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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Denver Business Journal | 7-Eleven targets Denver for growth

Those who work or live in downtown Denver can’t help but notice the recent proliferation of 7-Eleven stores.

In an effort to grow market share and boost sales, 7-Eleven Inc. — owned by the private Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd., based in Tokyo — has opened 54 stores in the Denver market over the last three years with plans to open 20 to 25 more in 2012. It plans to sustain that growth pattern for at least the next five years.