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March 24, 2023

Inside Scoop: Costco update, new coffee shop is here, Halal Guys restaurant & Smoothie King are coming, Bistro Vendome & Raising Cane’s open, and more!

Natural Grocers opened last month

There’s a lot going on around Denver’s Central Park these days! 

As a co-owner of Focus Real Estate, I track the latest business news around the neighborhood. We’re continuing our tradition of featuring local businesses on the Scoop (last year we featured 100+ local business all for free).

Our goal is to help promote local businesses any way we can. Email me at Mariel@Focus-Realtors.com if you’d like more information. And if you like these kinds of local posts sign up for the Scoop!

When will Denver’s new Costco – 10 minutes from Central Park – open?

Before we dive in, our team has been busy this spring helping clients with new construction homes all over Denver – in Central Park’s North EndMacanta, Painted PrairieSterling RanchWild PlumThe Canyons at Castle Pines, and others.

Our team’s listings have been performing very well so far in 2023, and our buyers are re-engaging and ready to buy (look for a post with all our buyers’ needs on the Scoop soon).

As an example of one of our team’s spring listings, be sure to check out 8266 Superior – listed by Rebecca Fawcett and myself. This 4 bed, 3.5 bath home gorgeous Parkwood in Littleton’s Sterling Ranch neighborhood is listed for $1,150,000.

8266 Superior is listed for $1,150,000

Our team of 7 brokers would love to help you if you’re thinking about buying, selling, building, or leasing real estate – so reach out to anyone at Focus for help.

Now, on to the business updates!


New 7-Eleven is for sale

The new 7-Eleven site across from the Chick-Fil-A on Quebec Street is listed for sale for $8,889,000, according to public information on Loopnet.com and other sites. The 4,620 sqft building is located at 7260 E. 36th Ave.

According to the listing, the location is the #1 ranked 7-Eleven in Colorado, as well as the #4 ranked location nationally. 

The property is listed by Brandon Gayeski at Blue West Capital. We are not commercial brokers here at the Scoop and Focus so please contact Blue West for details.


Glissade’s grand opening is March 25th

Glissade Coffee Company recently opened its doors at 2520 Galena St. Unit 3, Aurora, CO 80010. You can find Glissade near Judi’s House and Hardt Family Cyclery (there’s a big colorful mural on the side of the building). 

Glissade is currently in their “soft opening” phase with their Grand Opening on March 25th. 

The cafe space offers a variety of seating options, a cozy fireplace, and ample outlets for plugging in if needed.

Inside of Glissade

Joe Phillips of the Scoop recently stopped by. You can check out his Scoop post here:

Glissade Coffee Company Opens Near the Central Park Neighborhood 


Denver’s new Costco is still under construction

Signs are up on Denver’s new Costco which is about a 10 minute drive from Central Park!

We don’t have a projected opening date yet, so we stopped by last week to see what we could learn.

When we visited, the (extremely) large parking lot was mostly unpaved. Also, contractors appeared to be working on utilities around the building and from what we could tell, it appeared the building was not yet stocked with product. So opening ay yet be a few months away.

The new Costco is located just off Pena Blvd. on the way to/from DIA. The address is 4741 Airport way, Denver, Colorado.

We’ll update everyone on the Scoop once we know more!


New Smoothie King location

A few weeks ago we stopped by Denver’s newest Smoothie King to check out the progress.

The new location is at Central Park Blvd and Northfield Blvd – close to MOD Pizza, Qdoba, and the AT&T store.

What’s Now Denver has all the background on the new location, including how it’s being opened by former NFL player Josh Martin, who grew up in Aurora.

Here’s the article. We’ll keep everyone updated on the Scoop as we learn more about a firm opening date.


A Halal Guys restaurant in Chicago

Last fall it was reported that The Halal Guys was moving into Denver’s Northfield neighborhood. The chosen location? The old Intersections restaurant space at 8241 Northfield Blvd.

We stopped by the restaurant this week and confirmed that Halal Guys is in fact moving in and is currently under construction. We don’t have official word yet, but rumor is that the restaurant is aiming for an April opening.

