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Business

  • Lone Star Steakhouse suddenly shuts doors in Brighton

    The Lone Star Steakhouse in Brighton locked its doors abruptly at the end of the day Friday, Jan. 20, without much notice to customers or employees.

    The restaurant’s other locations in the state also seem to have closed that day, according to the company website. No one answered the phone or returned calls during business hours from the restaurant’s corporate office in Plano, Texas.

  • New restaurant/brewery planned for North Main

    A new restaurant/brewery will open in downtown Brighton in the future, if the commercial broker for the abandoned building in front of the planned Cannery Lofts apartments on North Main Street has his way.

    Manny Cereceres, a broker at Retro Commercial in Westminster, said the unique 5,404-square-foot former cannery building on North Main is perfect for a brewpub or a restaurant. The existing building is expected to compliment the $18 million Cannery Lofts – 99 new apartments to be built at 224 N. Main St.

  • Vestas hiring after record year in 2016

    Vestas is hiring more people locally on the heels of a glowing 2016 financial report and a number of new contracts since the start of the new year.

    Specifically, Vestas’ Brighton facility is hiring new mechanical assembly workers, pay starting at $16 per hour for the first shift and $18 per hour for the second shift.

  • Construction starts on Red Robin

    MetroWest Report

    A new Red Robin restaurant is coming to Prairie Center in Brighton.

    Construction is currently underway at the restaurant location between Chick-fil-A at 2035 Prairie Center Parkway and McDonalds, 2017 Prairie Center Parkway.

    The company plans to build a prototype restaurant to accommodate the growing needs of the community, according to a city release.

  • Interviews start for Brighton Chamber of Commerce president

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce is one step closer to finding a new president and chief executive officer.

    Board members started interviews Tuesday, Feb. 7, and planned to interview candidates for about a week, according to Charmaine Weis, a spokeswoman for the chamber.

  • State plans to sell Lone Star fixtures to pay back taxes

    Colorado Department of Revenue officials recently seized the Brighton Lone Star Steakhouse restaurant, 305 Pavilions Place, along with three others that closed across the state.

  • Johnson named as new BURA head

    Ryan Johnson is taking the helm as the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority's new executive director.

    Outgoing executive director Manuel Esquibel, until now the only leader of the urban renewal authority, named Johnson to take his place at a Wednesday, Jan. 18, meeting. Esquibel will retire from his job as city manager and executive director of the urban renewal authority on Jan. 31.

    Johnson has been the assistant director with BURA for the last eight months. Before that, he served in various capacities with the city of Westminster.

  • Brighton hospital can now treat complex injuries

    Patients who have been in severe car accidents and others with complex injuries now can be treated at Platte Valley Medical Center rather than get sent to other hospitals.

    The Brighton hospital recently received a Level III trauma center designation, meaning it can now treat patients with more complex injuries. The new designation could increase patient volume at the hospital by about one additional patient per day, according to the hospital.

  • Brighton Chamber on hunt for new leader

    Officials are on the hunt for a new president and chief executive officer for the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce – a job that could pay the top candidate $65,000 a year, according to an announcement made Tuesday, Jan. 10.

    Former director Holly Hansen resigned recently after discrepancies were found during a financial audit. Authorities were contacted, and the matter is under investigation, Larry Barnaby, board chairman, said in a letter to chamber members Wednesday, Jan. 4.

  • City approves gas station plan at I-76, Bromley

    By Andrea Tritschler

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    A sleek, modern-looking Kum & Go gas station and convenience store is planned to be built near Interstate 76 and Bromley Lane after the Brighton City Council approved construction plans for it Tuesday, Dec. 20.

    The gas station is planned for 5.2 acres of the vacant 8.1-acre parcel of land. The other 2.85 acres to the south is planned for office, medical or business use.