• La Familia

    The grain elevator and twin silos have been a fixture of the Fort Lupton skyline for a century. Now the restaurant inside the historic building is celebrating its own landmark year.

        La Familia de Don Roberto, 815 Seventh St., is commemorating 25 years in business in the mill, which is a state and federal historic site.

        Restaurant owner Robert Vigil, a Colorado native from Brush, opened the restaurant with his wife, Mary, in 1985, 10 years after the mill closed.

  • ‘A Promise is a Promise’

    BRIGHTON — Some of the finest water in the state is nestled between and below the bustling operations of the gravel pits along Brighton Road.

        The water, pumped to the surface by Fountain of Health owners Grace and Bud Scott, the cool nectar is one of the best bargains in town.

         It could be argued it’s too good of a bargain because there hasn’t been a price bump in nearly 30 years.

  • Public invited to retail expert panel

    COMMERCE CITY – The city’s economic development division, in partnership with the Commerce City Business and Professionals Association, hosts a panel of retail trade experts at 7:30 a.m., April 23 at the Civic Center Council Chambers, 7887 E. 60th Ave.

        The event is open to the public and panel members will discuss the current economic climate, existing retail market, and the future of retail expansion in Commerce City.  

  • RE/MAX office opens at Prairie Center in Brighton

        BRIGHTON - The name recognition and support of a real estate giant with a strong respect for hometown values.

        That’s what real estate agent Erica Hageman hopes she brings with the opening of her new RE/MAX Momentum office in Brighton’s Prairie Center. Hageman, a longtime Coldwell Banker real estate broker and Brighton resident for the past eight years, said she and her husband, Troy, began to talk last year about opening a new real estate office in Brighton.

  • Meeting produces wish list of improvements for local business

        COMMERCE CITY – The city of Commerce City hosted its first business and development summit Jan. 19 for community business owners, land developers and potential investors.

  • Un-fuhgidable: Authentic New York pizza joint serves up tradition, taste

        BRIGHTON — There’s a reason “old school” never gets old – traditional is good, very good indeed.

        Fuhgidabowdit Pizzeria owners Rich and Ann Marie Rodriguez have nailed that philosophy with the opening of their 617 E. Bridge St. pizzeria, and they call the response so far “simply phenomenal.”

  • Lush Salon comes to Prairie Center

    Lush Salon co-owner Anastacia Slaughter said after she and her husband fell in love with the small-town feel of Brighton, she knew it was the perfect place to open her own salon.

        “I was excited to open a business in the community I live in,” she said.

        Slaughter has worked in the beauty business for 14 years. She met Brighton native Lori Hale, a fellow stylist, when she moved to Colorado eight years ago.

  • Brighton chiropractic office helps patients thrive

    Gina Gentilini and Chad T. Powell, chiropractic doctors at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness, 429 E. Bridge St., were gratified when Brighton Standard Blade readers voted them the town’s top chiropractor in the recent “Best of Brighton” contest.

        They even put a thank you on their outdoor marquee to thank passing motorists for the honor.

  • Salud Family Health Centers highlighted in new philanthropic guide

        FORT LUPTON — Salud Family Health Centers is featured in a new guide, “High Impact Philanthropy in the Downturn: Focus on Housing, Health, and Hunger,” released Dec. 14 by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.

        The guide profiles Salud Family Health Centers community health center model as a highly effective avenue for today’s results-oriented philanthropists who are looking to relieve the suffering caused by the economic crisis.

  • A new twist on the Brighton business scene

    There is excellent news for the skate/snowboard crowd in Brighton.

        No longer do they need to leave town to get their gear, with the opening of Twisted Edge Skateboards at 204 S. Main St. It’s been a dream that took some doing for a pair of local skateboarders, Kyle Dial and Isaac Maestas.

        “We have been trying to open up this shop for a while. This is the fifth location we have tried in Brighton,” Maestas said. “We tried the mall. We tried a couple of other spots.”