Rumor Design and style finds new house in historic Lincoln Avenue developing

The new Rumor Design and style + reDesign area at 912 Lincoln Ave. in downtown Steamboat Springs is slated to open up in early June. (Photograph by John F. Russell)

When Rumor Structure + reDesign homeowners Lindsey Jamison and Valerie Stafford started wanting to find a new space for their increasing interior style and design and decor organization, which was set up in 2008, they realized it had to be downtown.

“We were being likely to move out to the west side of city and then this arrived into our eyesight and we switched gears,” Stafford mentioned of moving the company to the historic Hugus Creating at 912 Lincoln Ave. “We have been downtown for our complete existence, and it felt like home to be downtown.”

The two could not escape the electricity they located downtown, so they found a new place.



The Hugus Building, which was also identified as the Thiesen Mall and more lately Steamboat Smokehouse, has been a landmark of prosperous Western background considering that it was crafted in 1897. It was initially the internet site of J.W. Hugus & Co., which was a person the nation’s first typical store chains.

Rumor Structure + reDesign proprietors Lindsey Jamison, remaining, and Valerie Stafford. (Photograph courtesy of Rumor Structure)

Jamison and Stafford had been not certain about the setting up until eventually they received the chance to wander inside and speedily fell in love with the room, specifically with its uncovered stonewalls that featured rocks brought in from the quarry on Emerald Mountain.



“We retained the walls uncovered and natural to give the space an industrial feel, honoring the historic architecture of its earlier although updating most almost everything else that was ruined in the 2019 hearth,” Stafford mentioned.

Jamison and Stafford bought the developing in summer season 2020 from Fritz Aurin, who had opened the Smokehouse barbecue in 1991. Aurin ran the Smokehouse for 23 years ahead of providing in 2014, but he remained the building’s proprietor until finally providing very last summer time.

The history Hugus Developing was also know as the Thiesen Mall at a person time. (Image courtesy of Rumor Design and style)

The making has been vacant given that a fireplace induced significant harm to the interior and smoke hurt to surrounding firms in December 2019.

“When it arrived time to sell soon after the fire, I was blessed to obtain Valerie and Lindsey as purchasers who preferred to safeguard and enrich the rustic character of this regional landmark,” Aurin reported in a news launch. “I am thrilled for the setting up for which I have grown amazingly connected, and for the heritage of Steamboat Springs to evolve with this addition.”

Jamison reported the wholly renovated 4,000-sq.-foot house will provide as a innovative hub for any one building their household, with a devoted cloth nook moreover element drawing solutions and samples for custom cabinetry, tile, plumbing, flooring and more.

Crafted in the 1897, the Hugus Creating was initially the web page of J.W. Hugus & Co.

The huge place enables the shop to grow its retail existence with far more furnishings and home items, and a space that will allow folks to arrive in and see the objects. It also gives substantial meeting rooms where by Rumor Style and design personnel can satisfy with purchasers. The area also features a coffee bar, giving crafted espresso and tea drinks with seize-and-go snack and lunch items.

Rumor Structure has been recognized as one of Colorado’s Prime Inside Style and design Firms by Colorado Houses and Mountain Residing journal, and regionally a seven-time Greatest of the Boat winner, identified for their up to date and mountain-present day inside style and design design and style.

The homeowners approach to open Rumor in early June, but will host a grand opening afterwards this summertime.

“The total space will be an elevated home structure searching expertise for our purchasers and any individual who would like to come to feel encouraged or make enhancements in their house,” Stafford stated.

The retail showroom and espresso bar will be open to the group from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

“We’ve always considered that a sense of nicely-staying stems from the household natural environment, and we want every person to encounter that similar inspiration we have presented for our shoppers around the final 13 decades,” Stafford claimed. “As we evolve, our space should really far too, so if you’re caught with the similar model, shifting up your place may be the key to receiving unstuck in your routines and outlook.”