• Waterstone church marketing property for assisted-living project

    Waterstone Community Church is offering property for sale to a developer that is planning to build four assisted-living group homes near the church on Alkire Drive.

    Each of the assisted-living homes would be approximately 9,200 square feet in size and would house 16 people, according to the proposal.

    The developer, A Better Way Realty, is funding the project, and Christian Living Services would provide the management, according the pre-application sent to the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Department.

  • Electrical supply store opens at Ken-Caryl location

    Branch manager David Lercher and his team spent the past few weeks setting up product displays at Colorado Electric Supply on Shaffer Parkway.

    “We’re just finishing up the renovations and hope customers will be impressed when they walk into the new store,” Lercher said. “I’m just really excited to finally get the doors open.”

    Lercher says the store, which is near the Ken Caryl Avenue/C-470 interchange, is bringing service to an area with an unmet need.

  • New sales tax at Southwest Plaza is an alternative to annexation, says metro district manager

    Shoppers at Southwest Plaza in South Jeffco are paying a new 1.5 percent sales tax that took effect Jan.1.

    Board members of the Southwest Plaza Metropolitan District approved the tax as an alternative to annexation into the town of Bow Mar, said John Mullins, manager of the district.

    “We wanted to heed the wishes of neighbors who asked us not to annex into the city,” Mullins said.

    The community spoke loudly against annexation, he added.

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market on West Bowles Avenue closes

    The Walmart Neighborhood Market on West Bowles Avenue closed permanently Jan. 17.

    The store is among 154 Walmarts closing across the country, said company spokeswoman Anne Hatfield. The bulk of the closures under way involve Walmart Express stores, which have been in operation since 2011. Only a handful of neighborhood markets and supercenters are closing, she said.

    A corporate decision about closing selected Walmart stores has been under consideration since last fall, Hatfield said.

  • Outlaw Yoga studio opens in Old Town Littleton

    Yoga instructors Justin Kaliszewski and Megan Zamora are proud of their new studio in Old Town Littleton with a unique name: Outlaw Yoga. A welcoming space with soft green walls and polished wood floors, the yoga studio offers 30 classes a week, which include meditation and restorative yoga.

    However, the trademark brand of yoga that Kaliszewski and Zamora teach is physically challenging and technically simple at the same time. And it’s a lot of fun, Kaliszewski said.

  • Office building under construction in Ken Caryl Business Park

    Construction workers were placing steel beams on the frame of a three-story building under construction in the Ken Caryl Business Park on West Chatfield Avenue on Jan. 13.

    When completed in late summer, the 24,000-square-foot office building will serve as the new international headquarters for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Inc. The facility will provide additional space to accommodate the growth of the company, which offers certification and credentials for professionals working in the mental health field.

  • First phase complete at business park at C-470, West Bowles

    The first two buildings are complete in a planned 300,000-square-foot business center at C-470 and West Bowles Avenue, and construction on the project’s second phase is scheduled to begin early next year.

    Fred Baker of Ojala and Co. said 3D Systems of Golden will be the first business to occupy one 70,000-square-foot building in the Mountain West Business Center. The company, formerly known as Medical Modeling, recently was acquired by 3D Systems, a national firm, and is relocating to Littleton.

  • Southwest Plaza transformed with $75 million in renovations

    After more than a year of extensive redevelopment, Southwest Plaza is sporting a bright new appearance that includes new stores and a café with a fireplace and skylight.

    Finishing touches are being added to the 1.3 million-square-foot shopping center, which has been redesigned to create a community atmosphere, said Greg Sims, senior general manager for Southwest Plaza.

    “The prime objective was to open it up, make it much more inviting,” Sims said.

  • A bittersweet swan song for Lola’s Sugar Rush

    After seven years at the corner of Main and Nevada streets, Lola’s Sugar Rush is set to close for good Dec. 30. And owner Lola Salazar wants the store’s final month to be one the community remembers.

    Salazar is closing the candy store to focus on running her and her husband’s charitable organization, the Salazar Foundation, and to spend time with her two grandchildren. As a way to thank the community, during December Lola’s Sugar Rush will donate 10 percent of its sales on Sundays to the nonprofit organizations supported by the foundation.

  • Business Resource Expo offers information, mentoring

    The county’s businesses will have an opportunity to connect with one another during the Jeffco Business Resource Center’s Business Resource Expo next week.

    The free event, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23, will let a variety of companies make connections that could prove vital. The event also provides information on low-cost or free services available at the Business Resource Center, said Amira Watters, the center’s executive director.