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Lox of learning at Bighorn Bagels, Grand’s favorite new business

Bighorn Bagels sits on Granby’s main street and has been a popular stop for folks seeking a delicious breakfast or lunch. Grand County voted it the Best New Business for 2021.
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After a busy morning of baking bagels, Adrienne Stine had a free moment to share her gratitude for the community’s support of her new business.

Adrienne Stine and her husband, Chris Stine, opened Bighorn Bagels’ second location this year. The Granby shop was so popular that the Grand County community voted it Best New Business.

“We really appreciate everyone’s support,” Adrienne Stine said. “It’s how we make it work. I think it was a niche that was needed.”

The Stines opened their first bagel shop in Grand Lake just a few months before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Undeterred by the challenges faced during the pandemic and East Troublesome Fire, they opened their Granby location this June.

Stine said it hasn’t been easy with the supply chain and price increases that have been persistent this year.

Chris Stine mans the counter at Bighorn Bagels in Granby. He and his wife, Adrienne Stine, own the shop, which expanded into Granby and was voted Best New Business this year.
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“Trying to figure out how to make all of that work when you’re a new business so that we can have a quality product and consistency but doing it at a price that is reasonable has been one of the biggest challenges,” she said. “Because of COVID, the supply chain and things have kind of been interrupted more than normal.”

With those challenges, Stine thinks that time is the most valuable commodity when it comes to opening a new business.

“We are trying our best, so just giving ourselves the gift of time to work those things out,” she said.

This is the second year in a row that a business along Granby’s main street was voted Best New Business in Grand County, with Debbie’s Drive In winning the honor in 2020.

For Bighorn Bagels, their expansion into the town just made sense.

“We just see a lot of growth happening in Granby,” Adrienne Stine said. “There’s still a small town feeling to it, but there’s growth to provide consistent business throughout the year. It just feels like there’s more happenings, more events. It felt like the right time.”

She added that it’s been rewarding to see Bighorn Bagels grow as part of the community. That, combined with building a committed workforce of talented employees, has been the best part.

“Recently we have hired employees that are more full-time and they are wonderful,” Adrienne Stine said. “They’re helping us improve and get better. We’ve very thankful for that.”

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