We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Fredregill and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tim, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I do real estate development for a day job, with Don’t Call Me Charlie’s (ice cream) being somewhat of a hobby in my free time. The part I love best about real estate development is the creative part – being able to create new and exciting places. The ice cream opportunity at Bluebird fits that mold, in that we were able a unique and fun experience, at least we hope our customers think so.

What should our readers know about your business?
Don’t Call Me Charlie’s is proud to be a Colorado business, with this being the only location. The ice cream production focuses on natural ingredients rather than artificial chemicals.

This being our first foray into food & beverage, startup was a learning experience and definitely insightful, especially so given we are co-owners of the Bluebird Market, offering us a lens into the challenges the rest of our tenants experience in the market on a day-to-day basis.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Our family ranges in age from grandma to infant. Therefore the challenge is to find activities that all can enjoy. That’s why I of course think Bluebird Market has to be on the list of “things to do” when in Summit County. There’s games for kids, ample seating, cool ambiance, all while surrounded by Summit County’s greatest asset, the great outdoors. From there, just steps away is the riverfront trail along the Blue River, the Outlets at Silverthorne, the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, and the Silverthorne Pavilion.

Bluebird market also features free transit via Summit Stage, with an transit facility just next door inside the parking structure at Fourth Street Crossing. Don’t worry about the drive home, just hop a bus direct to Keystone or Frisco, with connections also to Copper Mountain and Breckenridge.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Don’t Call Me Charlie’s would not have come to fruition without the support of my wife, Ashlee Goetz. Not only is she a co-owner Don’t Call Me Charlie’s and has a terrific mind for business, but she is also a fantastically loving wife and mother to our two young girls (Charlie and Remi).

Website: dontcallmecharlies.com

Instagram: dont.call.me.charlies

Image Credits
Brandon Lopez

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