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Panel rejects limits on full-strength beer at Colorado grocers, convenience stores

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:21
A working group of interested parties Friday overwhelmingly rejected a controversial proposal to have the Colorado Legislature limit the amount and strength of beer that grocers and convenience stores can begin selling in 2019. Instead, the panel recommended that the Legislature allow all current licenses for selling low-strength beer to convert seamlessly into licenses for full-strength beer at that time. With that, a committee that has been meeting since August 2016 dispatched what is likely…
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Colorado solar sector worries about future after federal trade case decision

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:12
Colorado’s solar power sector on Friday blasted a unanimous decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that imported crystalline silicon solar cells are harming the U.S. industry. The 4-0 decision means the commission will spend the next few months deciding what should be done to remedy the harm. The commission said the cells are being imported into the U.S. “in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry producing an article like…
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RTD gets an earful on proposed Aurora light-rail cuts

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:52
Faced with lower-than-expected ridership on its new R Line light-rail route through Aurora, the Regional Transportation District is considering cutting service. And that possibility drew a crowd of unhappy residents to a public meeting at the Aurora City Hall that RTD held Thursday night on the proposed reductions. GALLERY: Photos from the R Line's opening in February Several told officials that cutbacks on the R Line would interfere with their commutes, the Aurora Sentinel reports. The transit…
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Colorado wants more information about radioactive oil and gas waste at landfills

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:49
State health officials are exploring ways to get more information about oil and gas waste sent to Colorado landfills, particularly concentrated waste that harbors low levels of naturally occurring radiation. The goal is eliminating a gap in the oversight of the waste and allowing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to gather information about radiation levels and, if needed, direct the waste to the landfills designed to handle it. Martha Rudolph, director of the CDPHE’s…
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9Neighborhoods: Tour the picturesque boardwalk town of Grand Lake, on Colorado's largest natural lake (Photos)

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:07
Against the stunning backdrop of lakes and the Rocky Mountains is the town of Grand Lake, a community of about 500 full-time residents. But what it lacks in permanent residents, it more than makes up for in picturesque appeal, particularly its historic, Wild West-like boardwalk along Grand Avenue that's home to more than 60 restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. Outside of the town, Grand Lake's proximity to both Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake make it an outdoor lover's paradise. Point Park…
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Jefferson County Economic Development names new CEO

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:09
Following a national search, Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. has picked a new president and CEO from within Colorado. The Jeffco EDC board of directors has named Kristi Pollard as the organization's new president and CEO, effective Oct. 30. Pollard comes to the post from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, where she was hired as executive director in April 2015. The Jeffco organization's mission is to retain and recruit primary jobs to the county, which encompasses 773 square…
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WATCH: Hickenlooper weighs in on latest Republican health-care bill (Video)

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:05
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper discusses his opposition to the GOP's latest plan to repeal Obamacare. In the video, he speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets."
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DBJ's best of the week for Sept. 16-22: Englewood lands a musical HQ, cities battle for Amazon HQ2 and more

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:43
Here's our weekly recap of our best online-only exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers. (Not yet a subscriber? Click here to join us.) This week, we begin with Molly Armbrister's scoop on Opera Colorado moving its headquarters to Englewood. We also round up what Denver and other cities are doing to win Amazon's giant second headquarters. And Cathy Proctor looks at new oil and gas rules in the wake of the fatal Firestone gas explosion. Also below, under "National…
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Denver developer sells Florida business center for $31 million

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:00
The buyer is a company in New Jersey.
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$20.5 million deal is on the table for Denver's Park Hill Golf Club

Denver Business News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:59
A $20.5 million deal for the Park Hill Golf Club in northeast Denver to be sold by the George W. Clayton Trust to the City of Denver was announced Thursday night. The deal is subject to approval by the Denver City Council. The 18-hole, public Park Hill course (see map below) is located at 4141 E. 35th Ave. The course opened in 1931. The current par 70, 6,338-yard course was designed by Clark Hamilton. The club features a driving range, indoor practice facility, and a clubhouse with restaurant,…
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Denver corporate-housing company to expand; Colorado officials offer incentives

