• Dean’s Farm Produce ready for its 35th year

    BRIGHTON — Deans’ Farm Produce owners Joe and Mary Dean are happy to be celebrate their 35th season this year.

    The Deans have come a long way since the start of their produce business. Joe began by growing vegetable plants in a single greenhouse, later transplanting them to a tiny field. Mary would then sell the produce roadside.

    “I would get so excited just to sell a few bushels a day,” she said.

  • Soapy Sales: Mother/daughter relocate custom hand soap company to Brighton

    Milagros of Colorado,

    25 S. Cabbage Ave.

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays

    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays

    Call 303-655-0000 or visit their Web site


    Sandy and Lindi Jenkins’ key to business success begins with an ordinary 25-pound block of soap.

    From there, they take that block of soap, drop it into a melter that resembles an oversized coffee pot, crank up the temperature to 125 degrees and wait three hours.

  • McDonald’s franchisees open third location and second one in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — Building on the runaway success of their Kuner Road location near Bromley Lane and Highway 85, McDonalds restaurant franchisees Rick and Denise Boselli are now open for business at the Prairie Center.

    “We’re off to a really good start,” Denise said, pausing during the lunch rush on Monday. “We had a grand opening with family and employees Saturday, as a test run. Today is our first business day and we opened at six.”

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  • It's Carbon Valley's business

    Frederick resident

    joins CityScape team

        CityScape Real Estate Metro Brokers opened its new office and expanded the service area to include a broker from the Carbon Valley area. Gene Jones, a Frederick resident since 2001, joined the CityScape team. He specializes in residential property management, as well as brokerage. 

  • Mexican restaurant family owned and operated

    BRIGHTON — Businesses don’t get much more family-operated than Spicy Tacos Mexican Restaurant.

    “Pretty much the whole family” said owner/manager Jorge Mejia when asked how many family members work at the restaurant. “If I go on, you’re going to have fill up that whole notebook.”

    For that same reason, while Jorge, 22, is, technically, the restaurant owner and manager, he doesn’t hold tightly to either title.

  • Local dentist finds magazine’s top 10 list again

    BRIGHTON – Brighton’s John Thayden does not dread going to the dentist.

    “I enjoy going,” he said.

    It’s a refrain his dentist, Brighton’s Dr. Mark Ehrhardt, hears a lot from his thousands of patients, he said. And for the second year in a row, this respect has earned Ehrhardt a spot on Denver’s 5280 Magazine Top Dentists list.

    Ehrhardt said he’s especially flattered by this honor because peers in the dental industry select the honorees.

  • Business briefs

    Brighton’s Sole Stroll

        The Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Brighton Economic Development Corp.presents Brighton’s Sole Stroll, a 5K run and fun run/walk June 9 to benefit CASA of Adams And Broomfield counties and the Brighton Boys and Girls Club.

        Prerace registration for the 5K run is 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Prairie Center. The fun run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Brighton Learning Resource Campus (the former Platte Valley Medical Center).

  • Sport and Spine Physical Therapy grows in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — “You’re not squeamish about needles, are you?” Edo (a-doh) Zylstra asks.

    And with that question still hanging in the air and open for debate, the co-owner of Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, 2418 E. Bridge St., Brighton, inserts the harmless looking, small filament needle into his right arm.

    As he bobs the needle back and forth in his arm, a nerve in his arm twinges. Just as quickly, Zylstra plucks the needle from his arm with no scream of his own or the observer.