Denver Business Journal : Denver rated America’s best place for business by Forbes

Denver is Amedenver coloradorica’s best place for business and careers, and Fort Collins is No. 10, Forbes magazine declares in its latest annual ranking.

“The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, home to 2.8 million people, is attractive for its diverse economy, highly educated labor force and outdoor recreational opportunities,” report author Kurt Badenhausen writes. “Companies are increasingly choosing Denver as the site for new operations or to relocate.”

Forbes’ report cites “Denver’s relatively central location [which] makes it a natural location as a distribution hub for the American West, while also supporting a number of growing industries in technology and telecommunications.”

Energy is “another staple of Denver’s economy,” it says. The report also lauds Denver for its arts and cultural scene, including the Denver Art Museum and Denver Performing Arts Complex, as well as “bustling neighborhoods such as LoDo, … filled with art galleries, restaurants, bars and clubs,” and its outdoor attractions.

Denver ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list last year and Fort Collins was No. 5.

Other Colorado cities on Forbes best-places-for-business list:
Boulder, No. 26.
Greeley, No. 33.
Colorado Springs, No. 37.
Nationally, Raleigh, North Carolina, comes in at No. 2 after Denver, followed by Portland, Oregon; Provo, Utah; and Atlanta.

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Crosbie Real Estate Group | Recent Commercial Real Estate Deals

Retail Openings and Property Sales throughout Colorado:

Blue Spruce Brewing will open at Arapahoe Lima Center at Arapahoe & Lima in Englewood.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel & Jeff Germain

New 7-Eleven locations are popping up at 1500 Overland Trail in Fort Collins, 2950 W Evans Ave in Denver and 3502 N Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.  Brokers:  Scott Steputis, Andy Buettner, Rhonda Coy.

A 2nd Einstein Bros. Bagels location in Aurora is now open at Hampden Ave & Tower Rd.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

RAH Enterprises, LLC purchased 5076 W 58th Ave in Arvada.  Broker: Rich Otterstetter

Get your Halloween on at Halloween Express coming soon to Wheat Ridge Marketplace  at 38th & Wadsworth and Arapahoe Marketplace at Arapahoe & Yosemite in Centennial.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Sprint Wireless is coming to Ken Caryl Village at 12482 West Ken Caryl Avenue in Littleton.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter & Eli Boymel

Dyson Vacuums are set to open at Centennial Promenade at 9555 E County Line Rd in Centennial.  Brokers:  Rich HobbsRhonda Coy

Aaron’s Rental Purchase is opening at 6005 E Colfax Ave in Denver.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

18th and Park LLC purchased 835 E 18th Ave in Denver.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

BizCard Xpress will open a new locations at Havana Place Shopping Center at Iliff & Havana in Aurora and at Broadway & Evans in Denver.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Golden Nugget Gold Buyers will join the tenant mix at Kipling Place at 9936 W Bowles Ave in Littleton.  Broker:  Jeff Germain

AG-Bridge Briarwood, LLC purchased 1295 Cortez in Denver.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Smoker Friendly will open at La Conte Center at 7314 Federal Blvd in Westminster.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Pro-Cuts will open at Federal Plaza East at 104th & Clay in Federal Heights.  Brokers:  Rhonda CoyScott Steputis

Construction Row, LLC purchased 815 S Jason in Denver.  Broker:  Jeff Germain

Horan & McConaty is opening at Arapahoe Village Shopping Center at 58th & Ward in Arvada.  Brokers:  Rich OtterstetterRich Hobbs

Smashburger and UBreakIfix are coming to Shoppes at the Meadows at County Line & Willow in Lone Tree.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Boost Wireless will open at Horizon Park Shopping Center at 2255 N Main St in Longmont.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Qdoba Mexican Grill will open a restaurant at Arvada West Town Center at 64th & Indiana in Arvada.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter, Jeff Germain and Rich Hobbs

Grandview Marketplace at Fillmore & Centennial in Colorado Springs welcomes the UPS Store and Cain-Pollock, Inc to its center.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter and Rich Hobbs

Silver Star Cleaners is set to open at 605 Grant Street in Denver – making this shopping center fully leased!  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

195 S Union Blvd in Lakewood welcomes Union Salon to the center.  Brokers:  Jeff Germain and Eli Boymel

Beyond Roofing will join Hampden Business Center at 3535 S Platte River Dr in Sheridan.  Brokers:  Scott Crosbie and Eli Boymel

Belcaro Nails is now open at Belcaro Center at Colorado Blvd and Exposition Ave in Denver.  They’ve got some great fall specials running now!  Brokers:  Andy Buettner and Scott Steputis

Crosbie Real Estate Group | New Retail Openings & Property Sales in Colorado

7-Eleven will be opening new locations at 6630 Yosemite St in Greenwood Village; 14th & Santa Fe, 450 Federal Blvd and 3435 W Colfax Ave in Denver; 7692 Barnes Rd5280 Astrozon Blvd and 7718 E Woodman Rd in Colorado Springs; and 3391 Hampden Ave in Englewood.  Brokers:  Andy Buettner, Scott Steputis and Rhonda Coy

1440-1444 Market Street was purchased by 1440-1444 Market Street, LLC.  Broker:  Scott Crosbie

Wells Fargo will be completing an ATM at 2900 N Main St in Durango.  Broker:  Scott Steputis

Jerome’s Pizza has opened at Arapahoe Lima Center at 11405 E Briarwood Ave in Englewood.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Frontier Securities, LLC has purchased the American National Bank Building at 3033 E 1st Ave in Denver.  Broker:  Scott Crosbie

