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  1. DBJ & 9News' 9Neighborhoods: Tour LoHi, where 'historic' is turning into 'trendy' (Slideshow)
    What’s often referred to as “The Highlands” is actually two distinct Denver neighborhoods. One is Highland, stretching from Interstate 25, north to 38th Avenue, south to Speer Boulevard and west to Federal Boulevard. The other is West Highland, continuing along the same north/south boundaries farther west out to 29th Avenue. This week, our tour is focusing on the Highland area. We’ll check out West Highland next week. SLIDESHOW: Click the image for a photo tour of lower Highland, also…
  2. Ballot proposal would ban oil & gas production from 90% of Colorado, says report
    A proposed ballot measure, No. 78, that calls for a mandatory 2,500-foot buffer zone around oil and gas operations, would, if approved by voters, effectively choke off oil and gas development across about 90 percent of the state of Colorado, according to a study released Friday afternoon by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Colorado currently ranks 7th in the nation for crude oil production, and 6th nationwide for natural gas production. In the five counties that make up most of…
  3. Denver Center for the Performing Arts chief resigns after 12 months
    Scott Shiller has abruptly resigned as president and CEO of Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 12 months after becoming the leader of the theater production organization. "While I have enjoyed my time in Denver and am proud of what our team has accomplished this season, I can no longer serve the organization due to significant divergence in my vision for the company and that of the leadership of the DCPA Board of Trustees," Shiller said in a letter to DCPA Chairman Dan Ritchie, a copy of which…
  4. 7 tips for planning a summer vacation
    Just because a long Memorial Day weekend is here doesn't mean most Colorado workers are headed out-of-town or are taking extra time off. In fact, 45 percent of employees in the West, a region that includes Colorado, said they don't take vacations because they're concerned about the amount of work that will await them when they return. That's according to a new report conducted by Menlo Park, California-based staffing firm Accountemps — a division of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) — based off a survey…
  5. Another year-over-year decline in Colorado new-car sales
    Registrations of new cars, SUVs and pickups in Colorado dipped 7.4 percent in April from the same month a year earlier — a smaller year-over-year decline than March’s 23 percent drop, but a far cry from annual gains that topped 25 percent in both January and February. Through the first four months of 2016, new-vehicle registrations in the state are up 3.2 percent, according to the monthly Colorado Auto Outlook Report released Friday by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). In…
  6. Is DIA really one of the nation's 'worst-designed' airports?
    What? Denver International Airport on someone’s "worst" list? How could that be? We — OK, me — in the interest of the pursuit of knowledge on behalf of our readers ... or maybe because it’s the Friday before a long weekend... Yeah. I clicked. I read it. Then: 1) laughed and 2) called DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery to get his take on the review. Your scribes here at the Denver Business Journal have done enough stories about the fabulousness of Denver International Airport’s restaurants,…
  7. Say what? Here's what you commented on this week at the DBJ
    From the obvious, to the sharing of personal experiences, to the outlandish, to the occasional great insight, Denver Business Journal readers are far from quiet on social media channels. Here we round up some of the more interesting recent comments on DBJ articles below. (Note: Names are as they appear on social profiles). (Follow the DBJ on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to submit your own comments, or send an email to denvernews@bizjournals.com.) First we give the headline and a link to each…
  8. Hickenlooper: Grocery-alcohol compromise opposed by many liquor-store owners
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper continues to waver on whether he will sign a grocery-alcohol-sales bill passed late in the just-ended session of the state Legislature, saying that he’s been speaking to many liquor-store owners who oppose the compromise idea and would prefer to fight a more sweeping initiative at the ballot this fall. Jeanne McEvoy, president/CEO of the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, reacted to the governor’s comments with shock, saying that as the longtime head of an…
  9. Esquire says Denver has 2 of America's best bars
    There are 18 great bars in the country and two of them are located in Denver, according to Esquire magazine. The magazine listed its choices, with most of them in New York, in its latest issue. Two from Denver made the list, including: • Occidental, located at 1950 W. 32nd Ave., described as "a modern, thrilling dive that happens to be owned by Sean Kenyon, one of America's top mixologists," where you're having "a shorty of Genesee cream ale and a caballito of Los Monjos mezcal." • Shelby's,…
  10. Victoria's Secret expands in Denver Friday
    A new super-sized Victoria's Secret location opens today at Denver Pavilions. The women's lingerie store is opening a 7,100-square-foot location Friday at the downtown shopping center; a 40 percent increase in size from the store's original size when the center first opened in 1998. "As one of the most successful retailers in the industry, Victoria's Secret's additional traffic will positively affect the other retailers throughout the center and particularly on level 2," said Gart Properties President…