Boulder Daily Camera | Café, studios, offices to fill long-vacant Broadway building in Boulder

Two local businessmen have leased the long-vacant building off Broadway and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder with plans to “resurrect” the historic creekside property to serve local “makers, entrepreneurs and thinkers.”

Richard Moser leased 1724 Broadway — which has a street address of 1718 Broadway — and partnered with Christian M. Macy to establish “Broadwalk on the Creek,” a building that will house a café and a mini-theater for music, lectures and art shows, plus co-working areas and office spaces.

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The Denver Post | Growth position: Three yoga, athletic-wear stores will join trio of others in Cherry Creek

Coming soon to Cherry Creek: the Yoga Wear Triangle.

Three leading merchants in the yoga- and athletic-wear sector are preparing to set up shop — all within one block of one another.

Opening their doors in coming months with new or expanded stores are Athleta, Lululemon and Prana. Just a yoga mat’s toss away are three other purveyors: Lucy Activewear, SA Elite and Title Nine.

Read more: Growth position: Three yoga-, athletic-wear stores will join trio of others in Cherry Creek – The Denver Post
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Denver Business Journal | Trader Joe’s picks Boulder location for 1st Colorado store

Trader Joe’s officials confirmed Tuesday that the specialty grocer’s first Colorado store will open in Boulder’s Twenty Ninth Street mall in 2013.

The new store will be located at 1906 28th St., where an Applebee’s restaurant is currently located. The new building will be about 14,000 square feet, the Monrovia, Calif.-based company said.

“The store will feature a festive décor that mixes traditional Trader Joe’s elements such as cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the neighborhood,” a company statement said.

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The Denver Post | Parker: Spicy Pickle closes six of seven company-owned restaurants

Six of seven company-owned Spicy Pickle sandwich shops in the metro area closed abruptly Feb. 6 after the company defaulted on roughly $4.76 million in loans, according to SEC documents.

At least seven Spicy Pickle restaurants remain open in Colorado.

Assets of the six closed stores — furnishings, fixtures and equipment — will be put up for auction at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the offices of Davis Graham & Stubbs in Denver so that the lenders can recover some of their losses from the defaulted loans.

Spicy Pickle said in its most recent quarterly filing that, as of Sept. 30, it operated 22 franchised and seven company-owned restaurants in nine states. Two locations, in Mississippi and Arizona, later closed. It listed 14 Colorado restaurants at that time.

Advertising Age | Consumers Rally Around JC Penney, Ellen in Face of Anti-Gay Group’s Hate Campaign

The hate campaign launched last week by One Million Moms against JC Penney for its pick of Ellen DeGeneres as the brand’s new spokeswoman seems to have backfired. The retailer is winning support from consumers who are taking to the social web to pledge that they’ll shop at JC Penney stores more than they ever have before.







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Denver Business Journal | Watch Chipotle’s first national commercial

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will broadcast “Back to the Start,” a short film it released last year in theaters and online, as its first-ever national commercial during Sunday’s broadcast of the Grammy Awards.







> Watch the film here.

“Back to the Start” shows a farmer who takes an industrial approach to agriculture before deciding the path of the family farm is more to his liking.

London animator Johnny Kelly made the two-minute movie. The soundtrack features Willie Nelson singing the Coldplay song “The Scientist.”

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