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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

Art studio turned coffee shop

The sign sitting out front in a planter said it all. Simply put, it read the word “coffee.” More than that, however, it was an invitation to come visit. “That little sign in the planter is our … 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

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

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

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

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

Tattered Cover bookstores change hands again

Denver's famous Tattered Cover bookstores are changing ownership for the second time since the retirement of longtime owner Joyce Meskis in 2017. The independent bookstores were purchased by a team … more

Two new builds and a fixer-upper in Jeffco

Three projects taking place within a few miles of each other add up to a lot of new retail, residential and rehab being built between west Crown Hill and Applewood. It’s getting hard to find places … more

Olde Town coffeeshop gifted new signage, COVID safety graphics in giveaway

On Nov. 20, La Dolce Vita coffeehouse owner Debbie Hansen was in need of some good news. She got it in the form of new signage and marketing materials from the Arvada branch of Alphagraphics, which … more

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants … more

Fundraiser keeps Golden eatery afloat

Over the last nine years, the owners of JC’s Cafe in Golden have worked to create a greasy spoon that is known as much for supporting the community as tasty burgers and the colorful writing on the … more

Developer wants to bring 300 apartments and 10,000 feet of commercial space to Arvada Kmart site

The closure of Arvada's longstanding Kmart store left a big “hole” in a busy part of town. Now, two years later, a Texas-based developer wants to fill that hole with a mixed-use development that … more

Resiliency taskforce touts expeditious response in helping area businesses during the pandemic

It wasn’t 24 hours after Gov. Jared Polis announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Colorado on March 5 that Kami Welch and the Arvada Chamber of Commerce sprung to action. The plan: To … more

South Jeffco craft brewery gives back despite tough economy

In March, COVID-19 hit the restaurant industry like a Tyson haymaker. Scores of metro-area restaurants including heavyweights like Fresh Fish Company, Vesta, Rialto Cafe and dozens more, some in … more

Longtime Arvada book and record store owner remembered for thick black glasses, giving spirit

Through all the changes Arvada has experienced over the last 29 years, one of the city's great constants has been the Black & Read Books, Music and Game store tucked into a strip mall on West … more

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away … more
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