THE PARTY Marcus Lemonis, business investor and star of The Profit, expanded his Aspen presence with the opening of eponymous Marcus, a high-end retail store for women. The debut of Marcus was accompanied by the renaming of Runway (previously Courage b), another retail store under Lemonis’ investment portfolio. On a snowy night in December, the two stores opened for holiday shopping and socializing, with a horse-drawn carriage shuttling people between the two. THE PEOPLE Lemonis, Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron, Jairek Robbins THE HIGHLIGHTS The evening benefited the Aspen Hope Center and Shining Stars Foundation, with 20 percent of proceeds going to both local organizations. Lemonis’ Detroit Denim donated tote bags that were decorated by children of Shining Stars, and Marcus debuted customized hope candles for the Aspen Hope Center.
Photos by Hal Williams