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End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

Opportunities explored along Littleton's Belleview corridor

More than 100 neighbors accepted the city's invitation to discuss the future of the Belleview corridor at St. James Presbyterian Church on Feb. 5, a meeting that was part of a larger effort to flesh … more

Outnumbered Gallery bids farewell

Outnumbered Gallery, the ambitious art gallery on Prince Street and Main Street in downtown Littleton, will close its doors for good at the end of February, though owner Sudee Floyd has plans to take … more

My Favorite Muffin closes at Littleton shopping center

My Favorite Muffin, a bakery and cafe in the Shoppes at Columbine Square at 5950 S. Platte Canyon Road, closed on Jan. 28. Matthew Berry, whose family bought the shop six years ago, said their … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Colorado aerospace companies flying high

Colorado’s economy may be more associated with beer and marijuana than space, but the state’s robust aerospace industry is flying high. Leaps in technology and beefed-up defense spending have … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Fire consumes closed Columbine Square storefront in Littleton

An early morning fire consumed a portion of the long-abandoned Columbine Square Shopping Center at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue on Jan. 3. Littleton Fire Rescue received a call just after 3 … more

Before careers can soar, pilots must pay their dues

When Matt Stege was 6 years old, three T6 World War II trainer planes flew over his house en route to an air show. There was just something about it, he said, recalling that day when he stood on the … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Popular gift, housewares shop closing its doors

A store decked out in bright, neon-colored signs saw a flow of customers in and out of the doors that would make you think it was in the throes of a grand opening. But the doors at Compleat … more

Henri’s Jewelry bids farewell after 83 years

When Karl and Robin Tanke lock up Henri’s Jewelry for the last time toward the end of the year, they’ll be closing the door on a Littleton mainstay that has been connecting people with beloved … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Reinke Bros. haunted house still a year out

Reinke Bros.' famous haunted house in Littleton is still under construction, but don't be afraid — it'll be back next year. “The haunted house was always good, but now it'll be great,” said Reinke Bros. owner Greg Reinke. “We'll have more … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Local business leaders form advocacy group

Littleton's business community has a new voice. The Littleton Business Chamber, a project of a group of local business owners, held its inaugural meeting on Sept. 21, kicking off what members hope will be a conduit between the city's businesses … more

No-harm battles are focus of new business

Young players filled the air with their laughs, squeals and sponge darts as they played a variety of games on Sept. 17 at DartMania in Englewood. The newly opened business occupies the former Country Buffet location at 301 Englewood Parkway. … more
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