Across the street from “The Emporium,” one of the two refurbished historical homes is now the workshop for the Wellspring’s BEST BUDDIES special needs adults where they make pottery and various other products with they market through the Emporium and other outlets in an effort to assist the special needs community.

It is a great use for this historical building and a great workshop for the crew. You might want to visit the Best Buddies Bakery & Café completely run by special needs adults, located in the Emporium open Monday thru Thursday – 10am to 2 pm – with a light menu, and has both indoor and outdoor seating.

The Emporium is a very appealing antique and artifacts shop with an ever changing menu. Best Buddies has also just formed a relationship with Castle Pine’s DUKE’s Restaurant where they will provide handmade wheat/rye flour dinner rolls which will replace Duke’s signature pretzel bread.

Walter Korinke, a resident of Perry Park Colorado, is the creater, contributer and editor of After retiring from a full and satisfying career in commercial real estate investment, he now enjoys publishing news and local events from the areas in and around where he lives.