In Their Business

Posted 9/17/18

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style …

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In Their Business

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Consignment store opens

A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial.

Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style Encore in early September, just a few years after selling and retiring from her 5,000-plus herd, family-run dairy farm at age 49. An entrepreneur from an early age, Tellinghuisen was just 24 when she owned Customizing Accounting Software. She then became a wife and mother of four daughters, before buying and running the dairy farm.

The Style Encore will buy and sell gently used apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories. Unlike a typical consignment store, no appointment is necessary to sell clothing and accessories, and it pays cash on the spot for goods it purchases from consumers.

Truly a family affair, Tellinghuisen will run it with her husband, Leon, their four daughters, her sister, her two nieces, and several other family members.

Style Encore is at 8223 S. Quebec St. in Centennial.

Counseling office opens

Starting Today, which provides substance use/addiction assessment, outpatient and recovery services, recently opened at 2305 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 122, near the Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial.

Starting Today is licensed as a substance use disorder center and offers Level I DUI Education, Level II DUI Education and Level II DUI Therapy groups for outpatient services and recovery services including relapse prevention and Intense Outpatient treatment.

Owner Shantell McShane works with those involved in the criminal justice system and provides collaborate treatment with probation/parole officers, said a news release. Clients receive an individualized treatment plan during their first visit, and those plans are discussed weekly in groups with focus on achieving and maintaining those goals.

Additionally, Starting Today offers free, bi-weekly parent support meetings, led by parents of children struggling with a substance use disorder or in recovery. Meetings are open to the public.

Mainstream Boutique opens

Mainstream Boutique opened in mid-September in the Central Park Shops in Highlands Ranch.

“I am thrilled to realize my long-term goal of opening my own business,” owner Stacy Ingram, a longtime Douglas County resident, said in a news release. “Mainstream Boutique gives me the opportunity to make a difference in women’s lives. When you have that right outfit on you just feel more confident.”

Mainstream Boutique is a national franchise system of 80 independently owned and operated women’s clothing boutiques in 22 states across the central, southern and eastern United States.

Mainstream Boutique Highlands Ranch is at 1485 Park Central Drive, Suite 100. Find the boutique on Facebook at mainstreamboutiquehighlandsranch or Instagram@mainstreamhighlandsranch.

Special fundraiser

The executive chef of Vesta will take over Café 180 to raise money for the nonprofit restaurant and its affiliated entities.

Chef Nicholas Kayser’s creations, along with beer donated by Mockery Brewing, will be served at the Englewood-based community kitchen from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 27. Tickets cost $75 and are available at http://cafe180.org/chefs180. Learn more about Chef Nick and Vesta at http://www.vestadenver.com.

Café 180 is operated by One Good Turn, which helps low-income, marginalized members of the community achieve long-term self-sufficiency by providing access to resources.

The café at 3315 S. Broadway, Englewood, serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Each week, between 30 percent and 40 percent of the café’s customers volunteer for one hour in exchange for a healthy, fresh meal. Paying customers are asked to make a donation for their lunch, with the average donation ranging from $10 to $12. Since its inception in 2011, Café 180 has served more than 33,000 meals in exchange for volunteering. Learn more at cafe180.org.

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