Halal Guys is a fast casual restaurant concept that started in New York City in 1990, and now has several hundred locations throughout the country. Halal Guys’ other Colorado location is close to the Aurora Mall at 14535 E Alameda Ave Suite D, Aurora, CO 80012.

If you’d like to learn more about the new location, check out this article in What’s Now Denver.


New bank branch

The lot just north of Super Target and west of Wahoo’s and Starbucks in Northfield will soon be the home of a new drive-thru bank it appears. We did some research, and here’s what the City and County of Denver posted about the project at 7900 Northfield Blvd:

“Proposed 4,283 SF (Approximate) Bank building and associated parking/drive through.”

As you can see from the picture, when we stopped by last week preliminary site work was underway.

New bank opening in Northfield

We’re awaiting confirmation on which bank will be built on the site, but early word is that it could be a BOK Financial branch location. We’ll update everyone once we have more information and a proposed opening date.


What’s being built here?

Curious what’s going in at the intersection of Central Park Blvd and MLK, Jr. Blvd – next to the new FlyteCo Tower restaurant?

Joe Phillips on our team has all the details in this Scoop post:

What’s being built next to FlyteCo Tower in Central Park?


Bistro Vendome recently opened its new location at 2267 Kearney in Park Hill, just west of Fred Thomas Park.

Bistro Vendome’s new location recently opened

Here’s what Bistro Vendome’s website says about the origin of the restaurant’s name:

“Place Vendôme, considered a favorite among Parisians, is a renowned historic square located the heart of Paris. This is purposefully a bistro, not a café nor a brasserie.

The selection of the name “Bistro Vendôme” reflects the desired image in the community: a local neighborhood favorite rich with history that offers an exceptional dining experience in a charming, neighborhood setting.”


4–9 pm Sunday – Thursday
4–10 pm Friday & Saturday

Brunch: 9–2 pm Saturday and Sunday

You can learn more here.


Bodies by Perseverance opened late last year at the Stanley Marketplace. Kailee Ackerman stopped by the other day and chatted with the owner, Courtney.

Kailee and Courtney at Bodies by Perseverance

Here’s Kailee’s Scoop post on Bodies by Perseverance

Bodies by Perseverance offers personal training, group training, and youth training. You can learn more here.


Raising Cane's
Raising Cane’s is now open in Northfield

Rebecca Fawcett and Stephanie Airman were at the Grand Opening celebration of Denver’s newest Raising Cane’s this week.

The new location is just off I-70 and Central Park Blvd at the new Runway 35 North development.

Next question: When will Denver’s newest In-N-Out, which is next door to Raising Cane’s, open? Stay tuned to the Scoop for an In-N-Out update soon!

The new Raising Cane’s is located at 4517 Central Park Blvd, Denver, Colorado


One of our favorite local businesses, Bar Method, recently announced that it’s closing. Needless to say this is sad news for the entire neighborhood. Here at the Scoop we wish everyone the best and thank the Bar Method for being a community gathering spot for the past few years.

Bar Method is closing

Here’s the closing notice on Facebook. If you don’t use Facebook, here’s the post:

It is with a heavy heart and a rainbow of emotions that I share some hard news. The Bar Method Denver – Northfield will permanently close effective Wednesday, March 22 (after 4 final barre classes at 6AM, 9AM, 11AM & 4:30PM).

For some of you, this may be a shock, but for others, you may have seen signs of this coming over the past 3 years. COVID was hard for our studio (even though our team was resourceful beyond resourceful) and we’ve continued to struggle to rebuild. The landlord has found a new tenant for the space, so it’s time for us to move on!

I’m beyond proud of the community that we’ve built together over the past 7 years (many of you started in my basement back in 2016!) and the friendships that have been forged. I will treasure them dearly and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of something so great. You have cheered us on and supported our efforts every step of the way, and our studio’s strong community is unquestionably what makes me the proudest. My appreciation for your loyalty and the inspiration you sparked within me is endless – thank you for being wonderful friends.

Our schedule will remain full for the next week. I encourage you to get in for a last couple Bar Method classes. If you don’t have an active membership or credits, you can purchase discounted drop-in classes on The Bar Method app.


Here at the Scoop we dig into a lot of different Central Park and northeast Denver development and business rumors. One rumor we’ve heard going around? 

