The Palisade Livery Saloon is under new leadership and has a refreshed look as the owners have worked to refurbish the bar and building.

Justin Meador is one of three new owners and is serving as general manager. The other two owners are silent partners. Meador recently moved to the Grand Valley from North Carolina. The new owners took control of the business in early September of last year.

Some updates are still ongoing, but most of the work occurs before the saloon opens at 11 a.m. each day. Livery Saloon was closed for three days to stain the ceiling and paint walls, but those were the only days the bar was not open.

The saloon, 215 S. Main St. in Palisade, is open daily at 11 a.m. and closes at midnight Sunday through Wednesday. It is open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“We have just really tried to go back to an old-school Western saloon,” Meador said. “We wanted to go back to the tall ceilings, nice woodwork on the walls and make it the old-school feel.”

In addition to serving wine, beer and cocktails, the saloon does offer free popcorn and boasts a small pizza oven. It has a staff of seven people.

Meador said he decided to become part of the business because it presented a new challenge.

“I felt like this bar needed a little face-lift,” he said. “It’s a really cool old building. We just have to do a little work to the bar and see what we can do.”

Meador is also working on booking some bands to bring in live music during the weekends. He hopes to attract some touring groups that are making their way across the country, on the way to or from Denver.

For information, visit or search for Palisade Livery Saloon on Facebook and Instagram.

n CLAWS Cat Shelter recently opened a new cat boarding and adoption facility at 569 S. Westgate Drive, Unit 1.

The new center is staffed by volunteers who check on boarded cats in the morning, afternoon and evenings and handle the adoption for some of the disabled or more shy cats that aren’t brought to other adoption events, according to CLAWS President Valerie Mazrin.

The adoption center is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Boarding fees are $15 per night for one cat. Each additional cat is $10 per night. If medication for the cat is needed, it’s an extra $4 per night. There are eight cages for boarded cats that can fit up to two cats each. Cats must be from the same household to share a bay. The new facility opened Oct. 19.

“We are hoping that it will generate us some income,” Mazrin said of the new facility. “We’ve been struggling with some volume grants that used to fund us frequently, and we have to generate some steady income to rely on.”

CLAWS takes in about 800 cats per year. The new facility complements the original shelter at 2214 Sanford Drive, Unit A5.


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