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End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Family-owned restaurant owners remain optimistic despite challenges

Amelia Lopez and her husband opened a Mexican restaurant in Highlands Ranch 15 years ago. Their restaurant, El Meson, has grown with the community — many customers who were once children are now in … more

Amazon Books coming to Park Meadows

Park Meadows mall will be home to Amazon Books sometime in the future, according to a statement issued by Amazon Books public relations manager Alexandra Woodworth. “We are excited to be bringing … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

In Their Business

Eyeglass store opens in Arapahoe County America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses has expanded with a new location near Centennial and Lone Tree. The store carries designer eyeglass frames, contact … more

Mix-up with keepsake watch leads to painful loss

A routine trip to a watch-service shop turned into a heart-rending ordeal when an employee handed Kathy Melchior a watch. Problem is, it wasn't her watch — and by the time they had realized the … more

Construction workers, UCHealth leaders celebrate milestone

On Feb. 6, a massive metal beam topped with an American flag and a small pine tree was craned onto the highest point of the future UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital in the Central Park development, … more

Businesses honored at annual luncheon

Once a year, many of the community's business owners and employees come together to celebrate their involvement in the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce. On Jan. 9, they met at the Falls Event … more

Pilates studio to open in Lone Tree

A new Club Pilates studio in Lone Tree will have its grand opening celebration Feb. 17. Pilates full-body workouts are reported to improve posture, balance, flexibility and strength. To celebrates … more

Senior rehab center offers comfort and care

When Faye Johnson fell and fractured her femur and part of her hip, her phone wasn't near her in her home. She struggled to use her fingers to reach her husband's cane, and eventually, a neighbor … more

Castle Rock business brings back ‘sounds of life’

Until recently, John Laitinen didn’t like Christmas. The Castle Rock man suffers from hearing loss, possibly because of his six years as a U.S. Army engineer or his later career working on race … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Coworking space opens in Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch residents who need temporary office space can look no further. Rally Workspace, a 15,000-square-foot floor of a commercial building at 8740 Lucent Blvd., is officially open for … more

Q&A with Wendy and Erik Skaalerud, developers of Orangetheory locations and Inngi Float

What is your story as a couple? Wendy: We met when we were 13 years old. My friends and his friends ran in a similar circle. We dated as seniors in high school in Denver. We both kind of traveled our … more

Collaborative-style office opens in Highlands Ranch

Freelancers, small businesses, satellite workers and other professionals now have a place they can go to get some work done. Rally Workspace opened Jan. 16 in the growing Central Park development at … more

Highlands Ranch business owners must weigh rent prices, location

In one Highlands Ranch shopping center, a frozen yogurt shop went out of business last September. Then a nearby bike store closed its doors. The last week of November, a neighboring chiropractic … more

Rock Bottom Brewery raises funds for Zackari Parrish

Brewers at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Centennial have named a beer in honor of Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 31. The … more

Colorado aerospace companies flying high

Colorado’s economy may be more associated with beer and marijuana than space, but the state’s robust aerospace industry is flying high. Leaps in technology and beefed-up defense spending have … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Gadget would ease phone use for outdoor enthusiasts

When he is cruising through the Backcountry Wilderness Area on his mountain bike, Anthony Dobaj prefers to listen to music. But in the past, he found it difficult to pull his iPhone out of his pocket … more
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