Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Dec. 7

Northwest view of downtown Denver, Colorado, taken from dome of State Capitol Building. Between 1929 and 1933. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-3057)historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

Good morning. We’ve got a smorgasbord of news for an icy cold day in Denver, including an update on Chipotle, a new homeless shelter, Airbnb in Aurora and condos in Golden Triangle.

Northwest view of downtown Denver, Colorado, taken from dome of State Capitol Building. Between 1929 and 1933. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-3057) historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
Northwest view of downtown Denver, Colorado, taken from dome of State Capitol Building. Between 1929 and 1933. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-3057)

Chipotle is “nervous” about next year.

CEO Steve Ells is partially blaming his employees for the slow recovery. “I’m particularly not satisfied with the quality of experience in some of our restaurants,” he said. The Denver-based company’s stock fell almost 8 percent after his comments. Sales are down about 22 percent over the same time last year, but the company’s shrinking the gap. (Bloomberg)

A Colorado meatpacking giant will go public.

You could soon buy stock in JBS USA, which employs about 4,700 people in Colorado. It’s a “fundamental change” for the family-run company. (KUNC)

Denver will have a new women’s shelter next year.

Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in Northeast Park Hill will provide a space for about 150 single women starting mid-2017. The facility will cost $5 million in all. (5280)

Aurora will start enforcing on Airbnb.

After a year of debate, the Aurora City Council decided to require homeowners to list their business license number on short-term rental websites, essentially proving they’re paying taxes and complying with the city’s new law. (Aurora Sentinel)

ICYMI: Lawsuit aims to unbind Colorado electors.

It’s a long shot to replace Trump with a third candidate. (Denverite)

Condos coming to 10th and Acoma:

Moonstar Investments will build 21 new “Cherry Creek” style duplex units in Golden Triangle, but “not at Cherry Creek prices,” the developer says. Prices will run from $600,000 to $1.1 million, with Moonstar building on two sides of the avenue. (BusinessDen)

Woman says drug-testing company left her with a bald spot.

“I’m very proud of my hair. I’m a very vain person and they destroyed my confidence.” It’s still unclear if she has any recourse. (ABC7)

Denver’s new DA is interested in restorative justice.

Beth McCann has immediate plans to create alternatives for young people, and she wants to make heavier use of the independent monitor’s office. Read more in Erica’s insightful interview. (Denverite)

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Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.