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  • Trison Studios matches trainers to clients' needs

    Longtime personal trainers Christopher Cody, Jon Swenson and Bryan Lundstrom know what works and what doesn't in a gym.

    The trio recently opened Trison Studios, a gym where a stable of personal trainers give clients personal and customized attention.

    "It's a place not just for a quick fix," said Swenson. "It can help you in your functional life."

    Trison Studios is located just south of West Chatfield Avenue and South Shaffer Drive, in a new upscale office development just off the Deer Creek Golf Club.

  • Asian influence, exotic brews come together in stylish tea cafe

    Fueled by a passion for Asian-style tea, a Columbine area couple have created a striking café that reinvents the ancient leaf into something trendy and exotic but also affordable.

    InTea, at 8174 S. Kipling Parkway in the Jefferson Marketplace, features an exhaustive array of  handpicked, whole-leaf, artisan teas from all over the world. The décor is spa-like and earthy, with feng shui touches everywhere.

  • Greener groceries come to South Jeffco

    So many shoppers crammed the new Sunflower Farmers Market on Aug. 9, it looked like a shopping mall on the weekend before Christmas. But there was no snow outside, and the only thing resembling jingling bells was the manic beeping of checkout-stand scanners.

    Still, Christmas came early for the legions of South Jeffco consumers who apparently have been waiting for a healthy alternative when it comes to grocery shopping.

  • Window-film magnate branches out into power generation

    After 21 years in the energy-saving business, Judd Coe is one of the few people who is happy about higher energy costs, partly because it’s good for sales.

    The founder and owner of A Solar Solution, Coe installs heat-fighting window film on homes, commercial buildings and government institutions. He runs the business out of his home in the Canterbury subdivision near South Kipling Parkway and Coal Mine Avenue.

    Coe has lived in the Columbine area all his life and went to Leawood Elementary, Ken-Caryl Middle School and Columbine High.

  • Rox aims for recipe to succeed where others failed

    Sitting at Ken Caryl Avenue and C-470 is a building that is not new. It has hosted various restaurants, bars and even a liquor store in its time, but it has been standing empty for nearly two years.

    Not anymore.

    Rox Bar & Grill is set to open in the space July 21, and owner Jeff Mintz and general manager Michael Rios think their new establishment can succeed where others have failed because they’re from the community and know what it needs.

  • Exempla may move out of The Peak

    The Exempla Family and Occupational Medicine clinic at The Peak Community and Wellness Center may be on its way out.

    Yannick LeRolland, director of IT services for Foothills Park & Recreation District, said a deal may be in the works to let Exempla vacate the space it occupies in The Peak in exchange for forgiveness of nearly $50,000 Foothills owes Exempla.

  • Exempla may move out of The Peak

    The Exempla Family and Occupational Medicine clinic at The Peak Community and Wellness Center may be on its way out.

    Yannick LeRolland, director of IT services for Foothills Park & Recreation District, said a deal may be in the works to let Exempla vacate the space it occupies in The Peak in exchange for forgiveness of nearly $50,000 Foothills owes Exempla.

  • Exempla may move out of The Peak

    The Exempla Family and Occupational Medicine clinic at The Peak Community and Wellness Center may be on its way out.

    Yannick LeRolland, director of IT services for Foothills Park & Recreation District, said a deal may be in the works to let Exempla vacate the space it occupies in The Peak in exchange for forgiveness of nearly $50,000 Foothills owes Exempla.

  • Beltway authority holds first meeting

    May 22 marked the first meeting of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority at Arvada City Hall.

    Bill Ray, Arvada’s deputy city manager, was appointed interim executive director by the authority’s board of Directors. Jefferson County Commissioner Kevin McCasky was named chair, Arvada Mayor Bob Frie vice chair, and Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn treasurer.

  • Legislation targeting sewer rate hike down the tubes

    As a legislative attempt to rein in Littleton's sewer-fee increase failed in the last days of the 2008 legislative session, South Jeffco water and sanitation districts have come together to plot a common strategy to fight back.

    The Littleton City Council approved a 20 percent fee increase April 15 for users outside the city limits. Littleton residents will not see an increase. The council also doubled tap fees inside and outside the city.