Well, there’s been some recent chatter about a car dealership potentially opening in Central Park. Some of the rumors also involve a Tesla store and service center.

So what’s the real story? Check out our post on Tesla or another car dealership potentially moving in.


Be sure to check out our new e-book about our neighbor next door, the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Thinking about moving to Denver for a job on CU, Children’s, the VA, or somewhere else on campus? 

Curious to learn more about living near Anschutz, from restaurants to commuting to housing? 

Joe and Mariel on the Anschutz Campus

Our team has helped dozens of Anschutz professionals understand what living and working near Anschutz is like.

I had the good fortune of working at Children’s Hospital in the Research Department for 9 years and would love to chat! Just shoot me a note any time: Mariel@Focus-Realtors.com.


TOCA Denver (formerly the Bladium) hosts birthday parties

Rebecca Fawcett on our team is no stranger to kids’ birthday parties (she has two lovely little ones of her own). In fact, our entire team here at the Scoop has 20 kids – so we know our birthday party venues.

Here’s what Rebecca had to say about birthday options:

“I’m a firm believer that you either love or loathe planning birthday parties. These days, there are so many options available for parents and the thought of figuring out what to do can be daunting; not to mention the added pressure to do something different each year.  

… I often get asked for party ideas, so I thought compiling all the amazing ideas into one location would not only benefit those around me but also the community who are always looking to simplify the party process too! I sent out a note to a group of local moms asking for their favorite party ideas & locations and they did not disappoint!” 

Check out Rebecca’s voluminous list of fun indoor and outdoor birthday party locations here:

Where to Host a Birthday Party with Minimal Effort… And NOT at Your House!


If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to live at the Stanley, good news – the new Stanley House apartments are now leasing.

Joe Phillips has all the details in his latest post:

The Scoop on Stanley House apartments – now leasing!


How much is rent in Central Park?

How much does it cost to rent in Denver’s Central Park neighborhood?

Can you afford to rent a home that has the space and amenities you want?

These are common questions we get at Focus, so we created the “Central Park Rental Rate Cheat Sheet” to help.

Our property management team helps busy people make smart housing decisions in Central Park, whether they want to build, buy, sell, rent, or just need help managing a property. We’d love to help you with all of your real estate needs!

You can find the Cheat Sheet here:

How Much Does it Cost to Rent in Central Park? Here’s the Cheat Sheet!


Paws ‘N” Play in Beeler Park

Paws ‘N’ Play in Beeler Park is celebrating its 3 year anniversary on March 25th from 11 am – 3 pm. Come join their team in celebrating Central Park’s neighborhood pet store.

Paws ‘N’ Play is planning on having Big Bones Canine Rescue at the celebration, as well as food trucks such as Rebel Cookie Dough and Confections, Mukja Food Truck, and Ezy Es Street Eats. Register for prizes as well.

You can learn more here. Paws ‘N’ Play is located at 5665 Beeler St #120, Denver, CO 80238.


The new SCL Health is now accepting patients

The new SCL Health Medical Group – Northfield is now taking primary care patients. 

The new SCL facility is located at 8900 East 46th Place, Denver, CO 80238 in the new Runway 35 North development.

Check out our Scoop post on SCL Health to learn more.


A new brewery recently opened a block away from Stanley Marketplace.

I love the story behind the new Second Dawn Brewing. Here’s how the brewery went from idea to reality with owners Ross and Amy:

Ross at Second Dawn

“[During the pandemic] Ross and Amy started walking daily to maintain sanity, the idea of living the ultimate dream of owning and operating a brewery began to come into focus. The hunt for a great space began, and the future Second Dawn location was found in an auto body repair shop in North Aurora, one block away from the Stanley Marketplace. A couple of years and a complete renovation later, the dream is real and doors are opening in February 2023.”

Ross at Second Dawn

Ross has a degree from the UC Davis Master Brewers Program in California and worked at New Belgium Brewing for over a decade, so we’re excited to try Ross’ new brews. Second Dawn’s hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am until 9 pm.

Joe Phillips on our team met up with Ross and toured the new brewery a few weeks ago. Check out his Scoop post here.

Second Dawn Brewing is located at 2302 Dayton Street, next to Progess Coworking.

