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  • Federal government claims Greenwood Village air ambulance firm flew unsafe chopper 51 times

    DENVER– The federal government has accused a Greenwood Village-based air ambulance company of violating safety issues in connection with one of its helicopters. Air Methods Corp., which said on its website that it operates in 48 states, was sued last week in federal court in Denver. According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 4, 2014, a Federal Aviation Administration inspector working in Tampa, Florida, determined that an Airbus EC-135 the company owned had pitot tubes that were “severely corroded,” and informed […]

  • Photo gallery: Former Bill Coors home in Golden for sale for $4 million

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The Golden estate of the late Bill Coors is up for sale. The grandson of Coors founder Adolph Coors, who worked for the brewer for more than 65 years, lived in the home at 21509 Cabrini Blvd. prior to his death on Oct. 13, 2018, at 102. Listing agent Holly Coors with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty said Bill Coors admired the midcentury modern home and named the 101-acre property Eagle Mountain. This easement, which protects the property from […]

  • ‘Beer spa’ planned at edge of Five Points; features beer tub and taproom

    DENVER– There soon will be a new way to soak up Denver’s beer scene — literally. The region’s first “beer spa” is targeting a March opening at the edge of Five Points, offering patrons both a self-serve beer wall and a list of beer-infused spa services. Though the concept is popular across Europe, French and co-owner Damien Zouaoui said their business, dubbed The Beer Spa, will be only the third to pop up in the U.S. The Beer Spa has […]

  • A World of Tile closure puts units across the metro area up for grabs

    DENVER — A 30-year-old tile retailer has gone out of business and closed all 16 of its locations. A World of Tile, formerly based at 2899 S. Santa Fe Drive in Englewood, operated retail locations in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico before closing them all in late August and September. The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment, but multiple brokers who are now listing the former warehouses confirmed that the company has gone out of business and […]

  • Fitness chain Barry’s Bootcamp lands in Cherry Creek

    DENVER — When Shake Shack opens in Cherry Creek, you won’t need to venture far to burn off those burgers and fries. Barry’s Bootcamp, a Los Angeles-based fitness studio chain whose hour-long classes incorporate both treadmill intervals and strength training, has leased the other retail unit in the newly completed building at 260 N. Josephine St. The company told BusinessDen Monday it plans to open in 6,500 square feet at 260 North in the second quarter of 2020. Denver-based Elevation […]

  • Dispensary to fill former Boston Market on Grant Street in Denver

    DENVER — A building that once sold chicken pot pies is dropping the chicken and the pie. Marijuana dispensary Native Roots plans to open in the former Boston Market location at 500 Grant St., according to a notice on the door. The Denver-based pot chain has 22 locations in the state, according to the company’s website. Native Roots did not respond to a request for comment. The 3,847-square-foot building, which according to property records dates to 1994, was home to […]

  • Elitch Gardens developer plans microunit project on Lower Highland corner lot

    DENVER — The firm going big with River Mile also can think small. Revesco Properties, the Denver-based company planning a new neighborhood where amusement park Elitch Gardens now sits, submitted development plans in September for a parking lot in Lower Highland that’s just 4,580 square feet — about one-tenth of an acre. The company, led by Rhys Duggan, wants to build a five-story microunit project at 3252 Tejon St., at the southeast corner of 33rd Avenue and Tejon St. Revesco […]

  • 18-hole golf course east of Castle Rock to be auctioned off

    CASTLE ROCK– Spring Valley Golf Club will soon take a swing onto the auction block. The 240-acre golf course in Elizabeth, which is east of Castle Rock about 40 miles from downtown Denver, will be auctioned off later this month by Castle Rock-based NavPoint Real Estate Group, on behalf of current owner Haynes Family Limited Partnership. The 18-hole, par-72 course in Elbert County opened in 1998, and was built on what had been part of a working cattle ranch. The […]

  • Team behind Stoney’s takes over LoDo restaurant

    DENVER — Freshcraft has some fresh owners. The nearly decade-old gastropub at 1530 Blake St. has been acquired by the team behind Stoney’s Bar and Grill, which operates in Cap Hill and Uptown. Stoney’s owners Stoney Jesseph and Will Trautman, along with former Stoney’s General Manager Erik Riggs, purchased Freshcraft in a deal that closed Oct 23, Riggs said Tuesday. He declined to disclose the purchase price. The deal puts Riggs in charge of the LoDo bar, but he said […]

  • Half-beef, half-bacon burger chain coming to RiNo

    DENVER — Dual-personality burgers are coming to RiNo. California-based Slater’s 50/50, whose signature burger features a patty made with 50 percent beef and 50 percent ground bacon, will open next year on the ground floor of The Hub at 3601 Walnut St., franchise owner Charlie Murray said Wednesday. “I wanted to start it in the city, and RiNo is ideal,” Murray told BusinessDen. “It has a really identifiable personality and attitude, and I felt like a Slater’s would fit nicely.” […]

  • Dog-friendly bar chain starts sniffing out Denver locations

    The Watering Bowl may need to mark its territory. The combination dog park, bar and restaurant in Washington Virginia Vale is poised to get competition from Mutts Canine Cantina, a Dallas-based chain preparing to launch in Denver. Local real estate broker Felice Halliday has signed a three-unit franchise deal with Mutts and wants to open the first one by mid-2020. But first, she needs to sniff out some real estate. “Rather than just using a backyard space behind a restaurant, […]

  • Edens eyes additional RiNo properties

    DENVER — A company that has bought $67 million worth of RiNo real estate in the last 1½ years is eyeing more. Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm Edens, which specializes in retail properties, earlier this month asked the city to designate at least two buildings along Larimer Street as “non-historic,” a status that would make it easier to demolish the structures within five years. Edens doesn’t own either site, but made the request in conjunction with the current owners. The […]

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