Latest News – December 3
Taylor Blood Drive Tomorrow at New Location!
Don’t forget, the Tommy Taylor Replenishment Community Blood Drive is tomorrow, Dec. 4 (tomorrow) at its new location in the Colorado Mountain College Gym in the Climax Building. If you did not make an appointment, Organizer Bunny Taylor said they still have slots available from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Call 719-486-8742.Frank Bradach gives blood at the Tommy Taylor Blood Drive. The event is tomorrow Dec. 4 at a new location: CMC Gym.
This blood drive is named after Tommy Taylor of Leadville. In 2007, Tommy survived a terrible car accident, requiring several surgeries and need for many units of blood. This blood drive was established by the Taylor family to help replenish blood centers to help save other lives.
“We were so grateful for the community support we received during that difficult time,” said Bunny Taylor, Tommy’s wife. “Everyone kept asking what they could do to help and this seemed like the best thing we could do.”
If you can’t make this blood drive, but would like to donor blood at another time, please contact Bunny at email@example.com or you may also contact the Bonfils Blood Center at www.bonfils.org. or (800) 365-0006, ext. 2.
W. 7th St. Re-Opens as Tabor Grand Moves Forward
Drum roll, please! Attention all you W. 7th Street residents, thoroughfare drivers and general Leadville about-towners.
The scaffolding will be coming down on the W. 7th Street side of the Tabor Grand Hotel Apartment building starting TOMORROW – December 4, according to Matt Gillam, Vice President of Development with the Overland Property Group, who owns the property. West 7th Street will be open once again after being closed for about 6 months, during the historic renovation of the Tabor Grand Hotel, located on the corner of W. 7th and Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville. No more early or late, right-or-left-hand turn, go-arounds! Local drivers will be shaving seconds, if not minutes off their commute times!
The removal of the Tabor Grand scaffolding also signals the completion of the building’s exterior painting, except for the hand rails and remaining wood at the storefront. The windows on the east and south side of the building that are out right now, are being refinished and will be replaced around December 10.
While a Grand Opening date has yet to be selected, Gillam stated to Leadville Today that it is expected to be sometime in late February or early March.
The last of the 37 apartment units will be finished and turned over for move in on Friday, Dec. 12. So the apartment units will be 100% completed by that date and ready for people to move in. At present, the Tabor Grand Hotel Apartments have 30 of the 37 units occupied. Remember, they kept 7 open units during construction, so that they could move residents around as needed, thereby displacing as few people as possible during the $7million renovation. They are currently taking applications and signing leases for the last 7 units. Interested parties can contact Terence or Deborah McNicholas at 719-486-3889.