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  1. Iconic Denver bar changes ownership — but isn't changing anything else
    Maybe it is only appropriate that My Brother’s Bar is passing from one long-time family to another. My Brother's Bar is the the iconic, beat-poet-hangout, hamburger joint located in the Lower Highlands neighborhood. Restaurant owners Jim and Linda Karagas are in the process of selling the business to Paula, David and Danny Newman, a family that has worked and hung out there since Paula got a job as a waitress there in 1984. She’s served as the general manager of the establishment for three…
  2. McKesson paying $150 million in prescription drug probe, halting sales from Colorado center
    Drug distributor McKesson Corp., a supplier to U.S. pharmacies, is paying $150 million and stopping prescription drugs sales from its Aurora distribution center to settle allegations that it avoided reporting suspicious pharmacy orders in Colorado and other states. The $150 million payment by the San Francisco-based company is a record for settling an alleged violation of the federal Controlled Substances Act. Federal authorities say McKesson, a major distributor of drugs and medical devices, didn’t…
  3. Hickenlooper names resources official as new leader of Colorado Energy Office
    The new head of the Colorado Energy office is an old hand at the sector. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday appointed Kathleen Staks, assistant director for energy and minerals at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the new executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, effective Friday. She takes over from Jeff Ackermann, who Hickenlooper recently appointed to be chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. “Kathleen will be pivotal in helping us work collaboratively…
  4. Frontier Airlines sharply improves on-time rate; ranks worst on complaints
    Frontier Airlines dramatically improved its on-time arrival rate in November from the month before, finishing in fourth place among 12 major U.S. air carriers, according to a federal report today. But even though the Denver-based discount airline improved on its customer-complaint rate in November, other airlines improved more, and Frontier found itself in last place for complaints in the new Air Travel Consumer Report from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Frontier is the third-busiest airline…
  5. ExxonMobil's $5.6B New Mexico deal is biggest U.S. oil & gas buy in 2 years
    Exxon Mobil Corp. announced today it plans to invest $5.6 billion to double its holdings in the Permian Basin and gain access to an estimated 3.4 billion barrels of oil in southeastern New Mexico's Delaware Basin, an area the company calls " a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin." CNBC reports that the deal is the largest oil and gas acquisition in the United States since oil prices crashed in November 2014. According to a statement, Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)…
  6. Golden Triangle Partnership gets 1st executive director
    The Golden Triangle Partnership, a nonprofit representing Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood, has named its first executive director. Leslie Horna, who has formerly worked with the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District, among other groups, will manage the Golden Triangle Creative District, a 45-block area bounded by Lincoln Street, Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue. The neighborhood was given the creative district designation in June 2016. As part of that certification, the district…
  7. Twitter chat: Join us Wednesday for #InsideDenver chat on what slows change in education
    Education is always a hot-button issue in the business community. The questions of whether the state should spend more money on it, how to tackle the issue of teacher shortages in rural parts of the state, whether standardized testing is still the way to go and the amount of autonomy teachers should be afforded in the classroom are among the many issues business leaders and policymakers will discuss this year. But even though debates get heated and people are passionate about the topic, change…
  8. Walmart closing a Neighborhood Market store in Denver
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will close one of its Walmart Neighborhood Market stores in Denver. The Neighborhood Market, Wal-Mart's smaller grocery store concept, at 3125 S. Sheridan Blvd., will close March 3. The pharmacy will close Feb. 1. About 95 associates will be assisted in finding employment at other stores, said Anne Hatfield, a company spokeswoman. The closure will leave 18 Neighborhood Market stores in Colorado. Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), parent of the Walmart Neighborhood Market, Walmart…
  9. Cherry Creek Shopping Center starts charging for parking today (Video)
    Today's the day that Denver's Cherry Creek Shopping Center starts charging a fee to park for more than an hour. Watch a 9News video report above. It's still free to park at the mall for under an hour. After that, the fee is $3 for the second hour, $1 for the third hour, and $2 for every hour after three with a daily maximum of $16. Customers will take a ticket when they drive in and pay at one of the 22 kiosks on the way out. The Denver mall's general manager announced last July that shoppers…
  10. Coors family medical company claims a Colorado court fight win
    A medical device firm started by the Coors family is claiming a court trademark win in a Colorado court. CoorsTek Medical, formed by the family three years ago, said it was victorious in a trademark fight in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado over CeramTec GmbH, which was battling to stop CoorsTek Medical's use of the color pink for implantable ceramic hip components. "The result of this litigation confirms CoorsTek Medical’s right to market its CeraSurf-p pink-colored implantable…