Company Bankruptcies

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Denver Post & MediaNews Group: Fallout from partner Journal Register Company bankruptcy?

    Almost exactly a year ago, the Journal Register Company's John Paton was named CEO of MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post, with a new entity called Digital First Media taking over management of both firms. But the first birthday of this deal hasn't been a happy one. Yesterday brought word that ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Bye-bye, pie: Last Marie Callender's in Colorado closes its doors

    While a few new restaurants and bars are still scrambling to open before 2012 -- and get some business on New Year's Eve -- other longtimers are calling it a night. The last Marie Callender's restaurant in Colorado closed its doors last weekend, after 21 years at 51 West Dry Creek Road in Littleton. ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Brandon's Pub is back in business, unleashing sports, New Mexican food and beer in Cherry Creek

    Lori Midson ​After the Beauvallon fiasco, Clemente Martinez couldn't be happier to be in Cherry Creek -- even if he did lose a small fortune in the process. Martinez, who opened Brandon's Pub in 2008 at 955 Lincoln Street, and was forced to close that location last June when the commercial ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Fuddruckers shutters all of its Colorado restaurants

    ​The burger chain with a name everyone loves to say (or is it slay?) has packed its beef and left the state for good. Fuddruckers has closed its three Colorado restaurants as a result of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of its parent company. The closures, effective April 30, came down less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Dean Singleton and MediaNews Group: Bankrupt no more

    Dean Singleton's indebtedness looks a lot less onerous this week.​The Saturday Denver Post blurb about Affiliated Media couldn't entirely avoid the word "bankruptcy," as the broadsheet's writers have endeavored to do since January. After all, the judge who approved the prepackaged plan assembl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    MediaNews Group reportedly worried its phones will be shut off

    Dean Singleton's lawyers have been busy lately.​In its reporting about the impending bankruptcy filing by Affiliated Media, the holding company of MediaNews Group, its owner, the Denver Post left the B-word out of the headline -- and its published version of an Associated Press story about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    MediaNews Group bankruptcy story reads differently in Denver -- which doesn't run info about Dean Singleton's salary

    Dean Singleton: Still making a pretty penny.​A blog published last week noted that the Denver Post had managed to report about an impending bankruptcy filing by the holding company of its parent firm, MediaNews Group, without using the word "bankruptcy" in the headline -- a neat example of spi ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    "Reductions in staff" at Denver Post subsidiary Metro Mountain Media

    Some of the publications that have been put out by Metro Mountain Media.​MediaNews Group, the Dean Singleton-led company that owns the Denver Post and dozens of other newspapers around the country, recently announced that its holding company, Affiliated Media, would seek bankruptcy protection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    MediaNews bankruptcy, Dean Singleton and Denver Post spin

    Dean Singleton doesn't like the B-word.​Here are some sample headlines from other publications around the nation about the latest development involving MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post and dozens of other newspapers around the country: UPI: "U.S. Newspaper Group to File Bankruptcy." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Colorado Springs Gazette's owner files for bankruptcy -- but its libertarian philosophy to live on

    ​Reports began surfacing earlier this week about the impending Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Freedom Communications, a California-based media company whose properties include the Colorado Springs Gazette. The move was made official yesterday afternoon, and the Gazette's subsequent coverage o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Lucy at Landmark still plans to re-open

    ​Lucy, the restaurant that occupies the second floor of Comedy Works South at the Landmark in Greenwood Village, has been on hiatus since July 2. At the time, Comedy Works marketing manager Susan Collyar told Westword that the restaurant was being "revamped" and would be open by the end of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Denver's grand dame of Northern Indian cuisine moving south

    Lori MidsonPlans for the new India's​After twenty years slinging naan against the blazing tandoor at his Tamarac Square location at 3333 South Tamarac Drive, Krishan Kapoor, the owner of India's, is moving a couple of blocks south to 7400 East Hampden Avenue. That's the Tiffany Plaza space that mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    MediaNews Group disputes article hinting at possible bankruptcy filing

    A blog earlier today detailed a Debtwire article about MediaNews Group, a Denver-based firm that owns dozens of newspapers around the country, including the Denver Post. That piece included information about a series of outstanding loans, as well as the following passage: "MediaNews has scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Johnny Rockets franchisee lands in bankruptcy court

    Nation's Restaurant News, the bible of the restaurant industry, has reported that David Giesen, who owns Steak Escape and Johnny Rockets franchises in Colorado, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to court filings, his Giesen Restaurant Enterprises LLC and Rocket Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    The Final Frontier

    I try to be faithful to Frontier, the homegrown airline that took off in 1994. And when I heard that it was adding flights to Missoula, Montana, where I frequently travel, it seemed that my longtime loyalty had paid off: I used to fly the old Frontier direct to Montana, reading every word of the "Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2008

    Seafood, Eat It

    The owners of Prime 121 at 121 Clayton Lane, a spot formerly (and briefly) occupied by Bob’s Steak and Chop House, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization last month. When I reviewed it last fall, I was impressed by the service, not so much by the steak and trimmings. Now the owners are tr ... More >>

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    April 21, 2005

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    December 11, 2003


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    December 12, 1996
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    May 30, 1996

    Taking a Powder

    New airline Jet Aspen finally lands--in bankruptcy court.

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    November 30, 1994
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    April 6, 1994