• Dunkin’ Donuts under construction on South Kipling

    A large sign with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo announces the anticipated opening of a new shop on South Kipling Parkway in the coming months. The steel framework for the building is in place at the site, where construction workers are making progress on completing the project by this summer.

    Josh Blanchard, one of the owners of the franchise, says he is thrilled to be opening a second Dunkin’ Donuts in Littleton. Another shop is on West Mineral Avenue.

  • Trader Joe’s holds grand opening in South Jeffco

    Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with its own food brands, is celebrating the opening of its store in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center this Thursday.

    The company has leased a 13,000-square-foot space for the store near the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue where a Staples formerly was located.

  • Apartment project under construction on West Belleview Avenue

    Construction workers are grading a 12-acre site at West Belleview Avenue and Alkire Street to build an apartment complex with 256 units.

    Plans for the Belle Vue project include seven two-, three- and four-story buildings, four carriage buildings with garages and townhome-style units, and a community center with an outdoor swimming pool. Other amenities at the complex will include a fitness center, dog walking area and a bicycle and ski repair shop, said Jimmy McCloskey of Embrey, the developer of the project.

  • 3D Systems celebrates grand opening in Mountain West Business Center

    3D Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Healthcare Technology Center in the Mountain West Business Center last Thursday.

    Chuck Hull, company co-founder, and Blessing Makwera, a patient who has benefited from the medical technology developed by 3D Systems, presided at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The company uses medical imaging studies for diagnosis and clinical treatment of patients. 3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.