• Big Choice Brewing moving to Brighton temple

     As soon as early summer, Brighton residents could have the chance to sip on beers with names like cherry cobbler sour brown and poblano stout at Big Choice Brewing, which is set to move into the former Buddhist temple at 21 S. First Ave.

    Building owner Carolyn Corogin recently announced the move. The Broomfield brewery is expected to take control of the building within the week, according to co-owner Andrea Miller.

  • Jordinelli's remodel uncovers murals

    Jordinelli’s Sports Bar and Grill at 25 N. Main St. is getting a new look.

    As development continues along North Main Street, Jordinelli’s owner Dan Doherty wants to remodel his 1930s-era establishment to meet the changing times. The brick façade and large neon sign will remain the same outside, but Doherty has big remodeling plans for the interior.

    “Downtown Brighton is becoming trendy, and we need to adjust for a different clientele,” Doherty said..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'Agritourism' plan could spur economic activity

    If you go:

    Learn about an "agritourism" plan called the District Plan

    3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

    Brighton City Hall

    500 S. Fourth Ave.

    MetroWest Report

  • Swedish retailer IKEA coming to north metro area

    Residents and the regional economy are expected to benefit from a new IKEA furniture store planned to open nine miles west of Brighton at Interstate 25 in 2019, officials say.

    The Swedish-based retailer plans to build a 300,000-to-400,000-square-foot store on a 123-acre parcel on the northeast corner of Interstate 25 and Colorado Highway 7 in Broomfield.

  • Valley Bank plans merger with Texas bank

    MetroWest Report

    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.