• Commerce City announces plant on heels of new economic plan

    COMMERCE CITY -- Cummins Rocky Mountain plans to build a new remanufacturing plant in the northern area of Commerce City.

        The new facility will be built near 104th Avenue and Havana Street and called the “Cummins Rocky Mountain Master Rebuild Center.” It will remanufacture and distribute a complete line of Cummins High Horsepower diesel engines. Construction is anticipated to begin this month. The plant will eventually employ about 70 workers.

  • Commerce City looks to spur economic growth

    COMMERCE CITY -- City leaders are looking to spur economic development with newly-announced business incentives.

        Members of the city’s business advancement taskforce presented a number of short-term and longer-term recommendations to city council May 17, designed to push business and development growth in 2010 and beyond. The city council formally approved the recommendations as part of its recently adopted Economic development strategic plan.

  • Business briefs

    Hail damage sized up

        GREENWOOD VILLAGE – The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association put a cost figure to the May 26 hailstorm in Commerce City.

        The price tag is $70 million, resulting from almost 13,600 auto and homeowners claims. Baseball-sized hail and high winds blew through Commerce City, Brighton and other parts of the northeast metropolitan area.

        Carole Walker, the association’s executive director, said the figure was preliminary.

  • 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.