Our post about a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America petition calling for Kroger stores to ban guns inspired a passionate debate about the pros and cons of openly carrying weapons in public places. The following response comes from someone who sees such policies as enhancing safety, not crea ... More >>
When we told the disgusting story of Joshua Vohs, whose crimes included using a shoe camera to take photos up women's skirts, we hoped we'd heard the last of this particular offense. But no: Michael Schwairy, 27, has been charged with doing the same thing, albeit using a higher-tech device: an iPhon ... More >>
Lori Midson"Nine years ago," says Liz Thorpe, "when no one cared about cheese, we started selling cheese at Murray's, a small cheese shop in New York, and thanks to some amazing people with a genuine love and passion for cheese, we've become one of the best cheese shops in the country." Mu ... More >>
Because of Colorado's increasingly controversial liquor laws, only one outlet of any grocery chain -- Safeway, King Soopers, Target, Whole Foods and the like -- can sell full-strength beer, wine and alcohol. Target's spot is in the superstore in Glendale, but until recently, its single aisle ... More >>
The King Soopers at 9th and Corona was recently remodeled -- and last week, we staged a contest in which we asked readers to share their favorite memories of the Denver landmark. The contest ended last Thursday, but comments keep rolling in -- including the following twisted tribute to the qu ... More >>
The King Soopers at 9th and Corona isn't just a supermarket: It's a cultural institution. That's why our pals at the Cafe Society blog have posted a photo gallery of the newly remodeled store -- and why we're giving away a $50 King Soopers gift certificate in celebration of this local landmar ... More >>
Hannah ThomasAfter ten months of renovation work -- while the store remained open -- King Soopers is about to officially unveil the new look of its location at Ninth and Corona. At 9 a.m. tomorrow, shoppers will be able to take part in the grand re-opening festivities, which include specials ... More >>
The King Soopers craft beer selection is pretty good.King Soopers didn't merely open a liquor store inside its massive new grocery at Leetsdale Drive and South Cherry Street yesterday. It declared war. War on other liquor stores, big and small, in central Denver, war on SuperTarget, war on ... More >>
A Flickr photo.This could be you tomorrow! Denver weathermen are predicting this weekend will be hot, hot, hot. But fear not, not, not! (Sorry, couldn't help myself...) The city's sixteen outdoor pools open tomorrow at noon, just in time to beat the near-ninety degree heat. It's too bad the ... More >>
For much of the past year, contract negotiations at Colorado King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons stores have dragged on amid an atmosphere riper than an unrefrigerated meat section. But at last, a peaceful solution seems near. Last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and Al ... More >>
Update, December 17, 3:21 p.m.: King Soopers has issued an official response to the contract ratification; still nothing from Safeway. Look below for the latest. On Tuesday, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 announced a surprising split vote over the latest contract offers for area ... More >>
Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted online: Temporary Replacement Clerk at King Soopers Responsibilities: King Soopers will be h ... More >>
The 17,000 grocery workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union could begin receiving ballots to vote on Safeway and King Soopers' "last, best and final" contract offer as soon as tomorrow. A yes vote would end seven months of bargaining. The ballots are scheduled to be m ... More >>
Today, King Soopers and Safeway are expected to submit their "last, best and final" offer to grocery workers. Don't know much about the details yet, or whether the proposal will be notably different from the ones members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 have roundly rejected ... More >>
Yesterday, in the wake of a negotiating breakdown between Safeway and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, King Soopers employees were given a letter attributed to Dave Savage, vice president of retail operations for the firm. The document accuses the union of "recklessly pursuing a co ... More >>
"We're not asking you not to eat. Really." Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left- ... More >>
An icon from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com site.In early May, it looked like a strike against King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons by union employees was a real possibility. Since then, however, the situation has dragged out and out and out, with continued extensions creating little pressure ... More >>
The contract dispute involving workers at King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons has been quiet of late, with United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 7 seeking to maintain member loyalty during this period via releases about, for example, pension reductions that would go into ef ... More >>
The past few days have been relatively quiet ones in regard to the continuing standoff between union-represented grocery workers and chains such as King Soopers and Safeway over a new contract. However, the latest entry on the Twiter feed linked to AlwaysHereForColorado.com, a site launched by the ... More >>
An image from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com website. Last week, King Soopers asked a federal court judge to stop United Food and Commercial Workers International Local No. 7 representatives from talking to staffers while they're on the job -- a tactic referred to in press accounts as "blitzing." Bu ... More >>
As noted yesterday, King Soopers is avoiding the nuclear option when it comes to negotiations with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Local No. 7, rapidly agreeing to go back to the bargaining table as opposed to locking out employees who overwhelming rejected the retailers lates ... More >>
Once it became clear that the overwhelming majority of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local No. 7 members across the Front Range had rejected King Soopers' latest contract offer, the company had the option to put further negotiations in the freezer section. Instead, King So ... More >>
An image from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com website. Just as they did in early May, King Soopers employees rejected the company's latest contract offer. In a press release, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 7, characterized the margin of defeat as overwhelming and urged "the co ... More >>
The latest contract extension between King Soopers and workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local #7 expired at midnight on May 30. But as of this writing, at least, nothing much has happened. It's been clear for weeks that neither management nor labor really want a ... More >>
The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>
A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>
The decision by employees at King Soopers and Safeway to keep working amid continuing negotiations with management through at least May 30 despite the fact that their respective contracts have expired indicates an understanding that striking amid an economic downturn is a worst-case scenario for a ... More >>
Saw this sticker on the back of a truck the other day and couldn't help thinking how quickly its message has dated. Not the oral sex part, of course: That's timeless -- although I suspect that people of all political persuasions would be disturbed by thoughts of an intern giving Barack Obama a humme ... More >>
Dukakis? I loved her in Moonstruck... Seen stuck to a bumper in the parking lot of a Jefferson County King Soopers this past weekend -- proof that some folks never give up on a lost cause. To borrow a phrase from another failed presidential candidate from back in the day: Keep hope alive! -- Micha ... More >>
The concept of advertising on the front page of the Denver dailies isn't entirely foreign; note the use of irritating stickers that are regularly affixed to their covers these days -- a topic explored in this October 2007 Message column. But the Sunday, May 25 Denver Post took up-front advertising t ... More >>
Nick Felix brings his audience into the Depth of Illusion.
About damn time. As reported on the Denver Infill blog, plans are in the works to include space for a much-needed supermarket downtown at 19th and Chestnut, just west of Union Station. The developer, Nichols Partnership, the same team behind the Clayton Lane complex in Cherry Creek, and the Spire sk ... More >>
It was one of those moments when a music fan can feel as if he's fallen through the looking glass. This morning, I had to dash to my neighborhood King Soopers, in the Ken-Caryl Ranch area, to pick up some orange juice and milk, and as I stepped inside, the song filling the store was "Been Caught Ste ... More >>
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