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South Metro Denver chamber selects board chair

Michele McKinney has been selected to chair the South Metro Denver Chamber board of directors. The term is one year. McKinney is from the University of Colorado system. She served as vice chair of … more

Restaurant leaves legacy amid brewing changes

It’s 10:50 a.m. on a Wednesday, and five women are huddled on the Augustine Grill’s porch ahead of its 11 a.m. opening. At five ’til, a waitress unlocks the door. The restaurant is still … more

Popular gift, housewares shop closing its doors

A store decked out in bright, neon-colored signs saw a flow of customers in and out of the doors that would make you think it was in the throes of a grand opening. But the doors at Compleat … more

Park Meadows aims to make holiday memories

Holidays are all about tradition. And for more than 20 years, the Park Meadows mall has strived to not only offer great holiday shopping, but also to create magical memories for families and people … more

New development on way for south metro business park

More industrial development is on the way for the Highfield Business Park, an emerging industrial hub — as a news release for the project called it — that sits south of Centennial, northwest of … more

Women's fashion boutique celebrates opening

Scout & Molly's, a new women's fashion boutique, celebrated its grand opening Nov. 17 at Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree. Owners Crystal and Todd Brophy have lived in the Denver area for 30 years. … more

Women's fashion boutique celebrates opening

Scout & Molly's, a new women's fashion boutique, celebrated its grand opening Nov. 17 at Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree. Owners Crystal and Todd Brophy have lived in the Denver area for 30 years. … more

As many large retailers struggle, cities seek solutions

As old-guard retailers shutter stores and lay off workers in the face of shifting consumer habits, Colorado municipalities are in a precarious position due to an unusual tax structure that depends … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

First area Smoothie King franchise opens in Highlands Ranch

The first Smoothie King franchise in the Denver area opened in early November in Highlands Ranch. The nation's originator in offering “Smoothies with a Purpose” will open a second location in December in Castle Rock, and plans to add four … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Christian Brothers Automotive coming to Lone Tree

Christian Brothers Automotive, a maintenance and auto repair service shop, is on track to open its doors in Lone Tree this December, at 9852 Zenith Meridian Drive, just east of I-25 on Lincoln Avenue. Franchise owners Andrea and Steve Peterson … more

Residents can get help with heating costs

Need help paying your energy bills? A seasonal program can help. The Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program can help Douglas County residents pay for winter heating costs. Help is available through April 30, and residents who qualify will … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Lone Tree Brewing wins 2 medals at GABF

Lone Tree Brewing Company's Mexican Lager was awarded a gold medal in the American Style Lager or Light Lager category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. The brewing company also picked up a silver medal for its Hop Zombie IPA in the Imperial … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

County Line widening continues to November

In preparation for an influx of holiday shoppers, the Park Meadows mall and local government entities are paving the way for improved traffic flow in and out of the shopping center via County Line Road. The first phase of the project, on schedule … more

Family business forged by fire

In 2008, when Chris Franklin told his wife, Vivian, he wanted to buy a plasma steel cutter and go into business making custom metal artwork, she didn't approve. He bought the enormous, costly device anyway, and showed her his work. “He had … more

High-end furniture business gets a new name

A longstanding furniture gallery on the corner of County Line Road and Colorado Boulevard got a new look in early September. What was once Danish Design International, with a Roche Bobois showroom, is now ZOLi Contemporary Living. Refreshing and … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more
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