• Shops, restaurants, homes?

    Brighton Urban Renewal Authority members spent more than an hour in closed-door “negotiations” recently, apparently discussing proposed plans to build homes, stores and restaurants on South Main Street.

    Two developers submitted plans this summer for the 3-acre site on the northeast corner of Main Street and Bromley Lane, according to Ryan Johnson, the group’s executive director. "Negotiations" are allowed to be held behind closed doors under Colorado's open meetings law.

  • Front Range Airport officials want spaceport status

    Front Range Airport officials are preparing for a Spaceport Colorado launch.

    If approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, Spaceport Colorado could some day send people to the outer edges of Earth and into orbital space. Officials plan to submit a license application to the FAA in December to get spaceport approval for the 3,100-acre airport about six miles southeast of Denver International Airport.

  • New industrial park planned near I-76

    Hyde Development plans to build offices and warehouses soon at 76 Commerce Center, which will be a six-building, 1.6 million-square-foot industrial park in Bromley Business Park at 160th Avenue and Interstate 76.

  • Valley Bank plans merger with Texas bank

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    Brighton-based Valley Bancorp Inc. is getting bought by Triumph Bancorp Inc. in Dallas, Texas, in a $39 million transaction, the two companies said.

    Valley Bank & Trust is an independent, family–owned Colorado bank with seven locations in Brighton, Dacono, Denver, Hudson, Westminster and Strasburg. Valley Bancorp, the parent company, has $314 million in total assets.

    The transaction is subject to federal regulatory approval. It's expected to close in December.

  • Brighton boards debate issue of how best to keep downtown colorful

     The Brighton Downtown Partnership Committee and the Urban Renewal Authority have a colorful issue to solve – whether to hire someone to water existing flower planters or to create a volunteer “adopt-a-planter” program.

    City government staff currently water all of the planters downtown. But officials have said they won’t be able to water the planters in the future – it ties up employees too much, according to Gary Montoya, city events coordinator. 

  • Brighton URA highlights South Main development opportunities at convention

    Brighton’s southern gateway is currently in the spotlight at a shopping center convention in Las Vegas.

    Brighton Urban Renewal Authority officials plan to sell the former car dealership and corresponding land at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 85 and Bromley Lane to the highest bidder. City officials paid $2.5 million for a large chunk of the land in a transaction that closed in December.

  • B Right On finds new home in Brighton

    Aisles of colorful cotton fabrics, exposed red, brick walls and copper fixtures create a creative space at B Right On Sewing and Quilting’s new location on Main Street.

    B Right On has been in the community since 2001, recently moving from 5 S. First Ave. to 123 N. Main St.

  • Old Chicago to open May 8 with incentive to first 100 customers

    MetroWest Report

    A popular pizza place is slated to open Monday, May 8, in Brighton, and the company wants to offer you a big incentive to be there opening day.

  • New pawn shop coming to Brighton
  • Yak and Yeti to open in former Lone Star

    The former Lone Star Steakhouse building in the Brighton Pavilions won't be empty much longer.

    Yak and Yeti, an Indian restaurant serving house-brewed, handcrafted beer, is slated to open this summer in the building at 305 Pavilions Place, according to a Brighton Economic Development Corp. news release. Owner Dol Bhattarai lives in Brighton.

    “I chose to open in Brighton because it is my new home,” Bhattarai said in the release. “It was a goal of mine since I moved to the area over a year ago.”