Look for the ‘Big Blue Roof’, also known as the former Bank of America location at 900 Nevada Way, and you’ll find one of Boulder City’s latest new ventures – Soda At The Nest!
We told you about this coming new business HERE back in early March – remember back then? When the world was still ‘normal’? What a ride it’s been since, and you have to give Mary Smith and the rest of the family at lot of credit for their resiliency to see this project through. But now it’s open and ready to serve families in Boulder City.
When I asked Mary what challenges she has faced to get open – all I can say is ‘wow’, and how much I admire her. She tells me it’s been hard to get the contractors to finish the job because they couldn’t get materials. She had to change the floor 4 times, just simply do to manufacturing and supply issues. And this has factored throughout the project.
They did a very soft ‘friends and family’ opening one Monday a few weeks ago, and the Co2 tank went out. Which took two days to replace. But she said their loyal friends just came back two days later and enjoyed! You’ve got to love that kind of support.
What’s on tap? Yumminess! Coffee is fresh brewed every morning from local roaster the Colorado River Roasting Co., plus they’ve got baked goods that include home-made fresh cinnamon rolls and other rotating breakfast treats. Add a shot of your choice, the top sellers currently being white chocolate and vanilla cream. A perfect addiction to begin your day with!
Sodas, cookies and other goodness then lead the afternoons and evenings, where you simply choose you soda, your fruit puree’ and then add your cream – that’s where the real goodness comes in.
Mary says that she’s been amazed at her young staff, mostly local kids, who have come so far in such a short time. Her own children are involved too: Dodger, Ripkin and Sweden (who designed the Eagle logo whose name is ‘Elliot’) have also grown so much in this process.
The Nest concept is to give youngsters and families in town a place to just hang out and enjoy. You’ll see above who we ran into when we came by yesterday afternoon. Bring your own card or board games, relax, get out of the house and enjoy some time together as a family. You’re cool inside, and with the Library still not open and no first-run movies playing, we think it’s a GREAT way to enjoy time together beyond your own four-walls.
Hours are Monday – Saturday 6am to 8pm, and closed Sundays.
We’ve had their coffee and several of their baked goodies and highly recommend it – so we’ll hope to see you there folks, and let’s show up and support this new, novel local business!