• Brighton could benefit from IKEA

    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.

  • New owner, business coming to downtown Brighton

    Another new business is coming to downtown Brighton.

  • BURA approves lease to provide parking for Cannery Lofts

    About 150 new parking spaces are coming to downtown.

    It’s parking that the $18 million Cannery Lofts developer was required to get before building can start on the 99-unit apartment complex. The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority approved a $36,000 lease with Union Pacific Railroad Co. recently for the land just south of 224 N. Main St.

  • Downtown Brighton seating area to be built by summer

    Solar panels, wavy benches, a variety of seating and shade could soon be coming to downtown Brighton with the city’s first parklette, a standalone outdoor seating area on Main Street, planned to be built before summer.

    The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority decided recently on a parklette design created by Russell + Mills Studios, the Fort Collins-based landscape architecture and design firm hired to work on the downtown spot.

  • '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

  • Hobby Lobby to build new Prairie Center store

    Hobby Lobby is coming to Prairie Center.

    Officials at the popular craft shop plan to build a store near JC Penney and Holiday Inn Express & Suites during the fourth quarter of 2017, according to an announcement from the Brighton Economic Development Corp.

    “Hobby Lobby is constantly looking for new locations to better serve our customers. The Prairie Center in Brighton seems like a great fit,” said Bob Miller, communications coordinator for Hobby Lobby, in a news release.

  • Restaurants, retail planned for South Main

    New restaurants and retail shops may be built in addition to a planned $16 million hotel and conference center at the northeast corner of Bromley Lane and U.S. Highway 85.

    The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority recently called for developers to submit proposals about how to use the four-acre property. BURA members want retail proposals that speak to the site's prominence "as a gateway into Brighton and the downtown," according to a recent press release.

  • 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..

  • 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.