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:36
Travelers Haven, a Denver-based company that arranges short-term housing for corporate employees, plans to add as many as 172 new jobs over the next eight years as it grows to meet expanding demand in the business world. Amber Steffens, integrated brand communications strategist for the company, told the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Thursday that the company will accept an offer of economic incentives made to it by the EDC in July that could reach as high as $2.1 million if all of…
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Airport satisfaction report: Here's where DIA ranks

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:44
Airline passengers appear to be getting a lot more satisfaction out of flying these days. In fact, overall passenger satisfaction with North American airports is at an all-time high, according to the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. The study, released today, found that overall passenger satisfaction scores reached a record 749 out of 1,000 this year, up 18 points from last year’s score, which was the previous high. GALLERY: Above, see how DIA and other "mega" North American…
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Target launches location-tracking app; Denver's a test market

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:21
Target Corp. rolled out its "Target Run" app feature Wednesday that tracks a shopper's real-time location in the store to send them coupons and purchase recommendations. The updated Target app uses egg-sized beacons on top of shelves to let shoppers know when there's a deal nearby. A deal on Hershey's bars might pop up on a shopper's phone when perusing the candy aisle, for example. The Minneapolis-based retailer is testing the technology in 15 Twin Cities stores and in 50 locations throughout…
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Denver Art Museum to stage major Dior exhibition

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:50
The Denver Art Museum said today it will host the U.S. debut of an exhibition of the creations of the House of Dior, an icon of global fashion and style, in late 2018 and early 2019. Dior: From Paris to the World will feature 150 haute couture dresses created by the French fashion house since its founding in 1947, along with accessories, photographs, sketches and runway videos. The show is slated to run Nov. 18, 2018 to March 3, 2019. “ Dior: From Paris to the World will give our visitors insight…
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Colorado eco-devo leaders will emphasize proximity to DIA in Amazon HQ2 bid

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:30
Colorado and Denver-area leaders are working quickly to come up with a single location in metro Denver that's close to the airport in its bid to become home to Amazon's second headquarters, the state’s top economic-development official said Thursday. Stephanie Copeland, executive director for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, told the Colorado Economic Development Commission that her staff is working closely with the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. to…
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Head of Colorado's biggest environmental advocacy group is moving on

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:30
Pete Maysmith — executive director of the state’s largest environmental advocacy group, Conservation Colorado, for eight years — is moving on to a national role. Maysmith says he’s leaving Conservation Colorado at the end of September to join the national League of Conservation Voters as the nonprofit's senior vice president for campaigns. “We are so proud of Pete and the wisdom, tenacity, and endless energy he has brought to Conservation Colorado,” said Diane Carman, Conservation Colorado's…
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Downtown 'Cookie Lady' legacy will continue, Santa Fe Cookie Co. to re-open

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:44
The "Cookie Lady's" niece will re-open the downtown Santa Fe Cookie Co. in October. A sign on the door of the store, which is located just outside of the Republic Plaza off the 16th Street Mall, says the store will open Oct. 2 and have a grand opening -- with free coffee and new cookie flavors -- Oct. 19. Santa Fe Cookie Co. owner -- the woman known to downtown workers as the "The Cookie Lady" -- Debbie Kuehn passed away in July. Her family hosted a memorial for the long-time business woman by…
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Free days spread the wealth of Denver's arts community

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:00
The Denver metro area's Scientific and Cultural Facilities District has become a model for U.S. cities since its inception in the 1980s. Here's one of its programs that make it stand out.
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Google buys Boulder campus for $130 million

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:30
Google has paid nearly $131 million for properties developed by Denver-based Forum Real Estate Group and the adjacent land that make up its Pearl Place campus, according to Boulder County public records. "The acquisitions make sense fiscally, but also demonstrate our commitment to Boulder," said Scott Green, the lead at the Boulder site, in an email. "In our 11 years operating here, Google has come to value the community, its talent base and its quality of life." Forum broke ground in 2015 on the…
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Healthy growth: Medical office buildings are drawing investors, tenants

Denver Business News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:00
They’re seen as a hedge against market downturns.
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