Denver Business Journal | King Soopers parent Kroger may replace Walmart as 9th and Colorado anchor

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Instead of a Walmart, Denver’s old University of Colorado Hospital site may get a King Soopers or other Kroger store instead.

The Denver Post’s Jeremy P. Meyer and John Mossman report that Kroger Co. — the Cincinnati-based parent of Colorado grocery chains King Soopers and City Market — is in talks to place a market at the East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard site where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wanted to go.

The Post says the store could be a King Soopers or one of Kroger’s more upscale Fresh Fare outlets. It says a decision is expected by mid-December.

Read more:  http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/morning_call/2012/11/kroger.html?ana=e_den_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2012-11-28
Re-posted by:  Crosbie Real Estate Group
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Daily Camera | Louisville approves Alfalfa’s-anchored redevelopment for Safeway site

LOUISVILLE — It took nearly 18 months and more than half a dozen contentious neighborhood and public meetings, but Tuesday night, Louisville’s elected leaders gave their blessing to a plan to redevelop a long-abandoned Safeway — a project that will likely bring natural grocer Alfalfa’s Market to the city.

The Louisville City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution that allows Boulder developer Jim Loftus to move ahead with construction of a 111-unit luxury apartment complex with structured parking and 33,700 square feet of retail along South Boulder Road.

Plans call for the bulk of that retail space to come in the form of a 24,000-square-foot Alfalfa’s — including a 1,500-square-foot community room — at the corner of South Boulder Road and Centennial Drive.

Read more: http://www.dailycamera.com/louisville-news/ci_22039073/louisville-approves-alfalfas-anchored-redevelopment-safeway-site
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Cassidy Turley | U.S. Retail Report November 2012

Retail Sector: Cautious Optimism

• Q3 numbers fl at, but Q4 tracking much better
• Consumer confi dence rebounding into the Holiday Season
• Retail sales turning stronger
• Gas prices likely to fall
• Rising home values are a game-changer

Download the report here

Denver Business Journal | Shop Watch: Kriser’s pet supply stores expand; Frank Bonanno to open Vesper Lounge

Kriser’s, specializing in all-natural pet food and supplies, plans to add three new stores to its Denver holdings.

The first of three opens Nov. 10 in Englewood/Cherry Hill Village’s new Kent Place Center at 3475 S. University. The second is set for Nov. 17 in Lakewood’s new Promenade at Denver West at 14710 W. Colfax Ave. The third will open in December in Westminster in the Sheridan Crossing Center next to Sprouts at 5160 East 120th Place.

Frank Bonanno gets into the bar business

It was only a few weeks after the iconic Lancer Lounge shuttered in late October when well-known chef and proprietor Frank Bonanno announced he’d open the Vesper Lounge in its place.

Located at 233 E. 7th Avenue, the Vesper Lounge is situated among other Bonanno Concept properties — Mizuna, Luca and Bones.

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