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Major apartment development proposed for Southwest Plaza parking lot

It might sound like the ultimate teenage dream of yore: the chance to live across the parking lot from a mall. But in south Jeffco, that exact thing is coming closer to reality after the Jefferson … more

A hole in Golden will be filled with opening of new doughnut shop

For Peter Huot, doughnuts have always run in the family. “My cousins grew up in a doughnut shop,” he said. “They would go to school and then come back and do their homework in the doughnut … more

New taco truck up and running on South Golden Road

After 20 years working in restaurants, Edna Guzman was feeling ready to launch her own operation. “Of course, I am a Mexican lady,” said Guzman. “And I've always liked cooking and trying … more

Hoping to make shopping small the next big thing

The economy has been battered almost everywhere by the COVID-19 crisis. Unemployment is high. Some retailers and restaurants have been shuttered. But for Karli Millspaugh, owner of the Makers Market … more

Chicken, ice cream, sushi and more coming to new Golden Mill food hall

For the last few months, Goldenites have been able to watch the city’s second food hall take shape off Ford Street along Clear Creek. Now, they can finally know what to look forward to eating … more

County’s business resource center shuts down

A nonprofit that focused on providing low- and no-cost education and other resources to Jeffco businesses and entrepreneurs is shutting down at the end of January. However, its president said the … more

New life for former Olinger Woods Chapel on Washington Avenue

For over 100 years, the corner of Washington Avenue and 11th Street was an important hub for some of Golden's most important cultural events — funerals. But starting in 2017, the corner went quiet … more

Jeffco workforce center unveils new website as part of larger push to adapt to pandemic demands

As 2020 came to an end, Colorado unemployment claims began rising once again after months of steady declines following unprecedented increases in the spring and summer. In Jefferson County, that … more

Help for Jeffco small businesses on the way

State Senate Bill 20B-001, passed in December’s extraordinary three-day legislative session, should soon yield a bit of financial relief for some Jeffco small businesses hurt by Covid restrictions. … more

County accepting applications for small business grants

Jefferson County has opened up applications for a COVID-19 grant program that could provide small businesses with up to $7,000 in relief payments. On Dec. 7, Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill … more

Arvada eatery with a mission keeps jamming along

During the pandemic, while Jack’s/Steamers is closed for indoor dining, it relies on selling handcrafted jams and jellies -- labeled “A Different Kind of Jam” — to help generate revenue. And … more

Jefferson County has applied to implement a 5 Star variance program for restaurants

Jefferson County is awaiting word from the state about whether it will allow the county to offer a program that would pave the way for restaurants to reopen their dining rooms even as the county … more

Nectar of the birds

If you hang the right hummingbird feeder, the tiny creatures will come. That is the philosophy of artist Laura Burrell Garden, who lives off of Highway 73. She found what she calls the perfect … more

Scenes from the mall

To say there were few people shopping at Southwest Plaza on Dec. 14, less than two weeks from Christmas, would be an inadequate description. A number of storefronts are closed. Those that are open … more

Painter makes Golden a "window wonderland" during holidays

During a year where many holiday traditions have had to be altered or even canceled altogether, one seasonal pleasure that feels all the more special for remaining mostly unchanged is a walk down … more

Celebrated bake shop still grateful

Lost in the plight of restaurant owners being hammered by COVID-19 shutdowns and cutbacks, are the equally devastating toll they’re taking on small vendors who supply restaurants with delicious … more

BizBeat: Idaho Springs tattoo shop offers artwork of all kinds

Eddie Goodteacher doesn’t limit himself to one art form. Along with being a tattoo artist for nearly 35 years, Goodteacher also does chainsaw carvings, etchings, woodburnings and silversmithing. … more

Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to … more

Evergreen Takeout looking for support

A group of Evergreen restaurants — concerned about the devastating impacts of no inside dining because of the pandemic — has formed a coalition to get people to order takeout. Evergreen Takeout … more

A cup of the future

At first look, the new Robo Esso espresso bar in Golden looks like a typical coffee spot. There’s a wall menu with familiar drinks, a large espresso machine and even the requisite wood paneling and … more
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