Family Dollar will be joining West Prospect Shops at 115 W Prospect Rd in Fort Collins.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel & Rich Hobbs

Depot Hill Center in Broomfield welcomes Buenos Tiempos.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

School of Rock is coming to Broomfield at 11970 Quay St.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Golden Nugget Gold Buyers is coming to 6790 Sheridan Shopping Center in Arvada.  Broker:  Jeff Germain

Goodwill Outlet World will be opening at 3155 South Platte River Drive in Englewood.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Centennial Promenade welcomes Glidden Paints to the center.  Brokers:  Rich Hobbs and Rhonda Coy

Cost Cutters is coming to Shoppes at Mountain Shadows II at 68660 Centennial Blvd in Colorado Springs.  Brokers:  Rhonda Coy and Scott Steputis

Yogurt Guru is now serving at 2636 E 3rd Ave in Denver.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

Iowa Steak Company will be joining Hampden Business Center at 3545 S Platter River Dr in Sheridan.  Brokers:  Eli Boymel and Scott Crosbie

Weight Watchers will open shop at 1485 S Colorado Blvd in Denver.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Grandview Marketplace at 3264 Centennial Blvd in Colorado Springs welcomes Super Quality Cleaners.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter and Rich Hobbs

Sprint Wireless is set to open at Ken Caryl Village in Littleton.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter and Eli Boymel

Cherry Knolls Shopping Center is excited to announce that Denver Academy of Ballet will be joining the center.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Ananda Salon has leased space at The Detroit Building at 2727 E 2nd Ave in Denver.  Broker:  Jeff Germain

Sprint Store by Verity Wireless and T-Mobile have leased 16900 E Iliff Ave in Aurora.  Brokers:  Rich Hobbs and Scott Steputis

Pro Cuts is opening at Promenade at Denver West on the SEC of Colfax Ave and Indiana in Lakewood.  Brokers:  Rhonda Coy and Scott Steputis

BizCard Xpress has leased 8410 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

A new Denny’s restaurant is coming to the SWC of Mesa Ridge and Fountain Mesa in Fountain.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

Westminster Vision, LLC purchased 9410 Sheridan Blvd in Westminster.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Panda Express has purchased a new site in Longmont on Highway 287.  Broker:  Rich Hobbs

UPS will be opening a new store at Bennett Marketplace in Bennett.  Brokers:  Eli BoymelAndy Buettner and Scott Steputis

Crosbie Real Estate Group | New Retail Openings & Property Sales in Colorado

7-Eleven popping up shop along the front range at 58th & Ward in Arvada, Happy Canyon Shopping Center in Denver, and N Academy Blvd & N Carefree Cr in Colorado Springs!  Brokers:  Andy Buettner, Eli Boymel and Rich Hobbs

Cherry Knolls Shopping Center welcomes The Hot Yoga Room opening soon!  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Taco Star purchased a new location at 520 S Circle in Colorado Springs.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Cost Cutters will be opening its doors at Broomfield Marketplace in Broomfield and on the Hill in Boulder at 13th St and College Ave.  Brokers:  Rhonda Coy and Scott Steputis

Doc’s Video Games will be joining Iliff Crossing Shopping Center at S Buckley Rd and E Iliff Ave in Aurora.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Panda Express is opening its first location in Brighton at 893 S Kuner Rd.  Brokers:  Rich Hobbs and Scott Steputis

K-Mart Plaza has a new tenant, Cricket Wireless will be opening at the shopping center located at W Drake Rd and S College Ave in Fort Collins.  Broker:  Andy Buettner and Scott Steputis

SpeedPro Imaging is moving into Hampden Business Center at 3535 S Platte River Dr in Sheridan.  Broker:  Eli Boymel

Look out for Goodwill Industries of Denver opening at Arapahoe Village Shopping Center in Centennial and U-Hills West Shopping Center in Denver.  Brokers:  Rich Otterstetter and Rich Hobbs

Market Square at 84th Ave and Pecos St in Federal Heights welcomes Adventure Dental to their shopping center.  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

Pro-Cuts will open at Hampden Ave & Tower Rd in Aurora.  Brokers:  Rhonda Coy and Scott Steputis

Cool Cuts 4 Kids is set to open at Highlands Ranch Town Center in Highlands Ranch.  Brokers:  Rhonda Coy and Scott Steputis

Arvada Village welcomes Edward Jones – opening soon!  Broker:  Rich Otterstetter

The Gazette – Colorado Springs | Startups bouncing back in the Springs

Startups are making a comeback in Colorado Springs.

A death of funding during and after the 2008 financial crisis left entrepreneurs in the Springs and many other cities unable to turn ideas for new products and services into businesses that one day could grow into major employers. Venture capital funds have bypassed the Springs for more than three years.

But the startup drought is eding, said Jan Horsfall, a top local entrepreneur and organizer of Startup Colorado and SpringsStartup.com, statewide and local groups of entrepreneurs helping each other solve problems with their businesses.

Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/springs-135713-startup-businesses.html#ixzz1qG9ckZKj
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Denver Business Journal | Denver eyed for Justin Timberlake-founded restaurant franchise

A Denver franchise opportunity for Southern Hospitality, a restaurant concept co-created by Justin Timberlake, will be presented at an upcoming investment conference in Colorado Springs, organizers say.

The franchise opportunity will be presented at the “Spring 2012 Micro Cap Investment Conference” on March 15-16 at The Broadmoor, according to the conference’s organizer, Accredited Members Inc., a Colorado Springs-based investment research company.

Accredited Members said it is involved in a plan to open 30 Southern Hospitality locations in various cities, starting with Denver.

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2012/02/29/denver-franchisee-sought-for-justin.html?s=image_gallery
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