• Dicks, city team up for sports gear

    BRIGHTON –There’s new sports equipment around the halls of the Brighton Recreation Center. And Dick’s Sporting Goods is responsible for about $8,000 worth of it.

    The business provides youth sports kits for coaches in given sports programs. John Krumpholz, Brighton’s youth sports coordinator, applied for a donation and was approved.

  • New J.C. Penney store set to debut in Brighton

    J.C. Penney, once a staple of Brighton’s Main Street, makes its return to the community this week with the grand opening of its new, 104,000-square-foot store at Prairie Center, 1950 Prairie Center Pkwy.

    Local community leaders are set to join J.C. Penney representatives at 8:45 a.m. Friday for the store’s grand opening. Last week, many of the 110 new J.C. Penney employees were busy preparing the final touches for the store’s soft opening Feb. 28, a day earlier than they planned.

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    JCPenney to open in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — JC Penney Co. opens its new store at Prairie Center, 1950 Prairie Center Parkway March 6.

    The official grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store’s main entrance at 8:45 a.m. The store is among nine JCPenney stores celebrating grand openings on the same day nationwide.

  • Advance Auto Parts opens in Brighton

    Advance Auto Parts opens its first Brighton store Feb. 12 at 1292 E. Bridge St.

    Brad Barber is the store’s general manager and works with 12 other team members there. A 24-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Barber has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for 2 ½ years.

    Company officials said they chose this location, in a former fitness center, because it’s convenient to where our customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

  • Bootys Call

    If parents today aren’t thinking green, they’re probably thinking about saving some green.

    Brighton resident and entrepreneur Sarah Munoz hopes her new Main Street boutique, Baby Bootys, which sells cloth diapers, will appeal to both the environmentally conscious and the cost savvy. The store opened Jan. 24.

    Munoz said the store grew out of her own interest in cloth diapers. She is a mother of four (5, 3, 2 and 7 months) and, after the latest birth, she said she wanted to use cloth instead of disposable diapers.

  • Wine with a twist

    In the sales world, sometimes a classy approach makes all the difference. That appears to be the case with Marketplace Wine and Spirits, whose owners Nick and Rhonda DiGiacomo have transformed it into a tasteful, elegant neighborhood shop.

    Moving into the 450 East Bromley Lane location closed last summer for nonpayment of taxes, the DiGiacomos completely revamped the store, starting at the bottom and working up.

    “When we moved in, there was nothing,” recalls Rhonda DiGiacomo, “just white walls and dirty carpet, even the coolers were long gone.”

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  • Brighton remodeling firm earns excellence award

    Brighton’s Design Adventures was recently named Front Range Chapter Winner in the 2008 Contractor of the Year Award competition.

    Design Adventures received the award in the “Residential Renovation under $100,000” category for a kitchen project in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood in Denver.

  • United Power offers solar rebate

    BRIGHTON — United Power has announced enhancements to its 2009 Solar Incentives program offered in partnership with the Governor’s Energy Office to provide rebates on select solar electric and solar hot water installations. Increased rebates will be available in 2009 for United Power members installing residential solar electric systems and solar electric and solar hot water rebates are now available to small business customers.

  • Job fair Jan. 9-10

    Need a part-time job?  The new J.C. Penney Store in Brighton is opening soon and will be hosting a job fair from 2 to 8 p.m., Jan. 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 10, at the Brighton rec center.  For more information, contact the Brighton rec center at 303-655-2200.