So there you have it, friends!

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Mariel working on an Inside Scoop article while her floors dried – shoot her your business update!

If you missed our other neighborhood updates, here they are. We moved many of our late 2022 updates onto our social media platforms (the Scoop on Facebook and Instagram), so check out those channels for additional news!

February 2023: Inside Scoop: Nike opens, new brewery makes waves, Natural Grocers & more!

April 2022: Inside Scoop: Lucina Eatery & Bar is here, 2 employees buy florist, Master Goblin Games opens, $63.5 Microsoft deal, new fashion boutique arrives, UCHealth opens, and more!

February 2022: Inside Scoop: $71m deal, P.F. Chang’s is coming, Mici pizza goes big (50 stores!), Kabod opens DIA location, 4 new businesses from Central Park residents open, and more!

December 2021: Inside Scoop: Little India opens, FlyteCo Brewing coming, Beeler Perk coffee arrives, $6.3M parcels next to the Stanley for sale, See’s Candies opens, car wash for sale for $2.15M … and more!

August 2021: Inside Scoop: Spanish churros and chocolate, Popeyes across from Northfield High, yoga with puppies, sneak peek at the new (big!) QuikTrip, Aerial Cirque, and more!

June 2021: Inside Scoop: In-N-Out site update, new coffee shop (with beer!), $4.6M deal, Kung Fu Tea opens, “Shark Tank” doughnut shop is here, Epic Cycles opens, and more!

May 2021: Inside Scoop: Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Popeyes rumors, Doughnut Club coming, new hospital opens, 6 story building next to Sprouts … with a rooftop deck, and more!

April 2021: Inside Scoop: Little India coming, Tattered Cover’s big news, corporate HQ planned, patio lounge to debut, dog-friendly bar with volleyball & bocce coming, and more!

March 2021: Inside Scoop: Stanley news, Raising Cane’s coming, Hook & Reel for sale, a hiking trail from Central Park past Boulder, and more!

January 2021: Inside Scoop: $77m deal, Natural Grocers coming, new Sprouts tenants, Chook opens, Dirty Laundry is here, and more!

September 2020: Inside Scoop: new Starbucks gains steam, In-N-Out coming, 12-yr-old’s bike ramps go big, James Beard winner opening new restaurant, and more!

July 2020: Inside Scoop: $85M deal closes, 150 jobs at new Northfield hospital, Sprouts update, Mamabird Interviews, luxury condos open with saltwater pool and beer garden, and more

May 2020: Inside Scoop: New Starbucks, farmers market is on, Sprouts opening and hiring plans (110 jobs), big real estate news, famous dumpling shop opens, and more!

March 2020: Inside Scoop: Kung Fu Tea, a new hospital, Lady Justice Brewing, a $21.1M deal closes, Carm & Gia, Stanley updates, and more!

February 2020: Inside Scoop: An Indoor Ski Hill, Beeler Park’s Pho Spot, Primrose Update, Third Culture Bakery, a Famous Dumpling Shop Opening Soon, Boost Hydration, and More!

June 2019: Summer Scoop on Sprouts, Punchbowl Putt-Putt, a new Primrose, and more!

July 2019: Inside scoop: A new Starbucks, 7 new stores coming to Beeler Park, grocery store rumors, what’s up with North End’s pool, and more!

October 2019: Inside Scoop: Illegal Pete’s, a famous dumpling shop, Cholon, two new pizza joints, a Disney store, and more!

Focus is a residential real estate brokerage in Denver’s Central Park and doesn’t represent commercial, office, industrial, or other buyers/sellers. Focus and its agents make no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of any information in this post. Please confirm all information with your own advisors and do not rely on this post.

2 Responses

  1. Jen

    Thanks for all the great updates! Any way to find out what the timeline is for the green spaces on the North End? We’ve been here a year and a half and have seen very little progress for the areas between 56th/63rd/Dallas/Hanover.

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      Mariel Ross

      Hi Jen – great question! I know exactly what you’re referencing. I don’t have specific timelines for when the parks and green spaces might be finished. I’m hopeful it will be this summer, since outside a few lots North End is close-ish to being complete from a construction perspective.

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