Meet Our Team

Paul Baryames

You Can Buy Wine, Liquor & Beer Anywhere, But Did You Truly Enjoy The Experience. 

When I decided to open PJ’s, I reflected on trips as a kid to Zimmerman’s Liquor in Chicago with my father. We’d stop there on our way back to Michigan after visiting family. I was fascinated that a clerk would follow us around the store and load our items as we pointed them out and then walk us out to our car. That was the era of “yes, sir – yes, ma’am” and I wanted to bring that experience to Longmont.

Today it’s all about our customers just as it was when I was a kid. We share so much together and if I don’t see some of our regulars for a period of time, I start to miss them. I invite you to come to our store, get to know our staff, enjoy the experience and take home something new to try. Come back and tell me how much you loved your purchase.

Mike Papacek

Stranded In A Fishing House In The Middle Of Lake Michigan Beverage?  Bootstrap Brewing Company's "Insane Rush IPA"

I'm from Wisconsin, what else would I drink? Life has come full-circle from my childhood days working in my father's liquor store bagging ice for two dimes and a nickel. I was days from retiring at UC-Boulder when I got a call from best friend Paul asking me if I could help set up a store he was considering opening.  That was in 2005 and I have yet to call it a career. Why? The people. The staff here are an incredible mix of eclectic and talented lovers of liquor. We all believe in what we're doing to be the best. Most importantly are our customers. They come here in a good mood - maybe it's the end of the workday or they are celebrating a special event in their lives. This is just a fun place to work.