Denver-based Chipotle picks Taco Bell exec for next CEO

Chipotle looks to fast-food chain Taco Bell for next CEO

By Joseph Pisani, Associated Press

Chipotle, hoping to rebuild its business after a series of food safety scares, has named an executive from fast-food chain Taco Bell as its next CEO.

Brian Niccol, chief executive at Taco Bell chain for three years, will start at Chipotle next month. He’ll be tasked with helping turn around the burrito chain, which has long positioned itself as a step up from fast food.


Huge Robinson Dairy site in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood to be sold, could eventually become brewery or distillery

The buyer plans to keep the Robinson Dairy site the same, but the property would be good for a brewery or distillery.

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Robinson Dairy, Sun Valley. Feb. 12, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Robinson Dairy is set to change hands this spring, nearly five years after operations ended at the site in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood.


Archetype Distillery opens this month in former Kitty’s South in Denver

Archetype is set to open to the public 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

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Archetype Distillery on South Broadway, Feb, 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The team behind Archetype Distillery is ready to show off its transformation of the former Kitty’s South adult theater along South Broadway.

Archetype is set to open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The distillery at 119 S. Broadway plans to offer classic vodka and gin cocktails as well as classes for those who want to get into the world of spirits and mixed drinks.


USOC announces 2026 Winters Olympics bid unlikely; Denver still exploring future years

Denver will continue exploring whether the city should and could host the Olympics.

Carl DeTemple, president of the Olympic Organizing Commitee for the 1976 winter games. (Rocky Mountain News/Denver Public Library/RMN-051-6005)
Carl DeTemple (right), president of the Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1976 winter games. (Rocky Mountain News/Denver Public Library/RMN-051-6005)

Denver will continue exploring whether the city should and could host the Olympics even though the U.S. Olympic Committee chairman said Friday it could be at least a dozen years before the Winter Games return to American soil.


First Energize Denver report shows medical facilities are the least energy efficient properties

Medical facilities, mix-use properties and refrigerated warehouses are the least energy efficient, new report shows.

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Denver Health on Bannock Street in Lincoln Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Large property owners in Denver could save a collective $82 million annually if they cut energy consumption by 30 percent, according to a baseline report from the city’s public health department.

The buildings represent more than half — 57 percent — of Denver’s greenhouse gas emissions. Medical facilities, mix-use properties and refrigerated warehouses are the least energy efficient, while offices and apartments could save the most money with improvements, the new Energize Denver report shows.