When I walked into the Steak 'n Shake at 8271 South Quebec Street -- the first Steak 'n Shake to open in Colorado -- I was greeted by a host stand holding a dirty tray with trash on it, with no host in sight. And my visit only got worse from there. Steak 'n Shake Enterprises Inc. and Steak 'n Shake ... More >>
If you missed the pilot episode of Colorado Brews, which aired on Rocky Mountain PBS a few months ago, you can catch it again tomorrow, July 25, at 9:30 p.m. The half-hour program, which will begin a regular run this fall, features a different Colorado craft brewery each week. It's hosted by author ... More >>
Last August, Governor John Hickenlooper joined Blockbuster President Michael Kelly and other dignitaries to celebrate the relocation of the video firm's headquarters to Douglas County -- a move that came with the company's pledge to bring 150 jobs to Colorado over the next five years. (See photos fr ... More >>
In a press release from a few years back, James W. Faber portrayed himself as a crusader on behalf of individuals who'd been defrauded. Which is interesting, not to mention ironic, given that he's just been indicted in absentia on charges that include multiple counts of (you guessed it) fraud. Get ... More >>
Three months after the Uptown Pasquini's turned into a Serioz, the Denver Business Journal announced that Tony Pasquini had inked a deal on the old two-story Uptown building that most recently held J.R.'s Bar and Grill, making good on his plan to return to the neighborhood.
On Friday the Denver Business Journal broke the news that Trader Joe's would be opening its second store at Eighth and Colorado Boulevard. (The first -- which means the one that also gets to sell liquor under Colorado's convoluted code -- will debut next year in Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street develop ... More >>
Trader Joe's has signed a deal for its first location in Denver, according to this story in the Denver Business Journal. The store will be on the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and Eighth Avenue, where Annie's Cafe was once located. The spot was supposed to become a hotel, but like so many ... More >>
The first time Sonia Skakich-Scrima learned about fracking, she was reading the Denver Business Journal almost a year ago to date. What she read alarmed her, but what she Googled afterward tripled that. "I tried to understand why we didn't care about the environment or the aftermath," she says. "I ... More >>
Update: Another day, another development in Troubleshooter Tom Martino's bankruptcy. The latest? Martino is suing the bank that floated the possibility he'd shifted assets in his filing -- and he hints in court paperwork that he may whack Fox31, the station that employed him until this summer, with ... More >>
Big pics below.Update below: It's barely been a month since CenturyLink finished replacing Qwest's blue light with its own logo at 1801 California Street, one of the most familiar structures in downtown Denver. Now come reports that the company may be vacating the building less than a year f ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper has walked a taut tightrope on energy issues since taking office, pushing for more natural gas drilling in a state already leading the region in drilling starts, while at the same time nudging the industry toward greater disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic ... More >>
Facebook Bristol Brewing of Colorado Springs has made an amazing 6,000 batches of beer since owner Mike Bristol founded the place back in 1994 (and that doesn't include the home brew he cooked up in his dorm room at Colorado State University in the late 1980s). A momentous occasion? You bet, ... More >>
This week, proponents of the Denver Paid Sick Leave Initiative turned in more than triple the number of signatures needed to make the ballot. But they face plenty of obstacles, including the newly announced opposition of mayor-elect Michael Hancock.
