Nov 10, 2014

Mary Barry Building is dedicated to “The Mother of the Eastern Star in Colorado.”

Denver, Colorado – Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Saturday November 22, 2014 to celebrate the opening of the new Mary Barry Building at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community’s campus at 2445 South Quebec Street in Denver.

The 3:30 pm ribbon cutting will take place in front of the new Mary Barry Building, and will be a part of the Community’s open house from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Attendees and ribbon cutting participants will include project team members Pinkard Construction, Development Advisors, Colorado Business Bank and Lee Architects.

Guests will include Special Policy Advisor to Governor Hickenlooper John R. Stulp, and Denver City Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann.

The grand opening is a part of Eastern Star’s $15 million expansion project that will add 64,000 square feet of assisted living, memory care, commercial kitchen and common space to the existing 19-acre campus.

The Mary Barry Building is dedicated to the woman who had the original vision for Eastern Star to build “a home… for those who were worthy and had a right to look to us for assistance” back in 1900.

The new facility includes 48 assisted living units, 20 memory care apartments, and resident’s choice of private or companion apartment, with kitchenettes with full-size refrigerators.

The units are available on a month-to-month basis, and include 24-hour response system, full service barber and beauty salon, a library and computer room, fitness room, chapel and theater.

Prospective residents do not have to hold Masonic affiliation.

With the Mary Barry Building addition, the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community contains 58 independent living cottages, 20 memory care apartments, and 91 assisted living apartments.

About The Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Campus – sponsored by the Masonic family – takes pride in meeting  the social, physical and spiritual needs of the residents of its campus through high quality housing and services, while being true to the Masonic family’s principles and values. Guided by the Masonic family’s principles and values, the Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Center will be the premier senior living  community in the state of Colorado, delivering high quality, cost effective services that add value to life, for its residents and future generations.

With 52 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company is a leader in senior living construction. In the past six years, Pinkard has provided CM/GC services for over $190 million in senior living facilities. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or go to www.pinkardcc.com.