The Estes Park community is always up to the challenge of welcoming new faces and thanking those who have served. What’s especially important is recognizing those who have consistently given back to the community, which is why we toast the Rambeau family, owners of Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor store since 1975!
We welcome the Bajwa family, who officially resumed operations on July 22. The Bajwas are Ruby and Raj the parents of Amaninder, their son who will also run the store. The family owns two gas station convenience stores in Denver, but they have found a home in Estes Park.
“We lived in the valley, where life is so fast paced, the reason we bought the Longhorn Liquor store from Rambo is so we can be part of a community where we can get to know people by first name and build our family here with people who know us and care about us,” Amaninder said.
Rambo’s legacy will continue as Longhorn Liquor; the exterior panel gets a slight redesign, but everything else will remain the same. The wide selection of wines, beers and spirits will be maintained and the same friendly and helpful service can also be expected!
This is partly thanks to the Bajwa retaining existing staff, including Tracy Robichaud, Ron Shepherd and Kat Welander – who always go above and beyond for their customers. This is what the Rambos instilled in the store environment, and it was surely this level of care that earned Rambo the reputation of being a great family business that the Bajwa wanted to run.
Over the past few weeks, the Bajwa have met regular customers as well as many visitors. Amaninder said they have already started to feel like family due to how friendly and inviting everyone is.
“Everyday a lot of people come up asking how Matt and Cristie are doing, sometimes they ask Diane too. We really enjoyed seeing that there are so many people who know each other by first name because that’s why we wanted to move to a small town like Estes.
The Bajwa had visited Estes Park in the past, but it seems that the environment created by the Rambeaus was really what drove the Bajwa to live and work here. This is thanks to the daily efforts of their professional and competent staff as well as their constant community involvement.
So, as fashion demands of small-town etiquette, get to know the Bajwa; don’t just reminisce about Diane, Matt and Cristie, while we appreciate them for their thoughtfulness, let’s celebrate Estes Park Longhorn Liquor as a great opportunity for a big family to join in the traditions of community events, whether they’re libation-focused or not !