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  • High-speed transit testing coming soon to E-470

    Arrivo, a Los-Angeles-based, high-speed, transit start-up company, plans to build and test hyperspeed roadway in Commerce City's backyard next year.

    The company plans to build a test track at the intersection of E-470 and East 96th Avenue at an unused toll station. The proposed transportation system is a "hyperloop" in which "pods" are whisked along at 200 miles per hour using electricity and magnetic levitation.

  • Chamber recognizes best Brighton businesses

    The Brighton business community has grown quickly in the past year, with multiple new businesses on Main Street, in east Brighton and everywhere in between.

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce celebrated some of this year’s best and brightest businesses during an awards lunch Thursday, Nov. 9, at Todd Creek Golf Club, 8455 Heritage Drive.

    Outstanding Young Professional

  • 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.

  • New doctor at Platte Valley Internal Medicine

    Platte Valley Internal Medicine and Pulmonary has a new internal medicine doctor – Kristin Fitzgerald - who will accept new patients.

    Fitzgerald has worked at the private clinic at 1606 Prairie Center Parkway, No. 310, since Aug. 1. She’s a doctor of osteopathy. Osteopaths focus on treating the body as a whole rather than treating a patient for specific symptoms. For example, Fitzgerald said she looks at a patient’s diet and lifestyle and other non-medical factors that can contribute to illness or chronic illness.

  • New Holiday Inn Express planned

    A new Holiday Inn Express is coming to Brighton’s Prairie Center shopping district.

    The 88-unit hotel will join two other IHG hotels in the area - Candlewood Suites, 2204 Medical Center Drive,and the existing Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 2180 S. Medical Center Drive, which is expected to be remodeled and converted into a Comfort Inn and Suites.

  • Businesses can get money from new program

    Business owners can get money to fix up buildings and to train employees under the new Brighton Investment Program put on by city economic development offices.

    Owners can apply for up to $10,000 in matching grants for things like paint, carpet and flooring, as well as outside improvements such as front facades, gutters, painting and masonry cleaning. Business owners can apply for the money starting in January. The Brighton Economic Development Corp., the Brighton Urban Renewable Authority and the Brighton Lodging Tax Committee are partnering to put on the program.

  • Bank of Colorado opens Brighton branch

    David Evens will lead the new Bank of Colorado, Brighton branch, which opened Monday, Jan. 29, at 435 S. Fourth Ave., Unit A.

    Evens previously was the senior vice president of Bank of Colorado in Fort Lupton for 17 years. Everyone in the new Brighton branch is ready to start work, he said.

    “We cannot wait to begin building relationships within the Brighton community and providing them with the highest quality banking service,” Evens said in a press statement.

  • Vestas plans to hire 200 in Brighton

    Vestas Blades America officials want to hire about 200 new workers at the Brighton plant at 1500 E. Crown Prince Blvd.

    Vestas officials are working with Elwood Staffing in Brighton to recruit the workers needed to keep up with production demands, the company said in a press statement. The new jobs are in logistics, production, and manufacturing, with starting hourly rates of $14 and up, according to the press statement.

  • Bank of Colorado opens Brighton branch

    David Evens will lead the new Brighton Bank of Colorado branch, which opened Monday, Jan. 29, at 435 S. Fourth Ave., Unit A.

    Evens previously was the senior vice president of Bank of Colorado in Fort Lupton for 17 years. Everyone in the new Brighton location is ready to start work, he said.

    “We cannot wait to begin building relationships within the Brighton community and providing them with the highest quality banking service,” Evens said in a press statement.

  • Hiitbox, Brighton’s new gym offers fresh take on fitness

    Hiitbox gym owner Adam Geiger’s fitness philosophy centers around accessibility and affordability.
    His gym, Hiitbox, focuses on inclusive and encompassing training, Geiger said.
    “Fitness is for everybody,” Geiger said. “I want to affect a million people positively through fitness.”
    Hiitbox, 5 S. First Ave., Suite B, opened Jan. 1. Gym members can work out on their own or go to one of the many different classes.
    “We understand classes aren’t for everybody,” Geiger said. “So if some people just want to come in and use the equipment, they can.”