Openings and Closings

Sugar Lips Mini Donuts sets up a (permanent) shop in Copper Mountain

Jasmine Listou has been turning out mini donuts to crowds all over Denver from a conveyor belt contraption housed in a trailer painted turquoise. Now, she's taking her mobile act to a permanent shop in the mountains.

Listou just signed a lease on a Copper Mountain outlet, where she'll open a new Sugar Lips Mini Donuts at 275 Ten Mile Circle.

"We'll be right in Copper Village," Listou says. From that shop, the donut maven plans to peddle the silver dollar-sized treats in addition to coffee and hot chocolate. And in the summer, she'll start up with shaved ice.

Her trailer isn't going anywhere, though. "We'll be there year-round," she says. "But the trailer will be down here in the summer doing the street food scene."

That donut shop is slated to open just in time for ski season, on November 23.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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