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  1. Whole Foods Market to shutter Capitol Hill location as Denver Union Station store opens
    Whole Foods Market Inc. will close its Capitol Hill store as it prepares to open a new flagship location near Denver Union Station this October. Various local news outlets, including Denverite, say the shutdown of the store at 900 E. 11th Avenue between North Emerson and Ogden streets is in addition to the closure of nine stores -- including Boulder and Colorado Springs locations -- that was announced earlier this month. Denverite quotes a spokewoman for the Austin, Texas-based natural foods chain…
  2. DBJ & 9News' 9Neighborhoods: Athmar Park is Denver's best little-known neighborhood (Photos)
    Athmar Park, a quiet neighborhood in west Denver, is slowly becoming one of the most popular places for first-time home buyers to move. Easy access to downtown, relatively low hosuiong prices, several parks and a strong community are just a few of the things that have drawn more and more young couples and families to Athmar Park in recent years. All while, at least so far, avoiding any large gentrification. The Denver neighborhood ( see the map below) is bounded by West Alameda to the north, South…
  3. DigitalGlobe acquisition will end run of buying Colorado satellites
    The purchase of satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe by Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. will likely end the DigitalGlobe’s history of buying satellites made by Colorado-based companies. The shift comes just as Westminster-based DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) plans a $600 million system of satellites it hopes to start launching into orbit as soon as 2020. DigitalGlobe and Vancouver, Canada-based MDA announced reaching agreement on a $2.4 billion cash-and-stock merger transaction…
  4. Is Nordstrom next in line as retail closures spread?
    Things are looking dire for malls across the country, and the news in recent weeks hasn't helped. In January, Macy's released the list of the 100 stores the retailer is closing in 2017. Friday, J.C. Penney said it plans to close as many as 140 stores over the next few months. Sears and Kmart have also announced closures. These moves to overhaul their retail strategy and strengthen operations come as traditional retailers struggle with the fact that customers are less interested in malls and shop…
  5. Family Christian is closing all its 240 stores, including 7 in Colorado
    National retailer Family Christian is closing all 240 of its stores in 36 states. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer of Bibles and Christian-themed merchandise announced that it will be closing its doors after 85 years in business. The chain has seven stores listed on its website in Colorado: In Aurora, Greeley, Lakewood, Thornton, Westminster and two in Colorado Springs. "We have prayerfully looked at all possible options, trusting God’s plan for our organization, and the difficult decision…
  6. Lockheed moving hundreds of missile jobs to Colorado, Florida
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. is moving hundreds of jobs to its Colorado headquarters and Florida's Space Coast over the next eight years. The move comes on the heels of winning a major contract expansion for work on submarine-launched Trident II nuclear missiles for the U.S. Navy. Jefferson County-based LMSS — an 18,000-employee unit of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) — will move 650 jobs from Sunnyvale, California, to the company’s two others sites. “The positions focused on engineering…
  7. Hottest new Denver restaurants: Here are Zagat's top 10 (Photos)
    Today is the kickoff of Denver Restaurant Week, but for people who can't nab a reservation to an old favorite spot, there are plenty of new options to try out. Just ask Zagat, which has compiled a list of the 10 hottest Denver restaurants that have opened so far this year. Zagat — a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) — combed through thousands of reviews on its website to compile its lists of the hottest new restaurants and bars. Many of the restaurants in the list are in the…
  8. Colorado oil and gas group hopes Congress kills methane regulations
    The oil and gas industry is drawing a bead on federal regulations aimed at cutting air pollution from field equipment that may be leaking methane, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. The regulations are modeled on Colorado’s regulations approved in 2014 requiring companies to regularly look for leaks in field equipment and plug any they find. The federal Bureau of Land Management issued its rules, applicable to oil and gas wells on federal lands, in November 2016. The Republican-controlled…
  9. A Colorado bank is in the clear with regulators after turbulent years
    Solera National Bancorp (OTC: SLRK), the holding company for Solera National Bank, is in the clear after a few years of turbulence and being under the scrutiny of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Solera Bank, a business-focused community bank in metro Denver, said today that the Formal Agreement — enforcement actions — entered into on November 18, 2014 with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Bank’s primary regulator, has been lifted. The Lakewood-based bank had…
  10. Denver Restaurant Week: Some restaurants jump in while others stay away (Photos)
    When 255 eateries throw open their doors this evening to launch Denver Restaurant Week, two of the four restaurants run by Beth Gruitch and Jen Jasinski will be serving special menus for the occasion. The two others will not. Similarly, two of the eight concepts operated by Troy Guard’s TAG Restaurant Group will be offering three-course fixed-priced menus to thousands of diners in the annual culinary event that runs through May 5. But the other six aren’t participating. Visit Denver officials…