Gil Spencer in a 1992 Denver Post photo.Gil Spencer, former editor of the Denver Post, who died early this morning at the age of 85, was a rarity: a veteran journalist who was beloved by one and all -- and especially by the people with whom he once worked. That's certainly true of Neil Weste ... More >>
Statistics compiled by the Federal Trade Commission show that Colorado had the highest per-capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the nation last year. According to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network report for 2010, Greeley, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs all ranked among t ... More >>
It's not all bourbon and KFC. Kentucky may know a thing or two about food after all, and it's bringing its know-how to Colorado. Wild Eggs, a Louisville-based breakfast super-mini-chain with Colorado roots is expanding into the state in the near future, according to the Denver Business Journ ... More >>
The weather is warming up, but it will be chili - very chili - inside the Denver Press Club tonight when a couple dozen members of the media put down their pens and pick up ladles for a chili cook-off benefiting the Women's Bean Project. The 5th Annual Celebrity Chili Cook-off is a hotly-con ... More >>
A geothermal electric plant in IcelandWind energy has been a hot commodity in the state for ten years or more now, but a new source of energy -- geothermal -- is about to get a chance to make its mark in the near future. The Denver Business Journal is reporting that the BLM is set to offer le ... More >>
Getting greener all the time While it isn't nearly as cool as neighboring Boulder going all "city of the future" (and yes, we are jealous, thanks for asking), Denver is getting its own energy improvements in the form of a $6 million dollar stimulus check, reports the Denver Business Journal. ... More >>
The Boulder of tomorrow?According to this report by the Denver Business Journal, it looks like Boulder is all set to become the wonderful world of tomorrow that we were all promised by cheap paperback novels and the old Buck Rogers TV series! Okay, so it doesn't mention flying cars or robot b ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal reported today that the University of Northern Colorado has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to add and keep female faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The money will fund ... More >>
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly.All signs pointed to Southwest Airlines purchasing Frontier -- but despite Southwest CEO Gary Kelly's optimistic projections in the days before an auction for the Denver-based carrier, a breakdown in labor talks with Frontier pilots presaged an unlikely victory by Rep ... More >>
A message from the folks at happyworker.comThe social media world was abuzz yesterday after a survey commissioned by CareerBuilder.com reported that 45 percent of HR professionals are looking at your social media profiles before deciding to hire you. Well, duh. We've been hearing reports o ... More >>
Photo by BodokleckselDenver's burgeoning alternative-energy industry will get a boost this September when formerly Portland, Orgeon-based wind energy company REpower USA Corp. moves its headquarters to Denver. The Denver Business Journal reports that the company, the U.S. subsidiary of Germa ... More >>
Senator Morgan Carroll.Senator Morgan Carroll, an Aurora Democrat who heads the interim committee looking into the 800-pound gorilla known as Pinnacol Assurance, knows plenty about the enterprise, which the Denver Business Journal describes as a "state political subdivision that operates as a ... More >>
Ever since I gave up on my dream of a flying car, I've been waiting for the next best thing: an electric one. Sure, it lacks the sexiness of a my Jetsons-fueled childhood fantasy. But on the other hand, I don't have to learn to fly and my kids may actually inherit a planet that's livable -- s ... More >>
A Flickr photoThroughout the ongoing economic downturn, the Denver Business Journal has tried to look for upbeat stories to counterbalance the most dismal reports. But one of the latest has a small nugget of compensation built in. "Denver Loses 6,900 Manufacturing Jobs in Five Years" puts its ... More >>
A Flickr photo We're in search of the perfect blog. Point us to any that come close. Three out of four Denver companies are allegedly going to offer raises this year. And my name is Cleopatra, Queen of Denial. (5280, with an assist from the Denver Business Journal) The founder of the Cesar ... More >>
Psst. Hey lady. Grab your resume. There may be hope for you after all. The number of Colorado companies executing large numbers of jobs at once is falling, the Denver Business Journal reports this morning, a sign that slightly less sucky times may lie ahead: (T)he number of Colorado workers le ... More >>
This could have been the quietest closing in town: Sengers on the Fax filed for Chapter 7 on July8, according to a legal notice in today's Denver Business Journal. The watering hole at 3014 East Colfax Avenue got off to a fast start when it opened two years ago, but the phone's now disconnected. ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal posted this little ditty earlier today, reporting that McDonald's -- a national hamburger chain known for helping our children get super fat for decades -- considers Denver one of America's happiest cities for families. I have absolutely no idea what this means -- I can ... More >>
DigitalGlobe When you want to stalk someone but Facebook and parking outside their house for hours with binoculars just aren't doing it for you, how about buying high-resolution images of their neighborhood as taken by satellites? Sure, you could just get an image off of Google Maps, but if you wan ... More >>
"I know my way around these babies. I'll be fine." Good news for at least some job seekers: The Denver Business Journal reported today that a recent survey by ConsultNet, an IT and engineering staffing agency, shows that 25 percent of surveyed companies expect to hire more IT and engineering staff ... More >>
Photo by Alan Clark In a February blog, the Denver Business Journal's Neil Westergaard talked about the need for positive stories in these tough economic times -- and a DBJ article about a just-released driving survey by AutoVantage certainly qualifies. The piece focuses on the fact that Denver tie ... More >>
Charles Deaton's masterpiece. Photo courtesy the Kentwood Company. Nobody and no property, it seems, are immune from the housing crisis. According to this report in the Denver Business Journal, one of Colorado's most distinctive residences was headed for foreclosure this spring, and then it wasn't. ... More >>
This morning brought a press release announcing "Beating the Recession," a new series jointly reported by Channel 4 and the Denver Business Journal. Pretty standard stuff overall, but the parties involved may be meaningful in terms of the area's shifting media landscape. After all, Channel 4's lon ... More >>
Untangling a proposed alternative-weekly mega-merger.
The business of writing about business can be mighty profitable these days.
Saying goodbye to one of Denver's more interesting journalists.
A rocky week...