What’s next for getting beer into Colorado grocery stores and gas stations

Key players behind Colorado’s supermarkets, liquor stores and other alcohol purveyors need to come up with new rules for phasing out 3.2 beer before year’s end.

Jim Vetting paruses all of the wine. Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Colfax and Clarkson. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) beer; wine; liquor store; argonaut; capitol hill; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Jim Vetting peruses all of the wine. Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Colfax and Clarkson. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Key players behind supermarkets, liquor stores and other alcohol purveyors gathered Friday in downtown Denver to discuss the future of beer sales in Colorado.

But the group had little to say to each other during its first gathering since the 2017 legislative session. So little, in fact, that what was scheduled to be a three-and-a-half hour meeting on the 30th floor of the Tabor Center ended more than an hour early.


6 new “transformational” projects honored by Downtown Denver Partnership

The five development and one transportation projects had the “most significant economic impact on the center city in 2016,” according to a news release.

The Triangle Building (Courtesy Photo)
The Triangle Building (Courtesy Photo)

The Downtown Denver Partnership recognized six new projects Thursday for their contribution to the heart of the Mile High City.



Colorado Reps. Coffman and DeGette team up to protect legal marijuana

The Aurora Republican the and Denver Democrat introduced the “Respect States and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017” on Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman speaks to press before his first town hall meeting of the Trump administration, April 12, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) mike coffman; aurora; town hall meeting; copolitics; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado;

Colorado Reps. Mike Coffman and Diana DeGette are reaching across the aisle to try to allow states to set their own agenda on marijuana.

The Aurora Republican and the Denver Democrat introduced the “Respect States and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017” on Thursday. Coffman and DeGette are introducing the bill at a time when the Trump Administration has been signaling its intention to challenge state marijuana laws.


Office project replacing Natural Grocers near REI expected to break ground in August

Plans are pretty much in the bag for a five-story office building to replace the Natural Grocers near Platte and 15th streets.

The Platte Fifteen office building planned for 2375 15th St. (Courtesy of Legend Partners)
The Platte Fifteen office building planned for 2375 15th St. (Courtesy of Legend Partners)

Plans are pretty much in the bag for a five-story office building to replace the Natural Grocers near Platte and 15th streets.

Construction on the Platte Fifteen project is expected to start in August after Natural Grocers finds its new home in RiNo, said Kelly Greene, urban legend president at Legend Partners. The Denver-based leasing firm is looking to bring a clothing store or other “soft goods” retailer and a “cool” restaurant to the ground floor of the office.