Eater Denver | Friends of Eater on Top Restaurant Standbys of 2012

YearinEaterStandbyesIzakayaAs is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. This year, we asked the group several questions, from Meal of the Year to Top Newcomer Restaurants. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights in 2012. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted and unedited herein.

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Crosbie Real Estate Group | End of the Year Deals

Retail Openings & Property Sales throughout Colorado:

1Auto Zone will open a new location at 6795 W 120th Ave in Broomfield.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

2King Soopers will be adding a King Soopers Gas at Wildcat Shopping Center in Highlands Ranch.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

3Goodwill Industries of Denver will open a 2nd retail location in Greeley and also in Boulder at Walnut Gardens Shopping Center.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

4Which Wich is coming soon to Southlands in Aurora.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

19A new downtown 7-11 location will be popping up at 18th & Welton in Denver as well as at Prairie Center in Brighton, 44th Ave & Sheridan Blvd in Denver and Federal Blvd & Hampden Ave in Englewood.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel & Andy Buettner

17Einstein Brothers Bagels is opening its 2nd location in Englewood at CityCenter Englewood shopping center.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

18Koko Fit Club will open its 2nd Colorado location in Broomfield at 2355 W 136th Ave.  Broker:  Jeff Germain

5Arvada West Town Center welcomes Crystal Capiler Education Services.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter & Jeff Germain

6Rent-A-Center is coming to Westminster Plaza at W 72nd Ave & N Federal Blvd in Westminster.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter & Jeff Germain

7Centennial Promenade is excited to announce Picture People to its center.  Brokers:  Rich Hobbs & Rhonda Coy

8Beer garden concept, World of Beer, Udi’s and Jax’s Fish House will open at the new CitySet Phase II development at 600 S Colorado Blvd in Glendale.  Brokers:  Scott Crosbie, Andy Buettner, Scott Steputis

9Rite Time and Denver Eye Clinic will open, and Second Spin has renewed at 1485 S Colorado Blvd in Denver.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

10Strawberries Catering and Mar-tek have renewed at Hampden Business Center at 3535 Platte River Drive in Sheridan.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel & Scott Crosbie

11ATA Karate is opening soon at Standley Lake Marketplace in Westminster.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

12M. Pulse is coming to Arapahoe Marketplace in Greenwood Village.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

13Wheat Ridge Marketplace welcomes Mike’s Camera to the center.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

14A brand new tacos-concept to the Denver area will be coming soon to 605 Grant Street.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

15Scott Crosbie assisted in the sale of Applewood Shopping Center to Regency Centers at 3294 Youngfield in Wheat Ridge.

16Aspect Investments, LLC has purchased an office building at 13750 E Rice Place in Aurora.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Denver Eater | Jax, Cuba Cuba, and Udi’s to Open in City Set Project

CitySetUdi’s, Jax Fish House, a version of Cuba Cuba, and a beer garden are coming to Glendale, all in the same development, City Set development set to open its doors with these attractions and more in the summer of 2013.

Udi’s, which already owns and operates several restaurants in the Denver metro area will open a new outpost, joining a fourth location of Jax Fish House. Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, a casual sandwich-centric version of the Golden Triangle restaurant, will add some ethic flair to the offerings and World of Beers, a beer garden concept, will provide an additional draw.

The City of Glendale’s business-friendly environment has been credited by some of Eater’s sources for securing this attractive line-up of eateries. The entire site will likely be able to capitalize on the relatively new Colorado open container law, something not currently possible in the City of Denver.

Interested in learning more about available retail space at City Set?

Check out the brochure or contact Scott Crosbie, Crosbie Real Estate Group, at 303-398-2111.

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The Wall Street Journal | Real-Estate Firms Get a Handle on Twitter

NY-CB200A_NYCOM_G_20121209184200The commercial real-estate industry is notorious for being slow to embrace new technology. Social networking is no exception.

But that is finally beginning to change. Some top firms are beefing up their activity on sites like Twitter and LinkedIn, and some brokers say they are doing deals thanks to leads generated by the sites.

As recently as 2010, four years after the launch of Twitter, many brokers didn’t even know what the service was.

“People don’t understand it,” confessed Ron Houghtaling, CBRE Group Inc.’s CBG +1.74% head of social media, at a 2010 technology conference.

Today, CBRE leads the Twitter pack among major firms with more than 26,000 followers. Meanwhile Jones Lang LaSalle, JLL +0.85% is second with 16,048 and has a four-person social-media team that also manages accounts on Facebook, FB -1.39% LinkedIn and other sites.

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Denver Business Journal | Shop Watch: Justin Timberlake-founded BBQ spot opening in LoDo in January

20090129_soho_250x250Southern Hospitality, a barbecue restaurant concept co-created by Justin Timberlake, is planning a January 2013 opening for its first location outside New York, in Denver’s LoDo.

The eatery will be just three blocks from Coors Field in the 116-year-old St. Elmo Hotel on the corner of 17th and Blake streets.

Southern Hospitality Development Corp. (OTCQB: RIBS), developer of the Memphis-style barbeque restaurants, said Tuesday that construction continues on the new restaurant, which first was set to open in October.

“Our expansion into downtown Denver is an important milestone for Southern Hospitality,” said CEO Steve Cominsky. “The Southern Hospitality concept is one we believe will resonate well here. LoDo is certain to be a great market for us.”

The LoDo restaurant is the first of 10 slated for development by the company in key markets across the U.S. over the next three to five years.

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Denver Business Journal | E-470 seeks to add retail to highway’s unused toll plazas

01a.e4701 900The E-470 Public Highway Authority is looking into converting its vacant toll plazas into retail businesses such as gas stations, restaurants and convenience stores.

Until June 2009, drivers stopped and paid their tolls at the plazas as they drove along the 47-mile route that arcs around the east side of metro Denver.

But then the tollway converted to a cashless, electronic tolling system, and the five toll plazas have been standing empty ever since.

The authority plans to issue an RFP to develop the plazas in the first quarter of 2013.

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QSR Magazine | Starbucks Unveils Accelerated Global Growth Plans

evolution_juiceCliff Burrows, president, Starbucks Americas and U.S., announces that his region plans to add more than 3,000 net new stores, and renovate thousands more stores, over the next five years. At least half of the new stores are expected to be in the strong, rapidly growing U.S. market where revenue grew by 9 percent in fiscal 2012. Burrows also announced plans to leverage the recently completed Evolution Fresh and La Boulange acquisitions – and to increase sales and drive customer frequency throughout the day – by making La Boulange products available in more than 2,500 U.S. company-operated Starbucks stores and making Evolution Fresh juices available in more than 5,000 U.S. company-operated stores by the end of 2013.

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