Dark Horse Alley Cafe

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What started as whiff of old school Aspen funk in an alley has gotten a roof over it’s (her) head.  The Dark Horse Alley espresso cart is spending the winter in the Ute City Bank building Plaza.  A plus plus for both.  Warmth and shelter to encourage the seeds of entrepreneurial growth of a small locally based Aspen business and life for an under used indoor plaza in one of Aspen’s Historical landmark buildings.  Built in 1890 out of peachblow sandstone, the Cowenhoven Block, was the crowning symbol of the fortune Henry Cowenhoven made in Aspen in his path from merchant to mine owner.  You all may be familiar with his son-in-laws son, Darcy Brown, former president of the Aspen Skiing Company from 1950-1973.  Now we all have the luck to ad to someone else’s good fortune, take a stroll through the Ute City Bank building to gather some refreshment from one of the cutest baristas in Aspen.


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