The Boom Continues in Downtown Denver

Check out our broker Eli Boymel’s article featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal!

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Denver Eater: Novo Coffee Roasters Ready to Open Its Downtown Location

NovoGalleryHead.jpgNovo Coffee Roasters is very close to opening its retail location at 1600 Glenarm Street, downtown Denver. The coffee shop anticipates serving by next week. This will be the only retail location of the local roaster after a previous retail location in the Denver Art Museum was closed over a year ago.

The 1000 square foot space was designed with assistance from Open Studioand graphics by Rick Griffith. The space is modern with high ceilings, concrete floors accented by graphics, dark and natural-colored woods, and black and white walls. The accent color is blue and that is present both in the espresso maker and in some of the stools used in the space. Reclaimed materials were used in the build-out, including wood sourced from a high school in Boulder that was transformed into the bar top, table top, and the wall display behind the bar.

Read more: Denver Eater: Novo Coffee Roasters Ready to Open Its Downtown Location
Re-posted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group

Downtown Denver Partnership | State of Downtown Denver Report 2012

State of Downtown Denver

The second annual State of Downtown Denver Report, a fact-driven report created in collaboration with the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District with the support of Newmark Knight Frank Frederick Ross, provides timely, objective and accurate data about Downtown Denver.  The report shows that Downtown Denver remains the hub of the region with approximately 112,000 employees, 17,000 residents in the urban core, 65,000 residents in City Center neighborhoods and 44,000 University students.

Check out the report here:  http://www.downtowndenver.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=p%2bRv8bvTlF8%3d&tabid=538

Denver Business Journal | Larimer Square restaurants undergo change

The restaurants of Larimer Square are changing.

Earlier this month, Lime closed its doors after 11 years at its lower-level location at 1414 Larimer St. with plans to relocate to the Denver Pavilions, according to its website www.eatatlime.com and a liquor license application with the City of Denver

Meanwhile, a new upscale, 24-hour diner concept by the founder of Smashburger is set to open in a couple of months at the spot where the Samba Room used to be located, 1460 Larimer St.

Dubbed Tom’s Urban 24, the new concept will include full bar service and “modern fusion comfort food,” said Stacie Lange, spokeswoman for Consumer Capital Partners, an investment firm owned by Rick Schaden which also owns the fast-growing Smashburger chain. Smashburger’s founder, Tom Ryan, is behind the new restaurant.

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/morning_call/2012/08/larimer-square-restaurants-undergo.html?ana=e_den_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2012-08-01
Re-posted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group

The Denver Post | Target Looking at Downtown Denver Sites for Urban Store

Target is eying downtown Denver for a department store, part of its new thrust toward locating in urban areas. The Minneapolis-based retailer is in talks to identify downtown Denver sites, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

The first of the new style of urban stores, named City Target, will open next month in Chicago’s downtown Loop. Additional stores are set to open in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

Read more: http://business-news.thestreet.com/denver-post/story/target-looking-downtown-denver-sites-urban-store/1
Re-posted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group

Denver Business Journal | Kriser’s pet food to open 3 Denver-area stores, Polished Tavern debuts on Larimer + more retail openings!

Brad Kriser is bringing his specialty pet food store back home to the Denver area, opening the first of three planned locations.

Kriser’s at the Belleview Square Shopping Center, 4910 S. Yosemite St., in Greenwood Village, opens April 21.

“The opportunity to open our first Kriser’s store in Denver is a coming home party for me,” said Kriser, founder and CEO, in a statement. “I was introduced to all-natural pet food in 1999 while living in Boulder, and it was a discovery that ultimately helped shape my passion and vision for Kriser’s stores. The Denver community celebrates a healthy lifestyle and we are excited to bring that same opportunity to the pets that live, grow and thrive here.”

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/shop_watch/2012/04/krisers-pet-food-to-open-3.html?ana=e_du_pap&s=article_du&ed=2012-04-05
Re-posted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group