The community of Estes Park always rises to the challenge of welcoming new faces and giving gratitude to those who served. What is especially important is recognizing those who consistently give back to the community, which is why we toast the Rambeau family, who owned Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor store since 1975!
We welcome the Bajwa family, who officially assumed the operations on July 22. The Bajwas are Ruby and Raj, the parents of Amaninder, their son who will also be managing the store. The family owns two gas station convenience stores in Denver, but they have found a home in Estes Park.
“We have been living in the valley, where life is so face-paced, the reason we bought Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor store is so we can be part of a community where we can get to know people on a first name basis, and build our family here with people who know and care about us,” said Amaninder.
The legacy of Rambo’s will continue as Longhorn Liquor; the exterior sign is getting a slight overhaul, but everything else is going to stay the same. The wide selection of wine, beer and spirits will be maintained and the same friendly and helpful service can be expected too!
That’s thanks in part to the Bajwa’s keeping the existing staff employed, including Tracy Robichaud, Ron Shepherd and Kat Welander – who are always going above and beyond for their customers. That’s what the Rambo’s instilled into the store’s environment, and surely that level of care is what got Rambo’s the reputation as a great, family-owned business that the Bajwa’s were interested in operating.
For the last few weeks the Bajwa’s have been meeting the regular customers as well as plenty who are just visiting. Amaninder said that they have already started to feel like family by how friendly and inviting everyone has been.
“Everyday a lot of people come in and ask how Matt and Cristieare, sometimes they ask for Diane too. We’ve really enjoyed seeing that there are so many people that know each other on a first name basis, because that’s why we wanted to move to a small town like Estes.”
The Bajwa’s had visited Estes Park in the past, but it seems like the environment created by the Rambeau’s is really what drew the Bajwa’s to live and work here. That is thanks to the day in and day out efforts of their professional and knowledgeable staff as well as their consistent community engagement.
So as the fashion requires of small town etiquette, get to know the Bajwa’s; don’t just reminisce about Diane, Matt and Cristie, as much as we appreciate them for how much they cared, let’s celebrate Estes Park Longhorn Liquor as a great opportunity for a great family to join the traditions of community events, whether those are focused on libations or not!