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Business

  • Colorado Railcar folds

    FORT LUPTON — It was an unceremonious end for Colorado Railcar Manufacturing.

    At 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, two bankers in long black coats emerged from the main door of the facility, got in their vehicles and drove through half-opened gates leading out of the parking lot. Leaving their vehicles at the side of 14 1/2 Street, the men pulled the gates together, secured them with a padlock and drove away.

  • Culligan’s Smith, Collins receive honors

    Culligan Water of Brighton, 284 N. Main St., a water distributor with more than 50 years of service, has two employees who reached professional milestones.

    General manager Eric Smith and sales manager Gail Collins have been honored as certified water specialists through the Water Quality Association.

  • New karate business opens

    An open house for Team Stricklin Karate is set for 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10.

    The studio is at 43 N. Main St. The studio offers training in self-defense, discipline and combat arts.

    Regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 720-327-2842.

  • Youth baseball players have a place to hone their skills

    BRIGHTON – Tyler Shepple is the coach of the Brighton High School baseball team. And he’s the owner of a new business, Strike Zone Ballyards, 10500 Havana St., Unit D.

  • Business Briefs

    Brighton Bakery keeps it fresh

    Brighton Bakery, 989 Bridge St., specializes in fresh donuts daily, a variety of drinks and sausage rolls. New owner Steven Maestas says they are a family-operated business that loves to serve the people of Brighton. He adds freshness is their top priority.

    Customers can find a variety of fresh donuts and a drink selection with friendly service. Special requests are welcome. Just call in advance so they can have them fresh and ready. Call 303-659-6212.

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  • Downtown scrapbooking shop to close its doors

    BRIGHTON – When Cherished Memories owner Christine Unrein decided to close her store (effective at the end of January), she was sure it was due to the faltering economy and the price of gasoline.

    Now, the only thing she’s sure of is that the store closes at the end of January.

  • Discount Tire and Service rolls into Brighton

    Turning hardship into harmony, the new owner of an automotive service center in Brighton is measuring success one car at a time.

    Greeley resident Duane Klinger, owner of Discount Tire and Service at 1820 E. Bridge St. in Brighton, was filling in for the store’s regular manager and took a minute out of the busy shop to answer some questions.

    The first centered on Klinger’s choice of name for his stores, similar to a national tire chain, a similarity Klinger says ends with the level of services his stores provide.

  • Cherished Memories closing its doors

    BRIGHTON – When Cherished Memories owner Christine Unrein decided to close her store (effective at the end of January), she was sure it was due to the faltering economy and the price of gasoline.

    Now, the only thing she's sure of is that the store closes at the end of January.

  • New chef joins American Samurai

    Chef Scott Cooper has joined the staff of American Samurai, 245 Pavilions Place.

    Cooper has been a hibachi chef for more than 10 years and was the executive hibachi chef, kitchen manager and sushi chef for Hanabi Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar in Littleton and, more recently, AI Sushi and Steak House in Boulder. He is a Florida native who moved to Colorado in 2007.

    Scott cooks Thursday through Sundays, starting at 4:30 p.m. and also will help fill in while the restaurant’s other chef continues to recover from knee surgery.

    Call 303-659-2230 for information.

  • A cut above

    Brighton’s Fantastic Sam’s has been named, based on sales numbers, one of the chain’s top 50 stores in the United States. From left, Brent Christensen, president of the Fantastic Sam’s Rocky Mountain Region, presents a plaque Friday to owners Kristine and Frank Ament. They are joined by stylists, Connie Drake, Robyn Pagel, Bonnie Smith, Char Longoria, Tiah Barrientos and Wendy Sweeney.