were toured and considered but early in the search when Inga*s Alpine Tavern was up for sale each owner knew that this was the place. Inga*s, less than one mile from George Washington High School and the intersection where Amelia lost her life was perfect. Inga*s has the same quirky personality as Amelia. If you see photos of Amelia with her wavy hair and individual style and you see Inga*s décor you know that these ladies were meant for each other. It was disappointing that contractually the owners couldn’t change the name to Amelia’s Place as was their intention. However once in Inga*s they knew that there was room for both Inga and Amelia. The funky and fun outdoor patio will be named Amelia*s Place.