Mon., April II, 1173 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE A-J 1963-1973 MAY, 1963 Fritz and Ruth Barsch, newcomers to Greeley, purchased the Farm Fare Restaurant, three miles north of Greeley on U.S. 85, The restaurant remained the same size for one year, when the first of four expansions was undertaken, the last in the spring of 1970 when the banquet area was increased to allow service for 300. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Originally 16 employees; in April, 1973, 64 employees. Gary Baird, manager; Harmon Claus, service supervisor; Marvin Meeker, food supervisor. SEPTEMBER, 1964 Red Steer. Lounge, adjoining Farm Fare Restaurant, completed. Open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Lunch and dinner from the open broiler kitchen, as well as beverages, are available. Each evening (except Monday) live entertainment, featuring outstanding musical groups. Ten employees. Gary Baird is manager. OCTOBER, 1964 The Barsch catering service started at the Monfort Feed Lot's Cafeteria. It currently operates dining rooms at the Monfort Gilcrest and Greeley Feed Lots. Four employees handle the catering service under Mr. Barsch's direct supervision. Fritz Barsch APRIL, 1965 Marshall Cafeteria at 929 Ninth Avenue f which over many years had gained an enviable reputation for fine food, was purchased. Three years laler the Barsches bought the former educational building of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1009 Ninth Avenue, transformed it into the present attractive--and newly decorated -- Farm Fare Cafeteria. Luncheon served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, with a popular Smorgasbord featured Monday thru Saturday evenings, 5:00 to 8:00. Twenty-two employees. Alice Payne is manager. In recent years the building has been remodeled and houses the offices ot nine service firms. DECEMBER, 1969 Northern Motel, a 20-unit modern motel, just north of the Farm Fare Restaurant, purchased, completely remodeled and renamed the Red Coach Motor Inn. It boasts solar heat and air conditioning, TV, telephone and a private balcony for each room, plus free coffee service. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Rudd are motel managers. JANUARY, 1971 Mr. Barsch formed Automalic Refreshment Centers, Inc. It currently operates 123 vending machines of various kinds, servicing Aims College, Eastman Kodak, and Wright and McGill Rod Company. Manager is Dennis Herbolsheimer. ,#1 Ruth Barsch MAY, 1971 The Barsches assumed complete charge of food services at the new Fastman Kodak complex in the Windsor area, operating all cafeterias JULY, 1972 The former Enton Ice and Storage Company in Eaton converted into The Eat'n Place, a delightful family dining room. Open daily except Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, its hours are 6 n.m. to 8 p.m. 17 employees. Lino Pacheco, manager. and vending cafeterias. There are manager. employees. Carole Davis is At the same time, Mr. Barsch purchased a large warehouse on North Cheyenne Avenue in Eaton which serves the entire Farm Fare organiz- tion for central warehousing. Owners of who in 1972 supervised the serving of one and a half million dollars worth of food. Their businesses have contributed generously to the Greeley area economy thru payroll, taxes, purchases.and service. In addition to current projects, during their ten years in Greeley, Fritz and Ruth Barsch purchased the Lakeshore Supper Club, remodeled it, opened it as Post 'n' Pike, operated it, and later sold it. For over a year they also managed the Elks Club dining room. The center of much civic activity, all Farm Fare Restaurants and cafeterias take special interest in the projects of 4-H Clubs and FFA. Annually featured in both dining rooms is choice lamb and beef, purchased at the Weld County Fat Lamb and Beef Sale from youthful growers.
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